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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 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.