Holidays & Seasons

Celebrating Valentine's Day with Your Favorite Characters!

Valentine’s Day is a time to share with the ones you love. What better way to help kids share the love than with a great book from one of their most beloved characters? I gathered a list of...Read More »

Christmas Board Books for Stocking Stuffers!

Christmas is right around the corner! If you are in the market for last minute stocking stuffers, check out these fun Christmas board books. They’re perfect for the little readers on your list! (Also check out this...Read More »

Snuggle Up this Holiday Season!

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The holidays are a busy time of year full of lots of fun traditions, parties and...Read More »

A New Year's Eve Tradition for the Whole Family

I am a huge fan of the holiday season, and I get really sad when it’s time to take down the decorations and turn off the Christmas music. New Year’s Eve is the last  big hurrah of the...Read More »

Get Moving with the Elf in the House!

Christmas is right around the corner, so the elves are hard at work! As the weather gets colder and we find ourselves spending more time indoors, I’m always looking for fun ways to get us moving and get...Read More »

Christmas Tree Activities for the Whole Family

I love having the Christmas tree up. When I am playing in the living room with my daughter and the lights are on the tree and Christmas music is on the radio, there is a sense of peace...Read More »

Christmas Cookies Around the World

Christmas is celebrated in countries all over the world, but we all celebrate it a bit differently. I have always been fascinated with the various traditions and symbols of the holiday season. I even taught an entire...Read More »

Personalized Christmas Books to Make the Holidays Special!

When it comes to shopping for Christmas gifts, I am always looking for special gifts that really mean something. Growing up, my parents always bought ornaments for my sister and I to add to our collection, and I...Read More »

Educational Gifts for All the Kids On Your List

The holidays are right around the corner! When it comes to purchasing gifts for the kids in my life, I have always leaned more toward the educational (blame the teacher in me, as well as my parents). I...Read More »

Terrific Turkey Books

Turkey Day is almost here! As the weather turns colder and we prepare to celebrate Thanksgiving, I wanted to gather a list of fun turkey themed books to inspire our learning this month. There are lots of fun...Read More »

Recognizing Veterans

As Veteran’s Day approaches, it is important to explain to kids why we spend a day recognizing our Veteran’s and honoring them for their service to our country. There are lots of great books about honoring the brave...Read More »

Pumpkin Learning Activities for Day and Night

I love the fall! If you regularly read the blog or follow me on social media, you may already know this since I tend to mention it a lot. I love the sights, sounds, smells and tastes. I’ve...Read More »

13 Monstrously Fun Monster Books

Monsters can be a scary thing for kids to deal with, but there have always been lots of fun monster characters to enjoy in books, TV shows and movies. They can teach us lessons about not making judgments...Read More »

Making Kids Feel Special Through Reading

Reading together is one of my favorite ways to connect with my daughter. When we are reading a great book together, I hope that she takes the lessons, love and values to heart. I love when I read...Read More »

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...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...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...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....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...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...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....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...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...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...Read More »

Celebrate Love with the Valentine Bears!

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The Valentine Bears by Eve Bunting tells...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...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...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...Read More »

Legend of the Poinsettia

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The Legend of the Poinsettia by Tomie dePaola is a...Read More »

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...Read More »

Learn about Elf Life with Memoirs of an Elf!

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Memoirs of an Elf by Devin Scillian follows three elves...Read More »

Holiday Giggles with The Grinch!

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How the Grinch Stole Christmas! by Dr. Seuss is a...Read More »

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...Read More »

Elf Fun with the Little Christmas Elf!

There is a lot of work that goes into all the fun and festive activities during the holiday season. Get kids in on the action with these fun elf activities and an adorable read aloud that teaches an...Read More »

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...Read More »

Games & Fun with the Gingerbread Baby!

The smell of gingerbread is such a pleasant part of the holiday season. The cheerful decorating of houses, people and animals made out of the sweet dough is another fun tradition for many families. The sweet and spicy...Read More »

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...Read More »

Ride into the Holidays with the Polar Express!

Do you have a story from your childhood that brings back memories or feelings of a special time? There are lots of fantastic Christmas books out there which take me right back to my childhood Christmases. Today’s book...Read More »

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,...Read More »

Celebrating The Night Before Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. I was a picky eater growing up, so my love of the holiday had more to do with the traditions and the family time than the food. My mom loves to...Read More »

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...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...Read More »

Celebrate a Cranberry Thanksgiving!

Cranberries always make me think of the holidays. Between Thanksgiving and Christmas, they are a part of lots of meals, decorations and traditions. I was excited when I found this book which gave me the opportunity...Read More »

Turkey Fun for Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving will be here before you know it! I love all of the adorable turkey decorations around the holiday, and they inspired me to have some fun with today’s hilarious read aloud about a...Read More »

Giving Thanks for Thanksgiving!

Gratitude is something that I want to ensure I teach to my daughter. Thanksgiving is the perfect time of year to start a tradition of gratitude and thankfulness. There are lots of great books to help teach kids...Read More »

Fun with Franklin for Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving is a time for friends, family, gratitude and delicious foods. My parents have always had an open door policy for our holiday meals, believing that anyone who doesn’t have a place to go has a place at...Read More »

Plump and Perky Turkey Fun!

When it comes to getting a turkey for Thanksgiving dinner, you probably just stop by your local grocery store or farm. For the people living in one little town, getting a turkey is much more difficult!

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Halloween Fun & Games

Halloween is just around the corner! There are so many awesome Halloween books to get your family excited for the holiday. In addition to these awesome stories, check out some of the best Halloween fun and games...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...Read More »

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

Are your kids afraid of monsters? My daughter recently decided that she is scared of monsters. She only mentions it right before bed, and she doesn’t seem too frightened when she talks about it. To head off any...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...Read More »

Make Learning Pop with Popcorn!

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Frank Asch’s book Popcorn is a classic Halloween story about...Read More »

Learning with the Vanishing Pumpkin!

Halloween is the season for tricks, treats and creepy characters. Today’s book has all of these, and inspires lots of pumpkin activities and learning fun!

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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...Read More »

Take a Trip to Pumpkin Town!

Fall means it is time for the harvest season. Pumpkins, apples, vegetables and more will be ripe for the picking. I always enjoy checking out the produce available this time of year at our local orchards and farmer’s...Read More »