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V is for Virtual Book Club for Kids


Last year the kids and I participated in Toddler Approved's monthly linky: Virtual Book Club for Kids.


The idea is to read a book by the assigned monthly author, do activities related to the book, and do a blog post about it. It is designed for young children ages 1-6, but we found it very fun to see how creative we could get with simple picture books at our age level ... around grades 3 to 4. It is possible! We read some new authors last year and just had a lot of fun with it!

Here are some of our posts from last year on Julia Donaldson, Dr. Suess, David McPhail, Jan Brett, Tomie DePaola, and Amy Krouse Rosenthal.

Here is this year's calendar for Virtual Book Club for Kids.


I'll be honest. I have only heard of one of these authors! That's what makes it so fun, even for moms. You get to read good literature by new-to-you authors.

You can go visit Kristina at Toddler Approved to read all the details about how to participate. I already have our book picked out for Bill Martin, Jr., and can't wait to get started. We plan to do our Book Club activities the first Friday of each month so that we are ready to link up on the second Monday.

Join us, won't you??


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  1. This is so cool. I wish I had a little one to do this with!

    Thanks for linking up with me!

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    1. Honestly, I think we have more fun doing it as older kids! I love keeping my kids in picture books, even though they are now reading chapter books and are "too old" for those "baby books". We are able to come up with some really unusual activities from them, and it is a very enriching way to spend one Friday a month.

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  2. So glad you are participating!!!

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