The Book Club to Expand
Your Child's Horizons

Through brilliant books and with the support of our world-class teachers, we’ll help your kids find meaning in life, discover and nurture their passions and become global citizens.

Books bring strangers together

Reading increases our ability to understand and express our own identity, providing more awareness of our own perspective. Members will establish connections to books together and gain a better insight into the worldview of others. The book club will also open the path for your child to start new friendships with other members.
Join our community
Joining will help your child become a lifelong learner through reading great books.
Make new Friends
One of the best ways to meet others is to find a hobby you are passionate about. Your child will connect with others who share their love of a particular kind of book or genre.
Reflect Together
Having open conversations with fellow book club members, world-class authors, entrepreneurs and artists will inspire your children and help them find and develop superpowers.
Reading without reflecting is like eating without digesting.
Edmund Burke

Who will benefit from our Book Club?

Homeschoolers and Unschoolers
Connection with others is priceless for someone who is homeschooled or unschooled. It’s a fantastic way to make friends who have similar passions. They can be your child’s friends for life.
Non Native English Speakers
If your childrens’ first language is not English or you, their parents are non-native English speakers, they will benefit from building familiarity with extracting, summarizing, and discussing books in English.
Teens Preparing for Exams
Reading will help your child prepare for any exam. Reading novels will improve literacy and enlarge their vocabulary. Reading A Wrinkle in Time, will strengthen their imagination.
Voracious Readers
Voracious readers will enhance their independent reading practice and develop both their critical and imaginative thinking.

The Best Way to Develop Their Soft Skills

They may be called “soft”, but they are remarkably powerful. With Galileo Book Club, your kids will do much more than merely debating about their favorite stories or sharing their favorite characters with like-minded people.
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Online Collaboration
This is not an ordinary book club. Your kids will meet people from all over the world, participate in debates, create reading projects together, and with the help of our teachers, start collaborative writing projects.
Complex Problem Solving
With books, your child will learn how to have the mental flexibility to think outside of the box, see the big picture, and reorder ideas to find a solution.
Public Speaking
Our weekly, facilitated workshops are a great way to start practicing expression of opinions and presenting them in a coherent and engaging way. Your children will express their personal opinion, while respectfully tolerating the viewpoints of others.
Improving Language
Whether or not your children are native English speakers, this is a fantastic way to improve their language, always guided by our teachers.
Creativity
Your children will thank you when they are grown for encouraging their love of reading. They will discover countless ideas from such a wide variety of topics which will spur their imagination.

A Book Club Designed for the 21st Century

During each meeting, our teachers will enable Socratic discussions to strengthen critical thinking.

Help Your Kids Become
Tech-Savvy Global Citizens

We use Zoom, Slack and our proprietary software to offer you and your children an outstanding experience and ability to connect with families from all over the world. All of our meetings are online, interactive, and engaging. You just need a device connected to the internet, a good video camera and a microphone - then you're all set!
Mix and Match
Your child can now make friends all over the world. Our Mix and Match weekly events will help build friendships with kids from different cultures with similar interests and passions.
Guided Weekly Class
To help your children develop critical thinking, our teachers will guide them to reflect on what they have read. Together, we will explore different perspectives and relationships throughout the book.
The Grand Debate
Becoming a great public speaker doesn’t happen overnight, and while it may come easy for some, it can be extremely difficult for others. Book debates are a great way to help your child develop this skill.
Recommended Books
We will invite accomplished entrepreneurs, artists and heroes to share the books that changed their lives. And even more powerful, your child can participate and ask questions in real time.
Author of the Month
Each month we will present a new book to read. At the end of the month, we will meet the author of the book and discuss what we’ve read.
Discovering Science
Each week we will invite a scientist to talk about books that will help us love science. Of course your child can participate and ask questions in real time.

Now Screen Time Has Meaning

Up to 20 hours a month of real time, fun and engaging learning experiences facilitated by world-class teachers.
Event Name Frequency Type
Mix and Match - Find your international reading pals Weekly Meetup
Guided Weekly Class - Up to 10 People Weekly Class
Author of the Month Monthly Lecture
Recommended Books - Special Guest Twice a Month Lecture
Discovering Science - Special Guest Twice a Month Lecture
The Grand Debate - Moderated Monthly Meetup
Moderated conversations on Slack Daily Chat/Text

Books We Love

Let books help you expand your horizons, spark your inner passion for reading, practice expressing your opinions, discover other cultures and make new friends.
"Books are something social - a writer speaking to a reader - so I think making the reading of a book the center of a social event, the meeting of a book club, is a brilliant idea."
Yann Martel

A Safe Space for Students

The Galileo Book Club is moderated by our teachers and facilitators to make sure we create a safe environment for all students. No cyberbullying.
Emilie Carriere
Teacher & Moderator
Kelly Davis
Teacher & Moderator
Senka Lazarevic Reynolds
Teacher & Moderator
Heidi van Heerden
Teacher & Moderator

One Membership for the Whole Family

With one subscription you will have access to both our services the Book Club for children and the Society for parents.
Both parents, all children.
This price is valid only for the first 100 families.
 
Starting at
$ 49
per family
per month
Access for both parents in the Galileo Society, and all your children enrolled in the Galileo Book Club.
Yearly (Save 33%)
$ 399
per family
per year
Access for both parents in the Galileo Society, and all your children enrolled in the Galileo Book Club.
 
 
--> US$49/mo (equivalent to $588/year)

For Parents
  • 40 hours of video interviews featuring top experts
  • 24/7 access to our parents community on Slack
  • +4 hours of new interviews each month
For Children
  • +1 guided weekly meetup with peer group
  • 24/7 access to our children community on Slack
  • Access to all our Book Club events
--> US$399/year (equivalent to $33.25/mo)

For Parents
  • 40 hours of video interviews featuring top experts
  • +1 hour personalized coaching session
  • 24/7 access to our parents community on Slack
  • +4 hours of new interviews each month
  • +1h initial personalized coaching session
For Children
  • +1 guided weekly meetup with peer group
  • 24/7 access to our Kids' community on Slack
  • Access to all our Book Club events

If you are willing and able to teach writing, grammar or foreign languages, please get in touch with us. We are hiring.

There is no friend as loyal as a book.
Ernest Hemingway