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With a new school year, it’s time to introduce this year’s Virtual Book Club for Kids – our monthly series connecting and creating with books for kids. Each month we will be sharing 1 of 3 books by a popular children’s author, and bringing the books alive through creative activities, crafts and learning for kids aged between 2 and 5.
I’m so excited by the selection of authors this year – there’s a real mix of some of our old favourites and a couple that are new to me. I can’t wait to read with the kids this year and get creative bringing you ideas to bring the alive. We’re also changing up things a bit. The club is still organized by myself – Cerys, Kristina from Toddler Approved and Kim from The Educators’ Spin On It and we’re being joined by a fabulous selection of bloggers who I will be introducing you to over the coming months.
This year we will be sharing our ideas on the 2nd Thursday of the month with a new author each month (although you may see other ideas based around the books and the author throughout the month on Rainy Day Mum and the other sites). Instead of the group of Virtual Book Club for Kids bloggers having a wide selection of books for each author, to make it more useful for you we’ve chosen the 3 best books in our opinion from the authors.
This years authors for Virtual Book Club for Kids
Here goes here’s our list
September – Mo Willems
October – Julia Donaldson
November – Eric Litwin
December – no virtual book club for kids
January – Ellen Stoll Walsh
February – Dr Seuss
March – Margaret Wise Brown
April – Laura Numeroff
May – Eric Carle
June – Leo Lionni
July – Donald Crews
August – Bill Martin Jr
Now as I mentioned above – this year, instead of the bloggers of Virtual Book Club featuring a book by any of these authors we will be sharing activities around one of 3 of the books by the authors.
Click HERE to for a Printable of all of the Books and Authors to keep handy
The featured books
Each month I will be sharing a creative activity based around 1 of 3 books by the authors listed above. The books that have been chosen are popular and fun to read with kids ages 2 and 5. Kids love the themes of these books, and they provide great inspiration for parents and teachers to extend upon with their kids. Affiliate links are included below, these do not cost you anything more but a small percentage of the sales through these links helps to support the running of Rainy Day Mum.
Joining in with this years Virtual Book Club for Kids
We love when you join us throughout the year with the virtual book club for kids either by doing the activities that we are sharing with you, or by expanding on these and creating your own ways to connect and create with our selection of books. If you do join in then come and share pictures, ideas and what you have done on our Virtual Book Club for Kids Facebook Page.
If you are on Pinterest check that you are following our Virtual Book Club for Kids Pinterest Board to find even more ideas creating and connecting with books.