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Picture Books

My Favorite Fractured Fairy Tales

My Favorite Fractured Fairy Tales

What are fractured fairy tales? Simply put, fractured fairy tales are classic fairy tales and children’s stories that have been altered for a comedic effect. I loved these kinds of stories growing up and they still delight me to this day. Here are five of my all-time favorites. The Stinky […]

April 14, 2014 ×

Picture Books

Books about Teeth and Oral Hygiene

Books about Teeth and Oral Hygiene

Learning about teeth and oral hygiene can be fun – with the right book, that is! Here are six entertaining and educational books about teeth, perfect for preschool through third grade. Finding quality children’s literature about teeth and oral hygiene is no easy task! I should know – I read […]

March 17, 2014 ×

Picture Books

Chinese New Year Books for Kids

Chinese New Year Books for Kids

Chinese New Year (also commonly known as Lunar New Year) is one of the most widely celebrated holidays in the world. The festival traditionally lasts for 15 days, though many modern families only celebrate for a few days. The lunar calendar determines when the holiday will occur each year, typically […]

January 13, 2014 ×

Picture Books

Classroom Read-Alouds for the New School Year

Classroom Read-Alouds for the New School Year

In many cities across America, today is the first day of school! In honor of back-to-school, I’ve selected a few of my favorite school-themed picture books that are perfect for the classroom! The Dot ©2003 by Peter H. Reynolds Sometimes a little dot can have a big impact! This inspiring […]

September 3, 2013 ×

Picture Books

Books About School for Preschoolers and Kindergarteners

Books About School for Preschoolers and Kindergarteners

Back-to-school season is fast approaching! For parents of kids starting preschool or kindergarten, that can mean a lot of anxiety. First-time students often worry about breaking away from a familiar routine and going to a new place. Some kids simply want to know what to expect. Luckily, there is an […]

July 29, 2013 ×

Picture Books

Picture Books About the Beach and Ocean

Picture Books About the Beach and Ocean

Today’s guest post comes from Tiffa of The Picture Book Review. Tiffa will be sharing 10 of her favorite picture books about the beach and ocean! 1.  Ladybug Girl at the Beach by David Soman and Jacky Davis My son loves the Ladybug Girl series and this one is his […]

July 11, 2013 ×

Chapter Books

Read-Aloud Classics

Read-Aloud Classics

Looking for your next great bedtime story? Many beloved classic novels can actually make perfect read-alouds for children as young as 5. Typically children’s comprehension is years ahead of reading skill. Reading more advanced literature aloud to children teaches vocabulary and helps them to become more confident readers. Why pass […]

April 30, 2013 ×

Middle Grade (9-13), Young Adult (14-18)

Great Reads for Tweens

Great Reads for Tweens

In my experience, one of the most difficult age groups to find books for is 11 to 14 years old. For young teens and pre-teens, also known “tweens,” finding books can be tricky. As kids start to outgrow much of the independent reader section of the bookstore, heading to the […]

March 17, 2013 ×

Middle Grade (9-13), Picture Books

The Princess List

The Princess List

Looking for books about princesses? Look no further! When I worked at Borders, I got hundreds of requests for books about princesses. I know that the “princess phase” is something that some parents dread, so I decided to put together a comprehensive list of my most recommended princess books, some […]

February 18, 2013 ×

Picture Books

Eight Picture Books About Winter

Eight Picture Books About Winter

There’s a chill in the air and ice and snow on the ground. Winter is in full swing! So today I’m rounding up a few of my favorite winter-themed picture books. Cozy up with a cup of hot cocoa and check out these fun reads that the whole family will […]

January 15, 2013 ×