Little Readers Book Club

April 26, 2013

(Recommended for homeschool students ages 4–7)

What is Important?
The Important Book by Margaret Wise Brown

Friday, April 26, 2013, 10 a.m.–noon

What is the important thing about an art museum? A work of art? A group of homeschool students? Prior to their museum visit, students should read Margaret Wise Brown’s classic The Important Book, which focuses on everyday objects in an inventive, detailed way. At the Amon Carter, gallery teachers help students discover what is important about the museum, its collection, and their own museum experience by facilitating conversations that encourage careful observations and creative interpretations. Throughout the program, students will write and sketch in their own Important Book.

Parents: Use the link above to preview this book to make sure content, messages, and themes adhere to your curriculum. Space is limited, and preregistration and prepayment are required for registration to be complete. If you would like to receive the book from the museum, the registration fee is $20 for children of members and $25 for children of nonmembers. Once payment is received, you may pick up the book at the museum or have it mailed to you. If you do not want a copy of the book from the museum (e.g., you already have a copy, you prefer to check it out from the library, etc.), the registration fee is $7 for children of members and $10 for children of nonmembers. For more information or to register, call 817.989.5030 or email

Students will be divided into groups by age. Parents are encouraged to drop their students off at the museum for this program as there is no parental instruction.

Download the registration form.

04/26/2013 10:00am 04/26/2013 12:00pm Little Readers Book Club Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public