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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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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

 

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

 

 

Welcome to the Home of Virtual Book Club for Kids!

The Virtual Book Club for Kids is a online group of bloggers, parents, caregivers, and educators that explores fabulous authors and new books each month all year long! 

Virtual Book Club for Kids is hosted by Toddler Approved, The Educators’ Spin On It, and Rainy Day Mum along with many other bloggers.

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Each month we spotlight one author, read books by that author, and share book-related crafts and activities inspired by the author’s books that we’ve choosen to read. The crafts and activities we share are geared towards kids ages 1-6, though many can be adapted for older kids.

Our goal is to help kids gain a love of reading at an early age while making connections with books in fun and meaningful ways.

For the 2013-2014 year (September 2013 – August 2014) we will be featuring the authors listed below…

Virtual Book Club for Kids Authors for 2013-2014 (1)

If you’re interested in joining us for Virtual Book Club for Kids this year, start by…

1. Signing up for our newsletter.

2. Comment and let us know that you’ll be joining in.

3. Like us on Facebook and Pinterest so that you can keep up with the ideas we share.

After you’ve signed up, get started on the activities below…

1. Pick your favorite book by that month’s author (or a new one you want to check out) and read it with your child or class.

2. Create an activity, project, craft, cooking project, etc. related to the book and do it. 

3. Come back and share it with us as part of a big blog hop on the second Monday of the month. The linky will be live for 3 weeks, so if you aren’t ready to post on the exact date… just join in when you can! If you don’t blog, you can share what you did on our Facebook wall, email us, or just comment on the post.

We’ll be be posting reminders at the beginning of each month to help you remember which author we are spotlighting!

If you’re joining in, start reserving some books at your library right now!  

You can also find Virtual Book Club for Kids on Facebook and Pinterest