We’re excited to announce our featured selection of books and themes for January. Take a look and print out your January books list for your preschooler or toddler.
This book list includes hands-on fun with themed weeks inspired by these popular children’s books for winter.
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January Books for your Preschooler
This month we’ll feature 5 books and 5 themes inspired by Winter and January holidays. Are you ready to join our book club this January?
- Winter Theme: The Mitten the week of January 2.
- Snowman Theme: Snowmen at Night the week of January 9.
- Chinese New Year Theme: My First Chinese New Year the week of January 16.
- Community Helpers Theme: Who’s Hat is This? the week of January 23.
- Penguin Theme: The Emperor’s Egg the week of January 30.
Virtual Book Club for Kids Activities
Here’s a look at the weekly schedule we use at our Virtual Book Club for Kids. This schedule is created for Preschoolers and Toddlers with activities that include:
- Sensory & Imaginative Play Activities
- Alphabet Activities
- Math Activities
- Science & Cooking Activities
- Art Activities
January Books and Themes for your Child
Winter Animals Theme
January 2: WINTER ANIMALS
The featured book is The Mitten by Jan Brett
Additional Winter Animal Books
Animals in Winter by Henrietta Bancroft
Over and Under the Snow by Kate Messner
Ten on a Sled by Kim Norman
January 9: SNOWMEN
The featured book is Snowmen at Night by Caralyn Buehner
Additional Snowman Books
The Snowman by Raymond Briggs
Snowballs by Lois Ehlert
The Giving Snowman by Julia Zheng
How to Catch a Snowman by Adam Wallace
Sneezy the Snowman by Maureen Wright
The Biggest Snowman Ever by Steven Kroll
Additional Snow Themed Books
The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats
There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed Some Snow by Lucille Calandro
Mouse’s First Snow by Lauren Thompson
Little Fox in the Snow by Jonathon London
There Was a Cold Lady Who Swallowed Some Snow! by Lucille Colandro
Ten Ways to Hear Snow by Cathy Camper
The Jacket I Wear in the Snow by Shirley Neitzel
Curious About Snow by Gina Shaw
Snowflake Bentley by Jacqueline Briggs Martin
The Story of Snow: The Science of Winter’s Wonder by Jon Nelson Ph.D. Mark Cassino
Small Walt and Mo the Tow by Elizabeth Verdick
Good morning Snowplow by Deborah Bruss
Chinese New Year Theme
January 9: CHINESE NEW YEAR
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The featured book is My First Chinese New Year by Karen Katz
Additional Chinese New Year Books
Bringing In the New Year by Grace Lin
Chelsea’s Chinese New Year by Lisa Ballord
A New Year’s Reunion: A Chinese Story by Yu Li-O Ong
Here is our complete list of Chinese New Year Book Suggestions.
Community Helpers Theme
January 23: COMMUNITY HELPERS
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The featured book is Who’s Hat is This? by Sharon Katz Cooper
Additional Community Helper Books
Clothesline Clues to Jobs People Do by Kathryn Heling and Deborah Hembrook
Whose Hands Are These?: A Community Helper Guessing Book by Miranda Paul
Look for the Helpers by Alexandra Cassel
January 30: PENGUINS
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The featured book is The Emperor’s Egg by Martin Jenkins
If You Were a Penguin by Florence Minor
Penguin and the Pinecone by Salina Yoon
365 Penguins by Jean-Luc Fromental
Tacky the Penguin by Helen Lesterd
Take a look at our ultimate list of Penguin Books for Kids.
Kindness Theme (Bonus Theme)
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The featured book is Try a Little Kindness: A Guide to Being Better by Henry Cole
Be Kind by Pat Zietlow Miller
Hug Machine by Scott Campbell
The Circles All Around Us by Brad Montague
We are All Wonders by RJ Palacio
Take a look at our favorite Kindness Books for Kids.
Martin Luther King Jr (Extra Bonus Theme)
Here are several activity ideas and book suggestions about Martin Luther King Jr.
Want to follow along with our Virtual Book Club for Kids for Free? Grab this printable book list and keep it on your fridge to do with your preschooler or toddler.
Once you sign up for our Book Club Newsletter you’ll get an email every Friday with ideas for the next week inspired by our Books and Themes.
We do the work in planning so you can have fun with your preschooler and make sure they are learning basic skills at home with you.
Can’t wait to see all the fun you and your preschooler will have this Winter with our January Books and Themes.
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