• Easy Books for Emerging Readers

    Easy Books for Emerging Readers

    If you’re looking for easy-to read beginner books for a young, emerging reader, look no further! I’ve compiled a list of over 30 of my favorite easy readers that are perfect for pre-k, kindergarten, and first grade. All of the books on this list have large text with plenty of […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 and […]

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Everything Else, Middle Grade (9-13)

The Best Baking Cookbooks for Kids

The Best Baking Cookbooks for Kids

I have loved baking for as long as I can remember. In the last few years there has been an abundance of incredible baking cookbooks for kids, and today I’m sharing my top picks. Now that most kids are at home a lot more than usual, learning to bake is […]

September 17, 2020 ×

Picture Books

Picture Books about Grandparents

Picture Books about Grandparents

Grandparents Day is right around the corner, and this year I’m celebrating by sharing 12 diverse picture books about grandparents! A Morning with Grandpa by Sylvia Liu and Christina Forshay When Mei Mei sees her grandfather practicing tai chi in the garden, she is eager to join in. Grandpa teaches […]

September 4, 2020 ×

Board Books

50+ Books for One and Two-Year-Olds

50+ Books for One and Two-Year-Olds

Both of my children have loved books since they were babies. Around the time a child turns one year old, something clicks for them and they begin understanding and engaging with books in a whole new way. So many book lists on the internet are aimed at children ages 3 […]

August 18, 2020 ×

Picture Books

Kindergarten Homeschool Reading List

Kindergarten Homeschool Reading List

Teaching a child to read is no easy task, but most educators agree that reading aloud to your child every day has the biggest impact on literacy. Whether you’re a full-time homeschooler or just trying to supplement a remote learning curriculum, these 20 picture books are sure to keep your […]

August 11, 2020 ×

Early Readers

Easy Books for Emerging Readers

Easy Books for Emerging Readers

If you’re looking for easy-to read beginner books for a young, emerging reader, look no further! I’ve compiled a list of over 30 of my favorite easy readers that are perfect for pre-k, kindergarten, and first grade. All of the books on this list have large text with plenty of […]

August 10, 2020 ×

Picture Books

Sumo Joe by Mia Wenjen

Sumo Joe by Mia Wenjen

Sumo Joe written by Mia Wenjen and illustrated by Nat Iwata is a new rhyming picture book that will introduce young readers to two forms of Japanese martial arts. On Saturday morning, big brother Joe and his little sister Jo have breakfast together. When his sister leaves for akido practice, […]

January 26, 2020 ×

Picture Books

My Favorite 2019 Picture Books

My Favorite 2019 Picture Books

As a book blogger and mom of two, I read hundreds of picture books every year. The past year I got to read so many wonderful new books, and today I’m thrilled to share with you my 10 favorite picture books published in 2019. Each and every book on this […]

January 7, 2020 ×

Picture Books

Picture Books to Read in December

Picture Books to Read in December

I love December. For me there isn’t anything better than spending a chilly December day curled up with some hot cocoa and a good book. Today I’ve curated a list of ten picture books that are perfect for reading aloud during the month of December. I hope that you’ll love […]

November 24, 2019 ×

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 ×