This month’s theme for Family Dinner Book Club is Curiosity, and our lead book is Zoey and Sassafras, Dragons and Marshmallows by Asia Citro. Here you’ll find a menu that can be prepared with the help of your children. Head over to Growing Book by Book for a full reading list of books about Honesty. Then visit Sunny Day Family for family activity ideas. We invite you to share a picture from your dinner with us anytime during the month on our Family Dinner Book Club Facebook or Instagram page!
I LOVED this book! Zoey is such a great little scientist and a wonderful role model for kids. Before I even finished reading Dragons and Marshmallows, I ordered all the Zoey and Sassafras books for Katie because I knew she would love them. I can’t wait to read the rest of them myself!
Zoey is a budding scientist and Sassafras is her trusty sidekick cat. Together, they find a baby dragon and figure out how to care for it, keep it healthy, and help it grown up strong. They undertake a series of scientific experiments to figure out what the dragon would like to eat.
Turns out, dragons like marshmallows! You should definitely have s’mores with your book club dinner this month. Our dinner this month is a summery meal that can be cooked with the help of your dragon! Shrimp kebabs cooked by the flame of your favorite dragon friend!
The recipe below includes a cajon seasoning marinade for all the ingredients. It wasn’t too spicy for my family, but if your family is more sensitive to spices you can leave it out, or use your favorite salt-free seasoning blend!