Book Character Parties: A Round Up

Fall planning, you sneaky beast, you!  The other week I was thinking about what to plan for the fall when school starts back up, so I asked my Twitter friends the following question:


And I have to say, ya’ll made it rain!  There were so many ideas and blog posts thrown my way that I had to bring them all together in some way.  But first, here’s why I think book character parties are a super awesome idea:

  • They bring the focus back to the books. I’m completely over one-off craft programs that require no creativity or innovation.
  • You can promote your collection – Read alikes, anyone? How about some non-fiction that would pair well with the book?
  • You can include literacy based activities and the kids won’t even care because it is SO FUN.
  • They draw on kid culture – What books are your kids interested in? What book won’t stay on your shelves? Start there.

So here is a round up of the amazing ideas everyone shared with me, plus some that I found on my own.

Alice in Wonderland

American Girl


Captain Underpants


Diary of a Wimpy Kid


Dog Man

Dr. Seuss

Fancy Nancy

Geronimo Stilton

Harry Potter

The Hobbit

The Hunger Games

I Survived

Laura Numeroff


Lunch Lady

Magic Tree House

Mo Willems

Percy Jackson

Pete the Cat


Rainbow Magic Fairies

Stars Wars: Jedi Academy and Origami Yoda

Winnie the Pooh

Other Awesome Ideas

If I’ve missed a book character party you’ve written up somewhere, please leave a comment and I will add it in to this post.  Or if you have any ideas for how to better organize the categories, let me know.

Happy fall planning!

19 thoughts on “Book Character Parties: A Round Up

    1. Thanks, Abby! I’ll add them in now!

  1. Wow! Amazing!! You have to link this to August’s Thrive Thursday blog hop. Amy (The Show Me Librarian) will be hosting! =)

    1. Thanks, Kelsey, I’ll add them in!

    1. Holy Moly, Bridget! I’ll add these in as soon as I get a chance!

  2. Thanks for all these great links/ideas!

    We’ve done Fancy Nancy, Dora and Diego, Elephant & Piggie, and have an upcoming “Picture Book Party” where my awesome colleague and I are going to celebrate the wonders of a variety of picture books/characters! Sadly, there are no blog posts to record these events, but I’m still hoping to start my own blog……now if I can just find that elusive 25th hour in the day!

    1. Haha, I totally know what you mean Kary! Just let us know when you start your blog so we can add it to our blogroll. Your parties sound super amazing!

    1. No problem – just found your Star Wars party when I was looking for links for our upcoming YAACing column. I added your Divergent party too – thanks for the heads up! As soon as I get two or more links for the same character I create a heading for it. Hopefully people keep sharing these posts so I can add and add 🙂

    1. Added it! Thanks for sharing such awesome programming.

    1. Thank you, Carol! I’ve added yours in!

  3. awwww yeah. this list just made my day. And making the list just made my week! 😀
    Can’t wait to read through all these, thanks for taking the time to gather them!! 🙂

    1. Thanks for writing about your awesome programs!

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