Picture Books

Picture Books

Picture Books about Hanukkah

Picture Books about Hanukkah

Hanukkah is right around the corner! In honor of the Festival of Lights, I’m delighted to share a list of my favorite Hanukkah picture books that your whole family is sure to love. These enchanting stories perfectly capture all of the joy and tradition of the holiday. Whether you celebrate […]

November 21, 2016 ×

Nonfiction, Picture Books

Balloons Over Broadway

Balloons Over Broadway

Balloons Over Broadway: The True Story of the Puppeteer of Macy’s Parade Balloons Over Broadway by Melissa Sweet is one of my favorite books to read around Thanksgiving. It delves into the fascinating history behind the iconic Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City. This biographical picture book tells […]

November 7, 2016 ×

Picture Books

5 Unique Picture Books to Read This Valentine’s Day

5 Unique Picture Books to Read This Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day was one of my favorite holidays as a child. I loved making cards for all my friends and classmates and seeing how many I got in return, not to mention eating candy and treats in school! These out-of-the-box picture books represent themes like love, kindness, generosity, and friendship. […]

January 28, 2016 ×

Picture Books

Great American Women: Picture Book Biographies

Great American Women: Picture Book Biographies

Picture books are a fantastic way to take a history lesson from mundane to exciting. Today I’m pleased to share 12 picture book biographies that feature great women from American history. The achievements of these women changed history, and their stories are captivating and diverse. I created this list in […]

January 11, 2016 ×

Picture Books

A Fine Dessert

A Fine Dessert

A Fine Dessert: Four Centuries, Four Families, One Delicious Treat (©2015) is a picture book written by Emily Jenkins and illustrated by Sophie Blackall. This charming book follows four different families, each a century apart, as they prepare blackberry fool, a simple dessert made from crushed blackberries, sugar, and whipped […]

November 5, 2015 ×

Picture Books

Picture Books about Thanksgiving

Picture Books about Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays, so creating this book list was so much fun! These Thanksgiving picture books are full of everything there is to love about this season: family, tradition, and gratitude. For this list I’ve decided to forgo the traditional “first Thanksgiving” stories, so you won’t […]

November 2, 2015 ×

Picture Books

Picture Books about Mermaids

Picture Books about Mermaids

Know a kid who’s crazy about mermaids? Then this is the list for you! Today I’m sharing ten fantastic mermaid-themed children’s books that the whole family will love. I hope your kids enjoy these picture books about mermaids as much as mine do! This post was updated May 2019. The […]

October 19, 2015 ×

Picture Books

The Tale of a Very Small Meerkat

The Tale of a Very Small Meerkat

Legs (©2015) written by Sarah J. Dodd and illustrated by Giusi Capizzi is the story of a meerkat named Miki who lives in a zoo with his mother. One day Miki decides to venture out on his own and see the world. When he wanders a little too far, Miki […]

September 16, 2015 ×

Picture Books

Picture Books about Pets

Picture Books about Pets

Pets are a very popular subject in children’s literature, so I’ve curated a list of my 15 favorite picture books about pets. This list includes a variety of different pets: from dogs, cats, and goldfish to much more unconventional animal companions. Each of these books exemplifies the joy of having […]

September 14, 2015 ×

Picture Books

Eight Perfect Picture Books for Autumn

Eight Perfect Picture Books for Autumn

From the cool weather and the beautiful changing colors to cuddling up under a blanket with a good book, there’s so much to love about fall. Just in time for autumn, I’m reviewing eight delightful picture books that celebrate all the joy and wonder that this season has to offer! […]

September 7, 2015 ×