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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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9 Children’s Books About Trees

Occasionally I hit upon a theme that I would enjoy reading about with my kids and discover that authors have not been inspired to write about the theme. (Backyard wildlife in winter comes to mind.) I was concerned that the … Continue reading

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10 Children’s Books About Snow

Here are ten delightful books to share with your children when the first snowflakes of the season fall. These books describe the anticipation of the first snowfall and the joy of playing in the snow. You will also find inspiration … Continue reading

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9 Children’s Books About Fish

These books introduce kids to sea horses, sharks, hermit crabs and other fascinating sea creatures and feature some beautiful illustrations by Leo Lionni, Megan Halsey, John Lawrence and others. Read a book or two from this list before your next … Continue reading

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10 Children’s Books About Fall

Ahhhh…fall. My favorite season of the year is upon us. I hope that reading fall-themed books with my kids will help us fully soak in and appreciate the season. Here are ten books to get kids excited about making apple … Continue reading

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12 Children’s Books About Insects and Other Wee Critters

We have been spending as much of our last couple of weeks of summer vacation outside as possible. Nothing says summer like my kids proudly returning home with dead dragonflies, introducing their friends to spittlebugs, or chasing butterflies with butterfly … Continue reading

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11 Children’s Books About Stars and Space

Enjoy a little late-summer stargazing with your children. Here are eleven books to inspire children to search the night sky for the big dipper or pretend to travel to the moon. The kids each chose constellations to create on their … Continue reading

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12 Books for Nature-Loving Babies and Toddlers

For babies and toddlers, I seek out books about familiar plants and animals. You can teach kids about strangler figs and spider monkeys later (unless you live in a rainforest). Here is a list of books to encourage babies and … Continue reading

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12 Children’s Books About Birds

I am not a birdwatcher. However, I enjoy observing birds with my kids. We have birdfeeders hanging outside our dining room window. A visit by a goldfinch or downy woodpecker livens up an otherwise ordinary breakfast. We get excited when … Continue reading

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10 Children’s Books About Gardening

Here are ten excellent books about gardening. This list includes some lovely stories (e.g. Two Old Potatoes and Me, Vera’s Bean Tent, The Curious Garden) and oodles of gardening inspiration. “I bet you didn’t realize I’d enjoy planting my garden … Continue reading

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