Monday, March 4, 2013

March Virtual Book Club for Kids- Julia Donaldson

(some of the 167 books written by Julia Donaldson are featured above)

In March 2013 we will be spotlighting books by Julia Donaldson as part of our Virtual Book Club for Kids

Virtual Book Club for Kids is a fun way for us to share about new authors and books each month! I haven't read any books by Julia Donaldson yet, so I am really looking forward to diving into them this month! We will be spotlighting The Gruffalo as our book this month and will share some book-related crafts and activities. We may even find time to feature a few other Julia Donaldson books too... depending on what is at our library!

If you are a fan of The Gruffalo, make sure to check out The Gruffalo on Facebook, Pinterest, and The Gruffalo's US website (if you're in the US). There are even some fun Gruffalo videos over on YouTube.

Have you read any books by Julia Donaldson? If so, which one is your favorite?

If you want to read more about Julia, you can head here. I think her About Me page is fascinating.

Will you be participating in Virtual Book Club for Kids this month?

All you have to do is...
  1. Pick a Julia Donaldson book to read with your child or class (several are shown above in my collage)
  2. Comment below and let me 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, March 18th! We will have a linky up for three 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
It is so fun to see the variety of ways that children, moms, teachers, and other caregivers and professionals explore and create using books as their inspiration!

For more updates and to see posts by participating bloggers, head on over and "Like" our Virtual Book Club for Kids Facebook page or follow our Virtual Book Club for Kids Pinterest Board.

Here's the button you can grab if you are participating!


PS- If you missed any of our other Virtual Book Club Posts you can find them below:

June- Mo Willems
July- Don and Audrey Wood
August- Kevin Henkes
September- Lois Ehlert
October- Amy Krouse Rosenthal
November- Tomie dePaola
December- Jan Brett
January- David McPhail
February- Dr. Seuss

Here are several of the bloggers that will be participating in this year's Virtual Book Club for Kids:

Toddler Approved - Rainy Day Mum - Adventures in Reading with Kids - 3 Dinosaurs - Royal Baloo - The Educators' Spin On It - Inspiration Laboratories - Pleasantest Thing - Edventures with Kids - Two Big Two Little - Playing With Words 365 - Kitchen Counter Chronicles - Outlaw Mom - Mommy and Me Book Club - Crafty Moms Share - No Twiddle Twaddle - The Good Long Road - Ready. Set. Read 2 Me - Reading Confetti - Mama Smiles - Juggling with Kids- Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas - Creekside Learning - Creative Family Fun - The Usual Mayhem - Teach Preschool - PlayDrMom - CraftoArt - Here Come the Girls - Being a Conscious Parent - Smiling like Sunshine - Crayon Freckles - Train Up a Child - Smile Play Learn - Enchanted Homeschooling Mom - Coffee Cups and Crayons - Having Fun at Chelle's House- Love, Play, Learn - Juggling With Kids - Motherhood on a Dime - Growing Book By Book- This Reading Mama - Fantastic Fun and Learning


  1. My 3 year old son absolutely loves the Gruffalo! We have read it MANY MANY times! His new favourite Juila Donaldson book is Monkey Puzzle - it is also very entertaining!

  2. I can't wait to do this one! I looked at several of these books and we have settled on Stick Man. Oh, we have some fun activities planned!!!

  3. Oh GOODIE!!!
    I love Julia's books too, Tabby MCtat is a great one but I love the whale one too...
    We'll most certainly join in!
    Thanks for the chance to share!
    SMiles SHarnee :)

  4. We'll be reading The Gruffalo as part of our 1001 children's book challenge. We're even going to learn the song. Looking forward to reading all about everyone else's experiences. :)


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