NEWS!

My nonfiction book,
How to Turn Your Book Club Into a SPECTACULAR Event,
for girls ages 9 and up, is now available on Amazon and Twilight Times Books!
Also on Kindle and Nook!


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Reviews


"Is your child struggling with reading: treating it as a school subject that has to be gotten through rather than enjoyed? Or conversely, does he or she love to read? Either way, Mayra Calvani’s book presents a wonderful idea for encouraging literacy and camaraderie at the same time. It’s a fantastic antidote to the computer generation. How to Turn Your Book Club Into a Spectacular Event is a simple, easy to use manual that describes, step-by-step, how to start a book club, find a catchy name, recruit members, hold meetings, discuss books, record results, choose books, and even choose a funky pen. Calvani has a thorough understanding of teens, and the book is written in catchy, enticing language that will make teens excited about the prospect of a book club."
--Maggie Ball, The Compulsive Reader


"How to Turn Your Book Club into a Spectacular Event, by Mayra Calvani, speaks directly to kids who love to read and who want to share their favorite books with friends." --The Story of a Writer


"HOW TO TURN YOUR BOOK CLUB INTO A SPECTACULAR EVENT is packed with great ideas on making this happen. From ideas of what to call your book club to brainstorming questions to ask, this is a must have book if you're serious about having a successful club." --YABooks Central


"From beginning to end, How to Turn Your Book Club Into a Spectacular Event is a great guide for those children who want to take the initiative and create a book club. It provides all the information needed, and even a breakdown of book genres, along with examples of books. And, it ends with a list of popular authors who write for young readers, including the title of one of their books.

"Any book that helps guide children on the reading path, and encourages them to read is a book that should be recommended. How to Turn Your Book Club Into a Spectacular Event is one such book." --Writing for Children and More


"This is an ideal book for girls who love to read. They can take their reading to the next level by forming a club designed to discuss what they have read." --Nicole Weaver, Blogcritics Magazine

"A book catered for 9-14 year old girls, it is filled with information to help your young lady plan a book club that will be smart, trendy and fun. What a great way to encourage reading and socialization at the same time. This book provides the information necessary to help plan a book club and to get the kids involved, in control and organized. There are spaces in the book to jot down notes, link and resources of popular authors to consider reading in your club." --The Cloth Diaper Report (Top Mom Blogger)
Publisher: Twilight Times Books
www.TwilightTimesBooks.com
Release date: August 15, 2010
ISBN: 978-1-60619-229-0
Middle-grade nonfiction, 50 pages
Ebook: $3.50
Print: $8.95
How to Turn Your Book Club into a Spectacular Event is a 50-page chapbook for girls ages 9-12 on how to start and manage a book club from start to end. It also includes an explanation of the various genres and a resource section with a list of popular authors who write for young readers, including the titles of one of their books and website links. The book encourages a love of books and reading and also social and leadership skills.