For our first featured book of 2017, I can’t think of a better message than The Sandwich Swap by Queen Rania of Jordan. Continue reading
Okay, so if you’ve known me for any length of time or have been keeping up with our blog over the years you should fully know by now how sentimental- and yes, cheesy- Brad and I can be. With each other, of course, but also very much so with our children. I love them so much my heart feels like it could explode at times, and “I wish you more” by Amy Krouse Rosenthal & Tom Lichenheld perfectly conveys the many wishes my heart (as do most parents’) holds for my children.
After the events of this past week, with the shootings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile along with the killing of five Dallas officers by a sniper, I find myself reaching for this book to read to my children.
The Peace Book, by Todd Parr has simple messages of what peace means that are paired with jovial, bright pictures. Continue reading
I love board books, they are perfect for the under two crowd who can be pretty hard on books. I purposefully have all of our books sorted: traditional, paper books in Marshall’s room. Only hardy board books in Vi’s room and the living room. Continue reading
See, Ferdinand is a bull living in Spain. All the other bulls love to run and butt heads, but not Ferdinand. Ferdinand may be the biggest and strongest- but he enjoys sitting alone, smelling the flowers around him. Continue reading
This book is a family favorite in our home; I always knew I would feature it in our From the Shelf series. Being summer time I thought a book about penguins would be out of place, but after the mass shooting at Pulse nightclub in Orlando- I think it is the perfect time.
And Tango Makes Three by Justin Richardson and Peter Parnell is based on the true story of a penguin family at the Central Park zoo. Continue reading
Dr. Suess, Eric Carle, Bill Martin Jr- all of these authors can universally be found on the majority of young children’s bookshelves- and deservedly so. I’m here to tell you there is one more staple author you must add: Brad Meltzer.
Ordinary People Change the World is a children’s history book series by Brad Meltzer and illustrated by Christopher Eliopoulos. It’s a series with a mission: children are naturally going to seek out heroes, let’s give them real life heroes that are worth looking up to. It’s a promise that definitely is fulfilled. Continue reading
This week’s children’s book recommendation post is Beautiful Moon A Child’s Prayer By Tonya Bolden and Illustrated by Eric Velasquez. Click here to read our introduction post on the From the Shelf blog series we are doing or click the From the Shelf tab (in the categories section) to check out more of our recommendations. Continue reading
I am a huge book lover, I always have been, but after having Marshall I have become obsessed with children’s books and building an abundantly diverse library for my kids. Over the years, friends and family have asked me for recommendations on good additions to their own libraries. For that reason I have decided to have a weekly post on favorite books from our collection.
Having a background in political science in college- and working as a preschool teacher in a diverse neighborhood in Kansas City- I have learned a few things and made a few rules for our at-home library. Continue reading