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16 Meaningful Anti-Bullying Books to Develop Kindness and Empathy

16 Meaningful Anti-Bullying Books to Develop Kindness and Empathy

With the school year back on, I thought it was the perfect time to round up a list of anti-bullying books. Bullying happens to 1 in every five students, according to Pacer’s National Bullying Prevention Centre. The intentional aggressive behaviour is incredibly harmful and that’s why it’s so important to talk to children about it, even from a young age. These books will not only help kids understand how to respond to bullying and teasing but will also give them…

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14 Picture Books Starring Furry and Lovable Dogs

14 Picture Books Starring Furry and Lovable Dogs

They’re goofy, they’re lovable, and they’re part of the family. August 26 is National Dog Day so we’re celebrating our four-legged friends with a fantastic list of picture books. Below are some of my favourites but to view and shop the full list, head over to my storefront on Bookshop.org. Hello Goodbye Dog Author: Maria Gianferrari Illustrator: Patrice Barton From Bookshop.org: “For Zara’s dog, Moose, nothing is more important than being with his favorite girl. So when Zara has to…

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14 Thrilling Picture Books About Theme Parks and Carnival Rides

14 Thrilling Picture Books About Theme Parks and Carnival Rides

One of my favourite things to do in the summer months is visit a theme park or head to a fair or carnival in a small, rural community. There’s something about the thrilling rides, flashing lights and overload of snacks and sweets that brings me right back to my childhood! While he’s still too little to ride a big rollercoaster, my toddler has ridden on a small coaster at a fall fair and he loved it! Now he’s mesmerized by…

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The Ultimate List of Books for An Easy Back to School

The Ultimate List of Books for An Easy Back to School

Back to school can cause worry and anxiety in children. These times of change and transition can be difficult for them to navigate, but the right picture book can give them a huge confidence boost. Not only that, but it will help them know what to expect on the first day. Whether your child is a returning student, a new student, a nervous student or entering preschool or kindergarten for the first time, this ultimate list of books for back…

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13 Excellent Books About Camping To Stoke Outdoor Adventure

13 Excellent Books About Camping To Stoke Outdoor Adventure

Spending time in the great outdoors is not only a wonderful way to connect as a family, but it offers dozens of fantastic learning experiences for children. They learn about animals and caring for nature, learn to unplug and relax, and they take part in problem solving and thrilling, risky play. There are just so many benefits to camping with your kids. As always, children love reading about experiences before and after they happen. So, I’m rounding up 13 excellent…

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12 Tempting Watermelon Picture Books to Sweeten Your Summer

12 Tempting Watermelon Picture Books to Sweeten Your Summer

Nothing says summer to me like a big, juicy watermelon! These deliciously sweet melons are not only a fabulous treat for adults but they’re almost always a huge hit with kids too. August 3 is National Watermelon Day and I can’t think of a better way to mark the occasion than with a big bowl of watermelon and a few good books. Get ready to sink your teeth into these great watermelon picture books. Watermelon Madness Author: Taghreed Najjar Illustrator:…

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Picture Books Featuring Avocados

Picture Books Featuring Avocados

An Ode To The Humble Avocado National Avocado Day is July 31, so I thought I would round up a list of books featuring the ‘alligator pear’. The bright green, buttery fruit is a versatile ingredient and can be used in many recipes or simply enjoyed by itself. Avocados In Picture Books Children usually love eating avocados, but why not read all about them in picture books too?! These books all feature the fruit and will definitely have children asking…

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10 Picture Books Celebrating Aunts and Uncles

10 Picture Books Celebrating Aunts and Uncles

Aunts and uncles can play a special role within families filling gaps when mom and dad are away or even act as a second set of parents. It’s a unique bond within the extended family and children may look up to their aunts or uncles or turn to them for advice or help when they’re older. Reading About The Role of Aunts and Uncles Books and stories can help children make sense of the world around them; including family dynamics….

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The Best Seek-and-Find Books for Little Kids

The Best Seek-and-Find Books for Little Kids

I have been looking everywhere for the best seek and find books geared towards little kids. Some of those big seek and find books are a little too overwhelming for children ages three to five. So, I Some of the books on this list aren’t the big images of scattered items, instead they’re more like hide-and-seek stories with characters ‘hiding’ within the pages. For example, my toddler loved pointing out the hiding animals while the little girl looked around for…

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13 Picture Books About Bugs

13 Picture Books About Bugs

Bugs are all around us. They’re in our yards, on the streets, and sometimes even in our own homes (yikes!). If you have a bug fan in your life, they’ll probably love reading books all about insects and bugs. I’ve compiled a list of my 13 favourite picture books about bugs. My toddler enjoys getting up close to see any creepy-crawly. Just the other day in the garden he was holding an earthworm and had found an earwig! He was…

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