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Some New Picture Books

With Drake and Juliet’s birthdays approaching, I am looking at what new books I can give them. I always gift books as part of any gift giving celebration as a way to enhance their love of reading, as well as to get new books into our rotation at bedtime. I love this age where both […]


What’s On Our Bookshelf – 6 Year Old Edition

Charlie and Olive enjoy many of the same books, and I shared Olive’s current favorite books here. At 6 years of age Charlie definitely has a longer attention span, better comprehension, and broader tastes since he can read on his own, but reading books out loud are still an important part of each day for us. […]


10 storybooks for the budding nature enthusiast

“If we want children to flourish, to become truly empowered, then let us allow them to love the earth before we ask them to save it.” —David Sobel, author of Beyond Ecophobia, Reclaiming the Heart in Nature Education We live in the city, but we are always looking for ways to encourage curiosity, appreciation and […]

picture books 4 year old

What’s On Our Bookshelf – 4 Year Old Edition

When we moved to El Nido, we had to leave behind all the children’s books we’d amassed over the years. Luckily I found a used bookstore in the island capital 5 hours away with books from elementary schools and libraries in the US and UK. Children’s books are very hard to find here (new and […]


Author Spotlight: Rosemary Wells

A great author is one you can count on, trusting that any book she writes is one you’ll enjoy. That is definitely how I feel about Rosemary Wells. You probably know author Rosemary Wells from her beloved books about Max and Ruby, but Max and Ruby are just two of the many characters created by […]


Thematic Books Round Up: Adoption Books!

I’ve been wanting to write this post for over a year, and sadly it has taken me awhile to get our adoption books together, but I’m so excited to share with you our favorite children’s books related to adoption. Everyone’s adoption story is different, so you can see which ones fit your family better. And […]


Our Favorite Dr. Seuss Style Books

Growing up, I read a lot.  Reading was probably my favorite activity and as a grown up, I still have a true love for books and reading. I was super excited to start reading with LeLe and Little Bug, so much in fact that I have asked on multiple occasions for family and friends not […]

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