Page 1 Kids 3-Month Subscription Giveaway

Page 1 Kids 3-Month Subscription Giveaway

Ok, everyone, you’re going to want to read this and then head to my Instagram page to enter– I’ve got a 3-month subscription to Page 1 Kids to give to one of you!

As you may have seen on my Instagram page over the last few months, back in January I applied to be, and was accepted to be, a Page 1 Kids ambassador. That meant that I received a 3-month subscription to receive their book boxes in exchange for sharing our honest thoughts and feelings on the service.

And, I gotta tell you… After receiving our first box, I was sold! One of the aspects of Page 1 Kids that makes them stand out from other children’s book subscription services (of which there are many, these days!) is that you can communicate specific requests, requirements, wishes, and/or needs with them, and they’ll find a book to fulfill what you’ve communicated! Continue reading “Page 1 Kids 3-Month Subscription Giveaway”

Cooking with Bear by Deborah Hodge

Cooking with Bear by Deborah Hodge

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”

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”