This list of books for preschoolers is full of books we’ve read to shreds. Some of them are also titles my mother read to shreds to me! These are the titles we are going to be reading and sharing about over the next 12 months for this year’s Virtual Book Club for Kids – it’s kicking off next month!
These are all books that your local library likely has (or your school library). If they don’t, you could ask about interlibrary loans or if they could order the books. I’ve also included Amazon affiliate links below, in case you also want to add these to your personal library.
- September: Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak: When Max is sent to his room after acting like a “wild thing,” a forest grows into his room…and he begins his journey to Where The Wild Things Are. The best part of this book for us is acting out the wild rumpus!
- October: Llama Llama Red Pajama by Anna Dewdney is a combination of two things my kids love in books: storylines they relate to (not wanting to go to bed without mama) and rhymes!
- November: Madeline by Ludwig Bemelmans features a brave little girl, beautiful illustrations, and a rhythmic text that I have no problem reading again and again to my kids!
- January: The Little Engine That Could by Watty Piper. This is one my brother requested so frequently growing up that my mom hid it for awhile to get a break from chugging “I think I can, I think I can.” It’s just as popular with my boys today!
- February: The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss. The Cat in the Hat is requested VERY often in my Seuss-loving household! In addition to reading it, we play games based on the book (here’s a math game and a reading game)
- March: The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter is a classic cautionary tale that we read over and over. A young rabbit goes into his neighbors garden – despite being warned not to – and has to face the consequences including a mad gardener and a cat!
- April: Corduroy by Don Freeman is one of my favorite “toys that are alive” stories.
- May: Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs: As Retold by Mo Willems is another very funny story from one of our favorite authors! How could you not love this: “One day–for no particular reason–they decided to tidy up their house, make the beds, and prepare pudding of varying temperatures. And then–for no particular reason–they decided to go…someplace else. They were definitely NOT setting a trap for some succulent, unsupervised little girl.”
- June: The Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister has a message about making friends and sharing. But also – foilstamping, which makes this book super appealing to kids!
- July: Pinkalicious by Victoria Kann and Elizabeth Kann has SO MUCH PINK! And it’s awesome. (Also – I have 3 boys – and in case you’re questioning the gender-appeal, they all love this book.)
- August: Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Bill Martin Jr has repetition, and animals, and colors — all the ingredients for a great preschool book!
All these books are going to be featured over the next twelve months as part of the Virtual Book Club for Kids! Grab a copy (check it out from your library or add it to your at-home library) and check in here for lots of kids activities!
Join the Virtual Book Club For Kids
What is the Virtual Book Club
We’ll be featuring ways to play with these books on the 1st of each month, so you’ll have a whole month to do the activities! The co-hosts will share activities focusing on the alphabet, numbers, names, sensory, science, movement, colors, shapes, cooking, and writing. I’m so excited to see what everyone shares! There are 12 co-hosts, and I will list each co-host’s activity every month.
How to Join
All you have to do is read the books with your kids! Then you can check in here – or with any of the co-hosts – to get ideas for fun, do-able ways to add activities to pair with the book each month.
And you can add your own activity! If you have one you want to share, please do! I would love to hear your ideas and see pictures of your activities – email me or comment on my Facebook page and let me know! You can also comment on the Virtual Book Club’s Facebook page with your idea!
Print out the pdf listing each month’s choices: VBC 2015-2016 Book List.
Any questions? Are you joining us? Let me know!