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”
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!
I live on a street that has a block party every year. The neighbors get together to talk and catch up and I love it. I didn’t know that when I moved in but, I found out a few weeks later. There used to be just a handful of kids in attendance but now, 7 years later, there is an entire area blocked off specifically for the dozens of kids to bike, draw with chalk and play ball.
This year, a neighbor who looked familiar to me introduced herself. My book fairy godmother, as I now call her, not only lived on my street but, she works in my favorite children’s bookstore. Her familiarity was not just proximity to where I live but, the countless hours I spend in Children’s Book World in Haverford.
The result of this fortuitous coincidence is that Kirsten and I were able to attend a fantastic event at Children’s Book World. At the event, the educators and owners of the shop shared with us the best children’s books of 2017. We now have a list of these fantastic, newly-released picture books, early readers, and middle-grade books to share with you.
As Kirsten and I started to plan what to do with the kids on their day off of school, I started to get a little nostalgic. I realized that this is the last year I will have these special days off with my daughter because next year she will be in “big kid” school with her brothers. We wanted to do something fun for the kids and for us as well. When I mentioned to Kirsten that I had not been to Longwood Gardens in 6 years, she knew immediately that this was the perfect place for an adventure with the kids. It was a gorgeous day and it flew by too fast.
I bought my daughter a hilarious book called Creepy Pair of Underwear by Aaron Reynolds and Dan Brown. It is laugh-out-loud funny and perfect for Halloween. Jasper Rabbit is a big boy and goes with his mother to the underwear store to by some underwear. He really wants the creepy pair of underwear instead of the plain white ones. What he gets is more than he bargained for.