Best Children’s Books about Princesses

What little girl can resist a story about a princess? Unfortunately, there are gads of awful ones scattered throughout bookstores and libraries. There are far too many princess stories with bratty, materialistic, or pretentious women at the center. We managed to compile a list of the diamonds in the rough – stories that focus on princesses of intellect and character. Below are our top picks for books that feature princesses (listed in alphabetical order). A Little Princess written by Frances Hodgson Burnett; illustrated {Read More}

Madeline Party

Bonjour! If you have a child who has insatiable curiosity and great strength of character, planning a Madeline-themed party in her honor may be a marvelous idea. Although the small French girl of picture book fame is small in stature, she is indeed “tall” on the inside. Below find Madeline-themed ideas for invitations, decor, party wear, favors, and more. INVITATIONS    DECORATIONS        FOOD       GAMES & ACTIVITIES       PARTY ATTIRE            GIFTS FOR THE BIRTHDAY CHILD            PARTY FAVORS {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}

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}