• Letters From Father Christmas

    Beautiful Christmas Books That Evoke Generosity and Kindness

    Beautiful Christmas Books for the Whole Family It’s almost December again and that means it’s time to share a round-up post of some favorite Christmas books.  There are so many beautiful Christmas books to choose from, and because of this, the following list is fairly lengthy. At the end, therefore, you will find a printable list of all the titles I will mention. The Legend of the Candy Cane by Lori Walburg The Legend of the Candy Cane by Lori Walburg is one of my favorite Christmas picture books. It is one that I received as a gift for St. Nicholas Day many years ago,…

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    7 Picture Books About Gardening That Kids Will Love

    Finding lovely picture books about gardening is not hard Today is the first official day of spring! When I think of spring, my mind automatically turns to gardening. I have gardened with my mother for pretty much as long as I can remember. It has always been part of our late winter/early spring routine to plan the garden, start seeds indoors, waiting for the soil to thaw so that we can prepare the garden beds and transplant the little seedlings. Gardening is really great thing to do if you have the space and resources to do so. Getting the kids involved is even better.  Gardening…

  • Picture Books for Spring

    5 Wonderful Spring Picture Books

    Springtime is almost here! Springtime is right around the corner – maybe. If you live in Western Canada like I do, then it doesn’t ‘look’ like spring until May or June. Fresh snow is still falling every other day here, and we haven’t seen the grass in months, but that’s why spring books are so great, right? Does it look like spring where you live? It may not look like spring here yet, and it might not for a while, but spring themed picture books can get you in the mood for spring. They all look so fresh and bright and make you think of…

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    The Perfect Books for Introducing Young Children to Anne of Green Gables

    Perfect Books for Introducing Anne Shirley to Young Children Welcome back to another post in the Month of Anne Blog Post Series! If you missed the last post in this series called Anne Around the World: Copies of Anne From Around the Globe, you can find it here. In this post we will be looking at some books for young children that will make them almost instantly fall in love with Anne Shirley.  Books for a very first introduction to Anne These first few books are perfect for a very first introduction to Anne Shirley. Why not start them young, right? Here are a few…

  • Beautiful Stories From Shakespeare by Edith Nesbit

    Book Review | E. Nesbit’s Beautiful Stories From Shakespeare

    Beautiful Stories From Shakespeare by E. Nesbit I have noticed that there is some controversy about E. Nesbit’s Beautiful Stories From Shakespeare. There seems to be two popular opinions.  It is  one of the greatest retelling of Shakespeare’s plays ever written! When she wrote it, Edith Nesbit left out too much of the original plays. It seems that people are either all for it, or not for it at all. E. Nesbit always felt that children should be introduced to Shakespeare in an easier and more enjoyable way. She thoughtfully included a glossary of difficult names in the plays and a guide on how to…

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    Book Review | Brambleheart

    The Naming Ceremony was the most important day at the Hill. At the end of their Naming Year, every graduating student would be given their final names. The name signified mastery of a subject and would determine what job and status the graduates would have in Hill society. Soon, Twig’s friend would be named Weavers and Metal Crafters and Carvers. Twig hoped he would be named something. ~ Henry Cole, Brambleheart: A Story About Finding Treasure and the Unexpected Magic of Friendship. Brambleheart by Henry Cole I just recently finished reading Brambleheart by Henry Cole. This was such cute little read! I enjoyed reading it immensely. The other…

  • 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…