Bunny’s Book Club by Annie Silvestro

Bunny’s Book Club by Annie Silvestro

We received Bunny’s Book Club in a bookroo box a few years ago, and it’s been a consistent favorite in our house ever since. We read it multiple times a day for months when we first received it, and any time it makes our book rotation now, our girls ask for it over and over… and over… again! So what makes Bunny’s Book Club by Annie Silvestro, illustrated by Tatjana Mai-Wyss, so special? Continue reading “Bunny’s Book Club by Annie Silvestro”

Britta Teckentrup’s “A Spotting Book” Series

Britta Teckentrup’s “A Spotting Book” Series

Do you know Britta Teckentrup’s books? If you’re in the United States, you may not… I didn’t know her till recently, and let me tell you– I LOVE her books! While I could write about many of her books (we also love her “Peek-Through Picture Book” series and Under the Same Sky, and I’m dying to get my hands on We Are Together), I’m going to focus this post on her “A Spotting Book” series, because interactive books can be so much fun for children! Continue reading “Britta Teckentrup’s “A Spotting Book” Series”

If You Plant a Seed by Kadir Nelson

If You Plant a Seed by Kadir Nelson

The official first day of spring is this week, my kindergartener is bringing a pack of seeds to school to share and plant with her class, and we’ll hopefully work on our vegetable garden at our house this weekend… And, with the task of hopefully raising kind, generous children, we always love books with strong social-emotional lessons about selfishness and giving around here. So, If You Plant a Seedwritten and illustrated by Kadir Nelson, seemed like a perfect book to share now! Continue reading “If You Plant a Seed by Kadir Nelson”

The Poppy Music Series by Magali Le Huche

The Poppy Music Series by Magali Le Huche

A few weeks ago, a friend and her family came to visit for the morning, and her adorable 2-year-old daughter brought some of her favorite books to show my girls. Of course, that’s delightful in and of itself (don’t you just love kids that want to talk about their favorite books without prompting???), but made even more wonderful by the fact that this series was completely new to me!

Written and illustrated by Magali Le Huche, the Poppy music series takes young readers on adventures through appropriate European cities (at least in the books we’ve read from the series) while introducing them to composers and their great works. Each Poppy storybook pictured above includes excerpts from 11 works from both Mozart and Vivaldi. Continue reading “The Poppy Music Series by Magali Le Huche”

St. Patrick’s Day Books 2019

St. Patrick’s Day Books 2019

So, admittedly, we’re not super into St. Patrick’s Day as a family. We try to wear green, and we’ll happily attend a St. Patrick’s Day Party if invited, but all in all, we put lots more energy into other holidays. So, though I do have a few favorite St. Patrick’s Day books (of course!), I haven’t spent nearly as much time searching for this holiday’s best books as I have for other holidays. In fact, I wasn’t even going to share our St. Patrick’s Day theme shelf (which is predominantly color and rainbow books instead of holiday-specific books), but I’ve had a ton of requests for St. Patrick’s books, so here you go! Continue reading “St. Patrick’s Day Books 2019”

Rainbow and Color Books

Rainbow and Color Books

Okay, everyone, have you checked out my friend Courtney’s (rockstar mama of two and incredibly pediatric occupational therapist) Tinker Kits though her OT OuTside account? If not, she makes amazing Tinker Kits you can buy — her creative activities allow you to connect with your children AND help them develop self-help, reading, writing, and play skills! Courtney and I thought it would be fun to collaborate when she releases new Tinker Kits, so today, I’m bringing you our favorite rainbow and color books to go with her March Tinker Kit. And if you don’t have a rainbow Tinker Kit, you’ll still love this list! Maybe you’re talking about rainbows for St. Patrick’s Day, or because it’s springtime and you’ve been seeing a lot of rainbows, or because like many young children, your kiddos just love rainbows! If any of the above are true for you, then check out the recommendations below. Continue reading “Rainbow and Color Books”

Good News! It’s Easter! by Glenys Nellist, PLUS a Giveaway!

Good News! It’s Easter! by Glenys Nellist, PLUS a Giveaway!

If you were following me in December, you may have noticed that I absolutely love ‘Twas the Evening of Christmas by Glenys Nellist. She reached out to me around the same time and asked if I’d be interested in participating in a “blog hop” to help promote her newest book, Good News! It’s Easter!, and given how wonderful ‘Twas the Evening of Christmas is, I knew this would be a gem too. I eagerly said yes, and I’m here to tell you that this book doesn’t disappoint! Continue reading “Good News! It’s Easter! by Glenys Nellist, PLUS a Giveaway!”