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15 Diverse Winter Picture Books

I have a confession: I hate winter. I don't like snow. I don't like cold weather. My kids, on the other hand...they LOVE winter. As soon as Thanksgiving is over, they're checking for snowflakes and planning the snowman they're going to build. And while I don't love...

22 Awesome Feminist Tote Bags

Every book lover needs a reliable tote bag. I mean, how else are you going to get all those books home from the library? If you're going to carry your books in a tote bag, you might as well choose one that allows you to express yourself. These awesome feminist tote...

13 Best Podcasts for Kids

I am a bit of a podcast addict. I subscribe to more podcasts than I have time to listen to, and they keep me company while I am working, exercising, driving, or doing dishes. Podcasts have become my go-to, whether I want to learn something new, or I just want to...

7 Books About Kwanzaa

I've been aware of Kwanzaa for years, but it wasn't until the kids and I dove into learning about other cultures that I truly understood what made the holiday special. The word Kwanzaa is Swahili for "first fruits," and the week-long celebration culminates with a...

5 Gifts for Kids That Aren’t Toys

While I love celebrating birthdays and holidays with my family, there's one thing I don't look forward to: the addition of more toys to our collection. My kids are blessed with more than enough things to play with, and we declutter and donate toys regularly. But...

23 Native American Books for Kids

Over the course of history, the stories of Native Americans have rarely been told...at least, not accurately. Even today, it can be hard to find representations of indigenous people in literature, particularly written in their own voices. I remember my oldest son...

9 Hanukkah Books for Kids

Our family celebrates Christmas, but I also feel it's important to learn about other cultures and traditions. And of course, when we want to learn something new, we turn to -- books! That's where the inspiration for this list of Hanukkah books originated. You may also...

9 Children’s Books About Elections and Voting

I have always been a voter. The main reason I've always voted is because my parents always voted. From an early age, the stressed to me how important it was to vote in every election, no matter the candidates or issues on the table. And so, as a parent, I take my...

11 Diverse Christmas Books for Kids

Recently, I was discussing Christmas books with some other parents in a Facebook group. One mom was really struggling to find books that featured an African-American Santa Claus. Most of the books she found were out of print and hard to locate. She was really hoping...

24 Days of Christmas Books

As soon as the calendar turns to December, my boys are ready to count down to Christmas. I love the countdown, too, and what better way to do it than with books? I took 24 of our favorite Christmas books and put them together into a "book advent calendar" of sorts, so...

21 Diverse Early Chapter Books

I always had a hard time finding early reader chapter books for my kids. I wanted something that wasn't too hard, but also wasn't too easy, but it also had to be engaging enough to hold their attention. On top of that, I was concerned with diversity. I wanted my boys...

8 Children’s Books About Haunted Houses

One of our favorite fall traditions is visiting the Haunted House at The Children's Museum of Indianapolis every year. My kids love that it's just scary enough to be fun, without overwhelming them. To get in the Haunted House spirit, we read some of these awesome...

12 Diverse Fall Picture Books

Fall is my favorite season, and I love reading about fall with my kids. There are hundreds of picture books about the autumn season, but not many that feature children of color in their illustrations. Representation matters; all children need to see diverse characters...

11 Halloween Board Books

This year will be my youngest son's second Halloween, and his big brothers can't wait to dress him up in a cute costume and show him off. They've also generously offered to help him out by !helping him eat his candy! We've also pulled out some of our favorite...

25 Fun Picture Books for Halloween

  Fall is here, and with it comes all of the excitement about costumes, candy, and spooky surprises. There are lots of great books about Halloween, but my boys and I put together a list of our 25 absolute favorite Halloween picture books. We think you'll love...

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