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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.

Thalia Book Club Camp Week 4 Day 4!

By Camp Staff
Published on August 3, 2017

Wow!  What a fabulous, eventful day at camp!  Since our visitor today was Molly Booth, author of Saving Hamlet, it was a very Shakespeare themed day.  We started off this morning with some theater exercises with Khris Lewin, a professional actor, fight director, and a teaching artist on staff here at Symphony Space.  Khris led us through [...]

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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 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 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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Week 2, Day 1!

By Camp Staff
Published on July 17, 2017

What a fabulous first day of Book Club Camp! We started off with some get-to-know you games, so we could learn a little more about our fellow campers, and have some fun.  After a rollicking round of The Great Wind Blows, we played Icebreaker Bingo.  Each camper had a bingo sheet to fill in (The [...]

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Thalia Book Club Camp Week 1, Day 4

By Camp Staff
Published on July 13, 2017

An eventful day at the Thalia Kids Book Club Camp! We started off with an adventure down to the Rubin Museum with C. Alexander London (author of We Are Not Eaten by Yaks) to learn about animals and animal symbolism in Himalayan Art.  The Rubin Museum opened 2 hours early for us, so we had [...]

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Thalia Book Club Camp Week 4 Day 2

By Camp Staff
Published on August 2, 2016

After a few fun games – and our favorite activity, reading – on the stage, we jumped on a subway heading downtown for today’s field trip.    We crowded into the little hallway downstairs and my fellow camper groaned, “it smells awful in here”.  This morning we took a field-trip to the Joffrey Ballet School [...]

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Thalia Book Club Camp Week 3 Day 1

By Camp Staff
Published on July 25, 2016

Week 3 started off . . . energetically: several rounds of Red Light-Green Light, followed by a crazy costume relay race.  As we all know from today’s book, Pilfer Academy, by Lauren Magaziner, a good thief has to know how to disguise herself!  Icebreaker Bingo helped us get to know each other in a slightly less [...]

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Thalia Book Club Camp, Week 4, Day 5

By Camp Staff
Published on August 7, 2015

The last day of camp snuck up on us! We can’t believe that four weeks have come and gone so quickly. This morning, we imagined that in 15 years, we would return to camp–this time as guest authors! We dreamed up the books we’d be discussing and the pseudonyms we’d write under and drew up [...]

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