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Laura Numeroff Virtual Book Club for Kids

The following post is by Kristina of Toddler Approved. This post contains Amazon affiliate links.

Virtual Book Club for Kids took a little hiatus over the holidays and we are excited to be back for 2014! If you missed our author list for 2013-2014, check it out here. Each month we will feature a new author and we will share activities and crafts inspired by their books!

In January we will be featuring books by Laura Numeroff!

Laura Numeroff VBC collageHave you read any of these books by Laura Numeroff? If so, which ones are your favorites?

My kids currently are loving these three books.

If You Give a Mouse a Cookie– My 15 month old just carries this one around saying his version of cookie… hoping I’ll give him one.

If You Give a Moose a Muffin– My kiddos (5 and 3) are obsessed with muffins and could eat them daily. This book cracks them up and gets them salivating for muffins too.

If You Give a Cat a Cupcake– My 5-year-old can read this book now and is so proud of himself. He needs some help but the illustrations are perfect for young readers and keep them engaged and also help give them hints while trying to read the words.

This month we’ll be sharing some Laura Numeroff book inspired activities here, over on Toddler Approved, and on several other blogs. Stay tuned for a post on January 13th. If you’d like to join in, here’s what you need to do…

 If you are new to Virtual Book Club for Kids, here’s how it works:

  1. Pick a Laura Numeroff book to read with your child or class (a few are shown above in my collage)
  2. Comment below and let us know that you are participating!!
  3. Do any activity, craft, cooking project, or other book inspired activity that goes along with the book your chose.
  4. Share what you did with us starting Monday, January 13th! We will have a linky up for several weeks where you can share any blog posts (if you are a blogger) or you can post what you did at the end of the linky post in the comments or on our Facebook wall.

We will be sharing your ideas on our Virtual Book Club for Kids FB page and Pinterest boards.

Some of the other Laura Numeroff books we have or we’d like to add to our collections are…

If You Give a Dog a Donut
If You Give a Pig a Pancake
Happy Valentine’s Day, Mouse!
If You Take a Mouse to School
If You Take a Mouse to School
If You Take a Mouse to School
If You Take a Mouse to School
If You Take a Mouse to School
Happy Birthday, Mouse!
What Grandmas Do Best

Have you decided which one you want to pick yet?

Don’t forget to follow Virtual Book Club for Kids on Pinterest too!

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I can’t wait to see which book you choose! Don’t forget to come back on January 13th to share the book and activity you chose to do this month!

Camp Sunny Patch Honor Counselor Kristina of ToddlerApproved.comKristina is the author of Toddler ApprovedShe is a mom of three and is a former Special Education teacher. When she’s not blogging, you’ll find Kristina jogging around town, organizing church and neighborhood social events, throwing crafting parties for kids, and traveling with her family. Kristina tweets as @ToddlerApproved and can be found on Facebook and Pinterest

 

Nick Sharratt Virtual Book Club for Kids

The following post is by Kristina of Toddler Approved. This post contains Amazon affiliate links.

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Nick Sharratt updated

This month we are spotlighting books by Nick Sharratt for Virtual Book Club for Kids!

Nick Sharratt was a brand-new author to me when we planned out our authors for the year, but the book covers, titles, and topics looked so inviting so I knew we’d love these new books! Once we started reading we haven’t wanted to stop!

Nick Sharratt is a prize winning British illustrator AND author and has written and illustrated tons of books! You can find many of the titles here

Have you read any books by Nick Sharrat yet?

We just bought What’s in the Witch’s Kitchen? and have been reading it nonstop since it arrived. We also shared it with several friends who are now reading it again and again at their houses!

We are so excited that so many of you will be joining us as we explore books by Nick Sharratt this month. If you are new to Virtual Book Club for Kids, here’s how it works:

  1. Pick a Nick Sharratt book to read with your child or class (a few are shown above in my collage)
  2. Comment below and let us know that you are participating!!
  3. Do any activity, craft, cooking project, or other book inspired activity that goes along with the book your chose.
  4. Share what you did with us starting Monday, October 14th! We will have a linky up for several weeks where you can share any blog posts (if you are a blogger) or you can post what you did at the end of the linky post in the comments or on our Facebook wall.

We will be sharing your ideas on our Virtual Book Club for Kids FB page and Pinterest boards.

Here are a few of the Nick Sharratt books pictured above that we are looking forward to reading and creating with this month…

What’s in the Witch’s Kitchen?
Pirate Pete
Once Upon a Time
The Foggy, Foggy Forest
Don’t Put Your Finger In The Jelly, Nelly
Pointy-hatted Princesses

Have you decided which one you want to feature?

Don’t forget to follow Virtual Book Club for Kids on Pinterest too!

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I can’t wait to see which book you choose to feature! Have you made any decisions yet? Don’t forget to come back on October 14th to share the book and activity you chose to do this month!

Camp Sunny Patch Honor Counselor Kristina of ToddlerApproved.comKristina is the author of Toddler ApprovedShe is a mom of three and is a former Special Education teacher. When she’s not blogging, you’ll find Kristina jogging around town, organizing church and neighborhood social events, throwing crafting parties for kids, and traveling with her family. Kristina tweets as @ToddlerApproved and can be found on Facebook and Pinterest

 

10 Book-inspired Fall Crafts and Activities

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10 lois ehlert fall crafts and activities

Last Fall we featured several Lois Ehlert books as part of Virtual Book Club for Kids. I loved these four books displayed above because they inspired so many amazing Fall activities!

Click on each link below to read descriptions of each book and then scroll down to check out the Fall crafts and activities that several of our Virtual Book Club for Kids participants shared.

Fall Lois Ehlert Books to read…

Leaf Man

Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf

Nuts to You!

Boo to You!

Here are 10 book-inspired Fall crafts and activities…

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Each of the activities shared below were inspired with one of the four Lois Ehlert books mentioned above. Have you read any of the books? Have you tried any of these activities?

Leaf Rubbings via Land of  Once Upon a Time

Red Leaf Yellow Leaf sensory bin via Stir the Wonder

Literacy Leaf Collecting via Growing Book By Book

Making Leaf people via Playing with Words 365

Yarn Tree via 3 Dinosaurs

Textured Pumpkin Patch via KC Adventures

Acorn Stained Glass Window via Toddler Approved

Acorn Painting via Ready-Set-Read

Acorn Sensory Shakers via Teach Preschool

Fall Acorn Sticky Wall via Toddler Approved

Do you have a Lois Ehlert book-inspired craft or activity you could share with us?

Camp Sunny Patch Honor Counselor Kristina of ToddlerApproved.comKristina is the author of Toddler ApprovedShe is a mom of three and is a former Special Education teacher. When she’s not blogging, you’ll find Kristina jogging around town, organizing church and neighborhood social events, throwing crafting parties for kids, and traveling with her family. Kristina tweets as @ToddlerApproved and can be found on Facebook and Pinterest