All Things Books

My Children’s Book Club Plans this Year

{This post contains affiliate links.  Thanks for supporting Not Before 7.} Last year I organized two successful book clubs for my daughters:  The Arrow Book Club (5th/6th) and the Boomerang Book Club (7th/8th).  We follow the Brave Writer literature suggestions for our titles and our family uses the Brave Writer Language Arts book guides at home. …

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A Fantastic Booklist Full of Variety for Your Fifth Grader

Looking for a great list of books for your tween? That was my goal while selecting books for my 5th and 6th-grade book club. One of my favorite successful endeavors this past school year (2015-2016) was the creation of two book clubs for my daughters. The older girls book club was designed for 7th and …

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An Enjoyable Booklist for Our 7th and 8th Grade Book Club

We made it!   Our school year has wrapped up and with the exception of a few loose ends in math, we are relishing our free time. Of course, my free time includes time spent reflecting on our completed school year.  It’s important for me to re-evaluate choices that didn’t work, while also celebrating our successful ones. One of …

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