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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

Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links to Amazon.  

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.

Click to Print Book List

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

Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links to Amazon.  

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

Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links to Amazon.  

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 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!!

Announcing Virtual Book Club for Kids Summer Camp 2014!

Virtual Book Club for Kids Summer Camp starts in only 2 weeks! Are you going to join us for a summer filled with great books and cool activities?

Virtual Book Club Summer Camp features THREE weeks of children’s book themed crafts and activities for kids ages 2-5.

Instead of driving your kids off to camp each day… you get to stay home and attend “virtual” summer camp along with us! We will serve as your Camp Directors and we’ll get you all of the materials and information you need to make camp successful for you and your kids.

We have chosen three weekly themes tied with some of our favorite children’s books to share with you! 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!

Each week you will receive a newsletter from us with your plan for the week.

Once you get the newsletter each week you’ll have plenty of simple activity ideas 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 $9.99 

If you’d like to join us for camp this summer, click on this link to be added to our VBC Summer Camp Alerts list. Registration for our June session just closed but our July session will begin registration in the next few weeks.

Our July Virtual Book Club Summer Camp session will officially start on Monday, July 28 but you can sign up for the newsletters and use them whenever they are useful for you after that.

You may want to sprinkle the activities throughout the summer every few weeks or do them along with us each day. The July session is scheduled for the weeks of July 28th, August 4th, and August 11th.

Once you register for Virtual Book Club Summer Camp you’ll receive a welcome email with camp themes and an invitation to our private Virtual Book Club Summer Camp Facebook group so we can start chatting!

The Camp Directors this year are 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).

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).

One of my favorite parts of VBC Summer Camp is that activity will be simple, have easy to get materials, and will be geared towards kids ages 2-5. I also am loving our VBC Summer Camp private Facebook group! It is filling up fast with lots of excited participants! Hope you’ll join us too!

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 me in the comments with any questions regarding payment.
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