We’re getting ready for the 4th year of the Virtual Book Club for Kids along with 11 other blogs! Will you join us? This year we’re featuring one book each month and sharing activities to go along with the books.
Virtual Book Club for Kids 2015-2016 Book List
We usually head to our local library to check out the featured books. I’ve included Amazon affiliate links (the book cover and title) so you can read more about the books and add them to your collection if you want.
September: Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak – Max’s imagination is running wild! He travels to where the wild things are and becomes king of all wild things. Eventually he becomes lonely wants to return home where he is loved best of all.
October: Llama Llama Red Pajama by Anna Dewdney – The first book in the Llama Llama series is all about Baby Llama who has just gone to bed. He starts to worry about his mama. Where is she? Will she come back. Of course the book ends with Mama Llama comforting Llama Llama and all is set right. We love the rhythmic rhyming that’s present in all of the Llama Llama books.
November: Madeline by Ludwig Bemelmans – I remember reading Madeline as a child, so I’m looking forward to reading this classic to my kids. I love the illustrations just as much as the story.
January: The Little Engine That Could by Watty Piper – This classic was one of the first books in our book collection when Aiden was a baby. As a train loving toddler, he happily listened to the story of the little engine saying, “I think I can! I think I can!”
February: The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss – We are fans of Dr. Seuss and The Cat in the Hat is no exception. I’m always amazed at how this one story changed the world of beginning readers forever.
Last year we did some kite rhyming with the Cat in the Hat, so stay tuned for what we have planned this year.
March: The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter – This is another classic from my childhood. I have yet to read it with my kids, so March will be the month that they experience the mischievous Peter Rabbit for the first time.
April: Corduroy by Don Freedman – I had forgotten how much I liked this book as a child. The story of the cute little teddy bear waiting on a store shelf to be taken home is adorable.
May: Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs: As Retold by Mo Willems – Mo Willems is my favorite children’s book author. He’s best known for Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! and the Elephant and Piggie books. Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs is Mo Willems’ take on the classic fairy tale although these dinosaurs may or may not be setting a trap for Goldilocks!
June: The Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister – Adults and kids alike love to look at this book with its shiny foil and glitter everywhere. The lesson the Rainbow Fish learns is what makes this book a classic.
July: Pinkalicious by Victoria Kann and Elizabeth Kann – This book is new to us. It’s about a little girl who loves all things pink. She eats so much pink that she turns pink, too. Uh oh. What now?
August: Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Bill Martin Jr. – This is one of my daughter’s favorite books. We love it for the repetition and the characters. Often, we’ll add in the sounds of the all the animals as we read the book.
See more of our favorite books for babies here.
More About the Virtual Book Club for Kids
Would you like to join us this year? On the first of each month, we’ll share activities to go along with the featured book. Here’s how you can participate, too:
- Read the featured book each month.
- Try out some of our activities inspired by the books. Be sure to check out the Virtual Book Club’s Facebook page and Pinterest board.
- Share with us.
Will you be joining us?
Check out our past Virtual Book Club posts here.
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