What We Discussed: The Wondrous Society of Reading

GENRE (a style or category of art, music or literature)

 At The Wondrous Society of Reading the top five genre's favoured by our members were:

  1. Horror
  2. Fantasy
  3. Adventure
  4. Mystery
  5. Thriller

The Wondrous Society of Reading Book Club encourages children to read for pleasure, however, we would like to gently introduce children to other genres such as Historical, Dystopia, Science Fiction, Bildungsroman (Coming-of-age), Humour and a few others!

During our gathering in September the club studied a wordless picture book The Journey by Aaron Becker.

Wordless picture books offer lots of room for interpretation, not just in their retelling, but in the worlds and ideas they inspire. Sharing wordless books provides an opportunity for literacy-rich conversations. They also build important literacy skills, including listening skills, vocabulary, comprehension - and an increased awareness of how stories are 'built', as the author often uses a beginning, middle and end format. For a book with no text, you'll be surprised at all the talking we did, and all the fun we had!


We also asked the children what they would pack into a knapsack if they were to go on a journey. It could only be ten items and it could be anything. All did say they would pack a book! Good to hear.

The book club members went home with their first book the Wizards of Once by Cressida Cowell.

The Wizards of Once

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