In April we read "The Tales of Beedle the Bard" by JK Rowling. We discussed the book and most of us really enjoyed it. We played "Hangman" (authors and book titles) and collaborated on creating some stories with words taken out of an envelope.
Our next meeting is on 14th May and we are reading "Black Hearts in Battersea".
We all enjoyed the book - some members even passed it on to other family members to read! We thought it really made you consider how people with disabilities feel when everyone stares at them. We recommend this book for all, whether adults or children, as we thought it had an important message.
To represent the main character, August's, love for Halloween (he is said to enjoy Halloween more than Christmas - though one Chatterbooks member declared that she didn't believe that at all!) we made some masks.
As you can see we ended up with quite a gang!
Next month we are reading classic novels. Most of the group are reading Little Women by Louisa May Alcott but other choices include Black Beauty by Anna Sewell, Journey To The Centre Of The Earth by Jules Verne, and Carrie's War by Nina Bawden.