5 Inspiring Story Lists in Celebration of International Children’s Book Day!


To help inspire a love of reading in all kids, April 2nd is International Children’s Book Day (Hans Christian Andersen’s birthday) and April 13-19 is National Library Week!

In celebration of these great initiatives we’re sharing five fun kids’ story collections on everything from breastfeeding and bonding to girl power. We hope you’ll love these books as much as we do!

Children’s Books that Depict Breastfeeding


We recently asked the Mothering community to share kids’ books that depict breastfeeding and were thrilled by the response. We have pulled out the top 25 most highly recommended to share with you. Enjoy!


Books For and About Strong Girls

by Amanda Knapp


Not wanting to stifle my girls’ interests but also wanting to make sure they have solid role models, I have spent the last few years searching out books that have stronger messages about what a girl can, could, and should be.  Here are just a few of our current favorites.

Bonding Through Books

by Marissa Bloom


Reading stories together as a sleepy time routine can be a significant and wonderful ritual but there are also many other ways families can enjoy books together. Here are some ideas on how you can incorporate reading with your children into your daily life and bond through a book.


Earth Day Books the Whole Family Will Love

by Mindy Rhiger


Plant a tree, turn trash into treasure and learn to love mother earth with these books that teach responsibility and respect for our beautiful planet.


A Journey Through Childhood with Dr. Seuss

by Amanda Knapp


I read a study that demonstrated how when fetuses are read ‘The Cat in the Hat’ in the womb, they will be calmed when they hear it after birth.  Awesome, I thought. My daughter will be hooked on the classics before she is even born! But that was just the beginning–here are our Seuss favorites!



Free Books on Your Devices: Many libraries now allow you to instantly check out digital books and audio books on your computer, iPad, kindle or other electronic device. Contact your local library for instructions on how to get started!

For more fun suggestions join our new book group–Wee Bookworms!

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