World Read Aloud Day 2021

World Read Aloud Day 2021

“If every parent understood the huge educational benefits and intense happiness brought about by reading aloud to their children, and if every parent- and every adult caring for a child-read aloud a minimum of three stories a day to the children in our lives, we...
2020 – The Year We Protected Childhood

2020 – The Year We Protected Childhood

“I think it is unnatural to think that there is such a thing as a blue-sky, white-clouded happy childhood for anybody. Childhood is a very, very tricky business of surviving it. Because if one thing goes wrong or anything goes wrong, and usually something goes wrong,...
Books to spread joy and cheer

Books to spread joy and cheer

“If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.” – The Hobbit Breathing in the brisk air, the smell of pine as we walk through our front door, baking cookies, and twinkling lights – the holiday season is...
Vote in Kid Lit 2020

Vote in Kid Lit 2020

“There’s no such thing as a vote that doesn’t matter.”  Barack Obama These newly published picture books are a great way to start the conversation on the reasons we vote and why it’s so important. The election is just around the corner,...
Banned Books

Banned Books

It’s banned book week! Today looks different from the days when The Paper Bag Princess was challenged for being “anti-family”. The banned books in our home arrived because we love reading. Most are considered classics, and as I placed them together...
Literary Moms to Inspire Your Mother’s Day

Literary Moms to Inspire Your Mother’s Day

Mothers come in all forms and while these inspirational ladies are from pages in books their unconditional love and imperfections remind us what motherhood is all about. I have included classic books with characters like Marmee, the gentle listener who isn’t...