Barefoot Under the Storyteller Moon

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ORBS (Organized Readers' Book Socials)

All regular ORBS meet once every two weeks. Picture Book ORBS (ages three to five with parent)  and the Blooming Reader ORBS  (ages six to eight)  receive a new book at each meeting.  Young Reader (ages eight to twelves)  and Moon Reader (ages twelve to sixteen) receive a new book every month. A minimum of six participants are needed for each social.

Books are purchased through me at a 20% discount. Socials involve reading, book discussions, and activities related to the books. Healthy snacks are also included!


Please also see the Maine Student Book Award page, as well as the "Read Deeper"  (under 'Grown Up' Workshops),  and the "Young Storytellers/Advanced Readers" info on the Workshops page for other book club type options. or consider a  Readers Circle event. Like a book club (or social), without having read the book first! Designed for Picture Book, Blooming, and Young Readers, I read aloud and the participants follow along, or take turns reading, then we discuss the book, and do activities related to the books. Just like the ORBS, books are also purchased through me at a 20% discount.


If you'd simply like the books to read at home, consider ORBS by mail. These are pre-paid subscriptions for the same age groups, plus Baby Book, (birth through age three)  where an age appropriate title specially chosen by me, is sent to your child every month. Wouldn't that be a great surprise?  Prices include shipping.  Family discount! Two or more book club books sent to the same address 5% off


Baby Book  $14

Picture Book  $16

Blooming Readers  $16

Young Readers  $18

Moon Readers  $20