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The LITclub 

Transform Reading into an Experience

The LITClub, an easy step-by-step guide for designing a classical book club for your family.

It’s great for anyone who wants to read the classics and have fun to boot. It’s excellent for the homeschool family and families who want to enjoy books together. By reading different versions of the same title, the whole family can enjoy talking about the same book.

Projects make the books come alive, as well as themed menus included in the book. Ready-made lesson and discussion guides make facilitating a club easy.

The book includes four classic book guides, complete with a lesson guide, discussion helper, project instructions, suggested menu and a vocabulary list for those who want to improve their reading comprehension.

Invite some friends and start your LITClub today!

Would You Like Your Children To LOVE Reading?

I wanted my daughter who struggled with dyslexia to love reading. A literature club was my answer for her. I had no idea what an impact it would have on her and so many other readers.

The LITclub combines five elements to transform reading into an experience that will impact you child and possibly your whole family.

The Five Pillars of a LITclub

A LESSON, presented at your first meeting that isn’t schoolish. Instead, the lesson introduces the kids to the cuture of the classic book they will read over the next month.

A CONVERSATION that focuses on communication among friends and family which fosters respect and critical thinking.

A THEMED MENU that brings to life the culture where the story was set.

A PROJECT that informs and entertains.

AN OPTIONAL VOCABULARY LIST for readers interested in learning more.

The LITClub shows. you how to do all of these. It includes xplanations, templates for your lesson and conversation, and four classic book guides complete with all five pillars completed for you, the founder of your literature club.

Entertaining And Informative

The LITClub projects are a platform for critical thinking, public speaking, teamwork, and a lot of fun. Watch these videos and download the guides for your enjoyment with your literature club.

The Unfolding Story

Fun Game!

Multimedia Project

Les Misérables Project

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

Act Out a Scene

Listen To What One Parent And One Student Had to Say About The Projects In Our Literature Club.

Pam Hassell, LITClub parent said,
“The projects for LITClub were helpful because they required the students to go deeper into their understanding of the text. Monologues, debates, magazine articles . . .all made the students dig deeper to truly understand the characters and issues that were presented. Reading and answering questions is easy, but when one has to internalize the material, true learning takes place.”

Celeste Sabo, 17 years old student said,
“I am not a fan of public speaking. However, through LITClub and its unique projects, I have gained confidence and courage to share my thoughts and opinions on the many books we have studied.”

Amazon Reviews

Education Resource For Now And The Future

4.0 out of 5 stars 

Reviewed in the United States on September 8, 2013

As a mom and someone who has a love for reading that the rest of my family doesn’t share. I was excited for this book from the beginning. Then I started to read it and realized it wasn’t just another book. It gives you everything you need to make the Lit club work for you and your family no matter how you educate them! It is a must read and try!


A Must Read Thats Outside Of The box...

5.0 out of 5 stars 

Reviewed in the United States on August 30, 2013

This book is a fun filled and accessible read for all ages which can help bridge the gap most parents feel nowadays. Lit Club has great ideas and even sample lessons to introduce to homeschooling groups, and/or groups of students in and out of the school environment; by expanding their minds, making them work and think outside the box through immersion into the expansive world of literature.
As a mom and professional who works with children and teenagers, I highly recommend The Lit Club. Begin your journey now!!


Lit Club for teens

5.0 out of 5 stars 

Reviewed in the United States on September 9, 2013

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This is a great book written by a mother of teens who knows how to motivate them to dive into the world of literature.

Caitlyn Savannah

What a great idea!

5.0 out of 5 stars 

Reviewed in the United States on September 10, 2013

The LitClub turned out to be much more than I thought it would. The IDEA of a starting a LitClub as the author describes it is so exciting, especially since I’ve had such a hard time getting my kids to read classics. Getting together with other families, reading, doing projects, and eating are fun and easy. 


A Literary Lamp to The Classics!

4.0 out of 5 stars 

Reviewed in the United States on March 17, 2016

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What is required to make a book a “classic” among cultural, historical periods of literature? The book must touch the senses, stir the emotions, heighten curiosity, and entice the reader to travel onward from page-to-page and chapter-to-chapter. Unlike the average run-of-the-mill book club, The LITClub (formed in 2002 by Ali Dent) transcends the mundane monthly domestic gathering of readers to discuss literature. The LITClub provides much more!


A literature curriculum without your child knowing it

5.0 out of 5 stars 

Reviewed in the United States on January 24, 2014

My daughter has been a part of a Lit Club for the past 2 years. She just took the PSAT as a freshman in high school and scored PERFECT on the Literary Elements section! This book is amazing. It is so user friendly and it is really fun. The kids have such a great time while they are learning so much . I DEFINITELY recommend this book.

Amazon Customer

A must read for anyone involved in a LitClub

5.0 out of 5 stars 

Reviewed in the United States on August 30, 2013

The LitClub is not just a guide to a book club, this is a major resource for anyone who is thinking about hosting an interactive learning experience revolving around a book. This book has examples of discussion guides, project ideas, menus and more for specific books, these really can be used as a model for any book and can then be used for any age reader. Are you a beginner looking for how to start a LitClub…this book is for you! Are you already hosting a LitClub and looking for ways to improve it…this book is for you too!


Top reviews from other countries

4.0 out of 5 stars Réinventons Freynet à l’âge de l’Internet

Reviewed in France on January 23, 2016

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The author is targeting junior high school and high school students including special college level classes for high school students who try to get ahead of their future college years. Her approach, which she started for her own kids who had difficulty with reading (dyslexia), is a lot more interesting than it looks.


2.0 out of 5 stars Includes a not so hidden agenda

Reviewed in the United States on January 20, 2016

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It should also be noted that she is teaching her children the Classics. That is a terrific and wonderful thing to do, but today’s students also need to know that not all great literature was written by dead white people. I hope she understands that a variety of authors of many backgrounds will help her charges grow into open and accepting Americans.

D. Rachlin

Very Strong Program, for Its Intended Audience

4.0 out of 5 stars 

Reviewed in the United States on April 30, 2016

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Ms Dent has developed a finely tuned organized and thoughtful program for teaching and encouraging young people and their parents’ appreciation of literature. I enjoyed her ideas, both in content and her excellent presentation of them. I can imagine that many families have, and will, benefit from their own “LITClub”. 

Clytie Koehler

The LITClub Handbook

3.0 out of 5 stars 

Reviewed in the United States on January 22, 2016

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Ali Dent’s handbook for creating better readers and hopefully better thinkers shows many interesting techniques for readers of all ages. Dent’s division of classic reading into four time periods shows her grasp of reading elements. The final section of the handbook that gives questions, vocabulary, definitions, and project suggestions merits special attention. I belong to 3 book clubs and would like to utilize some of Dent’s techniques to enhance our book discussions.


Not just another book's an experience!

4.0 out of 5 stars 

Reviewed in the United States on September 20, 2013

What sets The LIT Club apart from other book clubs, is that it is as much of an “experience” as a book study. Yes, the students read great literature. (Score!) Yes, the leader facilitates a discussion (everything you need is in the book) that increases students’ understanding of the finer points of literature. (Score!) BUT…the main benefit of this experience to me is the relational aspect. For non-homeschooling families, it is a wonderful bonus: your children are bonding with other students over intellectual pursuits–and enjoying it! So many other peer-oriented activities have a meaningless base. This challenges kids to think “highly,” and they love to rise to the occasion!


I've never been this excited about a resource.

5.0 out of 5 stars NOT just for homeschoolers!

Reviewed in the United States on August 30, 2013

I seize every opportunity to supplement my children’s formal education in public school with multi-sensory adventures in learning. Ali Dent’s book fully equips me to do just that with classic literature.

Different from traditional book clubs, LITClub invites families to participate together. This creates and deepens community. Add to that the bent on classic literature, the themed meals, creative projects (that are not only fun, but develop critical thinking), vocabulary helps, focus sheets that explore literary terms and devices … all this adds up to an immersive experience. Readers of all ages and all learning styles can benefit from this model.

Tanya Dennis

The LitClub — a Great Literature help

5.0 out of 5 stars 

Reviewed in the United States on September 2, 2013

The LitClub is a user friendly/family friendly book that, if used as intended, will provide students with a friendly, encouraging environment in which to make friends and discuss ideas, a list of great, classic books to read over a year’s time, tools to reinforce vocabulary and writing, and a nicely finished notebook and materials that can serve as a literature credit (especially for the home educated family).

Lee Desmond

Gather together, explore and better understand life by looking through the lens of classic novels.

5.0 out of 5 stars 

Reviewed in the United States on August 22, 2014

The LitClub is not just about reading, nor literature. It is about how a group of people can come together to explore and better understand life by looking at it through the lens of classic novels. 

James K.

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club today!

“LITClub brought the classics to life for me. My mom made us feel like we were living inside the stories. This made the books easy to understand.

I have dyslexia. Mom let me listen to audio books, which meant that I could remember the stories. My favorite memory is reading and discussing The Hiding Place. I really enjoyed To Kill a Mockingbird, too.


If someone had asked me to study literature on my own by reading the books and then discussing them, either in person or on worksheets, I would have done the work, but probably not very well, and it wouldn’t have meant anything to me. The LITClub experience left me with a positive impression about classic literature.”

—Matti Flanders, the first LITClub kid