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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 ×

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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 ×

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 picture 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. Before you go, be sure to take a look at the […]

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 ×

Picture Books

The Santa Trap

The Santa Trap

If you’ve read all of the traditional Christmas books this year and are looking for something new and different, The Santa Trap by Jonathan Emmett and Poly Bernatene is the perfect choice! The story centers on Bradley Bartleby, a boy so bad that everyone – including his parents – is […]

December 13, 2012 ×

Picture Books

The Birds of Bethlehem

The Birds of Bethlehem

Looking for something new to read this Christmas? The Birds of Bethlehem (©2012) by Tomie dePaola is a fresh and creative take on the nativity story. Early one morning, the birds of the town of Bethlehem gather together to share some extraordinary news. From their unique perspective, the birds have […]

December 11, 2012 ×

Picture Books

A Family Hanukkah Book

A Family Hanukkah Book

Today I’m excited to share a lovely Hanukkah-themed picture book, Eight Winter Nights: A Family Hanukkah Book (©2010) written by Laura Krauss Melmed and illustrated by Elisabeth Schlossberg. Eight Winter Nights is a collection of short, festive poems about Hanukkah. The poems tell the story of one family’s Hanukkah celebration. […]

December 10, 2012 ×

Board Books

Apple Pie ABC

Apple Pie ABC

Since it is Thanksgiving week, I’d like to share a book all about a beloved turkey day dessert – pie! That book is Apple Pie ABC (©2011) by Alison Murray. “When an apple pie arrives piping hot on the kitchen table, a little pup does everything from A to Z […]

November 19, 2012 ×