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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 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.

Announcing Virtual Book Club for Kids for 2014-2015

Virtual Book Club for Kids is an amazing way to introduce your kids to new (or old favorite) children’s books! We are excited to be kicking off a new year of awesome books this Fall. Virtual Book Club for Kids predominantly focuses on books and book inspired activities for children ages 2-5.

VIRTUAL BOOK CLUB FOR KIDS 2014-2015

We are so thrilled to announce the featured authors list for 2014-2015!  We’ve selected authors that are well known so we can have some fun with our kids this year with easy to find books. Take a peek at the list and tell us if we included any of your favorite authors!

Author List for the Virtual Book Club for Kids 2014-2015

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Your Virtual Book Club for Kids Organizers are Kristina from Toddler Approved, Cerys from Rainy Day Mum and Kim from The Educators’ Spin On It. We have worked together to compile our favorite Authors and Books for this new year and we are working with an amazing team of creative bloggers to share loads of book inspired activities with you. Watch out for our blogger spotlights later this month!

Virtual Book Club for Kids Featured Authors & Dates for 2014-2015

Click HERE to for a Printable of all of the Books and Authors to keep handy

Book Selections for Virtual Book Club for Kids

Sept 11th – Mo Willems

October 9th- Julia Donaldson

Featured books: The Gruffalo, Room on the Broom, Stick Man

November 13th- Eric Litwin

Featured Books: Pete the Cat: I Love My White Socks, Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons, Pete the Cat Rocking In My School Shoes

December- No Virtual Book Club for Kids

January 8th- Ellen Stoll Walsh

Featured Books: Mouse Paint, Mouse Count, Mouse Shapes

February 12th- Dr Seuss

Featured Books: One Fish Two Fish, The Cat and the Hat, The Lorax

March 12th- Margaret Wise Brown

Featured Books: Goodnight Moon, The Important Book, Runaway Bunny

April 9th- Laura Numeroff

 
Featured Books: If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, If you Give a Pig a Pancake, If you Give a Moose a Muffin,

May 14th- Eric Carle

 
Featured Books: The Very Hungry Caterpillar, The Tiny Seed, The Mixed Up Chameleon

June 11th- Leo Lionni

 
Featured Books: A Color Of His Own, Swimmy, Little Blue and Little Yellow

July 9th- Donald Crews

Featured Books: Freight Train, 10 Black Dots, Truck

August 13th- Bill Martin Jr.

Featured Books: Chicka Chick Boom Boom, Brown Bear, Brown Bear, Chicka Chicka 1,2,3

What do you think? Are you going to join us this year? Which author is your favorite? See any books you haven’t read yet?

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

  1. Add the dates to your calendar and start reserving or finding your books! 
  2. Pick at least one book each month to read with your child.
  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!

Each month we will featured activities for all 3 books featured by the month’s author.  We’ve team up with bloggers to create many ideas that your child will enjoy and learn with.  We’d love for you to join the our Virtual Book Club too!  Each month select one of the featured books by the author of the month and create an activity with your child.  Once complete share with us in the comments below or on the Virtual Book Club for Kids Facebook Page.

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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.

Have you signed up for our Virtual Book Club for Kids Newsletter yet? Click here to sign up.

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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

 

Virtual Chapter Book Club for Kids

The following post is by Kristina of Toddler Approved: This post contains Amazon affiliate links.
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We have a really exciting announcement to make today!

In addition to our usual monthly Virtual Book Club for Kids featuring picture books, we are starting a Virtual Chapter Book Club for Kids!

This new Virtual Chapter Book Club project will feature a new theme and chapter book series each month! We are hoping that this will be a fun new way to get more kids of all ages reading, creating, and connecting with books all year long!

We’d love to invite you to join in! Keep reading to see how.

Here are our 2013-2014 themes …

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In addition to focusing on a theme each month, we will be sharing a new series of chapter books each month related to the theme. Here are a few of the series that will be spotlighted. Some bloggers will spotlight different series as well.

Virtual Book Club for Kids Series Titles

October – The Boxcar Children
November – Whatever After Series
Decemeber –Holiday Chapter Books
January – Magic School Bus Chapter Books
February – American Girl Series
March – Babymouse
April – Geranimo Stilton
May – DK Eyewitness Chapter Books
June – Matt Christopher Sports Biographies
July – Cam Jansen
August – Magic Tree House

Here’s how our Virtual Chapter Book Club is going to work…

1. At the beginning of each month we will spotlight the new theme and a chapter book series that relates to the theme. We’ll share some details about the books we are choosing and we’ll pick a book or two or three in the series to read during the month.

2. During the month we will read the book(s) and do some book related crafts or activities.

3. On the first Tuesday of the month indicated above we will share about the books we read and post the book related crafts and/or activities that we did (for example on Oct 1st we will share our first post about mysteries).

4. Lastly we’ll add a link up to the bottom of our blog post so that if you are a blogger you can join in and share what book-related crafts and activities you did with your kids!

If you aren’t a blogger you can still participate by sharing your ideas on our Virtual Book Club for Kids Facebook wall or in the comments of this post.

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Here are our Virtual Chapter Book Club Participating Bloggers this year:

The Educators’ Spin On It
Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas
Play Dr Mom
Coffee Cups and Crayons
KC Edventures with Kids
Kitchen Counter Chronicles

Do you have a child who is reading chapter books who would enjoy joining our Virtual Chapter Book Club for Kids? Will you be joining in? Let us know in the comments!

If you want to get our Virtual Book Club for Kids Newsletter, you can sign up here. The first issue will be sent out soon!

Don’t forget to follow Virtual Book Club for Kids on Pinterest too! Just click on the image below.

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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

Bill Martin Jr. Virtual Book Club for Kids

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This month we are spotlighting books by Bill Martin Jr.!

Bill Martin Jr Virtual Book Club for Kids 

Do you have a favorite book by Bill Martin Jr.?

I think Chicka Chicka Boom Boom is the current favorite at my house… but I am hoping to introduce my kids to a few new books this month too.

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

  1. Pick a Bill Martin Jr. 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, September 9th! 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 Bill Martin Jr. books that we are looking forward to reading and creating with this month…

Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?
Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear?
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom (Classic Board Books)
Kitty Cat, Kitty Cat, Are You Waking Up?
Knots on a Counting Rope (Reading Rainbow Books)
Kitty Cat, Kitty Cat, Are You Going to Sleep?
Barn Dance! (Reading Rainbow)

We always have a hard time just picking one book to feature.

In addition to reading books by Bill Martin Jr. we also love to look for videos featuring our favorite books each month.

Here are a few videos of our two favorite Bill Martin Jr. Books being read and put to music. My daughter has been a bit obsessed with the ABC song lately.

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom ABC Song on SchoolTube

Brown Bear Brown Bear What Do You See read aloud on SchoolTube with images

The Educators’ Spin On It is also sharing several wonderful Bill Martin Jr. resources to help you get to know the author a little better.

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 September 9th 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