Good News + Bad News :: The Children’s Bookshelf

Children's book lists

Good News! It’s summer. Well, not officially, but here in the U.S., Memorial Day Weekend is its unofficial start. Bad News! The Children’s Bookshelf is going on vacation. Good News! We will be back in September. Bad News! … actually, there is no more bad news. Good News! The co-hosts and I are cooking up… Keep Reading →

Getting Ready for Summer Reading

Resources for summer reading with kids

Are you getting ready for summer reading? Do you prepare book lists to read to the kids or sign up for library reading programs? What about checking out our Summer Library Challenge? This year’s Collaborative Summer Library Program‘s theme is “Dig into Reading” and many libraries across the country craft their summer reading lists around… Keep Reading →

More Great Book Lists from The Children’s Bookshelf

Great book lists for kids

I found some wonderful resources last week through The Children’s Bookshelf, including a few new book lists to add to my ever-growing collection of titles to check out from the library. If you missed the linky last week because of Screen-Free Week, I’m sure you had a relaxing time away from the computer and no… Keep Reading →

FInd Activities for Book Week

Children's book lists

Last week on The Children’s Bookshelf, I was delighted to note several newcomers to our party. Thank you all for visiting. I know spring is in the air, and rightly so many of you are spending your valuable time outdoors. I hope you are getting lots of reading time in, too. I’d like to highlight… Keep Reading →

A Book Blog That Celebrates Diversity

Children's book lists

I am excited to share a terrific new book blog celebrating diversity in children’s literature: Ink & Pen. This is one of the main reasons I started The Children’s Bookshelf – to give parents a way to find great resources in the world of children’s books, and I’m so happy Ink & Pen linked up… Keep Reading →

Selections from The Children’s Bookshelf

Children's book lists

Is everyone enjoying spring? I love all the pink and white blossoms that cling to the trees this time of year and I also am eagerly looking forward to reading outside! Last week I shared some Reading Tips and KC Edventures linked up a few wonderful spring books for kids. The most clicked link was… Keep Reading →

Reading Tips from The Children’s Bookshelf

Tips for Reading with kids

Most parents want to raise kids who love books, but it’s the truth that we all get overwhelmed at some point and could use a few useful tips and pointers when we are stuck in a reading rut. Fortunately, there were several great reading tips posts linked up to last week’s The Children’s Bookshelf. No… Keep Reading →

Book Reviews + Fun from The Children’s Bookshelf

Children's book lists

This past week was Spring Break for the kids and me. We spent tons of time reading, so you could say it was business as usual! I’m afraid another week has passed in which I didn’t have time to create a collage, but I’d like to highlight a couple of posts from last week’s The… Keep Reading →