Maud Hart Lovelace Book Club

Who: all interested 3rd, 4th and 5th graders

When: once or twice a month, varying Friday mornings from 8:30 am to 9:10 am in the Westview Elementary Library. September through April.

If your child loves to read, Westview's Maud Hart Lovelace Book Club offers an exciting challenge. In conjunction with the Maud Hart Lovelace Award, sponsored by Minnesota Youth Reading Awards, children may participate in a reading contest to help choose a statewide winner. Books have a variety of genres, lengths and subjects. Children often tell us they end up reading books they never thought would interest them. Reading choices grow through this program.

Students in 3rd, 4th and 5th grades may choose to participate. To be able to vote for their favorite book, children must read or listen to three out of the ten nominated books. Voting takes place at the end of March, and the statewide winner is announced on Maud Hart Lovelace's birthday, April 25.

Multiple copies of each nominated book are available in our library, as well as at the Dakota County branch libraries. They are also available to buy at our Scholastic Book Fairs in November and February.

Our book club has ten meetings during the school year where children will discuss the nominated books, share insights and opinions, and ask their burning questions. Past meetings have included authors, Skype visits and off-site events. Students who read all 10 books and participate in our MHL Book Club will be invited to attend our Overnight event in May.

There is no cost to participate. Meetings are held before school at 8:30 am in the library. Mrs. Theirl and Mrs. Ahlman lead the book club. You may email your questions here. Please complete the student registration form and return to Mrs. Theirl in the Library.

Westview Elementary School, 225 Garden View Drive, Apple Valley, Minnesota, Phone: 952-431-8380

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