Best Children’s Book about the Alphabet

Learning the alphabet shouldn’t be a chore! Make it an Awesome, Blissful, and Carefree experience with these Delightful picture books. We are pleased to present the very best children’s books about the alphabet (in – what else? – alphabetical order). ABC A Child’s First Alphabet Book Written and Illustrated by Alison Jay You’ll enjoy the magical process of learning the alphabet in this classic picture book. It has a “vintage” feel, but with unexpected and enchanting illustrations. Available in hardcover or as {Read More}

GIVEAWAY: Little Golden Books Collection from Land of Nod

We immediately swooned at the sight of this adorable new collection from The Land of Nod…and we bet you will too! The retail company that “specializes in children’s furniture, bedding and accessories” has partnered with Little Golden Books to create exclusively designed collections. Take a look at these charming pieces inspired by The Shy Little Kitten, Tawny Scrawny Lion, and Saggy Baggy Elephant. The collection includes bedding sets (for crib, kid, and toddler beds), quilts, hooded towels, throw pillows, banners, and rugs. You can also {Read More}

Best Children’s Books About Cinderella

With the recent release of Disney’s new motion-action film version of Cinderella, little girls everywhere are all aflutter with dreams of glass slippers, courage, and kindness. Let them imagine the story from a variety of perspectives with our picks for the best picture books about Cinderella (in alphabetical order). Adelita: A Mexican Cinderella Story Written and Illustrated by Tomie dePaola This bilingual book is set in the heart of Mexico and follows the plight of the kind-hearted and beautiful Adelita. The emphasis is {Read More}

Brentwood Children’s Library

There’s more to Nashville than country music and cowboy boots! Travel approximately 15 minutes south to the city of Brentwood and you’ll stumble upon one of the 10 best children’s libraries in the USA. This magical space beckons kids into a forest of books. You and your kids will want to read underneath the trees, sit on top of life-size books, and join in for an enchanted storytime. Be sure to bring your camera along because your mouth will drop at the detailed {Read More}

Anne of Green Gables Party

Anne has always been utterly resistible. With her red braids, fiery temper, kind heart, and bookish ways – she is a literary heroine who every girls wants to claim as a “bosom friend.” Why not celebrate with an Anne of Green Gables themed party for your child’s next birthday? Or plan a tea with YOUR friends? Here are some ideas to get you started. INVITATIONS    DECORATIONS        FOOD           GAMES & ACTIVITIES     PARTY ATTIRE          GIFTS FOR {Read More}

Best Children’s Books About Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln – farm boy, reader, lawyer, and the 16th president of the United States. Many books have been written about Abe, presumably because he was one of our country’s most beloved Presidents. We remember his relentless pursuit of truth, his advocacy for the rights of all people, his love of reading, his stoic courage in troubling times, and his death that came far too soon. Below are our picks for the best picture books about Abraham Lincoln, in alphabetical order. {Read More}

Best Children’s Books About Thanksgiving

As Thanksgiving approaches, I can’t help but be thankful for the gift of books. The way they fill up my home and my heart. The way they teach, inspire, challenge, and spark my imagination. If you are looking for the best children’s books about Thanksgiving, you’ve come to the right place. The following books teach gratitude and history with lovely illustrations and accompanying text. The Pilgrims’ First Thanksgiving written by Ann McGovern; illustrated by Elroy Freem This educational and historical picture {Read More}

Little House on the Prairie Party

Boys and girls have been reading about prairie life for hundreds of years, thanks to the enchanting words of Laura Ingalls Wilder. If you are pining for a pioneer-themed ice cream social, sing-in, or soiree…we’ve got you covered. See below for ideas and inspiration. INVITATIONS    DECORATIONS       FOOD       GAMES & ACTIVITIES          PARTY ATTIRE          GIFTS FOR THE BIRTHDAY CHILD        PARTY FAVORS & PRIZES         

Best Children’s Books of 2012

Every year, approximately 30,000 children’s books are published in the USA. After reading stacks of books (a delightful duty), we’ve hand-picked the very best titles of 2012. A World of Food: Discover Magical Lands Made of Things You Can Eat written and illustrated by Carl Warner There’s not a kid in the world that wouldn’t pick up a copy of this book based on the cover alone. Who can resist life-size lollipops, mega marshmallows, and gargantuan gumdrops? Inside the book {Read More}

Best Children’s Books about Christmas

Bookstores and libraries are full of Christmas titles, but there are some books that stand out among the shelves. These are the kind of gems your children will want to re-read year after year because they have wondrous illustrations and compelling messages about faith, hope, and love. A Christmas Carol written by Charles Dickens; illustrated by Brett Helquist In this new adaption of Dickens’ famous tale, readers are transported into the story through the glorious and luminous illustrations of Brett {Read More}