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Children's LiteratureWhether a person's hobby involves art, music, writing, rockets, or any other of the manifold interests that human beings possess, would it not be pleasurable to have an organization that brings together like-minded people to enjoy themselves? In this title readers are provided a productive overview of just these sorts of organizations. As with other books in the "Cocurricular Activities" series, of which this title is a part, the subject at hand is treated with great skill. Youngsters reading this illustrated book will encounter a wide variety of hobby clubs that exist in schools across the nation. In presenting these types of special interest clubs, the author serves two critical purposes. First, by introducing readers to the options that exist, the author may well motivate some youngsters to take an active role in such an organization. Second, by presenting a menu, the author may also inspire youngsters to develop or advocate for clubs that fit their own interests. Therefore this title is a helpful book that has a place in a school guidance or extracurricular library. 2005, Mason Crest Publishers, Ages 14 up.
—Greg M. Romaneck