A few months ago, I posted a list of our favorite books about fear and worry… And that’s obviously a topic you all want books to help you address in your homes or classrooms, because that’s been one of my most popular posts on Instagram!
Long before I wrote that post, author Michael Cascio sent me his book When I Was a Child, I Was Always Afraid to share with you all if I felt so compelled. Admittedly, I received his book just before the holidays, and between the holidays, school breaks, and other books and lists I had already planned to share in the first part of 2019, his book got pushed to the bottom of my stack… And then I read it a few weeks ago and knew immediately that I wanted to share it with you all too! So, consider this to be an addendum to my fear and worry list! Continue reading “When I Was A Child, I Was Always Afraid by Michael Cascio”
If you were following me back in December, you may remember that my list of winter and snow books included a book called Bear’s Winter Party written by Deborah Hodge and illustrated by Lisa Cinar. It was a delightfully written and illustrated winter story, and I’m thrilled to tell all of you all that Hodge and Cinar have a sequel releasing next week (April 2, 2019 to be exact)! In Cooking with Bear: A Story and Recipes from the Forest, Bear is back, and once again, he’s trying to celebrate and share with his friends. Continue reading “Cooking with Bear by Deborah Hodge”
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”
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”
I waited to get this book from the library for a LONG time… Seriously, a really long time. I requested it before it was published in early January, hoping to get my hands on it before I made my Valentine’s/Love list, and I FINALLY got off the wait list for it last week. But, I’m here to tell you that My Heart, written and illustrated by Corinna Luyken, was worth the wait. It did not disappoint one bit. Continue reading “My Heart by Corinna Luyken”
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 Seed, written and illustrated by Kadir Nelson, seemed like a perfect book to share now! Continue reading “If You Plant a Seed by Kadir Nelson”
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”