Are you a member of the Virtual Book Club for Kids?

Over 6,000 awesome parents, grandparents, teachers, and caregivers participate in a weekly book club. You can join too!

Kristina (Toddler Approved), Cerys (Rainy Day Mum) and Kim (The Educators’ Spin On It) launched this amazing group. Together with a collection of creative bloggers (included me!!) they share a fabulous children’s book and fun learning activities for 2-5 year olds to go with it each Monday during the school year.

It’s easy, fun, FREE, and no-pressure. Participate when you can and however much you want.

My twins and I started as participants when they were tiny. I loved having weekly inspiration and the camaraderie. Last year I joined as one of the co-hosts and have grown even more appreciative of this awesome group. Aside from our monthly A Read A Day reading challenge this is our favorite communities for children’s book fans.

I hope you’ll join us!

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Find a Printable Version of the Sept/Oct List HERE

Picture Book Themes & Selections for 2017-2018

Each week starting on September 12th we will feature book inspired activities on our blogs on Mondays. Order or request them today so you can join in!


Sept 11- Theme: Apples

BOOK: 10 Red Apples by Pat Hutchins

STORY TIME: Apple Farm Story Time + FREE Apple Song Printable

Sept 18- Theme: Leaves

BOOK: Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf by Lois Ehlert

STORY TIME: Fall Leaves Preschool Story Time

Sept 25- Theme: Acorns & Squirrels

BOOK: Scaredy Squirrel by Melanie Watt

STORY TIME: Acorns + Squirrels Story Time with Fall Song Cube Printable

Fall Preschool Story Time Ideas Pack

Need more Fall Story Time Ideas? Check out our 12 weeks of Fall Storytime Ideas.


Oct 2- Theme: Farms

BOOK: Click, Clack, Moo: Cows that Type by Doreen Cronin

STORY TIME: Click Clack Moo Preschool Story Time with 4 Farm Animal Manipulatives Activities

Oct 9 – Theme: Monsters

BOOK: Go Away Big Green Monster by Ed Emberley

ACTIVITY IDEA: Monster Themed Activities for Toddlers and Preschoolers

Oct 16- Theme: Pumpkins

BOOK: Five Little Pumpkins by Dan Yaccarino

STORY TIME: 5 Little Pumpkin Story Time + Dabber Pumpkin Count

Oct 23 – Theme: Witches and Potions

BOOK: Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson

READ + PLAY: Room on the Broom Preschool Math

Oct 31- Theme: Bats

BOOK: Stellaluna by Janell Cannon

ACTIVITY IDEAS: Stellaluna Bat Activities for Toddlers and Preschoolers

November and December Virtual Book Club for Kids Themes


Nov 6 – Theme: Bedtime

BOOK: Llama Llama Red Pajama by Anna Dewdney

ACTIVITY: Llama Llama Inspired Bedtime Heart Loveys

Nov 13 – Theme: Transportation

BOOK: Freight Train by Donald Crews

ACTIVITY: Easy Train Drawing Prompt

Nov 27 – Theme: Ornaments

BOOK: Merry Christmas Mouse! by Laura Numeroff

ACTIVITY IDEAS: 5 Picture Book Inspired Ornaments Kids Can Make


Dec 4 – Theme: Gingerbread

BOOK: Gingerbread Baby by Jan Brett

ACTIVITY: Gingerbread Patterning Cards & More Unit Ideas

Dec 11 – Theme: Reindeer

BOOK: Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer

January February Book List for Virtual Book Club for Kids


Jan 8 – Theme: Bears

BOOK: Bear Snores On by Karma Wilson

ACTIVITY: Bear Snores On Inspired Snack Time

Jan 15 – Theme: Snow

BOOK: The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats

STORY TIME: Snowy Day Story Time and Winter Science Activity

Jan 22 – Pancakes

BOOK: If You Give a Pig a Pancake by Laura Numeroff

Jan 29 – Pets

BOOK: Harry the Dirty Dog by Gene Zion


Feb 5 – Valentine’s Day

BOOK: Guess How Much I Love You by Sam McBratney

ACTIVITY: Valentine’s Day Storytime + Heart Collage Art

Feb 12 – Emotions

BOOK: I Was So Mad by Mercer Mayer

ACTIVITY: Simple Book Inspired Lesson about Emotions

Feb 19 – Dr Seuss

BOOK: Fox in Socks by Dr Seuss

Feb 26 – Dragons

BOOK: Dragons Love Tacos by Adam Rubin


March 5 – Rainbows

BOOK: Rainbow of My Own by Don Freeman

March 12 – Bunnies

BOOK: Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter

March 19 – Eggs 

BOOK: The Easter Egg by Jan Brett

March 26 – Birds

BOOK: Are You My Mother by P.D. Eastman


April 9 – Zoo

BOOK: Goodnight Gorilla by Peggy Rathmann

April 16 – Community Helpers

BOOK: Trashy Town by Andrea Zimmerman

April 23 – Frogs

BOOK: The Wide Mouth Frog by Keith Faulkner

April 30 – Garden

BOOK: The Tiny Seed by Eric Carle

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