• Picture Books about Gardening

    Picture Books about Gardening

    Getting my kids interested in gardening has always been important to me. I spent years of my childhood helping my father in the garden, tending flowers and harvesting fruits and vegetables. Following up on my list of gardening manuals for children and families, today I’m pleased to share a list […]

  • Gardening Books for Kids

    Gardening Books for Kids

    Summer has almost arrived! Even here in the frequently dreary Pacific Northwest, the sun is shining and we’ve been spending most of our days outside enjoying the backyard as much as possible. Helping in the garden is a great way for kids to spend more time outdoors exercising their minds […]

  • Children’s Books about Honeybees

    Children’s Books about Honeybees

    Bees are a keystone species, meaning they are a vital component of our ecosystem. Many people think that all bees do is make honey, but in fact, they are responsible for about one-third of the food that we eat, thanks to the pollination of crops such as fruits, vegetables, nuts, […]

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Picture Books

Music Books for Kids

Music Books for Kids

Looking for the best music books for kids? Look no further! These 10 picture books about music will make the perfect addition to any home library. Do you have any favorite music books for kids that didn’t make the list? Let me know in the comments! And click here to […]

June 25, 2019 ×

Picture Books

Amy’s Brass Band Author and Illustrator Q&A

Amy’s Brass Band Author and Illustrator Q&A

Today I am delighted to share an interview with the author and illustrator of the new picture book Amy’s Brass Band, Amy Schumaker Bliss and Allie Geddert. Read on to learn more about what went into creating this incredibly unique book! And if you haven’t already, click here to read […]

May 19, 2019 ×

Nonfiction, Picture Books

Book Review: Amy’s Brass Band

Book Review: Amy’s Brass Band

Amy’s Brass Band (©2019) written by Amy Schumaker Bliss and illustrated by Allie Geddert is a new picture book that music lovers, music teachers, and young aspiring musicians will love. Brass bands, which consist entirely of brass and percussion instruments, are among the three most common types of large music […]

May 19, 2019 ×

Movies

Amazon Prime Movies and TV Based on Children’s Books

Amazon Prime Movies and TV Based on Children’s Books

Following up on my list of Netflix movies based on children’s books, this time around I’ll be sharing some of my favorite movies and series based on children’s literature that are available to stream on Amazon Prime Video. Prime Video is a streaming service available exclusively to Amazon Prime members. […]

April 24, 2019 ×

Picture Books

Passover Picture Books

Passover Picture Books

The Jewish holiday Passover, which commemorates the Israelites’ liberation from Egyptian slavery, is right around the corner. Today I’ve put together a list of eight of my favorite Passover picture books! All of these Passover picture books are suitable for Jewish and non-Jewish children, so whether your family celebrates Passover […]

April 15, 2019 ×

Everything Else

Creating a Zero Waste Easter Basket

Creating a Zero Waste Easter Basket

It’s spring! You’ve finally decluttered your house after a long winter (perhaps with a little help from Marie Kondo) and then Easter arrives, and with it, lots and lots of junk. One of my big New Year’s Resolutions this year was to drastically reduce the amount of waste that my […]

March 20, 2019 ×

Board Books

Easter Board Books

Easter Board Books

Easter is just around the corner! These 15 Easter board books are perfect for reading to a baby or toddler, or tucking into your little one’s Easter basket! Looking for more board book recommendations? Click here to view all of my board book related posts! The Easter Egg by Jan […]

March 12, 2019 ×

Nonfiction, Picture Books

35 Earth Day Books for Kids

35 Earth Day Books for Kids

April 22 is Earth Day, a worldwide annual event dedicated to environmental awareness and conservation efforts. I’ve compiled a list of 35 Earth Day books for kids, ranging from preschool all the way to high school. The books on this list are as entertaining as they are edifying and would […]

February 12, 2019 ×

Picture Books

Christmas Tree Picture Books

Christmas Tree Picture Books

I love Christmas trees. Without a doubt, one of my favorite things about this time of year is seeing beautifully decorated trees almost everywhere. Decorating our Christmas tree brings back so many warm memories from my childhood, and it’s a wonderful opportunity to create new memories with my own children. […]

November 4, 2018 ×

Picture Books

Picture Books about Monsters

Picture Books about Monsters

My oldest daughter loves monsters, from the scary and slimy to the cute and cuddly, and today I’m pleased to share 20 monster picture books that you are sure to love! These funny picture books are great for kids who love monsters and are also excellent for easing fears in […]

October 9, 2018 ×