• The Best Picture Books for April - great picture books that include all things gardening and flowers that kids will enjoy
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    The Best Picture Books for April

    To me the month of April just vibes all things flowers and gardening* so that is the theme of this month’s book list. Well, flowers and gardening and Easter and new life – I plan on having a separate Easter book list up soon because every few years it falls in March and that can just get confusing. We have a few garden plants (tomatoes, peppers and eggplant) already started indoors and the rest will need to wait until the second half of May for it to be nice enough for us to plant outside in our garden. But I know people in other places can get into their gardens…

  • The Best Picture Books to Read in March - picture books about St. Patrick's Day, the coming of spring and more!
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    The Best Picture Books for March

    Month three of the year is almost upon us so it’s time for another monthly book list – this time it’s the March picture book list! Overall March can be a pretty great month – the weather starts warming up and you’ve got St. Patrick’s Day and spring and every few years Easter is even thrown in at the end of the month. The book list is mostly spring-ish themed though I did add in a few St. Patrick’s Day books (you can find a full list of them here though if you are looking for more) oh, and remember, March 14th is Pi Day (3.14) so I’ve got a…

  • Books Coming out in 2019 we are looking forward to reading
    book lists,  elementary,  middle grades,  picture books

    Books Coming Out in 2019 We Are Looking Forward To

    A couple of years ago I would take time at the beginning of each month to look ahead and see what picture books were all coming out that month that we were looking forward to reading and then wrote a blog post about it. I thought it would be fun to do that again but instead of making it a monthly post this year it will probably be quarterly-ish. That’s what today’s post is. The books on this list are all coming out at the beginning of 2019 (or may have just came out) and based on the cover (cause yes, I totally judge a book by its cover) and…

  • The Best Picture Books of 2018 - our favorite picture books published in 2018
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    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
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    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
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    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…