If you're looking to grow your home library, Amazon has some incredible deals right now. You can get board books for less than $5 and many hardback picture books for less than $10, even on some recent releases. Here's a list of my favorites. I own most of the titles on this list - and if I don't already have them, I have read and loved them (and they're currently waiting in my Amazon cart)!
In the last few weeks, I've read more than seventy picture books with a winter or snow theme. Many are meh. But some are really special! In order to make the cut, a book has to have gorgeous, captivating illustrations and flowing, interesting text. Here's my list of favorites, with my top five listed first:
My good friend Karie (and college roommate 20 years ago) was awarded a $250 grant to supply her 3rd-grade classroom with picture books. No surprise she received the grant, because she is a go-getter! She won district Teacher of the Year and is loved by everyone who meets her. When she asked for books to buy with the grant money, I couldn't wait to put together this list! The books on this list are perfect for a classroom library to enrich curriculum, but they're also wonderful for home libraries. I own most of them, and have read them aloud many times.
I can't wait to show you the upcoming Read & Play box! Here's a little sneak peek of the color scheme. Each box contains a hardback picture book, an imaginative play activity, and a parent-child connection activity with enough supplies for a family. Hint: the fantastic picture book featured in this box was released in 2019. Any guesses?
My family has a strong culture of homemade gifts. Before it was ever the official rule, it was the tradition. My mom made a doll for me and each of my sisters every Christmas. Now, we all-- children and adults--draw names and create gifts for each other. And it doesn't matter how childish or professional the finished product, each gift is truly loved. Do you or your children like making homemade gifts?I really enjoyed sharing this book, A HOMEMADE TOGETHER CHRISTMAS by Maryann Cocca-Leffler, with my children. I love how the family focuses on one another and that each gift, no matter how simple, is cherished and appreciated. Even something so simple as watching the sunrise together became a special...