Category Archives: Ages 2+

18 Wintery Picture Books

After the Christmas festivities subside at our house, three months of winter weather still loom ahead. The only way to approach this season is to embrace it — to head out into the cold with sleds, skis and skates and … Continue reading

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60+ Not-to-be-Missed Picture Books: The Grand Finale!

We adults introduce children to books for a variety of reasons. We introduce children to books to teach them to read, to teach them about subjects they are interested in, and, occasionally, to impart life lessons. I embarked upon this 60 … Continue reading

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60 Not-to-be-Missed Picture Books (December)

Here are my final 5 picks for the 60 Not-to-be-Missed Picture Books list, but the best is still to come — your picks! On Monday, I will share the 10 books that you, my readers, most frequently recommended, and they are … Continue reading

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Picture Book Picks for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. I like the holiday’s focus on gratitude and the simplicity of celebrating with good food and family. Choosing the perfect picture books to share with my children adds meaning to the holiday. Here are my … Continue reading

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Introducing Children to Books, Part II

This post is the second in a three-part series of posts about choosing books for young children at various stages of development. All three posts will be permanently housed here: Introducing Children to Books. When my third child was eighteen months … Continue reading

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New! Outside Your Window: A First Book of Nature

I am venturing into the world of recommending my favorite newly published picture books. I plan to recommend a select few of my very favorite picture books published with the past year or two. Balloons Over Broadway by Melissa Sweet is … Continue reading

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14 Children’s Books to Introduce Kids to Colors

I set out with the intent of selecting 10 books — and only 10 books — about colors to recommend to you. I knew at the outset that many more than 10 great books about colors have been written and … Continue reading

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Scholastic Book Club Top Picks for Less Than $5

While public libraries are my first choice source of affordable books for kids, research has shown that it is also valuable for kids to own their own books. Scholastic’s Book Clubs offer an inexpensive way to purchase books for your … Continue reading

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20 Fantastic Books for Kids Learning to Read

Here is a list of excellent books for parents, teachers and librarians to share with kids who are learning to read. As a parent, my main goal when reading aloud to my kids is not to teach my kids to … Continue reading

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11 Children’s Books About Spring

This is my first booklist with 11 books — an odd number. I do not know whether the decision to include 11 books reflects the fact that I am so excited about spring that I cannot stop at 10 or … Continue reading

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