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  1. Toddler & Child
    The death of a pet is the death of a family member, and for children, it's often the first time their tender hearts have to deal with such intense and complex emotions. Here are ten books that will help you teach your child how to cope with the death of a pet. Since we're grieving with them, we...
  2. Family Life
    Raising globally-minded kids is challenging when they're not exposed to different cultures on a regular basis. That's where children's books come in handy. Books take kids on journeys and adventures. They inspire them to dream big. They also introduce them to new things that they may not have...
  3. Family Life
    Having "The Talk" isn't easy for any parent. But for parents who want to find books about bodies, puberty, and sexuality that are inclusive of LGBTQ+ identities, it's even harder. As a queer person myself, I've always tried to raise my kids in an open and inclusive way. I want to make sure that...
  4. Toddler & Child
    Parenting a child with anxiety can be a difficult road, and it seems as though more and more children experience some degree of worry. Thankfully many great books exist that help kids navigate anxiety. Consider adding these books to your anxious child's bookshelf: Related: Ask the Expert: What...
  5. Toddler & Child
    Cinco de Mayo is well-known for its festivity, but it also is known as a day of remembrance, commemorating the Mexican army's victory over France at the Battle of Puebla. To celebrate, there are several books that share the story of Cinco de Mayo. In the United States, Cinco de Mayo has come to...
  6. Green Goods
    As our world changes, it's more and more important our children know how to take care of the Earth. Earth Day is a great time to bring that message home. Here are some fun books that show kids why they need to care for Mother Nature. I love books. There's a book for everything, and I love that...
  7. Toddler & Child
    What better way to begin a conversation about learning disabilities than through well-written books? Many fabulous books exist to help children of all ages self-identify and/or better understand learning disabilities. A theme in most of these books centers on how a learning disability does not...
  8. Toddler & Child
    We love books, and we love books about love! Ever wonder what the best-selling kids books for Valentine's Day are? Wonder no more! We turned to Amazon's best-selling list to look for the best-selling kids' Valentine's Day books. We found them, but I'll warn you...you'll probably want them all...
  9. Family Life
    February celebrates black history, shedding light on the struggles and accomplishments of black Americans through the years. Related: Celebrate Black History Month With These 5 Resources What we teach our children, and what we share with them makes the difference in their beliefs about...
  10. Toddler & Child
    It's February and love is in the air! There is no shortage of books that tell children how much their parents love them. But we also love books that teach children about love in general - for your family and your fellow human! Here are some of our favorites! A quick Google search on 'children's...
  11. Toddler & Child
    According to a new study from the Observer along with market researcher, Nielsen, children's books still have a long way to go in achieving gender equality. 2018 has already seen a steady rise in women continuing to speak out about unfair treatment: From sexism in the workplace and sexual...
  12. Toddler & Child
    If there's one thing I love about winter, it's to snuggle up under a warm blanket and read all winter long! For yourself and with your kiddos, make this winter one you read new stories and revisit beloved ones! Here are some of our favorites! 1. The Snowy Day A classic Caldecott Medal winner...
  13. Toddler & Child
    Today's kids experience an overload of social, academic, and personal responsibilities. Introducing Zen philosophy to kids can be a backdoor into establishing calmness, and intelligent emotional response when faced with stressful situations. These well-written and beautifully illustrated books...
  14. Family Life
    Happy holidays to all! At this time of year, beautifully diverse celebrations emerge all over the globe as individuals and families celebrate their cultural beliefs and traditions. This month provides parents with an amazing opportunity to embrace diversity with their children by reading about...
  15. Toddler & Child
    Today is Roald Dahl's birthday. He's the children's author who gave us literary classics like Matilda, James and The Giant Peach and The Witches, and he would be 101-years-old today. I adore Roald Dahl and the many books he wrote to enthral children and adults alike. His birthday brings with it...
  16. Family Life
    As family structures are more and more diverse, parents are often looking for books in which their children can see themselves. Loving Lion Books is a publishing company working to paint the picture of families of all colors and structures. I have always been a reader, and I love that my son...
  17. Toddler & Child
    A dad's effort to show his daughter more literary heroines like herself turned into an amazing Kickstarter and an adorable new book series based on his daughter! Lawyer and dad Jerry Zhang said his heart was broken by his four-year-old daughter, Madison, telling him she didn't want to be...
  18. Toddler & Child
    The list of graphic novels for kids still tends to skew heavier on male leads, but there are plenty to choose from where the girls take center stage. I'm a huge proponent of graphic novels for kids, and for struggling or reluctant readers in particular. Fortunately, the genre is fast-growing...
  19. Toddler & Child
    Mothers of toddlers and preschoolers know there are some books that kids become fixated on and want to read over and over again. Often, they're the same books their parents read as children. Even when I try to diversify our reading time, there are a few books that my kids always go back to...
  20. Family Life
    It's public library month, and we have a public service announcement for you: Don't be afraid of library fines; they are proof your family is learning. When I was a kid, every member of our family had a library card and every one of us maxed them out. Fifty books on your card already? Here...
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