April 2021 Global Children’s Book Club Discussion Schedule
Diverse Chapter Book Discussion Schedule
I will discuss The Story of a Seagull and the Cat Who Taught Her To Fly on Instagram on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month (March 11th and March 25th) for the chapter book of our Chile books for kids.
To participate in a virtual live discussion, I’d love to have you join in on Patreon! You’ll also receive a monthly newsletter with additional discussion questions, a recap of my Instagram discussions, and occasional chapter book and picture book author visits.
Chile Picture Books Reading Schedule
I have provided free YouTube read alouds below for each of the weekly picture books. I’ll briefly discuss each book on Instagram during the week. I’ll also integrate the picture books into the monthly live discussion, and you’ll also have access to additional discussion questions, a recap of my Instagram discussions, and occasional chapter book and picture book author visits by joining in on in on Patreon.
Week of 4/5: Ode to an Onion: Pablo Neruda and His Muse
Week of 4/12: My Name is Gabriela
Week of 4/19: Mariana and the Merchild
Week of 4/26: Grim, Grunt and Grizzle-Tail: A Tale From Chile
Featured Chile Books for Kids
Chile Chapter Book for Kids
The Story of a Seagull and the Cat Who Taught Her To Fly by Luis Sepulveda
Here are additional resources to learn through reading the book:
- Here’s a booktalk from a library
The Story of a Seagull and the Cat Who Taught Her To Fly Discussion Questions
- Who was the silliest character in the story? Who is the bravest? The strongest?
- Which character did you enjoy the most?
- If you had to choose, which character would you be?
- What would you do if a cat approached you, speaking your language? How are you similar or different than the poet?
- How did humans contribute to this story? Think of both negative and positive ways.
- Use 3 words to describe Zorba. (Or any character in the story!)
Featured Chile Picture Books for Kids: Children’s Books About Chile
Week 1 (Week of 4/3) Chile Picture Book Read Aloud: Ode To An Onion: Pablo Neruda and His Muse
Ode To An Onion: Pablo Neruda and His Muse Read Aloud
Week 2 (Week of 4/12) Picture Book Read Aloud: My Name Is Gabriela
My Name is Gabriela Read Aloud
Week 3 (Week of 4/19) Picture Book Read Aloud: Mariana and the Merchild
Mariana and the Merchild Read Aloud
Week 4 (Week of 4/26) Picture Book Read Aloud: Grim, Grunt and Grizzle-Tail: A Tale From Chile
Grim, Grunt and Grizzle-Tail: A Tale From Chile Read Aloud
Other Children’s Books About Chile
Children’s Chile Books: Poetry For Kids
Chile Writing Prompts for Kids
- What is a dictator? What is democracy? What is the difference between the two, and which do you think is more useful for running a country? Or does it depend on the situation?
- What kinds of colors would you use to describe your current emotions?
- What kind of Chilean animal would you like to see?
Chile Discussion Questions For Kids: Discussion Questions About Chile
- Is dictatorship ever necessary?
- Would you prefer to write about art or create art about words?
- If you wanted to protect your ancestors spirits, how would you do it? Is that similar or different to what the ma’oi statues of Easter Island do?