Our Kids 17 Favorite Picture Books of 2017-8

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”

Our Kids 17 Favorite Picture Books of 2017-8

Our Kids’ 17 Favorite Picture Books of 2017

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After reading so many picture books this year, I have to say that I feel like there was a shift in the amazing books available.  Together as a family, we read so many books about social issues, books that are biographical,  as well as books that had deep emotional meaning.  Some of those have become favorites with their vivid pictures and wonderful plots.  Other books are the sweet books you can read every night before bed and others are just hilarious books that appeal to adults and kids alike.  We decided to put together a list of our kids’ picks for their favorite picture books of 2017.   Continue reading “Our Kids’ 17 Favorite Picture Books of 2017”

Our Kids 17 Favorite Picture Books of 2017-8

Best Holiday Books for Kids

It’s almost that time of year again.  Hanukkah lights, Christmas lights, latkes, and cookies are everywhere! It’s my favorite time of year.  There is something in the air that brings out kindness and happiness in everyone.  I love curling up with a good book- especially if I can read the books to my kids.  Holiday classics are some of my favorites and we have included a list of our favorites below for both Christmas and Hanukkah. Continue reading “Best Holiday Books for Kids”

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Our Kids 17 Favorite Picture Books of 2017-8

Upcoming Releases for Kids Books in Winter 2017/ 2018

Upcoming Releases for Kids Books in Winter 2017/2018

It’s that wonderful time of year again! The holidays are here and there is nothing better than sitting down to read a good book.  There are some fantastic new kids books that are coming out (or have just been released). I love when there are great new books to read with my kids.  We read a lot in my house so adding some new books to the rotation of old favorites always helps.  Here is a list of our favorite upcoming releases for kids books. Did we forget your favorite? Let us know!

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Our Kids 17 Favorite Picture Books of 2017-8

Why You Need to Join the Diverse Books Club & 2 Giveaways!

Looking for a way to expand your other standing of the world? Or perhaps you just want to know what it's like to walk in someone else's shoes. The Diverse Books Club can help!

One of the greatest joys of being a book blogger has been meeting people in the book blogging community, particularly on Instagram – or Bookstagram as it’s known to many. The voracious readers online are a cheerful, welcoming bunch of people who constantly inspire Jackie and me. I love getting to interact with like-minded readers and I learn something new every day! My favorite part, however, is when another blogger inspires me to pick up a story on a challenging subject that enlightens me.

One such blogger is Madeleine of Top Shelf Text. Madeleine has gotten me to read many a book over the past year and I have always been pleased with her choices.  In September she took her recommendations one step further by launching the Diverse Books Club (the DBC.) This incredible online book club explores diversity in literature. Personally, I’ve learned so much about the #blacklivesmatter movement and the refugee crisis. I’ve asked her to share more about the DBC with all of you.  She’s even picked her two favorite reads for us to giveaway!
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