The Best “How-To” and Cumulative Picture Books

The Best “How-To” and Cumulative Picture Books

If you want to read or write in a non-traditional story format, cumulative and how-to books add a fun variation. Cumulative Stories (or chain tales) contain dialogue or action that repeats and builds throughout the story. "How-To" Picture Books are often written in...

The Best Picture Books about Pirates

The Best Picture Books about Pirates

Aaarrrrrrr you ready for some spectacular pirate books? I recently went on a deep ocean dive of pirate books. Here be my FAVORITES of the 58 pirate-themed children's books I scavenged. The 9 BEST picture books about pirates: HOW I BECAME A PIRATE by Melinda Long &...

The Best Picture Books for Valentine’s Day

The Best Picture Books for Valentine’s Day

Looking for Valentine's Day picture books to share with your littles (or enjoy yourself)? Look no further! Here are some of my favorites, old and new: THE DAY IT RAINED HEARTS by Felicia Bond is about a girl named Cornelia Augusta who discovers that it is raining...

Funniest Picture Books of 2023

Funniest Picture Books of 2023

Every week I post a humorous picture book on Instagram using the hashtag #funnybookfriday. After a lot of internal debate, here are the funniest 8 books released in 2023 and a little insight into the method of humor each author used for their book. Check these books...

The Best Picture Books for Earth Day

The Best Picture Books for Earth Day

The recent years have been INCREDIBLE for new EARTH DAY books! I am super excited to share some of my favorites with you! Many of these books are about TREES, so this list is also perfect for Arbor Day! Great books for Earth Day & Arbor Day THE MESS THAT WE MADE...

Snaptacular Alligator & Crocodile Picture Books

Snaptacular Alligator & Crocodile Picture Books

We recently watched the Motion Picture Musical adaptation of LYLE, LYLE, CROCODILE. I thought the music was so fun and felt it was a great picture book adaptation (which is rare, in my opinion). The Picture Book Swamplands After watching the show, I decided to read...

Spooktacular Picture Books for Halloween

Spooktacular Picture Books for Halloween

(Updated 2023) Halloween picture books are some of my FAVORITE books on the planet. And the following books are my FAVORITES of these FAVORITES. The BEST Halloween children's books. The MOST WONDERFUL... well, I think you get the idea. 🙂 ROOM ON THE BROOM by Julia...

The Best Picture Books About Grandparents

The Best Picture Books About Grandparents

Over the past year, many great picture books featuring grandmas and grandpas have been released. It has been a tender and heartwarming trend. There is nothing quite like a grandparent. Here are some of my VERY FAVORITE GRANDPARENT BOOKS. Old & new: SOMETHING ABOUT...

The Best Picture Books About Boats

The Best Picture Books About Boats

-Updated 2024- If you love adventures AND you love picture books. These books are the perfect blend. Here are some of my VERY FAVORITE BOAT BOOKS. Old and New. Get ready to set sail! OLD WOOD BOAT by Nikki McClure. Published by Candlewick A dilapidated boat gains a...

The Best Picture Books About Hats

The Best Picture Books About Hats

*Updated 2024* From hats piled high by a peddler to hats stolen by a little fish, there is something inherently whimsical when hats are added to a story. Here are some WONDERFUL hat books and fun. BRIMSBY'S HATS by Andrew Prahin Brimsby's Hat is a recent discovery,...

The Best Picture Books About Unicorns

The Best Picture Books About Unicorns

(Updated 2024) My youngest daughter has been OBSESSED with unicorns for the past FOUR YEARS. So I now consider myself a unicorn picture book expert. (Yes, that is a real thing.) Two years ago she asked for a unicorn-themed birthday. So I got online and purchased a...