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Breakfast Book Chat for Parents

Date Published: 21/11/2017

“It takes a reader to grow a reader”

(LaGarde & Nesloney, 2017)

We would like to invite parents in the Mt Alvernia community to join our Breakfast Book Chat.  This is essentially a book club for parents/guardians who are interested in joining a book club, staying up-to-date on the latest adult and young adult fiction, and modeling reading to their daughters.

The book club will be conducted in the style of a book chat.  

What is a Book Chat?

A book chat consists of an expert-led book talk about great new reads published in Australia and Internationally.  The parent book chat will focus on new fiction, biographies and some non-fiction for the adults.  We will also discuss some of the most popular titles for students for those parents who are interested in the Young Adult (YA) fiction that we offer in the iCentre.

A book chat is recognized by those in the book industry profession as a way to learn more about books to read, to give as gifts to friends, family and colleagues or to receive advice about what might be suitable for the teens, children or babies in their lives (Riverbend Books, 2017).

Our book chats are modelled on some popular book chats that you may have come across including

the Riverbend Books Summer Reading book chats

and the Chat 10 Looks 3 Podcast series by Leigh Sales and Annabel Crabb.

When will the book chats take place?

In 2018, our book chats will take place over breakfast from 7:30 – 8:30 on the following dates:

Term 1:  Wednesday 14th March

Term 2:  Wednesday 9th May

Term 3:  Wednesday 8th August

Term 4:  Wednesday 24th October

How do I join the book chat group?

Simply email your interest to Helen Stower in the iCentre:

We look forward to some fun mornings discussing favourite books and enjoying the company of other readers.



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