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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”

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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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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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Best Children’s Books of 2017 as Picked by Experts

The Best Children's Books of 2017 as chosen by the experts of Children's Book World. These independent booksellers know their stuff and when they say these books are the best, we listen!!

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.

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