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Guest Post: Book-Inspired Gifts for Kids

Guest Post: Book-Inspired Gifts for Kids

Hello everybody, I’m Stef from Non Toy Gifts and I’ll be sharing a few great book-inspired gift ideas – just in time for Christmas. My son opened one gift after another and nothing put a smile on his face. He was disappointed and I was heartbroken. I had come up […]

December 3, 2015 ×

Early Readers

Thanksgiving Early Readers

Thanksgiving Early Readers

I love Thanksgiving! I mean, what’s not to love? Here are eight of my favorite Thanksgiving early readers. I’ve included suggested grade levels for each book, but feel free to use your own judgment. These books also make excellent read-aloud stories for the whole family! Silly Tilly’s Thanksgiving Dinner Tilly […]

November 10, 2015 ×

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 five fantastic mermaid-themed children’s books that the whole family will love. The Mermaid and the Shoe by K.G. Campbell Every one of King Neptune’s daughters has a special talent, except for young Minnow. […]

October 19, 2015 ×

Middle Grade (9-13)

Spooky Middle Grade Reads

Spooky Middle Grade Reads

With Halloween only a few weeks away, now is the perfect time to curl up with a scary story on a dark, stormy night. I’ve put together a list of my favorite spooky middle-grade novels, perfect for older children and teens! From ghosts and witches to haunted houses and alternate […]

October 12, 2015 ×

Board Books

Halloween Books for Toddlers

Halloween Books for Toddlers

Halloween is right around the corner! With these non-scary Halloween board books, even the youngest members of the family can get excited about Halloween! For even more Halloween books the whole family will love, don’t forget to check out my favorite Halloween picture books. Where Is Baby’s Pumpkin? by Karen […]

October 5, 2015 ×

Board Books

Our Favorite Board Books for Baby’s First Year

Our Favorite Board Books for Baby’s First Year

My daughter has loved books ever since she was a newborn. But choosing books for babies can be difficult. While there are a lot of wonderful board books out there, it takes a special kind of book to hold the attention of a baby who is less than a year […]

September 21, 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 ×