Picture Books

Picture Books

2016 Picture Books with Diverse Characters

2016 Picture Books with Diverse Characters

The lack of racial and ethnic diversity in children’s literature is an issue that has gained increased attention in recent years. In just three years the number of diverse characters in children’s books has doubled, moving from a paltry 7% in 2012 to over 14% in 2015. But with people […]

January 2, 2017 ×

Picture Books

Christmas around the World

Christmas around the World

Today I’m sharing ten picture books that feature Christmas celebrations from all across the globe! This book list was originally featured as a guest contribution on the fantastic blog Non-Toy Gifts. Each of these books will give readers an enchanting glimpse at how families in other countries celebrate the season, […]

December 19, 2016 ×

Picture Books

Christmas Picture Books That Will Make Your Kids Laugh

Christmas Picture Books That Will Make Your Kids Laugh

In my family, we can’t get enough Christmas books. I’ve probably read hundreds of them! Today I’m sharing a selection of laugh-out-loud funny Christmas books that you won’t be able to resist! These hysterical picture books are sure to leave your whole family in stitches! If you have any favorite […]

December 13, 2016 ×

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 ×