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!

(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 →

Books to Inspire Artistic Creativity

Books to inspire kids to make art.

With the advent of my “my kid hates art” series, a list of picture books to inspire artistic creativity seemed like the perfect accompaniment to my mission to get my son to enjoy art just a wee bit. Fortunately, the library shelves are full of books that will inspire creativity in kids. Leave your additions… Keep Reading →

1970s Children’s Books {Picture Books}

10 classic children's books from the 1970s

This list of 1970s children’s books is meant as the picture book companion to my post about great 1970s chapter book classics that I compiled a few years ago as part of my series, Children’s Classics by the Decade in which I shared favorites from the 20th century. I think it is safe to say all… Keep Reading →

8 Banned Books Your Kids Should Read

Banned books for kids. Books I loved as a kid and books my children love now.

In celebration of Banned Books Week, I encourage you to read or check out at least one title from this banned books list. I admit, that I do not readily understand the need for parents to censor their child’s reading. Even when my kids enjoy books I hate, I don’t tell them no. I have even… Keep Reading →

Children’s Books for Hispanic Heritage Month

10 children's books for Hispanic Heritage Month. Picture books every child will enjoy.

Every kid will love these children’s books for Hispanic Heritage Month. It’s so important to me that my kids read books that reflect a diversity of experiences. Latino culture has had a huge impact on life here in the US so it stand to reason books reflecting that culture should be part of every child’s reading education. Picture… Keep Reading →