Picture Books for Kids

This is a collection of all of my book lists for children that feature our favorite picture books. Book lists are arranged by theme. You will find folktales from around the world, holiday books, wordless book, our best books of the year as well as titles on many other topics. Happy reading!

10 Math Books for Babies and Toddlers

Math books for babies and toddlers that support early learning of patterns and numbers.

My oldest son’s favorite subject is math. From a very early age it was clear that he was drawn to numbers and counting. I encouraged his interest with math themed books and math activities continue to be a major part of our lives. This list of math books for babies and toddlers is the first in… Keep Reading →

14 President Books For Kids (That’ Won’t Put You to Sleep)

14 books about presidents for kids that are actually interesting.

It’s time to put president books for kids on hold at the library. Next month the United States celebrates President’s Day and clever, entertaining picture book biographies are a great way to introduce the politicians who have helped shape our country. The thing is… a lot of presidential biographies are, well…. to be blunt… super boring…. Keep Reading →

17 Books to Inspire Kids to Change the World

Books to inspire kids to change the world.

I truly believe books inspire kids. It’s one of the many reasons I share children’s book lists with my fellow parents right here every Monday. Today,  I’ve gathered together a collection of picture books that parents can use as conversation starters with their kids about how both small and large actions can change the world, and… Keep Reading →

Top Picture Books Lists of the Year

The top picture book lists of the year, chosen by readers.

These are the top picture book lists that received the most visits on the blog this year. My chapter book lists are by far more popular than picture books, which is the reason I make two “top 10″ posts every year. I don’t want the picture books to feel left out! Of course you will… Keep Reading →

(Our) Best Books of the Year (Part 3)

Best books

I love sharing our favorite new children’s books. This part three in a year long series in which I share what my kids and I consider to be the best books of the year. Be sure to peruse our 2014 favorite children’s books, part 1 and best children’s books, part 2 for more great titles,… Keep Reading →

10 Picture Books for 6 Year Olds (and up!)

10 picture books to read to older kids

Often, once a child can read independently, or he or she can sit though a chapter book, parents (including me) may let picture books sit in the “to read” pile a little too long. I’m a huge advocate of reading picture books to older kids and my (almost) 6 year old is certainly a big fan of… Keep Reading →

(Our) Best Children’s Books of the Year (Part 2)

Best children's books of 2014

This is the second in my series of book lists featuring our favorite picture books of the year. It’s difficult to narrow down what I think are the best books published this year, so I put all the onus on my kids! The only requirement for a book to make this list is for my… Keep Reading →

14 Children’s Books with Multiracial Families

Books for kids with multiracial and biracial families

I want books that reflect a diverse, multicultural world. Children’s books with multiracial and biracial families and characters are for everyone! My family lives in one of the most diverse cities in the nation and I am so fortunate my children will grow up knowing people from all walks of life. It will help them become the tolerant, compassionate individuals I… Keep Reading →