• Picture Books about Pumpkins

    Picture Books about Pumpkins

    It’s pumpkin season! Whether you’re preparing for a trip to your local pumpkin patch or creating a pumpkin-themed classroom or homeschool unit, these 15 pumpkin picture books are sure to be a hit! From silly stories to engaging nonfiction, this list has something for everyone! I’ve provided age recommendations for […]

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Picture Books

Picture Books to Read in November

Picture Books to Read in November

November is a special time of year, filled with bountiful harvests, changing seasons, family togetherness, and lots to be thankful for. Today I’ve curated a list of 10 picture books that are perfect for reading aloud during the month of November. Looking for more picture books to read in November? […]

October 19, 2019 ×

Movies

Non-Scary Halloween Movies for Kids

Non-Scary Halloween Movies for Kids

My family loves Halloween, but my toddler and kindergartener don’t like anything too scary. Most popular Halloween movies (think The Nightmare Before Christmas) aren’t well suited to very small children or ones who are easily frightened. So, with that in mind, I’ve searched high and low for the best non-scary […]

October 14, 2019 ×

Picture Books

New Halloween Picture Books

New Halloween Picture Books

It’s Halloween season! If you take a quick peek in my Halloween archives, you’ll see that the last time I posted a list of Halloween themed picture books was way back in 2013. And while I still love and highly recommend all of the books on that list (seriously, you […]

September 30, 2019 ×

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 for more book lists for babies and toddlers! The Easter Egg by Jan Brett […]

March 12, 2019 ×