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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