I am totally excited about today's announcement! I worked together with several other bloggers over the summer to put together a Summer Virtual Book Club... and we've had so much fun that we decided we want to keep it up ALL YEAR LONG!
Each month we will spotlight a new author and each participating blogger will pick a book to focus on that month. We'll share book related crafts and activities at the end of each month and we'd love to invite you to join in!
My co-hosts, Danielle at Mommy & Me Book Club and Kim at The Educators' Spin On It, have worked together with me and several other kid blogging friends to put together this amazing list of authors for us to focus on this year! Check out the list below and a few books I am highlighting by each author.
You can click on each book to read a bit about it.
Our Yearlong Virtual Book Club Author Picks...
- September 17th-Lois Ehlert
- October 15th-Amy Krouse Rosenthal
- November 19th- Tomie de Paola
- December 17th- Jan Brett
- January 21st-David McPhail
- February 18th-Dr. Seuss
- March 18th-Julia Donaldson
- April 15th-David Shannon
- May 20th-Leo Lionni
- June 17th-Gail Gibbons
- July 15th- Jez Alborough
- August 19th-Donald Crews
Did we happen to pick any of your favorite authors? If so, which one is it?
Hopefully there are some authors that you don't know very well that you can explore and learn to love this year too!
So, are you going to join this year's Virtual Book Club?
Here's a reminder of what you need to do each month...
- Comment below and let us know that you are joining in!
- Pick your favorite book by that month's author (or a new one you want to check out) and read it with your child or class.
- Create an activity, project, craft, cooking project, etc. related to the book and do it.
- Come back and share it with us as part of a big blog hop on the third Monday of the month. The linky will be live for 3 weeks, so if you aren't ready to post on the exact date... just join in when you can! If you don't blog, you can share what you did on our Facebook wall, email us, or just comment on the post.
We'll be be posting reminders at the beginning of each month to help you remember which author we are spotlighting!
So, if you're joining in... start reserving some books at your library right now! Or, if you're like me and can't ever remember to return library books, start looking for cheap books online! I can't wait to see which books you choose to explore.
For more updates and to see loads of the posts by participating bloggers, head on over and "Like" our Virtual Book Club for Kids Facebook page.
Have a great Labor Day Weekend!
If you've missed any of our Virtual Book Club posts yet, you can find them all here!
June- Mo Willems
Here are several of the bloggers that will be participating in this year's Virtual Book Club for Kids:
Toddler Approved - Rainy Day Mum - Adventures in Reading with Kids - 3 Dinosaurs - Royal Baloo - The Educators' Spin On It - Inspiration Laboratories - Pleasantest Thing - Edventures with Kids - Two Big Two Little - - Playing With Words 365 - Kitchen Counter Chronicles - Outlaw Mom - Mommy and Me Book Club - Crafty Moms Share - No Twiddle Twaddle, - The Good Long Road - Ready. Set. Read 2 Me - Reading Confetti - Mama Smiles - Juggling with Kids - Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas