Item description for 100 Books for Girls to Grow On by Shireen Dodson...
Overview Offers brief summaries of the one hundred books, and suggests discussion questions, titles of related interest, and ideas for field trips, crafts, and activities
Publishers Description An Inspiring Approach to Reading
From A Tree Grows in Brooklyn to Ramona the Pest to Wringer, here are 100 great books guaranteed to stir the imagination, spark conversation, and lead the way to adventure.
In 100 Books for Girls to Grow On, Shireen Dodson, author of the acclaimed The Mother-Daughter Book Club, offers a selection of both new and classic titles. Each book has been handpicked because it is a joy to read, because it inspires mother-daughter dialogue, and because it encourages creativity beyond the book experience.
Included are brief plot summaries for each book, as well as thought-provoking discussion questions, inspired field trip ideas, fun crafts and activities, and biographies of the authors.
Let books become a springboard for encouraging your daughter's imagination. Ideas inside include:
Design and draw colorful dresses like Wanda Petronski, heroine of Eleanore Estes' The Hundred Dresses.
Take your cue from Harriet the Spy and create your own stories from overheard snippets of conversation.
While reading Caddie Woodlawn, pull out a map and trace Caddie's mother's journey from Boston to the Wisconsin frontier.
You don't need to form a book club to use and enjoy 100 Books for Girls to Grow On. Shireen Dodson offers stimulating ideas that will spark your daughter's creativity and nurture a love for books.
Citations And Professional Reviews 100 Books for Girls to Grow On by Shireen Dodson has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Wilson Middle/Junior Hi Catalo - 01/01/2009 page 33
School Library Journal - 06/01/1999 page 37
Wilson Middle/Junior Hi Catalo - 01/01/1999 page 4
Wilson Middle/Junior Hi Catalo - 01/01/2000 page 22
Wilson Middle/Junior Hi Catalo - 01/01/2005 page 23
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Studio: Harper Paperbacks
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.2" Width: 6.11" Height: 0.92" Weight: 1 lbs.
Release Date Aug 19, 1998
Publisher Harper Paperbacks
ISBN 0060957182 ISBN13 9780060957186 UPC 099455014007
Availability 0 units.
More About Shireen Dodson
Shireen Dodson is Special Assistant to the Director, Office of Civil Rights attache U.S. Department of State. Her second book, One Hundred Books for Girls to Grow On, offers a selection of both new and classic titles, and it serves as a companion to The Mother-Daughter Book Club. She lives in Washington, D.C., and is the mother of three children.
Shireen Dodson currently resides in Washington, in the state of District Of Columbia.
Reviews - What do customers think about 100 Books for Girls to Grow On?
Great Resource and Springboard Sep 7, 2004
We started a mother-daughter book club last year with 7 4th grade families. We used this book for creative ideas for book meetings, as a springboard for discussion, and as a reference for choosing our books. The moms and the daughters enjoy club every month. The girls especially like having the power to pick what their mother (and other mothers) will be reading too! This book was really helpful and continues to be. The book list has a variety of books for ages 3rd grade through high school. A great resource.
Sometimes girls need encouragement to read! Nov 4, 2001
Because of the success of the mother-daughter book club, author Shireen Dodson was prompted to write a book titled "The Mother-Daughter Book Club." But here, she compiled a great number of suggested readings for young girls. And, included are questions to provide discussion, analyze characters motives, actions, etc.
The author feels that good discussion questions broaden reading experience. She believes these discussions with your daughter give her an outlet to listen to mother's opinions, morals and values. This way mother isn't preaching and lecturing rather just discussing things. It keeps lines of communication open tremendously! This approach to your children is valuable!
She also provides an average reading time and the pages. She says the books range for girls ages 9 to 13, some for younger and some for older than 13 years old.
Included is a small blurb about the authors, some author's titles listed a few times. Themes are listed for each book, whether it is cultural, race, freedom, choice, sacrifice, friendship, relationships, identity, self esteem, family, responsibility, etc. After each blurb are suggested activities pertaining to specific books.
And, the author, Dodson, suggests other books that girls might like. For each book listed, she recommends books of similar likeness. The other suggested readings are not necessarily included in her 100 list, which is great because these titles are also referenced in the index. That's what makes this segment wonderful, more books are suggested
This is a wonderful reference as motivation to read!....MzRizz
helpful aid in mother-daughter discussion group Feb 16, 1999
We started our mother-daughter book discussion group 1 year ago and have found this recent publication to be extremely helpful. We pass the book amoung the members to aid in the next month's selection. The discussion questions are great and the activities help us get a start.
Wow! A highly recommended parenting and reading tool. Jul 31, 1998
I was lucky enough to receive an advance copy of this great book. My eight year old daughter and I read Caddie Woodlawn together. We then used Shireen Dodson's very thoughtful discussion questions. The result was a highly satisfying coversation between my daughter and me, and a more memorable reading experience than either of us had imagined possible. This book will inspire mothers and daughters to read books and talk about them, and in the process learn more about themselves and each other. 100 Books for Girls to Grow On is an inspired idea, lovingly executed, and sure to be a hit with mothers and daughters everywhere.