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Early Readers

Pete the Cat Phonics Box

Pete the Cat Phonics Box

The Pete the Cat Phonics Box (©2017) is a set of twelve early readers from Pete the Cat creator and illustrator James Dean. This cute little box comes complete with a handle for carrying and houses twelve miniature books. Each book has been reviewed by a phonics expert and features […]

January 16, 2017 ×

Picture Books

Round Is a Tortilla

Round Is a Tortilla

In honor of the upcoming 2017 Multicultural Children’s Book Day, today I’ll be sharing two bilingual picture books! Round is a Tortilla: A Book of Shapes (©2013) written by Roseanne Thong and illustrated by John Parra is a shapes primer that celebrates the beauty and vibrancy of Latino culture. The […]

January 4, 2017 ×

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 eight picture books are sure to leave your whole family in stitches! If you have any favorite […]

December 13, 2016 ×

Early Readers

Christmas Early Readers

Christmas Early Readers

Today I’ve put together a list of 10 Christmas 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! Need more […]

November 28, 2016 ×

Board Books

Board Books about Hanukkah

Board Books about Hanukkah

Today I’m sharing eight fantastic Hanukkah board books! These sweet and simple books are perfect for sharing with a baby or toddler. To find even more great Hanukkah books for kids, make sure to check out my list of Hanukkah Picture Books! Do you have any favorite Hanukkah board books that […]

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 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

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 ×

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 ×