• The Best Picture Books of 2018 - our favorite picture books published in 2018
    book lists,  picture books

    The Best Picture Books Published in 2018

    I enjoy keeping track of the publication date of the picture books we read and doing a round up of the best books from each year. Earlier in 2018 I wrote two lists: a part one and then part two of our favorite 2018 picture books thus far. Then, at the beginning of the year I like to do a final round up of the ten-ish best books from the year, hence this list.     Ideally this list would be done by the beginning of January but there are always a number of books published at the end of the year that it takes a little while for my…

  • The Best Picture Books to Read in February - book about love, Valentine's and parental love
    book lists,  picture books

    The Best Picture Books for February

    Wow, I can’t believe the second month of the year is almost here! At the beginning of the year I decided to create a picture book list for each month of the year, you can check out January’s here and today is February’s! Thanks to Valentine’s Day I decided to go with the theme of love for this month. I didn’t just stick with the typical Valentine books but also added in a number of books about a parent’s love for a child. This will be a continually growing list, as we read more great picture books about love I will add them to the list, so I would suggest…

  • The Best Picture Books for January - books about snow and all things winter
    book lists,  picture books

    The Best Picture Books for January

    One of my goals for this year is to do better with enjoying each season and being intentional with our time in the season. Because almost everything I do has to include books in some way, I thought making monthly book lists would be a good way to acknowledge each season. January is one of the hardest months for me. Christmas is over and the winter feels like it is never going to end but luckily there are some great picture books to read this month! When picking picture books for January I tried to pick the best books about winter and snow. There are some funny books in this…

  • The Intentional Reading Book List - book suggestions and recommendations for the best books for babies, preschoolers, elementary, middle school, high school and beyond. Plus, receive the bookish newsletter with more recommendations and book extension activities
    adults,  book lists,  books,  elementary,  high school,  middle grades,  picture books

    Introducing: The Intentional Reading Book List & A Bookish Newsletter

    I have always been an avid reader, from sneaking books into the bathroom to read as a pre-teen and early teenager to putting off grown up responsibilities as an adults (*cough* doing the dishes *cough*). My to-read list is incredibly long but thankfully I have always believed that there are way too many good books in the world to spend time reading less-than-stellar books, so I stop those books and go on to the next good book. In case you are in need of some top notch book recommendations, don’t worry, I’ve got you covered. I’ve recently created my Intentional Reading Book List – over 70 book recommendations that include…

  • Thanksgiving Picture Book List - plus 2 bonus Thanksgiving and gratitude books
    book lists,  picture books

    Thanksgiving Picture Books That Inspire Gratitude

    I’ll be honest, Thanksgiving doesn’t get it’s due in our home. First of all, in Canada, Thanksgiving falls on the second Monday of October, personally I think it’s too early in the fall season for the celebration, plus my daughter’s birthday is on the 2nd of October so we are always thinking about that and once her birthday is over I’m always like “oh yeah, Thanksgiving!”. I want to do better with thanksgiving and gratitude in general in our home so I thought it would be good to do a list of Thanksgiving picture books. I did try to find some Canadian specific Thanksgiving books to try to make the…

  • Bird Literature Guide - a literature unit study on birds using The Burgess Bird Book for Children
    book lists,  elementary,  nature study,  picture books,  science

    The Best Picture & Chapter About Birds Books

    Today’s book list is all about birds! We have been studying birds as we read along with The Burgess Bird Book for Children so this is the perfect book list for this season. I’ve created a bird literature guide to go along with The Burgess Bird Book, those who are on my weekly newsletter list got it emailed to them for free, but if you missed it you can still grab it in the shop for just $5. I love learning through literature, which may be fairly evident by all the book posts I have here!     OTHER POSTS YOU MAY ENJOY: The Ten Best Living Books About Nature…