Holidays & Seasons

Birthday Traditions to Start with Your Kids!

I loved my birthday when I was growing up. I was always a shy kid, but if there was one day when I didn’t mind the attention, it was on my birthday. My parents made our birthdays special with...Read More »


Fabulous Fourth of July Books for Families

What comes to your mind when you think of the Fourth of July? In addition to celebrating our country’s independence, it also brings to mind lots of happy summer memories and celebrations for me. From fireworks and cookouts to...Read More »


10 Great Books About Dads

My father is one of my favorite people. He makes us laugh, he makes us feel loved and he teaches us everything from history, to movie facts, to random trivia. As I began searching for books about Dads, I was...Read More »


Funny Books About Moms: Celebrating All That Moms Do

Mother’s Day is just around the corner, so it is the perfect time to recognize how wonderful mothers are! From taking care of kids, to caring for the house, while balancing life with a smile, moms do it all. There...Read More »


Easter Books to Share as a Family

Easter is just around the corner! There are so many great children’s books available to help kids to get into the spirit of the holiday. From funny to serious, there is something for everyone. I previously posted a list...Read More »


Easter Board Books for Little Ones

Easter is coming! I love all of the fun books available to welcome the Spring season and celebrate the Easter holiday. Whether or not you are religious, there are a wide variety of fun Easter board books to introduce...Read More »


St. Patrick's Day Books to Share

St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner and that means it is time for shamrocks, rainbows, leprechauns and pots of gold. Besides being Irish, I also enjoy the holiday because I love the bright colors of St. Patrick’s...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 »


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 »


Fantastic Children's Books About Love

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. It’s a great opportunity to remind the people in your life that you love them. (Yes, we should tell them everyday, but it never hurts to have a reminder!) One of my...Read More »


Celebrate Love with the Valentine Bears!

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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 »


Celebrating Christmas Around the World

Christmas is celebrated in many different countries around the world. Whether you say Merry Christmas or Feliz Navidad or Fröhliche Weihnachten, the spirit of the holiday is the same. There are many great books available to introduce children to...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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Christmas Bucket List

The holiday season is full of opportunities for family, friends, food and fun. Whether you celebrate Christmas or not, there are many fun activities that you can partake in at this time of year to build memories and have...Read More »


Elf Fun with the Little Christmas Elf!

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Hanukkah Board Books For The Littlest Bookworms

As Hanukkah approaches, don’t forget to include the youngest readers in your family! There are so many great Hanukkah board books to introduce kids to all of the traditions and fun of the holiday. Familiar characters including Elmo and...Read More »


Games & Fun with the Gingerbread Baby!

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Best Christmas Board Books

Don’t forget the little ones when you are buying your holiday books! There are a wide variety of wonderful Christmas board books for babies and toddlers to enjoy during the holiday season. From touch and feel interactive books to...Read More »


Ride into the Holidays with the Polar Express!

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Bringing Joy Back to the Holidays!

Do you remember the joy and wonder you experienced as a child during the holiday season? From Halloween straight through New Years, your days were probably full of songs, games, gifts, food and parties. As we get older, we...Read More »


Celebrating The Night Before Thanksgiving

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Terrific Thanksgiving Read-Alouds!

Thanksgiving is a wonderful holiday full of family, food, fun and thankfulness. There are so many great Thanksgiving books to entertain kids while teaching them about this holiday. I wrote about several Thanksgiving books this month, but there are...Read More »


Ring in the Holidays with Family Read-Alouds!

There are so many amazing books to read during the holiday season. From Santa Claus to snowmen and dreidels to trees, there are so many wonderful stories to share with children and get them excited for the season! I could...Read More »


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 »


Halloween Fun & Games

Halloween weekend is here! There are so many awesome Halloween read aloud books to read to your kids this weekend, some of which I have already talked about in a previous post. In addition to these awesome stories,...Read More »


9 Fun Halloween Books for Family Read Alouds

The Halloween season is upon us! While kids are planning their costumes and making trick-or-treat plans, don’t forget to find time to enjoy some fun and spooky stories together! There are a ton of great Halloween books for children including everything...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 »


Halloween Bucket List

Seasons are changing and Halloween is just around the corner! It’s the perfect time of year to snuggle up with some yummy treats and cozy blankets and indulge in some great Halloween books with your kids. In addition to...Read More »


Make Learning Pop with Popcorn!

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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 »


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 »