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9 Children’s Books About Climate Change

“Mom, what’s climate change?” This question from my middle son stopped me in my tracks. Truth is, I don’t know a whole lot about climate change. I know it’s real. I know it’s awful. But, to be honest, it’s not something I like thinking about. However, ignoring the...

9 Diverse Summer Picture Books

I’ve yet to meet a child who didn’t love summer! Warm weather, ice cream, swimming, playing outside...there are so many fun things to enjoy. And reading about summer just adds to the excitement. You may also enjoy these Children's Books About Juneteenth! This diverse...

5 Children’s Books About Juneteenth

Have you heard of Juneteenth? I will admit that I didn't learn that June 19th was recognized as a special day called Juneteenth until I was in college. Juneteenth marks June 19, 1865, the day that the abolition of slavery was announced in Texas, and is also recognized...

101 Diverse Picture Books

Every child's library should have two types of books: mirrors and windows. Mirrors show children characters that look like them, with families, cultural experiences, or religious practices like theirs. Windows show children characters and situations that are different...

17 Children’s Books About Gender

As the mom of three boys, I deal with a lot of assumptions about my kids based on their gender. They must be wild, rough, and crazy, right? Not really. I mean, sure, sometimes they are wild, rough, and crazy. But as a former preschool teacher, I can assure you that...

8 Feminist Parenting Books

Children’s books can be fantastic tools for fostering kindness and social justice values in our kids, but at the end of the day, parents are their child’s greatest influence. That means that despite our best efforts to read every amazing children’s book out there to...

9 Diverse Spring Picture Books

I absolutely love the spring season. After the cold dreariness of late winter, I am always ready for sunshine and green leaves and bright blooms. Spring is a season of rebirth and renewal, and the new life growing everywhere always lifts my spirits. I also love...

7 Children’s Books About Ramadan

One of our family goals is to learn more about cultures and traditions that are different than our own. We knew very little about the Muslim observance of Ramadan, so my boys and I set out to learn more together. Ramadan is the ninth month of the Muslim year, where...

9 Children’s Books About Passover

Every year, Jewish people around the world celebrate Passover. The holiday is a remembrance of the Jewish people's liberation from Egyptian slavery during the time of Moses. It's also a feast that is characterized by gratitude, love, and remembering blessings. Does...

9 Feminist Graphic Novels

When we raise children according to a strict gender binary, the label “boy” or “girl” determines everything from what a child wears to the toys they play with. It also affects what books they read. Girls grow up believing that certain books are not for them and the...

11 Books About Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year, or the Spring Celebration, indicates the beginning of the new year on the traditional Chinese lunar-solar calendar. The celebration is a very important part of Chinese culture, and Chinese people all over the world take part. In fact, one-sixth of...

6 Tips for Decluttering Children’s Books

In January I tend to go into purge mode. I usually have no problem clearing out clutter and getting rid of things we don't need, but there's one area where I struggle -- books. My emotional attachment to books is strong, and it's hard for me to let any of them go,...

9 Children’s Books About Groundhog Day

I'm not a huge fan of winter, so every year I anxiously await the verdict of Punxsutawney Phil. I love Groundhog Day because it's a silly, fun tradition, and a great opportunity to talk with kids about weather and the changing seasons. You may also like these 15...

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