Picture Books About Night

15 incredible children's picture books about night - from old time favorites to new authors - there are plenty of books to keep your kids entertained on long winter nights.

Winter has arrived with a bang.  With the short days and the long night, not to mention some snow, it is easy to fall into a rut.  The kids spend less time playing outside and it’s time to start finding more indoor activities (frown).  I think this is the perfect time to pull out all those great books about night.  There are so many books that we hope that we can give you the perfect book list to last until spring. Continue reading “Picture Books About Night”


Little Library: Baby’s First Books

Pregnant or Know a friend who is? Here is our guide to the best of the best - Baby's First Books!

I don’t know about you but I am a little obsessed with books.  Long before my children can remember,  I have been reading to them. I may have started reading to them before they were born.  There is no one thing that makes a book special.  Some are funny, some are sweet, some have a lesson and others are interactive.

The one thing they have in common is the joy they give when they are read.  We have put together a list of our favorite first baby books.  They cover a variety of themes from unconditional love and stories about sleep to books that teach colors and days of the week.  Some will be old familiars but some may become new favorites.  We hope you enjoy! Continue reading “Little Library: Baby’s First Books”


Stories for the First Day of School

9 amazing stories for the first day of school

Heading off to school for the very first time is an exciting but scary idea for most kids. Many may be leaving their parents for the first time. New schools mean new rules, new friends, and new worries. I’ve always found that the easiest way to explain new situations to my own kids is through reading about them in books. The books below help to tackle different ideas – missing mom, anxiety about meeting new people or learning about what teachers do to get ready for school. These are the perfect stories for the first day of school. Continue reading “Stories for the First Day of School”


July Little Library: What Our Kids are Reading This Month

The 8 children's books on repeat in our house. From classics to picture books to banned books. There is something for every child this month!

Much like last month’s Little Library, we wanted to share the books that have been at the top of our kid’s reading lists.    This month we discuss a banned book, a classic series narrated by a celebrity, a few picture books and the chapter books our kids are most enjoying. Continue reading “July Little Library: What Our Kids are Reading This Month”


Little Library: What Our Children Are Reading This Month

Chocolate Touch, Morris Mole, Hotel Bruce and Many more of the reads on repeat in our house right now!It’s all well and good when Jackie and I review new kids books or link them to activities. But lets be honest, our kids have the final say in what is read on repeat. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been charmed by a book only to read it to my kids for the first time and find them walking away mid-story. With that in mind, we wanted to make a list of the books we are reading this month is our homes. The great ones. The ones that we know by heart.  We have uncovered great new finds in our recent watering hole searches and we’ve also dusted off a classic.  So here we are, sharing with you the books that our children are reading this month. Think of it as the children’s version of Novel Ideas.

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