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Mon, Sep 25


Juergen’s Hall

Book club 2nd & 3rd grade: The Chalkbox Kid by Clyde Robert Bulla

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Book club 2nd & 3rd grade: The Chalkbox Kid by Clyde Robert Bulla
Book club 2nd & 3rd grade: The Chalkbox Kid by Clyde Robert Bulla

Time & Location

Sep 25, 2023, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM CDT

Juergen’s Hall, 26026 Hempstead Rd, Cypress, TX 77429, USA


About the Event

Coordinator: Debra Weaver

Grades: 2nd & 3rd

Book: The Chalkbox Kid by Clyde Robert Bulla

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This book club is for students who are able to read some books independently and are ready to discuss a book with peers. The coordinator has posted questions for the kids in the event description as preparation for the the discussion.  Parts of the book may also be read at book club at coordinator’s discretion.

Book description: 

As the story opens, Gregory's father has lost his factory job, and the family is moving to a smaller house in a poorer part of town. At first, Gregory feels lost. The kids at his new school don't readily accept him, he has to share a bedroom with his 22-year-old uncle, and the new house doesn't have a yard where he can play. Then Gregory discovers the chalk factory — an old, burnt-out building nearby. Gregory goes exploring, and as he does, he finds plenty of chalk in the debris. With it he begins to draw flowers on the factory's blackened walls. As his garden grows and flourishes, Gregory finds a voice through his art, and his spirits begin to soar. Through a series of related events, his life and that of his family turns around, and Gregory, for the first time, finds his own place in the world.

Discussion topics:  

  1. What is Gregory's favorite thing to do at the beginning of the book?
  2. What two things did Gregory paint when he first woke up?
  3. Why did Gregory's birthday turn out to be the best he had ever had?


  • 2nd & 3rd grade




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