Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Join Us for Virtual Book Club for Kids 2014-2015!

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Today I am so excited to kick off our third year of Virtual Book Club for Kids and announce the authors and books we will be featuring this school year!!

Virtual Book Club for Kids is a free online book group for families that features a new author each month! I co-host Virtual Book Club for Kids each month with Cerys from Rainy Day Mum and Kim from The Educators' Spin On It along with a wonderful group of blogging friends that I will introduce to you next week!

In addition to featuring a new author each month, this year we will be sharing THREE of our favorite books by that author along with several book inspired activities for kids! We would love to invite you to join us as we create and connect with books this year! 

This year Virtual Book Club for Kids will be held on the second Thursday of every month.

Our activities will be geared towards kids ages 2-6 but many can be adapted for younger or older children. Scroll down to see how you can participate.

Our featured authors for 2014-2015 are...

Are you interested in participating in Virtual Book Club for Kids this year? If so, 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!

*To make things super easy for you Kim even created a printable book list that you can take with you to the library or book store. I will be adding affiliate links below later this week if you are interested in purchasing the books over on Amazon.

Virtual Book Club for Kids Featured Authors for 2014-2015

Sept 11th - Mo Willems

Featured books: Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus, Knuffle Bunny, The Duckling Gets a Cookie

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?

Don't forget to come back on Thursday, September 11th and check out the featured activities we'll be sharing along with our blogging friends as we spotlight books by Mo Willems!

You can also follow VBC in a few other spots...


  1. A super exciting line-up. Can't wait to participate!

  2. Yeah, so excited to see this post. One of my goals for this year is to be more purposeful about choosing the books ahead of time. Looking forward to seeing all the fun posts!

  3. Am taking this up! Though my daughter is just 15 months old, she shows a great deal of interest in books and I keep bringing her new books from the library. This is a great way to introduce new authors to her though I doubt I can do any activity with her!

  4. This is great. I'm homeschooling preschool with my twin boys and need fresh ideas. We love books. We will be joining for sure. :)

  5. What a great list! I use quite a lot of these books to teach English to very young learners and my own children. Can't wait to see the ideas that will come up. :)

  6. This looks wonderful for all 3 of my daughters- first grade, 4 1/2, 1! Thanks!

  7. What a great list! We can't wait to get reading!


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