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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

 

Bill Martin Jr. Virtual Book Club for Kids

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

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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…

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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