• Reading is Essential

    20 Solid Reasons Reading is Essential

    Reading Is Very Important, Especially for Children You have probably heard before that reading is important. You may have even heard that it can benefit you. It is not a new idea. I am going to share with you 20 solid reasons why reading is essential. What makes reading good for you. It’s good and well to say it just is, but I am going to show you reasons that prove reading is essential for everyone. The benefits are just too good to miss out on. 1. Reading builds vocabulary It is true. Reading can greatly expand your vocabulary, because you are constantly exposed to new…

  • Summer Reading Recommendations Part 3: Easy Chapter Books and Novels 1

    Summer Reading Recommendations Part 3: Easy Chapter Books and Novels

    Easy Chapter Books and Novels Welcome to part three of the Summer Reading Recommendations post. In this post I will recommend easy to read chapter books and novels. These are books that harder than you average readers, but not quite as hard to read as Inkheart or The Hobbit.  At the end of this post you will find a printable list containing all of the titles I am going to mention. If you have any book suggestions please feel free to mention them in the comment section below! Henry Huggins Series The first books I am going to recommend are the Henry Huggins books by Beverly Cleary. …

  • Summer Reading Recommendations Part 2: Easy to Read Books 21

    Summer Reading Recommendations Part 2: Easy to Read Books

    Welcome to part two of the Summer Reading Recommendations post. If you missed the first part, you can read it here. In this second part I will be recommending several easy to read books.  They vary in difficulty level, so you can look at the examples I include and judge for yourself with ones would work for your child. I have also included a printable list containing all of the titles I am going to mention, which you can find at the bottom of this post. The first books on the list are the Little Bear Books by Else Holmelund Minarik. The books shown are: Little Bear…

  • Summer Reading Recommendations Part 1: Picture Books 56

    Summer Reading Recommendations Part 1: Picture Books

    Summer is fast approaching and that means it time for me to share summer reading lists! There are so many books I could recommend to read throughout the summer, for all different age ranges and reading levels. Because of this I am going to split this post into several different parts. This is the first part containing the picture book recommendations! I am going to mention quite a few picture books in this post, to help you remember them all I have created a printable list which you can find here. I will also have the list at the bottom of this post, so if…

  • 20 Must Read Children's Classics 125

    20 Must Read Children’s Classics

    I have noticed that several of the books I’ve read recently are at least fifty years old if not over a hundred years old. They are all what you might call classics. They are books that every child should read at some point in their childhood. But it’s never too late if you haven’t read them yet either. They are very enjoyable for any age. I have decided to make a list of these books and few more besides. These classics are always worth the read and I am sure the entire family will enjoy them, if they haven’t already. I have selected 15 such…

  • Picture Books for May 143

    Picture Books for May

    May is here already and to welcome it properly I have created a list of sweet picture books about spring.  Spring story Spring is a really pretty book. I love all of the Brambly Hedge books but this one has got to be my favorite. This is the story of little Wilfred. It’s his birthday! For his birthday he got lovely presents, but the best present was a surprise. Mr. Apple had organized a secret birthday picnic and all the mice of Brambly Hedge were invited.   Mother Earth and her Children Mother Earth and Her Children is a gorgeous children’s book! Mother Earth calls her…

  • 5 Easter Picture Books for Kids 172

    5 Easter Picture Books for Kids

    Can you believe it’s almost Easter? Here is a short list of 5 Easter books for kids. My First Easter by Tomie DePaola I love this little book. It is so adorable. It about a family that is getting ready for Easter. They are painting Easter eggs, and getting dressed up. Rechenka’s Eggs by Patricia Polacco Rechenka’s Eggs is one of my absolute favorite picture books. The illustrations are just amazing, and the story is very sweet. The Legend of the Easter Egg by Lori Walburg This is another great picture book. It tells the legend of the Easter Egg in such a wonderful way.…