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9 Great Starting School Picture Books

9 Books to Help Children Transition to School

Miss AJ is starting four year old kindergarten in a month's time - hold me! You all know I think books are a perfect tool for introducing children to new life experiences and so today I am sharing some of our favourite picture books that I hope will help your child, as they are helping mine, ease … [Read more...]

15 Un-Princess Picture Books for Princess Lovers

15 Fabulous Un-Princessy Princess Picture Books for Kids Who Love Princesses

Now both of my girls embrace all things princesses-y but I like to ensure that they have a BIG dose of modern day princess mixed in with the Disney-fied version. So today I am sharing a collection of books that feature sassy, sparkling, smart, kind and brave girls, most of whom just happen to be … [Read more...]

Books Celebrating Christmas Around the World

Christmas Around the World Picture Books for kids

Did you know that over 2 billion people around the world celebrate Christmas?  If you were to scan my book collection of holiday books, you would notice that the biggest section is Christmas books.  But, one thing my shelf is lacking is diversity. This year, I'm making a point to add books to my … [Read more...]

30 Funny Books for Kids

The funniest picture books for kids

We love books that make us laugh! They are so engaging for kids, especially beginning and reluctant readers. So today I have bundled together a whole collection of books guaranteed to make you (and your kids!) laugh out loud. 30 Funny Books for Kids Blue Hat, Green Hat by Sandra Boynton: Simple … [Read more...]

10 Christmas Picture Books with Fun Activities

10 Christmas Picture Books with Matching Activities

It’s hard to believe that Christmas is so rapidly approaching! November is a great time to start getting into the Christmas spirit with decorations in the shops, Christmas pageants and parades happening, and schools exploring Christmas themes. It’s also a lovely time to stock up on new Christmas … [Read more...]

Graeme Base Author Study: Books & Activities

Graeme Base Author Study: Books and Activities

The books of Graeme Base captivate children of all ages with their breathtaking illustrations. The detailed stories take school aged children on a journey through a host of important, modern day themes and today Lauren shares five of her favourites, matched with activity suggestions to share with … [Read more...]

10 Things For Kids to Read Besides Books

10 Things for Kids to Read Besides Books

In today's post Jodie of Growing Book by Book shares ten useful non-book resources for encouraging kids to read. We want kids to read, read and read some more. There are so many wonderful books to read that it would be almost impossible to run out of choices. But, sometimes our kids don’t have … [Read more...]

Books for Beginning Readers: Fly Guy by Tedd Arnold

Great Books for Early Readers: Fly Guy book series review by Tedd Arnold

When Immy first brought home one of Tedd Arnold's Fly Guy books from the school library, I honestly failed to see the appeal. But all it took was one book and she was hooked! Th first in the series, Hi! Fly Guy, was published in 2005 and was awarded the ALA Theodor Seuss Geisel Award shortly … [Read more...]