Virtual Book Club Archive

The Rainbow Fish series, by Marcus Pfister: Great Resource for learning social skills

Teaching social and emotional regulation skills through picture books is a wonderful way open a discussion and illustrate important topics with kids.  It is much less threatening for a child to address concerns from the viewpoint of

The Three Little Kittens LOST their ALPHABET MITTENS: Virtual Book Club for Kids featuring Paul Galdone

This month the Virtual Book Club for Kids is featuring books by Paul Galdone.  He is known for creatively illustrating many classic children’s tales and rhymes such as The Three Bill Goats Gruff, The Three Little Pigs,

“If You Give a …” Mad Lib

I always loved doing Mad Libs as a child … and have continued loving them ever since.  Now that I’m a mom, I shared my love with my kids.  Not only are they lots of fun and

If You Give a Pig a Party … Family Fun Night

This month for the Virtual Book Club for Kids we are featuring Laura Numeroff, author behind the series “If you give a …” series, plus many more fun titles.  Our family’s favorite book by her is “If

“Bear Says Thanks”: Learning Homophones

This month the Virtual Book Club for Kids is featuring Karma Wilson.  The kids and I had only read of couple of her books before, so it was a lot of fun to explore her books in

What’s in the Witch’s Kitchen? – a Fun Menu activity to go along with Nick Sharratt’s book

This month the Virtual Book Club for Kids is featuring Nick Sharratt!  Once again I collected all the books I could by him at our library … and a couple that we had around the house.  Here

Football Themed Learning: Activities to go along with “Little Granny Quarterback” by Bill Martin, Jr.

This month’s featured author for the Virtual Book Club for Kids is Bill Martin, Jr.  Being that he has authored over 300 children books it’s pretty tricky to narrow down which one to focus on for the

Announcing September’s Virtual Book Club for Kids Author: Bill Martin, Jr

  Another amazing year for the Virtual Book Club for Kids is starting!  And we’re kicking it off with prolific writer, Bill Martin, Jr.  He has authored over 300 books for children … including many illustrated by

Size Relativity & Bear Hugs: Virtual Book Club for Kids featuring Jez Alborough

The featured author for this month’s Virtual Book Club for Kids is Jez Alborough.  A brand new author to us.  We really enjoyed all the books we checked out of the library by him.  I loved the

The Bicycle Book, by Gail Gibbons – Virtual Book Club for Kids

We missed out on last month’s Virtual Book Club for Kids … just got too busy (… and the kids weren’t too into the activities I could come up with!)  So, we definitely didn’t want to miss

Utilizing the Books of David Shannon in Play Therapy and as Parenting Resources

David Shannon is one of my favorite children’s author and illustrator.  I love is simple, child-focused pictures and story contact that is fun, yet usually has a great message for kids.  For this reason his books are

Be True to Yourself … “A Bad Case of Stripes” activity

I was very excited that the Virtual Book Club for Kids picked David Shannon to be the featured author this month.  He is one of my favorite authors and illustrators of children’s books.  And my favorite book