I am a co-host for the 2016-17 Virtual Book Club for Kids season. This post is your reference for all of the books (along with suggested alternates if you can’t find the featured book) and activities for this season’s book club.
2016-17 VIRTUAL BOOK CLUB FOR KIDS BOOKS
Do you want to get ready for future weeks? Here are the books for the rest of September and October! All of these books should be available at your local library, but you can also pick a different picture book that works for that week’s theme. I’ve included one alternate that my family loves for each week.
Featured Book: Bear Says Thanks by Karma Wilson. Thanksgiving Is for Giving Thanks by Margaret Sutherland and The Thankful Book by Todd Parr are great alternates for this week’s theme. Here are some wonderful gratitude activities for kids from this week.
Featured Book: Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs by Mo Willems. When Dinosaurs Came with Everything by Elise Broach is a family favorite that would work beautifully with this theme. Here are this week’s dinosaur-themed learning activities.
Featured Book: Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site by Sherri Duskey Rinker. Alphabet Under Construction by Denise Fleming and B Is for Bulldozer: A Construction ABC by June Sobel are great alternatives for this theme. Here are this week’s construction themed learning activities.
Featured Book: The Gingerbread Man by Jim Aylesworth. Gingerbread Baby by Jan Brett and Gingerbread Mouse by Katy Bratun are two fun alternatives for this theme. Here are this week’s gingerbread themed learning activities.
Featured Book: The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg. Silver Packages: An Appalachian Christmas Story is a touching alternative choice for this theme, based on a true story. Check out this week’s train themed learning activities.
Featured Book: Penguin and the Pinecone by Salina Yoon. Penguin Problems by Jory John is a fun book that also works for this theme. Here are this week’s penguin learning activities for kids.
Featured Book: If You Give a Mouse a Cookie by Laura Numeroff. Pinkalicious by Victoria Kann is another popular picture book featuring baking. Check out this week’s Baking Activities for Kids.
Featured Book: The Day It Rained Hearts by Felicia Bond. The Kiss Box by Bonnie Verburg is another wonderful book for this theme. Here are some fun heart-themed learning activities to go along with this book!
Featured Book: The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson. The Busy Tree by Jennifer Ward is another lovely forest themed picture book. My co-hosts shared wonderful forest themed learning activities for this week!
Featured Book: A Rainbow of My Own by Don Freeman. The Rainbow Book by Kate Ohrt is a great emotional intelligence themed alternate read for this theme. There are lots of fun rainbow themed learning activities for this week!
Featured Book: Knuffle Bunny by Mo Willems. Home for a Bunny by Margaret Wise Brown is a very sweet picture book you can also read for this theme. Give our eraser-stamped bunnies and other bunny themed learning activities a try!
Featured Book: Peep and Egg: I’m Not Hatching by Laura Gehl. Jan Brett’s The Easter Egg is another fun read for this theme. This week inspired some great Easter, eggs, and chick themed activities!
Featured Book: The Earth Book by Todd Parr. You can also read What Does It Mean to Be Green for this week. This week’s earth themed learning activities are perfect for celebrating Earth Day on April 22nd.
Theme: Nursery Rhymes
Featured Book: Pick your favorite! We love Over in the Meadow. We also love Clare Beaton’s Farmyard Rhymes. Here is the Five Little Ducks activity we shared for this week, along with other fun nursery rhyme activities for kids.
Featured Book: Mouse Shapes by Ellen Stoll Walsh. Color Zoo by Lois Ehlert is another fun book for exploring shapes with kids. Here are this week’s shape activities for preschoolers.
And that’s it for the 2016-17 session of the Virtual Book Club for Kids! I hope you discovered some great books and fun activities!