Books provide a whole new world to kids! There are so many fun and exciting ways to introduce books to children and teach them important skills and concepts through the joy of a book! This page is dedicated to giving parents and caregivers ideas and inspiration to make books come alive! Some jump in with us and start making some memories with your bookworms!

What Will Grow? - Fun Seed Activities for Kids

Spring is coming! I love the spring time. The snow melts away, the flowers start to pop out of the ground and we can get outside again. Springtime feels like it is full of possibilities. We bought our house...Read More »


Learning About Rainbows with Roy G Biv the Leprechaun!

I love the colors and decorations of St. Patrick’s Day. The bright greens and golds and all of the rainbows are so bright and cheery after the dull grays of the winter months. The mischievous leprechauns and all of...Read More »


Helping Kids to Untangle Their Minds with the Tanglelows!

The human brain is a powerful and interesting thing. I took a philosophy of the mind course in college, and the idea of thinking about how and why we “think” blew my mind! (I think…. The whole class made...Read More »


Getting Down with Gerald the Giraffe!

Coming from a very tall family, giraffes have always held a special place in my heart. When the Monthly Crafting Book Club, run by Raising Fairies and Knights, selected Giraffes Can’t Dance by Giles Andreae, we had to rush to...Read More »


Celebrating Mardi Gras with the Bourbon Street Band!

Since my daughter was born, my parents have started a new tradition where they bring her a book from the places that they visit on their trips. They include a note about their visit and the things they saw...Read More »


Mixing it Up with the Mixed Up Chameleon!

Chameleons are awesome animals. They can blend in with their surroundings and change their appearance to suit their needs. Who doesn’t want to have that ability sometimes? The beauty of chameleons is that no matter how they change on the...Read More »


Go on an Adventure with River Rose!

On a recent visit to the library, my daughter and I discovered the book River Rose and the Magical Lullaby written by Kelly Clarkson (the singer), and she has since fallen in love with it! My daughter loves this...Read More »


Getting Through Winter with Frederick!

The long winter months can really start to get you down and make you miss the bright and sunshiny days of spring and summer. The story of Frederick by Leo Lionni combats these winter blues with bright colors and...Read More »


Celebrate Love with the Valentine Bears!

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Ladybug Girl and Bingo: A Girl and Her Dog

The relationship between a kid and a dog is a special one, illustrated throughout pop culture in books, TV shows, movies, songs and commercials. I know from watching my daughter with our own lovable dog that she adores him...Read More »


Twisting the Tongue with Fox in Socks!

Are you a fan of tongue twisting trickery and Suess related silliness? Fox in Socks is a fun read aloud for kids and adults alike. The tongue twisting trickster is a classic character for a reason! Can you beat the Fox...Read More »


Enjoying the Snowy Days!

Snowy days can be full of wonder, excitement and fun. A fresh blanket of snow makes the world seem quiet and new. Give kids the opportunity to enjoy a snowy day, whether you have snow outside or not!

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Warming Hearts and Hands with The Mitten Tree

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Red Ripe Strawberry Fun with the Little Mouse!

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Cloud Gazing Fun with The Cloud Book!

I have always loved looking at the clouds. I find them so interesting when the weather is changing and you can see a front coming in, or a snowstorm building. My daughter has recently started noticing the sun, the...Read More »


Adding Beauty to the World with Miss Rumphius

As we start the new year and leave the old behind, it is a great opportunity to make changes in our own lives and in our communities. After the holidays, it’s especially important to remind kids of their role...Read More »


Celebrate the New Year with The Night Before New Year's!

The year is coming to an end and a new one is around the corner! There are so many great ways to include kids in the New Years celebrations, and many great books to teach them about the holiday....Read More »


Sweet Treats and Gingerbread Stories!

What better way is there to bring a child’s favorite book to life than to create some delicious story inspired snacks together? The story of the Gingerbread Man is a classic tale that has been retold and adapted many...Read More »


Legend of the Poinsettia


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Jingle Bells Rock!


Jingle bells are one of my favorite sounds of the season! The traditional song is one of the first carols we teach young kids (my daughter already likes yelling the “hey” part), and we introduce bells to them as...Read More »


Learn about Elf Life with Memoirs of an Elf!

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Holiday Giggles with The Grinch!

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Elf Fun with the Little Christmas Elf!

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Games & Fun with the Gingerbread Baby!

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Ride into the Holidays with the Polar Express!

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Celebrating The Night Before Thanksgiving

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Celebrate a Cranberry Thanksgiving!

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Turkey Fun for Thanksgiving!

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Giving Thanks for Thanksgiving!

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Fun with Franklin for Thanksgiving!

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Plump and Perky Turkey Fun!

A Plump and Perky Turkey by Teresa Bateman tells the story of Pete the turkey and the townspeople of Squawk Valley. The people in the town need to get a turkey for their Thanksgiving dinner, so they decide to...Read More »


Soup From a Stone!

Stone Soup is an old tale that has been retold for many years. There are many versions available using a wide variety of illustration styles and characters. The main character in the story is a stranger...Read More »


Scary Fun with the Monster at the End of this Book!

The Monster at the End of this Book by Jon Stone is a classic which has been enjoyed by kids and adults for many years. It was a favorite of mine growing up and I can’t wait to share it with my...Read More »


Growing with the Apple Pie Tree!

The Apple Pie Tree by Zoe Hall is an adorable tale of two little kids who watch their apple tree as it goes through the seasons. They take the reader through all of the changes the apple tree goes through,...Read More »


Fly Swatter Fun with the Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly

There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly is a classic song that has been retold in story form many times. There are many popular versions available with different illustration styles. The bestselling Old Lady series by Lucille Colandro has many spin...Read More »


Stop, Drop and Roll Your Way to Fire Safety!

Fire safety is an important topic to discuss with kids of all ages. You want them to know what to do in an emergency,  but you don’t want to scare them into worrying all the time. The book Stop, Drop...Read More »


Join in the Great Gracie Chase!

The Great Gracie Chase: Stop that Dog! is a story by Cynthia Rylant about an adorable dog named Gracie who gets out of the house and starts to run. The painters in the house start chasing her and soon...Read More »


Celebrating the Moon's Birthday!

Happy Birthday Moon is a classic story by Frank Asch about a bear who wants to celebrate the Moon’s birthday. He travels up to the mountains to talk to the moon and when he hears his voice echoing back...Read More »


Hanging Out with Harry the Dirty Dog

Are you looking for a way to talk to your kids about making good choices? The classic story of Harry the Dirty Dog gives parents an opportunity to talk to kids about the choices they make, while having lots...Read More »


Make Learning Pop with Popcorn!

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Learning Life Skills with Corduroy!

Corduroy is the beloved tale of a stuffed bear in a store who wants to be purchased by a little kid and given a home. When a little girl wants to take him home, her mother points out that he...Read More »


Learning with the Vanishing Pumpkin!

The Vanishing Pumpkin by Tony Johnston is an entertaining Halloween story about a pumpkin that disappeared and the old couple who want to find it so they can make pumpkin pie. They come across a variety of creatures who they...Read More »


Help Kids Learn to Face Their Fears!

The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything written by Linda D. Williams tells the story of a little old lady who refuses to let fear get in her way. It is an entertaining read about facing fears,...Read More »


I Do Like Green Eggs and Ham!

Who doesn’t like Green Eggs and Ham? It is a classic Dr. Seuss story about not making judgements. The main character declares that he DOES NOT like green eggs and ham, but Sam-I-Am insists that he will like them if...Read More »


Take a Trip to Pumpkin Town!

Pumpkin Town by Katie Mcky is an entertaining tale of a group of brothers who cause a town to be overrun by pumpkins. It is a story about taking responsibility for your mistakes, which both kids and adults will...Read More »


Llama Llama Learning!

Llama Llama Red Pajama by Anna Dewdney is currently my 15 month old daughter’s favorite book. We read it at least 3 or 4 times a day. It is a quick story with a nice rhyming pattern, so it is...Read More »


Prepare for Winter with Hibernation Fun!

Bear Has a Story to Tell by Philip C. Stead is a story about a bear who wants to tell his friends a story, but they are all preparing for winter. It is a sweet story about patience and friendship...Read More »


If You Give a Pig a Pancake, You May Learn Something!

Laura Numeroff’s popular book If You Give a Pig a Pancake provides a variety of fun learning opportunities for different age groups.

Make pancakes together! You can teach kids about measuring and cooking safety, while enjoying delicious pancakes...Read More »


Sharing Love With The Kissing Hand

The Kissing Hand is a beautiful story by Audrey Penn that has helped numerous parents and their children to deal with situations where they need to be separated, whether it be for the first day of school or their...Read More »


Letter Recognition with Chicka Chicka Boom Boom

One of my favorite stories growing up was Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin Jr and John Archambault, with illustrations by Lois Ehlert. Children love the rhythm that this story provides, as well as the brightly colored illustrations....Read More »


Sight Words with Strega Nona

Strega Nona is a beloved character from a series of books by Tomie dePaola. She is an old woman well known in her village for her magic touch. When she leaves to visit her friend, she leaves Big Anthony...Read More »