School Kids Book List for Virtual Book Club Summer Camp

Are your school kids home for summer? Are you wondering what to do with them? The Virtual Book Club for Kids has a special Summer Camp just for you and we would love you to join in plus it will help with those “I’m bored!” moments! For 3 weeks, we have themed activities that you can do at home with them. Here are some of our book suggestions for this year.

This year’s themes are Pirates and Mermaids, Jungle and Mad Scientists. Each week will be theme based and the activities based on the theme, not a specific book so any of the books from our list will be suitable.

With the school kids list, there is a range of picture books, non-fiction, chapter books and also classics which you could read together. Use these suggestions and others that you may have in your own collections to create and connect this summer.

HOW DO I GET MY BOOKS? Use your local library, local bookstore, or order them online to join along for summer camp!  We’ve linked them all up to Amazon with a referral link for easy shopping.

Want to join our Summer Camp to get the exclusive CAMP ACTIVITIES?  JOIN HERE for 19.99 

School Kids Book List for Summer Camp

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Pirate and Mermaid Theme

The Pirate Cruncher by Jonny Duddle
The Pirates Next Door by Jonny Duddle
How I became a Pirate by Melinda Long and David Shannon
Tough Boris by Mem Fox
Pirateology: The pirate hunter’s companion by Captain William Lubbe
Pirates Past Noon (The Magic Tree House) by Mary Pope Osbourne
The Jolley Rogers and the Ghostly Galeon by Jonny Duddle
Magic Marks the Spot: The Very Nearly Honourable League of Pirates by Caroline Carlson
Pinkalicious and Aqua The Mini Mermaid by Victoria Kann
Fancy Nancy and the Mermaid Ballet by Jane O’Conner
The Mermaid by Jan Brett
Mermaid and the Shoe by K G Campbell
Can you Catch a Mermaid by Jane Ray
Mermaid Tales – Trouble at Trident Academy by Debbie Dadey
The Secret World of Mermaids (The Kingdom of Wrenly) by Jordan Quinn

Classic read aloud: –
Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
Peter Pan by J M Barrie
Little Mermaid by Hans Christian Anderson

Jungle Theme

The Enormous Crocodile by Roald Dahl
The Forever Forest: Kids Save a Tropical Treasure by Kristin Joy Pratt-Serafini and Rachel Crandell
The Umbrella by Jan Brett
The Great Kapok Tree: A tale of the Amazon Rain Forest by Lynne Cherry
The Jungle Grapevine by Alex Beard
The Forest in the Clouds by Sneed B Collard III
Afternoon on the Amazon (Magic Treehouse) by Mary Pope Osbourne
Rainforest Rescue (Wild Rescue) by Jan Burchett and Sara Vogler

Classic read aloud: –
Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling

Mad Scientist Theme

For the Mad Scientist week we have a mix of Chemistry, Physics, Biology and Earth Sciences so the suggested books are based around “Scientists” more than on a specific area of science.

Ada Twist Scientist by Andrea Beaty
Charlotte the Scientist is Squished by Camille Andros
Bartholomew and the Oobleck by Dr Seuss
Eerie Elementary: The Science Fair is Freaky! By Jack Chabert
Dragons and Marshmallows (Zoey and Sassafras) by Asia Citro

Classic read aloud: –
George’s Marvellous Medicine by Roald Dahl

If you need any additional information or book suggestions please tag Cerys our School Kids Camp Specialist in the Virtual Book Club for Kids Summer Camp Facebook Group who will be happy to help.

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CLICK HERE to Print the Summer Camp Book List for School Kids

Preschool Book List for Virtual Book Club Summer Camp

Do you have a preschooler at home?  Are you wondering what to do this summer with them?  Virtual Book Club for Kids has a special Summer Camp just for you!  Here’s a peek at the books that we’ve created activities to do with this summer over the course of 3 weeks or stretch to last all summer long.

VBC Book List for Preschool for Summer Camp 2017

The themes for Summer Camp 2017 are Pirates and Mermaids, In the Jungle and Mad Scientists.  Here are some of our favorite books that feature these themes.  The activities are created so that they will go with a variety of books based on the theme.

HOW TO DO I GET MY BOOKS? Use your local library, local book story or order them online to join along for summer camp!  We’ve linked them all up to Amazon with a referral link for easy shopping.

Want to join our Summer Camp to get the exclusive CAMP ACTIVITIES?  JOIN HERE for 19.99 

Preschool Book List for Summer Camp

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Pirates and Mermaids Themed Books

Pinkalicious and Aqua, the Mini-Mermaid by Victoria Kann
Three Little Mermaids (Paula Wiseman Books) by Mara Van Fleet
Fancy Nancy and the Mermaid Ballet by Jane O’Connor
Little Mermaid (Night Night Sleep Tight) by Thomas Nelson
The Singing Mermaid by Julia Donaldson
How to Be a Pirate (Little Golden Book) by Sue Fliess and Nikki Dyson
Goodnight Pirate: The Perfect Bedtime Book! by Michelle Robinson and Nick East
Shiver Me Letters: A Pirate ABC by June Sobel and Henry Cole
Pirate Boy by Eve Bunting and Julie Fortenberry
Pirates Love Underpants (The Underpants Books) by Claire Freedman and Ben Cort

 

Jungle Themed Books

Rumble in the Jungle by Giles Andreae
The Jungle Book by Golden Books 
The Umbrella by Jan Brett
The Animal Boogie by Debbie Harter 
The Magic School Bus Explore the Rain Forest
If I Ran the Rain Forest: All About Tropical Rain Forests by Bonnie Worth
Over in the Jungle: A Rainforest Rhyme by Marianne Berkes
The Mixed-Up Chameleon Board Book by Eric Carle
“Slowly, Slowly, Slowly,” said the Sloth by Eric Carle
Five Little Monkeys by Eileen Christelow
The Greedy Python by Eric Carle
Rainforest Grew All Around by Susan K Mitchell 

 

Science Lab Themed Books

The Most Magnificent Thing by Ashley Spires
Charlotte the Scientist is Squished by Camille Andros
Ada Twist, Scientist by Andrea Beaty
Juna’s Jar by Jane Bahk and Felicia Hoshino
Milo and the Magical Stones by Marcus Pfister
A Rock Can Be by Laura Purdie Salas
It Looked Like Spilt Milk by Charles Shaw

Click to Print Book List

CLICK HERE to Print the Summer Camp Book List for Preschoolers

Toddler Book List for Virtual Book Club for Kids Summer Camp

Do you have a toddler at your house?  Do you need something fun to do this summer? Virtual Book Club for Kids is hosting an awesome Summer Camp and we’d love you to join in! Summer camp lasts three weeks and we’ll have a different theme each week! Here are some of the books that we’ll be using as we create and connect this summer.

The themes for Summer Camp 2017 are Pirates and Mermaids, In the Jungle and Mad Scientists.  Here are some of our favorite books that feature these themes. The activities that we will be sharing will be theme based, so any of these books (or other similar themed books you already have on hand) will work perfectly.

HOW DO I GET MY BOOKS? Use your local library, local book store, or order them online to join along for summer camp!  We’ve linked them all up to Amazon with a referral link for easy shopping.

Want to join our Summer Camp to get the exclusive CAMP ACTIVITIES?  JOIN HERE for 19.99 

Toddler Book List for Summer Camp

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Pirates and Mermaids Themed Books

That’s Not My Mermaid by Fiona Watt

Three Little Mermaids by Mara Van Fleet

Sheep on a Ship by Nancy Shaw

That’s Not My Pirate… by Fiona Watt

Pirate Nap a Book of Colors by Danna Smith

Bizzy Bear: Pirate Adventure by Nosy Crow

Pirates Love Underpants by Claire Freedman

Jungle Themed Books

Roar! Roar Baby! by Karen Katz

Touch and Feel Jungle Animals by DK Publishing

Monkey Puzzle by Julia Donaldson (board book)

The Wide-Mouth Frog Pop Up Book by Keith Faulkner

The Animal Boogie by Debbie Harter

Walking Through the Jungle by Stella Blackstone

Rumble in the Jungle by Giles Andreae

We’re Roaming in the Rainforest by Laurie Krebs

Hug by Jez Alborough

Face to Face Safari by Sally Hewitt

Jazzy in the Jungle by Lucy Cousins

Science Lab Themed Books

The toddlers will be focusing on the 5 senses for the science lab week. They will explore several activities and books related to the 5 senses.

Mouse Paint by Ellen Stohl Walsh

Little Blue and Little Yellow by Leo Lionni

My Five Senses, by Aliki

Mr. Brown Can Moo, Can You? by Dr. Seuss

What the Ladybird Heard by Julia Donaldson

Spoon by Amy Krouse Rosenthal

Additional book titles may be recommended in the VBC Facebook group. If you find that you need additional book titles, please let Kristina (our VBC Toddler Specialist) know. If your toddler is on the older end (close to age 3 or a little older), make sure to also check out the preschool book list.

Click to Print Book List

CLICK HERE to Print the Summer Camp Book List for Toddlers

Virtual Book Club for Kids 2016-2017 Moves To Weekly!

Looking for weekly ideas to do with your child? Join our Virtual Book Club for Kids!  Each week we’re featuring a teacher and mom selected children’s picture book and activities based on themes and concepts that we believe are an important part of education in early childhood.

Come join the weekly fun!  Here’s how you can join. 

Join the Virtual Book Club for Kids Weekly Themes for Preschoolers

This year we’re launching a weekly book club for families, book clubs and classrooms to join at the Virtual Book Club for Kids.  Every Monday we will highlight a book of the week and share activities to go along with the book that focus on early childhood skills.  Each of our organizers Kristina at Toddler Approved, Cerys from Rainy Day Mum and Kim from The Educators’ Spin On It will be sharing these activities on our websites and in the closed facebook group for you.

Click here to join our Weekly Virtual Book Club for Kids Facebook Group
https://www.facebook.com/groups/weeklyVBCforkids/ 

Plus you’ll have access to our #VBCforKids cohosts in the group too sharing their activity ideas

VBC Members Group on Facebook

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BOOK LIST FOR SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER/NOVEMBER 2016-2017:

APPLE Week
Sept 12- Ten Apples Up On Top! by Dr. Seuss

FRIENDSHIP Week
Sept 19- Should I Share My Ice Cream?  by Mo Willems

LEAF Week
Sept 26- Leaf Man by Lois Ehlert

PUMPKIN Week
Oct 3- Five Little Pumpkins  by Dan Yaccarino

FARM Week
Oct 10- Little Blue Truck by Alice Schertle

SPIDER Week
Oct 17- The Very Busy Spider by Eric Carle

NIGHT Week
Oct 24- Time for Bed by Mem Fox

OWL Week
Oct 31- Owl Babies by Martin Waddell

GRATITUDE Week
Nov 7 – Bear Says Thanks  by Karma Wilson

DINOSAURS Week
Nov 14 – Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs by Mo Willems

CONSTRUCTION Week
Nov 28 – Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site by Sherri Duskey Rinker

Virtual Book Club for Kids Book List for Fall 2016

HOW TO PARTICIPATE IN VIRTUAL BOOK CLUB FOR KIDS:

1. Start by locating the featured book for the week and read it with your child sometime during that week! Leave a comment on this post committing to join!

Most of the books we are featuring can be found at your local library. We’ve provided Amazon Affiliate links for your ease as well if you want to purchase the books and add them to your home library. We will share the new list about a month ahead of time so you can plan (ie. you’ll get the November list at the beginning of October). We’ll be sharing additional books based on the weekly theme in our Facebook group.

2. Try out one or more of the featured activities shared by our Virtual Book Club for Kids co-hosts with your child. Activities will be posted each week on Mondays.

We will be sharing all of the featured activities over in our Weekly Virtual Book Club for Kids Facebook group so that they are easy for you to find. If you haven’t joined our Facebook group yet you might want to go do it so that you won’t miss anything. Each cohost will also be linking to each activity on my weekly Monday blog post and featured on this website.

3. Post a photo or tell us about the book-inspired activity you did with your child over in the Weekly Virtual Book Club for Kids Facebook group.

We invite you to also shared on social media with the hashtag #vbcforkids or tagging Virtual Book Club for kids so we can see what you’re up to.

4. (Optional) Create your own book-inspired activity using the featured book and either share it on your blog and share a link with us, or if you don’t have a blog, just share a photo with us in our Facebook group.

5. (Optional) Create your own Mommy and Me Book Club featuring the Virtual Book Club Books. Get together with friends and read the book each month and then do book-inspired activities together.

Fall Books for the Virtual Book Club for Kids
Come and join us in this great community focusing on bringing books to life for ages 2 to 5 years olds through the Themed Weekly Virtual Book Club for Kids.

Join Our Virtual Book Club for Kids Books for 2015-2016

Calling all parents and teachers!  We are thrilled to announce of 2015-2016 Book List for the Virtual Book Club for Kids.  For our 4th year we are featuring some of our favorite classic books that we feel all homes and schools should have on their bookshelves.  Come join the fun!

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Here is our Book List for 2015-2016:

Each month we will feature book inspired activities on our blogs on the 1st day of the month (unless otherwise noted).

September- Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
October- Llama Llama Red Pajama by Anna Dewdney
November- Madeline by Ludwig Bemelmans (featured on November 2nd)
December- No Virtual Book Club this month
January- The Little Engine That Could by Watty Piper
February- The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss
March- The Tales of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter
April- Corduroy by Don Freeman
May- Goldilocks and the 3 Dinosaurs by Mo Willems (featured on May 2nd)
June- The Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister
July- Pinkalicious by Victoria Kann
August- Brown Bear Brown Bear by Bill Martin Jr.

Virtual Book Club for Kids

You can DOWNLOAD a FREE printable 2015-2016 book list here 

How to participate in Virtual Book Club for Kids:

1. Start by locating the book for the month and read it with your child sometime during that month! Leave a comment on this post committing to join in all year long!

Most of the books we are featuring can be found at your local library. I have provided Amazon Affiliate links for your ease as well if you want to purchase the books and add them to your home library.

2. Try out one or more of the featured activities shared by our Virtual Book Club for Kids co-hosts with your child. Activities will be posted on the 1st of each month so you can access them all month long.

We will be sharing all of the featured activities over on our Virtual Book Club for Kids Facebook Page so that they are easy for you to find. If you haven’t “Liked” our Facebook page yet you might want to go follow along so you don’t miss the activities. I will also be linking to each activity here on the 1st of each month.

3. Post a photo or tell us about a featured book-inspired activity you did with your child using the featured book on our Virtual Book Club for Kids Facebook Page or in the comments here on the blog.

4. (Optional) Create your own book-inspired activity using the featured book and either share it on your blog and share a link with us, or if you don’t have a blog, just share a photo with us on our Facebook page.

5. (Optional) Create your own Mommy and Me Book Club featuring the Virtual Book Club Books.

Get together with friends and read the book each month and then do book-inspired activities together. Find more details about creating a Mommy and Me Book Club HERE.

If you would like to get to know the other Virtual Book Club for Kids co-hosts for 2015-2016 just click on the links to their blogs below to learn more about them! Their sites are great preschool and toddler learning resources!

VBC 2015-2016 hosts

Virtual Book Club for Kids Hosting Bloggers

Featured Activities based on Books

Each month all 14 of these talented bloggers will be share activities for you to do with the featured books.  They will share ideas for the following submit area

  • Alphabet
  • Name Activity
  • Numbers
  • Sensory
  • Cooking
  • Science
  • Colors
  • Pre-Writing
  • Movement
  • Shapes

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Virtual Book Club for Kids Summer Camp 2015

Today we are announcing our third annual Virtual Book Club for Kids Summer Camp!

vbc summer camp 2015

This year we are once again offering three weeks of summer camp for kids ages 2-5! Each week will feature children’s book themed crafts and activities.

We have chosen three weekly themes that go along with some of our favorite children’s books.

Each week we will be planning and preparing activities, crafts, and cool ideas for you. We’ll send you the supplies list and book list ahead of time so you can get those together and then you can kick back and relax until our newsletter arrives in your inbox filled with your activities for the week!
Once you get the newsletter each week you’ll have plenty of simple activity ideas planned to help you connect and create with books and your kids all week long!

 

Are you interested in joining in? Here’s what a Virtual Book Club (VBC) Summer Camp Membership includes…

  • a pre-camp planner with a book list, supply list, printable camp planner to keep you organized, and a printable sample camp schedule.
  • 15 simple printable activities and crafts featuring favorite children’s books based on the weekly themes plus 3 bonus activities.  All activities will be playful and geared around hands-on learning. (You’ll receive 6 exclusive activities in each weekly newsletter along with additional resources)
  • membership to a private Virtual Book Club Summer Camp Facebook group where you can chat with our VBC “Camp Directors” (that’s us) and other participants, get tips, other creative ideas, and additional resources.

We are offering Virtual Book Club Summer Camp membership for a special price of $8.99 from April 21st through April 28th. After April 28th the price will be $10.99.

If you’d like to join us for camp this summer, click on the link below to sign up.

IMPORTANT NOTE: THE NEWSLETTER WILL BE SENT TO THE EMAIL YOU USE FOR PAYPAL. PLEASE MAKE SURE IT IS THE CORRECT EMAIL YOU WOULD LIKE TO USE. NO EMAIL CHANGES WILL BE MADE ONCE YOU REGISTER.

 Register HERE for Virtual Book Club for Kids Summer Camp 2015.

You may want to sprinkle the activities throughout the summer every few weeks or do them along with us each day. Sessions are scheduled for the weeks of June 15th, June 22nd, and June 29th.

** Once you register for Virtual Book Club Summer Camp you’ll receive a note from paypal saying, “Receipt for Your Payment to Virtual Book Club for Kids” along with a welcome email within a few hours with camp themes and an invitation to our private Virtual Book Club Summer Camp Facebook group so we can start chatting! If you don’t see your receipt welcome email within two days of signing up, please contact us at virtualbookclubforkids@gmail.com. Before you contact us check your spam and make sure that you are checking the correct email address account.

The Camp Directors this year are me (Kristina from Toddler Approved), Kim Vij (from The Educators’ Spin On it) and Cerys Parker (from Rainy Day Mum).

We are three moms (& former teachers) that will be on call to help you create an awesome summer for your kids! I am especially excited about camp because I am exhausted from the year and really want to simplify this summer but still connect with my kids each day in fun, easy & creative ways (while also sneaking in a little learning).

Every activity in our VBC Summer Camp will be simple, have easy to get materials, and will be geared towards kids ages 2-5. I can’t wait! Hope to see YOU at camp this summer!

Note: Registration is via Paypal but you don’t have to use a Paypal account to register. You can also just use your credit card. Please contact us with any questions regarding payment at virtualbookclubforkids@gmail.com.

Also, if you register, please email us if you live in the EU as for tax records we need to pay VAT on your membership.

 

Hope you’ll be joining us this summer!!

12 Activities Inspired by Author Ellen Stoll Walsh

We’re excited that the  Virtual Book Club for Kids is featuring Author Ellen Stoll Walsh in January.  Our Virtual Book Club Participants have come up creative ideas for 3 of her books that will keep your kids active and having fun all month long.  Take a peek below at our 12 activities inspired by some very special mice that Ellen Stoll Walsh created. Click on the links to discover each activity and the directions to follow.

12 Activities for Books by Ellen Stoll Walsh by the Virtual Book Club for Kids

Mouse Activities Inspired by Author Ellen Stoll Walsh

Mouse Paint Activities

Mouse Shapes Activities 

 Mouse Count Activities 

Which book are you going to read First?  

Mouse Paint

One day three white mice discover three jars of paint–red, blue, and yellow.  This lighthearted presentation of a lesson in color is fun for all ages.  Plus Walsh’s cut-paper collage illustrations have bold colors and yet quite simple for all to enjoy.
Mouse Paint by Ellen Stoll Walsh

Mouse Paint Activities

Our 12 Virtual Book Club Contributors have created quite a few playful and bright activities to go with books by Ellen Stoll Walsh.  Click on the images below to see how to create with your child or class.

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Color Book from Playdough to Playto

Color Book by Playdough to Playto

Color Mixing Game with Hearts by Toddler Approved

Surprise Color Mixing Heart Craft by Toddler Approved

Color Mixing with Paint inspired by Mouse Paint by 3 Dinosaurs

Color Mixing with Mouse Paint by 3 Dinosaurs

Mouse Shapes

What can you make with one oval, two circles, and eight triangles? Just ask three clever mice–who even find a funny way to trick a sneaky cat.
Mouse Shapes by Ellen Stoll Walsh

Mouse Shapes Activities

Name Activity with Shapes inspired by Mouse Shapes by Growing Book by Book

Mouse Shapes Learn to Spell Your Name by Growing Book by Book

Shape Collages Inspired by Mouse Shapes by Inspiration Laboratories

Shape Collages Inspired by Mouse Shape by Inspiration Laboratories

Mouse Shape Puppets by The Pleasantest Thing

Mouse Shape Puppets by The Pleasantest Thing

Shape Activity for Kids by Crystal and Co.

Shape Activities for Kids by Crystal and Co.

Mouse Count

Ellen Stoll Walsh introduces the concept of counting forward and backward in a suspenseful story that will keep young readers guessing what’s next. 
Mouse Count by Ellen Stoll Walsh

 

Mouse Count Activities

Mouse Count Relay Race by Lalymom

Mouse Count Relay Game by Lalymom

Mouse Count Number Line and Counting by Ellen Stoll Walsh

Mouse Count Numbers and Number LInes by Rainy Day Mum

Mouse Count Sensory Bin by Still Playing School

Mouse Count Sensory Bin by Still Playing School

Mouse Count Activity with Lids by The Educators' Spin On It

Mouse Count Activity with Lids by The Educators’ Spin On It

Share your Ideas with the Virtual Book Club for Kids Facebook Community

Come stop by and tell us what you did over on our Virtual Book Club for Kids Facebook page OR here in the comments.  We’d love for you to share your photos too!

Ellen Stoll Walsh Virtual Book Club for Kids

 NEXT MONTH IS DR. SEUSS ON FEBRUARY 12!

Virtual Book Club for Kids features Ellen Stoll Walsh in January!

Each month Virtual Book Club for Kids selects a new author to feature. You can find the full list of featured authors for 2014-2015 on our recent Virtual Book Club for Kids Announcement post.

This January we are featuring the talented Ellen Stoll Walsh! 

Ellen Stoll Walsh Virtual Book Club for Kids

 

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For Virtual Book Club for Kids we selected three of our favorite Ellen Stoll Walsh books to spotlight this month!

Our featured books for January include: Mouse CountMouse Paint and Mouse Shapes.

Have you read any of these books yet?

Mouse Count

Ellen Stoll Walsh introduces the concept of counting forward and backward in a suspenseful story that will keep young readers guessing what’s next. 
Mouse Count by Ellen Stoll Walsh

Mouse Paint

One day three white mice discover three jars of paint–red, blue, and yellow.  This lighthearted presentation of a lesson in color is fun for all ages.  Plus Walsh’s cut-paper collage illustrations have bold colors and yet quite simple for all to enjoy.
Mouse Paint by Ellen Stoll Walsh

Mouse Shapes

What can you make with one oval, two circles, and eight triangles? Just ask three clever mice–who even find a funny way to trick a sneaky cat.
Mouse Shapes by Ellen Stoll Walsh

Have you decided which books(s) you’ll be reading in January?

If you are interested in joining Virtual Book Club for Kids this January, here’s what you need to do…

  1. Add the Virtual Book Club for Kids dates to your calendar and start reserving or finding your books!
  2. Pick at least one book to read with your child this month.
  3. Do a book inspired craft or activity after you read the book.
  4. Come stop by on the second Thursday of the month and tell us what you did here in the comments or over on our Virtual Book Club for Kids Facebook page!

We hope many of you will join in with us!

For the full list of all of the featured authors and books make sure to consult our Virtual Book Club for Kids 2014-2015 announcement post. Feel free to join our Pinterest boards too and find loads of other children’s book inspired activities.

Ellen Stoll Walsh Virtual Book Club for Kids

I am so excited that we are kicking off the month with Ellen Stoll Walsh! Let me know in the comments if you’ll be joining in with us this month!

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Virtual Book Club for Kids features Eric Litwin in November!

Virtual Book Club for Kids chooses a new author to feature each month. You can find the list of 2014-2015 featured authors on our recent Virtual Book Club for Kids Announcement post.

In November we are featuring the amazing Eric Litwin! Eric is the author of one of our favorite series- Pete the Cat!

Eric Litwin November Virtual Book Club for Kids

For Virtual Book Club for Kids we selected three of our favorite Eric Litwin books to spotlight this month! Eric is the author of the first four Pete the Cat books, so we’re going to list all four books in this post and then you can pick your favorites to spotlight too. You might want to read all of them! Virtual Book Club for Kids co-creator Kim Vij even got to meet and interview Eric Litwin recently. Here he is singing some Pete the Cat songs live over at The Educators’ Spin On it.

Do you have a favorite Pete the Cat book? Here are the awesome ones written by Eric Litwin:

Pete the Cat I Love my White Shoes

This story always cracks my kids up and is great to read when you’re teaching kids about colors too.

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Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons

This book is a wonderful one to use when teaching kids about counting!

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Pete the Cat Rocking in My School Shoes

This is a fabulous story to read all year long, especially for little ones that are preparing for school or kids that just started school earlier this fall! It is fun to discover cool places at school with Pete!

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Pete the Cat Saves Christmas

Now that Halloween has passed many people are preparing for Christmas. This would make a delightful addition to your Christmas books. It has such a sweet message about getting into the Christmas spirit!

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Have you decided which books(s) you’ll be reading in November?

If you are interested in joining Virtual Book Club for Kids this November, here’s what you need to do…

  1. Add the Virtual Book Club for Kids dates to your calendar and start reserving or finding your books!
  2. Pick at least one book to read with your child this month.
  3. Do a book inspired craft or activity after you read the book.
  4. Come stop by on the second Thursday of the month and tell us what you did here in the comments or over on our Virtual Book Club for Kids Facebook page!

We hope many of you will join in with us!

For the full list of all of the featured authors and books make sure to consult our Virtual Book Club for Kids 2014-2015 announcement post. Feel free to join our Pinterest boards too and find loads of other children’s book inspired activities.

I am so excited that we are kicking off the month with Eric Litwin! Let me know in the comments if you’ll be joining in with us this month!

~ Kristina (from Toddler Approved)

PS- Did you know that Eric Litwin has a new recently released musical series? The first book is called The Nuts: Bedtime at the Nut House! I am excited to go and check it out.

 

Virtual Book Club for Kids Features Julia Donaldson in October!

Each month Virtual Book Club for Kids selects a new author to feature. You can find the full list of featured authors for 2014-2015 on our recent Virtual Book Club for Kids Announcement post.

This October we are featuring the amazing Julia Donaldson! 

Julia Donaldson October VBC for Kids

You can read more about Julia Donaldson over at The Educators’ Spin On It and even check out some video clips that include her. Julia is an author from the UK and is probably best known for her classic story,  The Gruffalo.

For Virtual Book Club for Kids we selected three of our favorite Julia Donaldson books to spotlight this month!

Our featured books for October include: The GruffaloRoom on the BroomStick Man

Have you read any of these books yet?

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Room on the Broom is a perfect read during Halloween! My kids love following along while the witch loses and then finds things on her adventure. We even shared some favorite witch crafts and activities to go along with this book last year.

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The Gruffalo is a wonderful story filled with rich language and great illustrations. It tells the tale of a very smart little mouse and how he tricks the Gruffalo into letting him stay alive.

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Stick Man is a jolly book that tells about the adventures of Stick Man. I love the repetitve rhymes in the story which make it an awesome book to re-read again and again.

If you are interested in joining Virtual Book Club for Kids this October, here’s what you need to do…

  1. Add the Virtual Book Club for Kids dates to your calendar and start reserving or finding your books! 
  2. Pick at least one book to read with your child this month.
  3. Do a book inspired craft or activity after you read the book.
  4. Come stop by on the second Thursday of the month and tell us what you did here in the comments or over on our Virtual Book Club for Kids Facebook page!

We hope many of you will join in with us!

For the full list of all of the featured authors and books make sure to consult our Virtual Book Club for Kids 2014-2015 announcement post. Feel free to join our Pinterest boards too and find loads of other children’s book inspired activities.