At the mid-year SCBWI workshop in Florida, I complained to Kim Britt, proprietor of bookmark it, that I couldn't decide which grandchild I should buy books for.
In a moment of inspiration she said, "Start a cousins club! Buy a book and then let them pass it around to each other."
|Kim Britt, proprietor|
Kim's idea led to the first book dedicated to the Cousins Club by Sara Pennypacker, author of the Clementine books and The Summer of the Gypsy Moths.
And here is the first cousin to receive books:
Using rubber cement, I glued this pocket into the back of the book:
Make sure the cement thoroughly dries before you insert a note (or index card) into the pocket.
If you also love sharing autographed books with the young readers in your family, I hope you start your own Cousins or Sibling Club. Send me pictures if you do. I'd love to run a follow-up post on more clubs, thanks to Kim Britt's novel idea.