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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

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

Multicultural Books for Christmas

Multicultural Books for Christmas

Christmas is a time that brings people together. Every year families from many different cultures and ethnicities celebrate Christmas across America and all over the world. I’ve assembled a list of 20 diverse Christmas stories for children ages 3-10. Each of these multicultural Christmas books will give readers a glimpse […]

November 19, 2013 ×

Picture Books

A Thanksgiving Wish

A Thanksgiving Wish

One picture book that is very close to my heart – and perfect for this time of year – is A Thanksgiving Wish (©1999) by Michael J. Rosen and John Thompson. The poignant story is accentuated by striking painted illustrations. Every year, Amanda and her family travel to her grandmother […]

November 14, 2013 ×

Everything Else

Book Character Costumes for Halloween (Or Anytime!)

Book Character Costumes for Halloween (Or Anytime!)

If your child is a book lover, I have got a treat for you! Today I’m pleased to share some awesome book-themed Halloween costume ideas for kids. This collection of heroes and heroines from many beloved children’s books are sure to make your Halloween a ton of fun! Madeline by […]

September 30, 2013 ×

Picture Books

Picture Books for Halloween

Picture Books for Halloween

As October draws near, families are thinking more and more about one of the most beloved autumn holidays, Halloween. Today I’m pleased to share eight of my favorite Halloween picture books! This list features a mix of funny, spooky, and sweet so there’s sure to be something the whole family […]

September 25, 2013 ×

Everything Else

Patriotic Treats for the Fourth of July!

Patriotic Treats for the Fourth of July!

Independence Day, commonly known as the Fourth of July, is right around the corner! There are a lot of things to love about this midsummer holiday. Fireworks, barbecues, and, of course, treats! I love making fun red, white, and blue desserts to celebrate this great American holiday. Here are some […]

June 10, 2013 ×

Movies

10 Fantastic Family Movies to Watch at Christmas

10 Fantastic Family Movies to Watch at Christmas

One of my favorite things about this time of year is watching Christmas movies. There are a ton of great movies and specials out there, so I’d like to share ten of my all-time favorites that the whole family can enjoy. How the Grinch Stole Christmas (1966) Elf (2003) The […]

December 17, 2012 ×

Picture Books

10 Incredible Picture Books to Read at Christmas

10 Incredible Picture Books to Read at Christmas

Today I’m delighted to share 10 of my favorite Christmas children’s books. These books range from laugh-out-loud funny to heartwarming and sentimental. They all have something different to offer and are sure to be loved by the whole family. The Santa Trap by Jonathan Emmett Bradley Bartleby is so bad […]

December 17, 2012 ×

Picture Books

Stick Man!

Stick Man!

“Stick Man lives in the family tree, with his Stick Lady Love and their stick children three.” Stick Man, written by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler, is an unconventional Christmas story with an unconventional protagonist. One day, while out for a morning jog, Stick Man is snatched up […]

December 14, 2012 ×