Category: Book Club

5 books to make you hate snow a little less

5 books to make you hate snow a little less
I love reading to my kids. It's something that I can do if I'm tired, hungover, or...I don't know...stuck in my house with them for 10 months straight?! When all I feel like doing is lying on the couch, reading reminds me that I'm a halfway decent parent. I organize our books by seasons/holidays: snow/winter, Valentine's, St. Patrick's, Easter, spring/trees/bugs, gay Pride, 4th of July, summer, kings/castles/dragons, back to school, fall, Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. Our collection rests on the top shelf in my closet (mostly because my middle child wants to read Halloween books 24/7/365). This also keeps them a little more special, since they're not out all of the time. While holiday books remain my favorite, these five books help me appreciate the snow. For most of us, it's easy to love the other seasons. Cold, dreary January in Chicago? Not so much. But these books warm me up to wintertime...just a little...

10 Thanksgiving books for kids

I'm thankful that the oldest can read to the youngest.
With Turkey Day a mere two weeks away, here is a list of 10 Thanksgiving books for kids.

10 children's books about Pride

"And Tango Makes Three" is written by Justin Richardson and Peter Parnell. It's based on the true story of two daddy penguins who raised their daughter, Tango, in NYC's Central Park Zoo. THE MESSAGE: Learning how to be a family and taking care of each other is not gender specific.
I love our library. And oh, how I miss it right now! Last year, I asked if they could set up a display for books about Pride, and they got right to work. Here are some of my favorites.
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Bunnies, buds, and bugs: 13 books for spring/summer

Bunnies, buds, and bugs: 13 books for spring/summer
Here are 13 great books that cover the topics of spring/early summer, flowers/gardening, (life cycles of) insects, and (farm) animals. The list is appropriate for ages 1-8, and also includes a few classics. Happy reading!

11 books about snow

"Snow" by Roy McKie and (good ole') P.D. Eastman. This one rhymes, and has vibrant colors, so I consider it a crossover for my two month old and three year old. It explores all the fun activities you can enjoy in the snow (if the temp ever rises above zero).
Oh the weather outside is frightful, But these books are so delightful. And since we've no place to go: Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow! Check out the gallery for books about snow, including some classics that I'm sure you'll recognize...

12 Fall Books for Kids

12 Fall Books for Kids
Check out these 12 fall books for kids! While Halloween books apply to October, these picks are great for September, October, and November. Happy reading...
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Castles, and knights, and dragons: oh my! 12 Renaissance books for kids

Castles, and knights, and dragons: oh my! 12 Renaissance books for kids
We're going to the Bristol Renaissance Faire tomorrow. It was one of my favorite excursions last summer, and finding great books at the library definitely enhanced the experience. Check out the gallery below to see 12 Renaissance books for kids...

Nine children's books for the Fourth of July

Nine books for the Fourth of July
With the Fourth of July nine days away, here are nine books to read with your kids...

Eight children's books for Spring

This list includes four classic children's authors. Enjoy!
While spring *technically* started three weeks ago, the earth has just recently sprung to life. I can't tell you how much easier it's been to wake at 5 a.m. when there are actual, live birds chirping outside. You should really try it sometime. Okay, it's not that easy. Just take my word and hit the snooze button.   So what if your phone has a snowflake representing the weather today. Winter can't last forever right? RIGHT?! Please, someone: tell me I'm right! Here are eight children's books for Spring...
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Seven lucky books for St. Patrick's Day

Several are a wee bit better than others, and some are as good as gold!
Let's be honest: I checked out St. Patrick's Day books from the library almost two weeks ago. I've never been more ready for this holiday. "Green?" What's that? Ah, yes...now I have some recollection...eons ago, the ground was, in fact, green. And the trees! That had those green things on them that flapped in the wind, instead of just gray branches that look like bony, old lady hands. With the winter holidays behind me, I'm done with red. And I'm certainly done with white. Green. The color of hope. Please enjoy these seven books, chock full of GREEN...