Picture Books

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 ×

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 ×

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 ×

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 ×