Explore the book Enola Holmes: Case of the Missing Marquess with a virtual Book Club that provides everything you need for hands-on literature studies. The Enola Holmes online book club for kids provides rabbit trails of learning, vocabulary and grammar, magic dust, and party school ideas as you follow Enola through her detective adventure. Cover history, science, language, and so much more!
*Disclosure: I received access to the Literary Adventures Clubhouse for free. I was not asked to write a review. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own. I only choose to share resources that I would use with my own family and those that I believe other families will enjoy and benefit from.
Enola Holmes Online Book Club for Kids
Enola Holmes: The Case of the Missing Marquess! It was soooooooo good! My 7 and 13 year old LOVED it. We ate scones and drank tea while creating watercolor flowers, like Enola’s mum. We even did a couple of ciphers just like Enola does in the book!
Last night we watched the Netflix movie to compare the similarities and differences between the book and film. It was so different from the book. Both were excellent, simply different. We’ve had fantastic conversations about being a woman in the 19th century, victorian society, flower meanings, and much more. I highly recommend adding the Literary Adventures for Kids Enola Holmes Book Club to your study.
With the book club we got to dig deeper into the time frame of Victorian society as Enola would have seen it and followed lots of different rabbit trails with wonderful videos:
- we watched the oldest known video of London, England from the late 1800s
- watched how a proper Victorian lady would have dressed and how many layers of clothing she needed!
- Gas Lamps in London
- what are knickerbockers?
- Titles of the Aristocracy
- the Great Eastern
- Eton College
- Poverty in Victorian England
- British Money
- Corsets, and Bustles
- How to Build a Treehouse
- and so much more!
Enola Holmes Online Book Club for Kids
The Literary Adventures for Kids Book Clubs are literature studies that encompass copywork and dictation for spelling, vocabulary, and grammar.
There is a writing project where you learn about some of the literary elements used in the book. In the book Enola Holmes we learned about Anagram, Foreshadowing, and Suspense. Then the writing project was writing our own mystery. We learned what ingredients make a good mystery like victims, crime, suspects, clues, etc. In each book club, you touch on those types of items. But each book is different and will offer different literary elements.
Now, I did have one mom ask me if I thought the book was appropriate for her 7 year old. The beginning of the book mentions Enola observing the poverty of the East End of London and even a prostitute standing in a doorway. So, more of a Middle School theme in those first few pages. Then the book goes back to the beginning of her journey, which is perfect for Upper Elementary, and you don’t read about the East End of London again until the end. You could edit or glance over some of the East End London stuff if you wanted too. I read it aloud to the kids and had no problems with it, but every family is different.
*The book club does make a point of discussing the poverty and slums of that era.*
I must say my 7 year old really did love the strong-willed female character as she’s all about girl power.
What is in an Online Book Club for Kids?
At the conclusion of the story, we had a party school to celebrate Enola and her detective skills. That’s when we had scones with butter and jam, hot tea, and did our watercolor flowers and ciphers together. The book club offers many ideas for decorations, food, and activities for your own party celebration.
So here is what the Literary Adventures Online Book Club entails:
- Go on rabbit trails of discovery. Hop off the traditional roads of literature studies and meander down paths about pop-culture, history, biographies, poetry, music and more. Take deep dives into some of the subjects touched on in the book and broaden our minds with new adventures.
- Bring literature to life by sprinkling a bit of magic dust along the way. Hands-on projects will take you into the book through science, art, games, and more. Touch, see, feel, and learn about the book through the activities.
Vocabulary & Grammar
- Every Family Online Book Club includes the chance to learn spelling and grammar through copywork and dictation. Discuss literary elements found in the book and use our new knowledge for a writing project.
The pinnacle of the Family Online Book Club experience is the Party School! At the end of each literature study, celebrate the book with a party. Invite friends or family over for food and fun! All the ideas for food, decorations, and activities are included.
Join the Literary Adventures Clubhouse
Did you know that you can join the Literary Adventures Clubhouse and gain access to ALL of their book clubs for kids including Enola Holmes? With over 30 online book clubs to choose from, your children will be inspired to read from many different genres and levels.
What Does the Book Club Membership Offer?
The book club membership gives you access to all current book clubs and any future ones as they are developed. But it is so much more. It offers a community of support to guide you toward teaching your children to love to read.
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- Each month they have an interactive book club, that you can choose to join. They walk you through what to do each week and share ideas.
- Every 3 months, they have workshops to help you learn how to implement a relaxed and enchanting homeschool life.
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