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Thalia Book Club Camp offers up-close interaction with renowned children's book authors and illustrators, book discussions, and book-related field trips around the city. This blog follows the camp's activities.

All posts from July, 2017

Thalia Book Club Camp Week 4 Day 1

By Camp Staff
Published on July 31, 2017

The first day of the last week of camp! Wow! The summer is flying by. We started today on the stage getting to know one another by sharing favorite book titles, finding out who did or did not like fantasy and why, and what historical time period we might choose if we were writing a [...]

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Thalia Book Club Camp Week 3, Day 5

By Camp Staff
Published on July 28, 2017

Friday came too soon! The book we were discussing today was a retelling of Snow White, so we started out the day by creating our own retellings of classic fairy tales. Each group chose a fairy tale and was given a new setting for it. They worked together to figure out how to alter the [...]

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Thalia Book Club Camp Week 3 Day 4

By Camp Staff
Published on July 27, 2017

Today we started off with a fun book-related game called “Bring Your Own Book.” Someone picks a card from a deck with a prompt, like “lyrics to a punk rock song,” or “name of a new sitcom.” Everyone then flips through the book they have with them to find a word, a phrase or sentence [...]

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Thalia Book Club Camp Week 3, Day 3!

By Camp Staff
Published on July 26, 2017

Already halfway through Week 3, how could it be?? After an Urban Scavenger Hunt around 94th and 95th street (clues included “find a sign with a rooster on it” and “find a cat in a window and draw it”) we were visited by the wonderful Jeff Hirsch, author of The Eleventh Plague.  He shared with [...]

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Thalia Book Club Camp Week 3 Day 2

By Camp Staff
Published on July 25, 2017

What a day at camp! We began the day with an activity centered around one of the plot-pieces in our book of the day, Brightwood by Tania Unsworth, called Day Boxes. Without spoiling too much, one of the characters in the book experiences a trauma that makes her never, ever want to lose anything- so she [...]

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Thalia Book Club Camp Week 3 Day 1

By Camp Staff
Published on July 24, 2017

What a great first day of camp! We started off by playing some get-to-know-you games in the Sharp Theater. After “Icebreaker Bingo,” we went around in a circle and named some of our favorite books (a list of these will be at the end of this post). Then we did mini book clubs, where campers [...]

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Thalia Book Club Camp Week Two Day Five

By Camp Staff
Published on July 21, 2017

Friday arrived so quickly! And, boy, our last day was a good one. In the morning, we had a visit from Adam Shaughnessy, author of The Unbelievable FIB: The Trickster’s Tale. He told two stories about how he wrote the book, and asked us all to decide which one was true. The (condensed) stories were [...]

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Thalia Book Club Camp Week 2 Day 4

By Camp Staff
Published on July 20, 2017

Today at camp the kids got a chance to meet the authors of the book The Two Naomis,  Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich and Audrey Vernick, who taught the kids how to let their imagination run free, like they did with their book. The two authors wrote this book, after meeting at a writers’ conference, without really having anything [...]

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Thalia Book Club Camp Week 2 Day 3

By Camp Staff
Published on July 19, 2017

We’re half way through our second week at Thalia Kids Book Club Camp!   Today, we had an AWESOME visit from the author of The Great Shelby Holmes; Elizabeth Eulberg! After the campers played games this morning, Elizabeth came in and talked to us about how she became a writer (her friend Dav Pilkey- the [...]

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Thalia Book Club Camp Week 2 Day 2

By Camp Staff
Published on July 18, 2017

  Wow! Wow! WOW! What a day! After a very fun and funny mime game in the Thalia, we returned to the Studio to meet Daniel Nayeri (Publisher, Children’s Group,) and Colleen Venable (Art Director,) of Workman Publishing, the publishers of Spy on History: Mary Bowser and the Civil War Spy Ring. But first, Colleen [...]

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