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2016 Picture Books with Diverse Characters

2016 Picture Books with Diverse Characters

The lack of 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 of color […]

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 funny Christmas picture books that you won’t be able to resist! These eight picture books are sure to leave your whole family in stitches! If you have a favorite […]

December 13, 2016 ×

Early Readers

Christmas Early Readers

Christmas Early Readers

Today I’ve put together a list of 10 Christmas-themed early readers! These short, illustrated books are suitable for beginning readers ages 5-8, and they are also excellent read-aloud stories for the whole family! These early readers are all available for under $5, so they make excellent stocking stuffers! Merry Christmas, […]

November 28, 2016 ×

Board Books

Board Books about Hanukkah

Board Books about Hanukkah

Today I’m sharing eight board books about Hanukkah! These sweet and simple books are perfect for sharing with a baby or toddler. To find more Hanukkah themed books, make sure to check out my list of Hanukkah Picture Books! My First Chanukah A fun and simple introduction to the holiday. […]

November 23, 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-themed picture books. Whether you celebrate Hanukkah in your home or you simply want to expose your children to other cultures and traditions, these 15 books are worth […]

November 21, 2016 ×

Board Books

Muddle and Match

Muddle and Match

Muddle and Match is a series of silly books that let kids mix up the pages to create one-of-a-kind characters. The stories are zany, alliterative tongue-twisters that will have kids in stitches! These books keep children entertained whether you’re on the go or at home, and the sturdy board book […]

November 16, 2016 ×

Nonfiction

The Story of Inventions

The Story of Inventions

The Story of Inventions (©2007) by Anna Claybourne and Adam Larkum is a clever nonfiction book that curious kids will surely enjoy. This fun and fascinating book explores the real-life stories behind more than 70 well-known inventions, spanning all the way from centuries-old inventions to everyday essentials including light bulbs, […]

November 14, 2016 ×

Picture Books

Balloons Over Broadway

Balloons Over Broadway

Balloons Over Broadway: The True Story of the Puppeteer of Macy’s Parade by Melissa Sweet delves into the fascinating history behind the iconic Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City. This biographical picture book tells the story of Tony Sarg (1880-1942), who is considered by many to be the […]

November 7, 2016 ×

Board Books

The A to Z Guide to Jobs for Girls

The A to Z Guide to Jobs for Girls

The A to Z Guide to Jobs for Girls by Charles C Dowd is a charming ABC book that little girls will love. The book got its start on Kickstarter, and nearly 400 people (myself included) contributed to helping get the book into production. I was so excited to receive […]

February 25, 2016 ×