Ready Readers Book Club

The Amon Carter provides unique and educational museum experiences for Pre-K through twelfth-grade students. A team of professional Gallery Teachers facilitates tours and utilizes an inquiry-based approach to allow students to make personal and meaningful connections with the museum’s collection and special exhibitions. For more information about student programs, please call 817.989.5031 or email

Friday, September 20, 2013

Where can paintings take you?

The Books of Elsewhere, Volume One: The Shadows by Jacqueline West

(Recommended for homeschool students ages 9–11)

Prepare to be transported into another world—inside paintings! Prior to their museum visit, students should read Jacqueline West’s The Shadows, a spooky tale of an intelligent young girl who uses her wits to outsmart some nefarious characters who have escaped from their homes inside paintings. At the Amon Carter, gallery teachers help students’ imaginations run wild by exploring carefully selected artworks from the museum’s collection using a multisensory approach. Art-making opportunities are included throughout the program. Spectacles and flashlights included!

Parents: Use the link above to preview this book to make sure content, messages, and themes adhere to your curriculum. Space is limited; 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 off their students at the museum for this program as there is no parental instruction.

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