• 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
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    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…

  • The Ten Best Living Books About Nature - beautiful and inspiring science books about nature
    book lists,  elementary,  nature study,  picture books,  science

    The Ten Best Living Books About Nature

    I’ve admitted time and time again that science is not my strongest subject. BUT over the last two years I have really started to enjoy nature study, I can’t identify a single tree to save my life but I am learning lots (apparently just not about trees). While I grew up on a farm with lots of space to explore I usually preferred to be indoors reading books and that is still my natural tendency. While we do venture out for nature walks on a regular basis we do a lot more reading about nature, especially as the temperatures start to get colder. It may only be September but I…

  • The best fall picture books for kids. Great books for autumn reading.
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    The Best Fall Picture Books for Kids

    I don’t know what the weather is like where you are but fall came early here this year, we started having fall-like weather in the last two weeks of August! I know that autumn means different things depending where you live, those in more southern regions don’t truly experience fall until the dead of winter while those who live farther north like I do experience it a lot sooner. The transition from summer to fall is always one I welcome, I don’t enjoy being cold but I do enjoy wearing sweaters and curling up to read with a blanket.     This year I am trying to acknowledge and celebrate the…

  • The absolute best read aloud picture books - as voted by homeschool mothers
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    The 25 Absolute Best Read Aloud Picture Books – As Voted by Homeschool Mamas

    I’ve been hosting a Wednesday evening homeschool chat over on Instagram since the beginning of June and this month we are chatting all things books! (One of my absolutely favorite topics ever.) We started this month by chatting about picture books. I asked people to share their three favorites. How many people do you think actually stuck to three? Ha, not that many, myself included! I went with three and a bonus but really, there were so many other good ones I could have included! I guess that’s why I share so many book lists here on the blog. This list today includes a number of the picture books that…