Make some "pocket" bookmarks to make family reading a social event. Fold sheets of scrap paper in half, taping two open sides to form a "pocket" you can also use as a bookmark. As you finish reading sessions, write individual secret messages and questions on small slips of paper and slip them into the "pocket" bookmark to look at when you next sit down to read together. Pocket messages can include questions or predictions about what will happen next, comments about the book, or questions to another family member about his/her reactions to the book.
Teams and Teamwork
Teams are not just about sports. Teamwork brings people in many settings to work together and come up as “winners.” This month we explore books about the many different ways people work together to achieve a goal, face fears, go through life together, overcome obstacles, and make important changes.