• 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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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 ×

Picture Books

Apple Books for Preschoolers

Apple Books for Preschoolers

It’s apple season! Today I’m sharing some apple books that are perfect for preschoolers. Last year I homeschooled my preschooler and we did a big unit on apples in early fall. I’m looking forward to reading these fantastic apple books again this autumn, hopefully before a day of apple-picking (we […]

August 27, 2018 ×

Picture Books

Mermaid School

Mermaid School

Sometimes you see a book and instantly know that it deserves a permanent spot in your collection. On a recent trip to our local bookstore I spotted Mermaid School (©2018) written by Joanne Stewart Wetzel and illustrated by Julianna Swaney, and I knew that I had to bring it home. […]

August 14, 2018 ×

Nonfiction, Picture Books

HOW TO COACH GIRLS + Picture Books about Girls in Sports

HOW TO COACH GIRLS + Picture Books about Girls in Sports

Did you know that about 70% of kids quit sports by age 13? Even more startling is the fact that girls drop out of sports at six times the rate of boys. Enter How to Coach Girls (©2018) by Mia Wenjen and Alison Foley, a comprehensive guide to help parents […]

March 6, 2018 ×

Picture Books

Picture Books about Cooking

Picture Books about Cooking

Cooking with your children teaches them important life skills, boosts self-esteem and even increases math and reading comprehension ability. Picture books are an excellent way to gets kids interested in cooking (and eating!) new flavors. The books on this list will have children clamoring to get in the kitchen and […]

February 16, 2018 ×

Picture Books

30 Must-Read 2018 Picture Books

30 Must-Read 2018 Picture Books

It’s January, and that means I am eagerly looking ahead and deciding what I’ll be reading in the upcoming year, both for this blog and to my own kids. If you’re doing the same, then hopefully this list of 2018 picture books will help you to fill up your library […]

January 11, 2018 ×