• Saint Pope John Paul II

    Celebrate Saint Pope John Paul II With These 2 Wonderful Books

    Saint Pope John Paul II Books for Kids “Be not afraid.” These are the wise words spoken by one of the most beloved Popes of all time. Saint Pope John Paul II. A man held in high regard by Catholics, and non-Catholics alike. Today on October 22 we celebrate his feast day. Saint Pope John Paul II was born Karol Josef Wojtyla ( voy-ti-wah) in Wadowice (vah-doe-vee-chay) Poland on May 18, 1920. His parents were Karol Sr. and Emilia Wojtyla. Karol Jr. had two older siblings, Edmund who died when Karol was 16 years old, and Olga who died in infancy. Karol also had a…

  • 9 Great Picture Books to Set the Fall Mood

    9 Great Books To Set The Fall Mood

    List of Great Books That Are Fall Themed It is October, and we are well into fall by now. The pretty coloured leaves are littering the ground all around, the air smells of chai lattes and pumpkin spice everything. There is no doubting that fall is here. The weather outside currently begs you to sit inside with a warm drink, a cozy blanket, and plenty of good books to read that set the fall mood. Below is a list of wonderful, fall themed picture books to enjoy with your children this time of year. 1. Christopher’s Harvest Time by Elsa Beskow Christopher’s Harvest Time by…

  • 20 Picture Books About Apples

    20 Sumptuous Picture Books About Apples

    20 Picture Books About Apples Can you believe it’s September already? It feels like the year is going by so fast. When I think about September, I can’t help think about big, bright red juicy apples! In light of that, I am going to share with you 20 pictures about apples. There are so many books that I can think of, however I am just going to include the 20 best books I have read. If you can think of any picture books about apples that I didn’t include in this post, please feel free to mention them in the comment section below. At the…

  • Top 3 Favorite Picture Books in Our House (2)

    3 More Picture Books Worth Reading to Your Kids

    More Favorite Picture Books In the last post I wrote, I shared a list of five favorite picture books in our house. If you want to that list, then follow this link. In the last post, I explained that I have five younger siblings and as such I have done a lot of reading aloud, especially reading picture books. We have come, as a family, to favor certain picture books above all others. I have already shared five of them, but now I am going to share another three. 1. Pete’s a Pizza by William Steig Pete’s a Pizza by William Steig is most definitely…

  • Top 5 Favorite Picture Books in Our House (1)

    Top 5 Favorite Picture Books in Our House

    Great Picture Books for Young Children I have five younger siblings that all love when I read aloud to them. As such, I have read my fair share and more of picture books. Many of them have been good quality reads, while others haven’t.  Over the years, it has become apparent which books are more favored over others by my younger siblings for various reasons. I have discovered that they prefer stories filled with humor and/or animals, as wells as cute stories about young children. Here is the list of books that seem to be a huge hit in our house. They may well be…

  • 5 Great Children's Books That Take Place in the UK & Ireland

    5 Great Books That Take Place in the UK and Ireland

    There are so many books that take place in the UK A couple of years ago, as part of school, I decided to study British History by reading Living History books. While I was at that, I also read some books that took place in Ireland.  The very first book on this list, is the first book in series by Hilda van Stockum, that takes place in Ireland in the 1930’s 1. The Cottage at Bantry Bay The Cottage at Bantry Bay, by Hilda van Stockum, is an enchanting book, about the O’Sulivan family, in County Cork, Ireland. Whether it’s trying to train a naughty…