Creative play is an important part of a child’s development. It helps them learn to think outside the box, develop problem-solving skills, and explore their own imagination. Play is as important to childhood development as any other basic need. We tend to think of play as “just for fun” which it is; It is also Continue reading
If you are struggling to get your child to transition to novels, use pictures! The popularity of the graphic novel as a storytelling device is increasing with each passing year. This might partly be due to the resurgence of comic book characters in tv and film. A benefit of having pictures alongside the story is Continue reading
There are a lot of kids books that are deemed “easy readers.” However, not all easy readers are the same. Generally, these books are designed to keep the reader engaged, whether it’s the fonts that are easy to read or illustrations on every page to keep the reader engaged or the story line that keeps Continue reading
The Complete Guide to Reading Poetry Books to Kids, Plus: 5 Tips on Reading A Poem to/with your Kids
Why you should read Poetry books to kids, the benefits of reading Poetry books with children, and why Poetry is important! Poetry is a powerful way to introduce kids to literature. One of the benefits of reading poetry books to children is that it can help them develop and improve their comprehension skills. Poetry is Continue reading
Biography books are a great way to get kids interested in reading. Biography has been proven to improve self-esteem, critical thinking skills, and empathy for others. We often get requests that the books that we send are fun, full of imagination, and adventurous – there are an exceptional amount of fictional stories that fit those Continue reading
We are celebrating some of our favorite authors for Women’s History Month! It’s incredibly important for our children to see their potential from the earliest stages possible. Making sure to consistently expose them to complex female characters addresses the gender disparity that is still existent in this genre. Perhaps even more important, is to make Continue reading
How Humpty Dumpty Got Back Up Again Dan Santat does it again with a humorous story of fear transformed to courage all wrapped up in a imaginative follow up to a classic nursery rhyme! We meet a rather melancholy Humpty Dumpty post ‘incident’. He’s fallen off the Great Wall and now does all he can Continue reading
Friendship is an important part of a child’s social and emotional development. Children play, laugh, and learn to manage their emotions through interactions with their peers. Here are 5 children’s books we love that feature different types of friendship!
The stories we need most in our day and age are ones of compassion and sustainability. Kate, Who Tamed the Wind is one of those stories. It raises great talking points about resourcefulness, friendship, and the gift of the environment. Young Kate hears the cry for help from the old man at the top of Continue reading
Publishers have set out suggested reading categories that are set up more towards marketing than an individual reading experience. Based on our experience we have adjusted the age ranges to better represent what works for the children we have served over the years! Here is a quick look at our categories.