• 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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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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 ×

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 ×