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🌸First time playing with Procreate on  the new iPad Pro with Pencil 2. I think I like it!🐞🖍✏️🖊📏
I’m trying to get in ALL the merry-magical must-reads for the season and to share my favorites before Christmas is tomorrow! Jannie Ho’s CHRISTMAS ABC has that holiday-hipster aesthetic I’m drawn to and is a perfect board book to add to your holiday collection (or to gift to Mamas of expecting babies this season!). . . Author/Illustrator: Jannie Ho @chickengirldesign  Published by: Nosy Crow @nosycrow . . . . . . . . . . #abcboardbook #babyshowergift #christmasbaby #holidaybaby #preschoolmom #newmom #boardbooks #hipsterstyle #booksforbabies #yeskidsbookstagram #raisingreaders #raisingareader #teachthemyoung
I absolutely love @thegoodbookcompanyusa books for children. A Very Noisy Christmas by Tim Thornborough, illustrated by Jennifer Davison (@jen_sketch) is no exception. This eye-catching Christmas book tells the story of Jesus’ first coming in toddler-friendly language while inviting child participation, noisy participation! This is a fantastic way to engage little minds. The book is so wonderful that I brought it to our children’s ministry director on Sunday and told her she really ought to borrow it for our toddler and preschool classes during Christmastide. . . . . #bookstagram #booklove #kidsbookstagram #yeskidsbookstagram #childrensliterature #childrensbooks #kidlit #kidsbooks #raisingreaders #readaloud #readaloudrevival #averynoisychristmas #jendavison #jen_sketch #timthornborough #christmasbooks #christmasbooksforkids #christianparenting #kidmin #kidsministry #christianbooks #toddlerbook #picturebook #preschoolbook #nativity #nativityset
Jack wants this to be the BEST Christmas ever and in his zeal to trim his family’s tree in the grandest way possible, he breaks an ornament.  It’s just any ornament.  It’s a very special (irreplaceable) family heirloom.  While picking up the pieces of the broken ornament, a quirky magical creature named Tinsel appears.  She deftly grants Jack’s wishes for the best, most over-the-top Christmas ever.  Jack revels in the otherworldly winter wonderland that’s suddenly sprung up in his living room but still lingering is the feeling that he needs to somehow fix his mother’s broken ornament.  Tinsel can’t fix the problem, but she does nudge Jack toward a solution in her magical way.  Tony DiTerlizzi’s art shines in this heartfelt story for the holiday season. . The Broken Ornament was written and illustrated by Tony DiTerlizzi (@diterlizzi) and published by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (@simonkids).
"Waiting" by Kevin Henkes is such a gentle, heartwarming book on the notion of waiting. The book follows five charming little characters who are toys on a windowsill, each patiently waiting for something different to happen. The toys are portrayed in soft pastel colours that make them absolutely adorable. This is a sweet little book to share with your child as a bedtime story.⠀ . #kidsbookstagram #picturebook #abookaday⠀ #childrensbook #kevinhenkes #bookstagrammer
Come read with me!  Have you ever wanted to catch Santa? Well here's the ultimate how-to guide for capturing Jolly Old Saint Nick. You have to be crafty, clever and most of all, gentle! If you think you have what it takes, read along with me so you can learn all the tricks of the Santa-catching trade. You're going to love this one!  The video link is in my profile. 🎅🏻🤶🏻🎄
Goldilocks and her fairytale chums are all crammed in the kitchen eating porridge!  Wish I was there too! The heating in our studio has broken and it’s FREEZING in here!!! Your child could be enjoying porridge along with Goldilocks and co too in our new ‘Fairytale Quest’ book. Just upload their photo and they’ll appear on every page beside their fairytale buddies 😊  Heywow.co  #goldilocks #porridge #threebears #fairytale #personalisedbook #personalizedbook #kidsbooks #kidsinbooks #heywowkids #instakids #raisingreaders #kidsbookstagram #picturebookoftheday #kidlit #kidlitart #picturebookillustration #picturebooks #yeskidsbookstagram
❄️14 DAYS UNTIL CHRISTMAS ❄️ Here's a wintry illustration From YOU'RE SNUG WITH ME by @chitrasoundar & @poonammistryart to fill us with holiday cheer. { 📸 repost @poonammistryart } ❄️ A gentle bedtime story about two polar bear cubs discovering the wonders of the earth and their place in it. ❄️A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of 2018 ❄️ Find this book when you click the #linkinbio 👆🏼 . . . #christmasbook #winter #polarbear #christmas #picturebook #kidlitart #childrensbookillustration #readyourworld #booksforkids #igreads #magical
Do your kids wake up to the smell of a big breakfast on Christmas morning? The last few years we started doing our Christmas morning a little different. The big gift that Santa leaves is unwrapped and waiting to be played with. We sit down with the kids and watch them open their stocking stuffers and see their excitement about what Santa left for them. Then they sit and play with those new gifts while Marc and I make breakfast. Then we all eat. After we eat we head back to the family room and finish unwrapping the rest of the gifts under the Christmas tree. I love how this slows us down a little and makes the morning of excitement last a little longer. . . Sidenote: My kids were thrilled with these EASY Rudolph pancakes I made for dinner a few days ago.  Pair them with a book about Rudolph and your have yourself a fun Book Snack. Also, the book featured in the second picture is NOT a favorite. I am on the hunt for a good Rudolph book.
Book Review from the Bayou: Hey 👋! Am I the only one who gets excited when they see hay bales lined up in a field? My grandfather lives on 20 acres of land in the country and so hay bales were frequent on his property when I was a kid. He did not have animals to feed the hay to, so most of the time it just sat in rows and my brother, cousins and I would play hide and seek behind them. Sometimes he would sell it to people who had farm animals🐄🐎🐐. I knew that there was a special tool attached to a tractor called a baler, but until I read Hey, Hey, Hay by Christy Mihaly, I did not know there were other tools involved or what different steps in making hay were called.  If you are looking for a book for a little farm loving 🚜 kid in your life or have a kid who asks questions❓like “why?” or “how?” this book would be a fun read for both! Hey, Hey, Hay is a rhyming taletold from a little girl’s account of how she and her mother harvested hay 🚜during the summer to keep for the horses 🐴 in the Winter. The story starts with this rhyme, “On a cold and wintry ❄️day, I love to break out bales of hay. The hay smells fresh, like summer sun🌞. I feed my horses 🐴, one by one. “ I love any rhyming book that talks about feeding or moving animals one by one, because it gives the reader a visual of more than one animal, even if you only see one in the picture. This book is a cool book to read whether you are experiencing Winter ❄️ or Summer 🌞right now because both seasons are presented. This book includes a glossary of hay words and a recipe for a cold drink in the Summer 🌞time called Switchel that is mentioned in the story. This month’s theme @kidlitpicks is all about rhyming books and this is one of my recommendations! P.S. The other photos are some of my encounters with hay, from Summer and up to today! #bookreviewfromthebayou📚🐊 #heyheyhay #ataleofbalesandthemachinesthatmakethem #christymihaly #joecepeda
🌸Origami Lulu and her friend Daisy are looking forward to sharing their story with all their new friends! Please follow us and stay connected!🌸🐞
🎄FLASH GIVEAWAY🎄 . All is indeed merry and bright in this thick foil-studded holiday volume. We want to share this book with one lucky US winner! See the inside on Stories. To enter: . 1. Follow @bookbloom if you aren’t already.  2. Like this post and my two previous posts. 3. Comment done to let me know you’ve completed your entry. 🙌🏻 . Giveaway ends tomorrow morning (12/12) at 9am CST.
There's more room for Adventure. Grab a copy of my book Davy's Pirate Ship Adventure for your little one this Christmas so they can sail the seas with Davy and Baby Kai. Follow the link below for purchase.  https://www.danualberkley.com/davys-pirate-ship-adventure/
In this tender story, a curious young Chipmunk tours a beautiful forest scene with his mother to gain a better understanding of what Christmas is all about. While he discovers that decorations, cards, and presents are all part of the holiday, the most important aspect of Christmas is celebrating with friends and family. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The charming digitally rendered illustrations of the animals and their surroundings paired with this sweet secular story, make this holiday read irresistible! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Check out @mystorytimecorner for more great #picturebookoftheday suggestions! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Check out our other favorite Christmas books at LIBRARYMOM.COM (link in bio) and don’t miss THIS IS CHRISTMAS by Tom Booth @tomwilltell ; published by @simonkids 2018
Isn’t it wonderful when a beloved character appears in a charming Christmas adventure? Also, this makes me ache for a trip to the Big Apple. ✈️🎁 #bookbloomchristmas . Merry Christmas, Little Elliot by @mike_curato and published by @macmillankidsbooks.
One of my favourite parts of our book advent is revisiting family favourites and hearing the kids comment on them as if they have been reunited with old friends. We read many of the same books for our advent each year and the kids (and I) always get excited.  I would have to say it is my most treasured family Christmas tradition. * * Do you have a treasured family tradition at Christmas time? * * Our day 11 book advent is The Naughtiest Reindeer by Nicki Greenberg and published by @allenandunwin . * * Ruby is Rudolf’s sister and she is the naughtiest reindeer in the North Pole and it’s not long before she is creating all kinds of mischief for Santa. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * #thenaughtiestreindeer #bookadvent #christmasbookstagram #christmasbook #kidsbookadvent
Looking for a laugh out loud rhyme book to read with your little ones? Look no further than the hilarious RHYME CORDIAL (RHYME FLIES in the USA) by Antonia Pesenti. SWIPE to see some of the hilarious rhymes! 🙌🏻📚 This book takes word play to the next level with funny and unexpected rhymes that will be sure to have you and your little ones in stitches of laughter. Who wouldn’t laugh reading ‘finger nails’ on one page and then ‘finger snails’ on the next?! ✋🏻🐌 A wonderfully sturdy board book with super cool bright colourful graphics that instantly grab the readers attention and excite them on each page as they open the fold to read the matching rhyme and image. 🍉💼 RHYME CORDIAL is such a fantastic book to get your child playing with rhyming words as they read along and gives them a chance to make up their own rhymes to match each page. The perfect book for beginning readers! 👍🏻📚 Be sure to share your favourite rhyming books and tag @kidlitpicks #kidlitpicks_rhymingreads and head over to @curiouslittlepeople and @wordsandillustrations to check out their faves! 💛 Give me a 👍🏻if you know what CORDIAL is and a 👎🏻if you have no clue. 🙄 I didn’t know until I moved to Aus and hence why the overseas copy of this book is called RHYME FLIES. ☺️
This wordless picture book by Alison Jay is a great one for all ages, with beautiful illustrations on every page. "Bee & Me" is a delightful book about the friendship between a girl and a bee. One day, a bee flew in through an apartment window and was trapped by a frightened little girl. But over time, their friendship grew as the girl began to care for the bee. It is a fantastic piece that introduces kids to the importance of bees in our natural world. . #picturebook #wordlesspicturebook #kidsbookstagram #childrensbook #alisonjay #kidlitpicks
At Once a Upon a Story, our goal is to provide families with creative and meaningful resources to promote literacy and a dedicated love for books. . . Bloom where you are planted 🌱 . . All book crates and sight word kits are 15% off with code HOLIDAY 🌲✨ . . #preschool #earlychildhood #elementary #booksubscription #childrensbook #subscriptionbox #justrightreader #readtome #readaloud #readingspecialist #readingteacher #teachersofinstagram #literacy #preliteracy #literacymatters #kidlit #kidlitmatters #kidlitpicks_wonders #teachersfollowteachers #booksforkids #youngreaders #kidsbookstagram #yeskidsbookstagram #bookstagram
📚 Christmas books 📚  We do a book advent, with a daily activity (which we have been going slowly slowly with...). I love that our Christmas books are away all year, and come out for December.  Each morning it’s so lovely to sit and snuggle (about the only time he sits still!) with my tea and his milk and see which book has arrived overnight. Last year it was great for his present unwrapping skills too!  We don’t quite have 25-I should be able to pick up a few new ones after Christmas, but either way it’s nice to put in a few forgotten books from the shelves.
What is it about mice that make them the perfect protagonists for a Christmas story? Here are three lovely stories about mice at Christmas.  1) Merry Christmas Mr. Mouse is the heartwarming tale of a mouse husband, wife, and their seventeen children moving indoors for the first time, discovering Christmas, and having their own first celebration. This sweet story is from the creators of the Snowmen at Night series, Caralyn and Mark Buehner.  2) Mortimer’s Christmas Manger is by Karma Wilson (@karmawilsonbooks) and illustrated by Jane Chapman (@chapmanandwarnes), the dynamic duo behind the beloved Bear books. This gently funny story tells the tale of a mouse who attempts to make his bed in a tiny manger, but he keeps getting moved out in favor of a small doll baby. Finally Mortimer learns just who the manger’s occupant represents and why he’s there, and he learns how to share.  3) Mousekin’s Christmas Eve by Edna Miller continues the story of Mousekin, a small whitefoot mouse. In this story, Mousekin has moved from his woodland home to indoors. I honestly wasn’t sure if I missed some stories between Mouskin’s Thanksgiving and this to explain that move, but there it was. I’m wondering if the next logical book was really Mouskin’s Frosty Friend, which our library doesn’t have. Mousekin’s indoor house is suddenly deserted by its human occupants, so he goes in search of another. There he finds a house in full Christmas celebration mode.  Do you have a favorite mouse Christmas book? Any other creatures you see over and over in your Christmas books? Any idea why mice are popular for Christmas stories? . . . . #bookstagram #bookgram #igbooks #booklove #kidsbookstagram #yeskidsbookstagram #kidlit #childrensbooks #childrensliterature #kidsbooks #raisingreaders #readaloud #readaloudrevival #littlebookworm #merrychristmasmrmouse #mortimerschristmasmanger #mousekin #ednamiller #karmawilson #janechapman #caralynbuehner #markbuehner
If I didn’t share this book with you, I fear I would be doing a great disservice to readers and picture book lovers. You will be left speechless upon reading this expansive collection of letters. 121 letters by writers, artists, entrepreneurs, and scientists that will fill you with joy, make you weep but above all inspire and remind the reader how vital stories are to forming our character and shaping our world. You can see more on the blog post. . “This project is woven entirely of goodwill, generosity of spirit, and a shared love of books. Everyone involved has donated their time, and all profits will go to the New York Public Library systems.” | A Velocity of Being: Letters to a Young Reader @brain.pickings @enchantedlion | @nypl . Contributing letters:  #janegoodall , @neilhimself , @ShondaRhimes ,Ursula K. Le Guin,  #judyblume @lenadunham Dunham ..... Contributing Artists: @jonklassen @kenardpak @carsonellis @plaidemily @peterbrownstudio @mattforsythe @oliverjeffers @sophieblackall ...
A complete guide to the 88 constellations with a stunning design and loads of fascinating information? Yes please!! Anyone else fascinated by the night sky? I know I’m not the only one! 🤩. The jacket on this book (with “star cut out details”) and the cover underneath (gold and shiny) are so special and give this book a “collectors edition” feel that would make a great gift or addition to any collection.  If you want a peek inside this new release check out my Stories!
For the small and tall bookworms in your lives — some fantastic gift ideas from @outofprint. 🎄
How beautiful is this festive window display by @harbourbooks ? Is there anything more magical than a book store at Christmas?! 🎄 📚
We have some exciting new merch coming to the Aya & Pete shop! Have you placed your holiday gift orders yet? If not, what are you waiting for? Get free shipping and delivery in time for Christmas (order by Wed Dec. 12). Link in bio to purchase your copies. If you’re in the UK, you can also shop @generalisteshop and in mainland Europe, @carolinabuzio. Holiday delivery times vary. Support small businesses and independent publishers this holiday season!  #ayaandpete #shopsmall #wndb
Running a bit late with the bedtime routine tonight but we still managed to squeeze in a good reading of The Amazing Adventures of Aya in Pete in Paris. I usually like to leave the camera out of our mummy/son time, but I had to take a photo of this moment I asked Ethan what Aya was doing. He gasped and went ‘OH NOOO!!!’. She was only yawning 😂 and so it’s time for bed.  What’s your favourite story to read at bed time? (Aya and Pete is available to purchase on our website and in store at @hubandculture)
Read book with ReadPen,Kid love reading more and get more....When Esperanza finds a heart-shaped rock, she sees it as a reminder to spread kindness and love in the world. But when the school play doesn’t go the way she’d imagined, will she remember to give it to herself? Listening with My Heart reminds us of the importance of being friends to ourselves! A beautifully illustrated book that touches on the universal themes of friendship, empathy and self-acceptance.
We hope everyone has a phenomenal final night of Hanukkah! . . Thanks to @beyondthebookends for this great picture. Scroll to read what they thought of My First Jewish Baby Book! . . #repost @beyondthebookends with @get_repost . . (#partner @downtown_bookworks ) We got a chance to review this adorable new board book for Jewish children. It’s quite funny, with pages for babka, #fiddlerontheroof , matzo ball, #oyvey , and my personal favorite- verklempt. If you know anyone with a new Jewish baby, this would make an adorable gift. The illustrations are as charming as the text is expressive. Its the perfect first primer for Jewish culture. I can’t wait to give it as a #hanukkah present later today. Happy 8th night, ya’ll! . . . . . #myfirstjewishbabybook #jewishbaby #verklempt #eigthnightofhanukkah #hanukkah2018 #hanukkahgifts #menorah #abcbook #boardbook #boardbooks #kidsbookstagram #kidsbookswelove #babybook #babybooks #yeskidsbookstagram
MR WILLOWBY’S CHRISTMAS TREE by Robert Barry 📚🎄 This is certainly not a new Christmas books but it was one of our favorites last week. My twins have been opening a Christmas book every day and it has been so fun watching them rediscover old favorites. 📚 Mr Willowby’s story is a circular story full of sweet illustrations, cozy Christmas scenes, fun animals and, of course, a Christmas tree that becomes a Christmas tree for many. 🎄 This is our #areadaday for this month’s Holiday theme (tag yours to share too!) and our #picturebookoftheday - make sure to pop over to @myboredtoddler for another fun picture book selection.
We are very excited about our next event at @prissythepig’s Showcase Extravaganza on Wednesday 12th. Visit their profile to purchase tickets to their amazing event and to be in with a chance to win raffle prizes including tickets to see Nicki Minaj!  We have limited stock left so get your books, cards and crafts while you still can!
”We can't always be there to protect our kids from peer pressure, but we can arm them with the power to think for themselves!  Let them know it's okay to be different! Just be yourself, no matter what others around you are doing! Own it!  Kale sets a great example when it comes to making your own decisions in this straight-forward kids book. He likes animals and super capes and it doesn't matter that his friends are more into construction trucks and freight trains. He knows what he likes and is great at making his own decisions.” Making the little decisions for yourself as a kid leads to being able to make the big decisions for yourself as adult.  Perhaps if we never lose who we are as kids we won't have to spend so much time trying to find ourselves as adults.  Kids are under so much pressure at school to fit in that they often put their own likes and dislikes on the back burner in order to be like everyone else. Read this book to your little ones before they head off to school and they will see how it's okay to be different!  The Think For Myself Series will encourage your kids to know who they are and be confident in themselves.  Send your kids the message that it's cool to be unique and always give them the freedom to think for themselves!
One of this season’s BEST books is this vibrant (and somewhat tricky) seek-and-find books. We love the other two in this series and think any (or all) would make excellent gifts! . Best for ages 5+.
📸 repost @writesinla | On #humanrightsday we celebrate the amazing #nobelpeaceprizelaureates who championed equal rights and dignity for ALL. Read @writesinla 's review below to see why this book encourages young readers to #standupforhumanrights 👇🏼 ・・・ PEACE AND ME by Ali Winter and Mickaël El Fathi starts with a history of Alfred Nobel and the prize he devised in his will to offset the way his invention—dynamite—had become a weapon of war: money given each year “to the person who had achieved something of greatest benefit to [humankind].” The book highlights twelve Nobel Peace Prize winners including Malala Yousafzai, Nelson Mandela, Wangari Maathai, Martin Luther King Jr., Jane Addams, Desmond Tutu, Rigoberta Menchú Tum, Shirin Ebadi, and more. A vibrant, rich, textured portrait accompanies each bio and the book closes with thoughts about what Peace is and a question to the reader. “What does Peace mean to you?” A book to inspire acts of peace and justice in troubled times. . . . Buy this book from great 🇬🇧🇺🇸🇦🇺🇳🇿bookshops or from our online shop #linkinbio
There's a reason why your child wants to read the same book again and again 📚📚📚 Reading with your child at home part 5: We are still on Peppa Pig books 🤦‍♀️ in fact the same one! 🐽🤪 Last night she spent about 20 minutes looking through her books case, pondering, flicking though and then going 'Not today!'. 🤨 This is what I was handed.. again! It has got me thinking again though how frustrating but important this stage is. Click on my bio of a link to a great article explaining why.
My Christmas tree aint stand a chance with my  toddler on the loose, like oranges in a blender my poor Christmas tree was juice.  The ornaments were shattered as he flung them through the air, even after yelling at him, "Mr. don't you dare!" One by one they met their fate, there was no holding back. Then he scurried towards the choo choo train, and tore it off the tracks. "Daddy look at me" he said, while ripping off a wheel. The destruction from his tiny hands were brutally surreal.  So if you have a toddler, then you better guard the tree, or you'll find yourself in horror, traumatized like me.  Poem by Danual Berkley
"After The Fall" by Dan Santat is one of my favourite picks. This is an extension of the story about Humpty Dumpty, who (as we all know) fell off the wall. After his fall, Humpty Dumpty was afraid of heights, too frightened to climb up a ladder, even if it meant missing out on his favourite things. How would he conquer his fear and get back up again? . This is a great story that teaches kids a valuable ⠀ lesson of getting back on your feet after a failure, but in a fun and humorous way. . #kidsbookrecommendation #kidsbookswelove #childrensbook
What can a citizen do? We absolutely love books that ask children questions and encourage them to think about their place in society. And this book does exactly that! Watch how the children from diverse backgrounds work together and put aside their differences to build something amazing!  ONLY 2 COPIES LEFT!!! Get yours on its own or as part of of one of Christmas Book Bundles!
Well day 10 has arrived and we continue our Christmas book reading adventure. * * Today we join young Kathleen as she waits for the arrival of the Christmas Tea and Sugar train. This delightful picture book provided us with a little insight into how kids in the Aussie outback experience Christmas. I also love sharing a Christmas book with my kids that is set in summer rather than winter. * * Do you have a favourite Aussie summer Christmas book? * * Tea and Sugar Christmas by JaneJolly and illustrated by Robert Ingpen. Published by NLA Publishing * * * * * * * * * * * #teaandsugarchristmas #picturebooksandcrochet #christmasbook #bookadvent #aussiechristmas #christmasbookstagram
ALL THROUGH THE YEAR 🌳 Mother’s Day in May, Easter with the chill of Autumn and Christmas in the heat, with afternoon thunder storms to cool the earth instead of snow. That’s life here in Australia. If you’ve been searching for a book of months and seasons that reflects our lives here, you really can’t go past this one. With scrumptious illustrations by @_annawalker_ and rhythmic poetry by @janiegodwin, you’d be hard pressed to find a more moving and gentle exploration of the year. This is my pick for @kidlitpicks RHYME theme this month. If your kids love rhyming books, check out #kidlitpicks_rhymingreads and these accounts for their wonderful suggestions: @heads.shoulders.knees, @kidlitbookbits and @bookbloom 💛
It’s 1912 in the Lower East Side of New York City and we join the quintet of “all of a kind” sisters as dubbed by their parents—Ella, Henny, Sarah, Charlotte and Gertie—as they prepare for the first night of Hanukkah.  Latkes and applesauce are on their mind as they peel, grate and chop.  Then come sprinkling, shaking and stirring.  Gertie, the littlest, wants to help with all of it, but unfortunately she’s just too young.  Frustration and stomping boots ensue.  But Papa cleverly thinks of something very, very important that Gertie is old enough to help with, for the first time ever.  A special story that celebrates the beauty of family and meaningful traditions. “The latkes taste of history and freedom, of love and crispy potato.” . All-of-a-Kind Family Hanukkah is based on Sydney Taylor’s books and was written by Emily Jenkins (@elockhartbooks), illustrated by Paul O. Zelinksky (@paulozelinsky) and published by Schwartz & Wade (@randomhousekids). A glossary, sources and notes from the author and illustrator are included in the back matter.
While at the Christmas market, Mia makes a discovery — a wonderfully peculiar door on a mailbox that beckons to be opened.  She can’t resist and steps through to another world where a reindeer awaits to take her on a journey.  They fly through the deep, thick snow to Mia’s grandpa’s faraway home to make a special delivery that she’ll never forget.  With a wintry magical palette, intriguing die-cut pages to look through and curious doors for the reader to open, Last Stop on the Reindeer Express feels unbelievably cozy and enchanting all at once. . Last Stop on the Reindeer Express was written by Maudie Powell-Tuck (@maudiept), illustrated by Karl James Mountford (@karljmountford) and published by Doubleday Books for Young Readers. . We are partnering with @randomhousekids to give away a copy of Last Stop on the Reindeer Express.  This giveaway is open to US residents and ends Wednesday, December 12, at 11:59 PM PT.  The winner will be announced here shortly thereafter.  To enter: . 1. Like this post. 2. Tell us what you would name a pet reindeer if you had one. 3. Tag a friend or three in the comments below (in separate comments). . This giveaway is not affiliated with Instagram.  By entering, you confirm that you are 18+ years of age and that you release Instagram from any and all responsibility, and agree to Instagram's terms of use.
Little Acorn Book Crate featured book: The Mitten by Jan Brett ❄️ . . In this popular Jan Brett story, a lost mitten becomes home to several animals - from a tiny mouse to a bear. Will they all fit? . . Enjoy interacting with this story with these darling finger puppets of animals in the book. Finger puppets, Bear Snores On board book, and seasonal related novelties are included in this book crate available for purchase in January! . . All book crates and sight word kits are 15% off with code HOLIDAY 🌲✨ . . #janbrett #mitten #littleacorn  #winterbook #boardbook #happyholidays #preschool #earlychildhood #elementary #booksubscription #childrensbook #subscriptionbox #justrightreader #readtome #readaloud #readingspecialist #readingteacher #teachersofinstagram #literacy #preliteracy #literacymatters #kidlit #kidlitmatters #kidlitpicks_wonders #teachersfollowteachers #booksforkids #youngreaders #kidsbookstagram #yeskidsbookstagram #bookstagram
Today's #aplayfulchristmas theme is "Christmas Book/Story" so I'm sharing our 2 favorite Christmas books right now. We got a TON of Christmas books from the library, but we keep coming back to these 2 we own.⠀ ABC's of Christmas by Jill Howarth (@zippyboro) is super cute, colorful and glittery! It's a board book so the 1 year old has been loving it. I adore the illustrations. Little Blue Truck's Christmas by Alice Schertle and illustrated by Jill McElmurry (@jillmcelmurry) follows Little Blue as he (she? it?) delivers 5 Christmas trees to the animals around the farm. We just got our Christmas tree last week so we've been super into this one. Plus the final page lights up!⠀ .⠀ #aplayfulchristmas is a fun and purposeful advent I'm roughly following along with from @aplayfulvillage and @anaturallyabundantlife⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ #kidsbookswelove #readtokids #raisingreaders #raisingareader #readaloud #readaloudrevival #yeskidsbookstagram #readingismagic #littlebookworm #readeveryday #booksforkids #kidsbookstagram #readbrightly #bestofbookworms #littlebookworm #kidbook
(#partner @downtown_bookworks ) We got a chance to review this adorable new board book for Jewish children. It’s quite funny, with pages for babka, #fiddlerontheroof , matzo ball, #oyvey , and my personal favorite- verklempt. If you know anyone with a new Jewish baby, this would make an adorable gift. The illustrations are as charming as the text is expressive. Its the perfect first primer for Jewish culture. I can’t wait to give it as a #hanukkah present later today. Happy 8th night, ya’ll! . . . . . #myfirstjewishbabybook #jewishbaby #verklempt #eigthnightofhanukkah #hanukkah2018 #hanukkahgifts #menorah #abcbook #boardbook #boardbooks #kidsbookstagram #kidsbookswelove #babybook #babybooks #yeskidsbookstagram
December Crate Sneak Peak 🥳🤩!!! . . 🌲Pick a Pine Tree Picture Book 🌲Tree Decorating Kit 🌲 Rhyming Activity (not pictured!) 🌲 Various Christmas and Holiday novelties ✨ . .  Order a December crate today and add this delightful book to your Holiday book stack, or purchase this crate as a gift for a special reader and book lover!! . . All book crates and sight word kits are 15% off with code HOLIDAY 🌲✨ . . #pickapinetree #pinetree #christmasbook #holidaytradition #christmasforkids #happyholiday #preschool #earlychildhood #elementary #booksubscription #childrensbook #subscriptionbox #justrightreader #readtome #readaloud #readingspecialist #readingteacher #teachersofinstagram #literacy #preliteracy #literacymatters #kidlit #kidlitmatters #kidlitpicks_wonders #teachersfollowteachers #booksforkids #youngreaders #kidsbookstagram #yeskidsbookstagram #bookstagram
Our church meets on Sunday afternoons, which means Sunday mornings offer lots of snuggly reading time. My older two were engrossed in board games and puzzles, which gave me some one-on-one time with my youngest.  We were gifted Little Blue Truck’s Christmas years ago. This book is a hit in any season for it’s gentle rhymes, introduction to counting up and down, beautiful pictures, and most of all the twinkly lights at the end. Thanks to Alice Schertle and @jillmcelmurry (Jill McElmurry) for this delightful read for toddlers! . . . . #bookstagram #bookgram #igbooks #booklove #kidsbookstagram #yeskidsbookstagram #childrensbooks #kidlit #childrensliterature #kidsbooks #raisingreaders #readaloud #readaloudrevival #littlebookworm #readtome #toddlerbooks #picturebook #boardbook #littlebluetruck #littlebluetruckschristmas #jillmcelmurry #aliceschertle #christmasbooks #christmasbooksforkids
#theperfectchristmasgift 🎄❤📚 Este es mi planteta 🌱Árboles🌳🌿 Te enseña lo importante que son los Árboles para nuestro planeta y contiene un montón de talleres con los que aprenderás y te divertirás!!! Las ilustraciones de @holapaumorgan te encantarán❤
A #snowyday, means time spent inside writing. Yay! However, even though I love this #shalom mug I picked up in #barbados, I don’t think it’s the #writemug for inspired writing. ⁣ ⁣ Do you have a favorite mug? Help me out! Tag the shop where you got it so I can find the perfect one for me!⁣ ⁣ #snow #snowday #landsend #amwriting #writersgonnawrite #mug #favoritemug #mugshot #kidlit #childrensbooks #bookstagram #kidsbookstagram #yeskidsbookstagram #blackwriter #blackwriters #writersofcolor #avivabrown
On day 9 of our Christmas book advent we travelled back in time to the 1840s where the royal family started a new Christmas tradition. Prince Albert made the Christmas tree the centre of the Christmas celebrations and it wasn’t long before everyone else followed their example. * Queen Victoria’s Christmas by Jackie French and Bruce Whatley. Published by Angus and Robertson, an imprint of @harperkidsau * * * * * * * * * * * * #queenvictoriaschristmas #bookadvent #christmasbook #jackiefrench #brucewhatley #kidsbookadvent #christmasbookstagram
Another of our Christmas book for this year, incorporating the great city we lived in - Sydney. . . #kidsbook #raisingreaders #booksforsmallreader #kidsboardbook #bookworm #bookworms #yeskidsbookstagram #childrensbook #kidsbookstagram #boardbooks #youngreaders #lovebooks #learningisfun #aplayfulchristmas #christmas2018
"When I Was A Child" by Andy Stanton and David Litchfield explores the beauty in our world and the wonderful power of imagination, no matter our age.
Thank you to @gailshepherdauthor for sharing this book. All opinions are my own. I’ll be sharing this book with @kidlitexchange soon. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5 Lyndie has a very happy life. She loves history, her dog, the library and her best friend, Dawn. She lives in a perfect white cottage with her mom and dad and they go on lots of adventures together researching the history that surrounds their small town of Love Forge TN in 1985. But this all suddenly changes when her daddy loses his job. They quickly sell their house, move in with grandpa and her very strict grandmother, Lady, and leave her beloved library and favorite librarian behind. Instead, Lyndie is greeted by Lady with so many rules and schedules that Lyndie’s head is spinning. It’s all because Lady is determined to mold Lyndie into a nice southern girl and to make sure she follows the most important family rule: keeping quiet about family’s secrets. As the days go by, it turns out there are lots of secrets to keep. Especially about her daddy who keeps disappearing for days at a time, and about her mom who only emerges from her room to go to work. Lyndie has so many questions and yet no one is giving her any answers. She senses Daddy’s time in Vietnam might have something to do with what’s happening now, but she’s not sure. All she knows for sure, is that she feels very alone and very scared. ✨This story is going to stay in my heart for a very long time. I’ll remember Lyndie for her resourcefulness and her kindness. I’ll remember her determination to help her next door neighbor, the juvenile delinquent boy, D.B, reunite with his beloved foster mom. And I’ll remember D.B. I’ll remember his sense of humor, his positivity and his kind and thoughtful manner toward those around him, even though he has suffered so much during his first 12 years of life. I’ll remember Dawn’s love and kindness as she does her best to save the world, one long scarf at a time. I’ll remember
These two books about the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree pair beautifully.  1) The Carpenter’s Gift by David Rubel, illustrated by Jim LaMarche, is the story of the poor family who first set up a tree in Rockerfeller Center, the carpenter crew who helped them, and the way the tree came full circle in the life of one little boy. The Habitat for Humanity tie-in here is utterly beautiful and fits so well with the giving spirit of Christmas.  2) Red and Lulu by Matt Tavares (@tavaresbooks) is the tale of two cardinals whose tree is cut down, separating the bird who was in the tree from the one who wasn’t. Their journey to be reunited and ultimate conclusion is beautiful, as are the illustrations. My eldest’s class mascots are a couple of pretend cardinals, so she especially loved the protagonists!  I’ve never seen the Rockerfeller Center tree, but you don’t have to in order to love these two books. . . . . #bookstagram #bookgram #igbooks #booklove #kidsbookstagram #yeskidsbookstagram #picturebook #preschoolbook #raisingreaders #readaloud #readaloudrevival #littlebookworm #readtome #redandlulu #matttavares #thecarpentersgift #davidrubel #jimlamarche #christmasbooks #christmasbooksforkids
Anyone else love a good retelling of a classic story? 🙋🏾‍♀️ . . T.E. McMorrow and James Ransome creatively integrate The Nutcracker into this Christmas story of a little girl during the Harlem Renaissance and a nutcracker figure given to her by her musician uncle. Predictably full of magic, what a dreamy holiday story to compare and contrast with the original Nutcracker [an effortless, simple opportunity to integrate comprehension]! 🐭✨ . . #nutcracker #thenutcracker #harlem #retelling #comprehension #preschool #earlychildhood #elementary #booksubscription #childrensbook #subscriptionbox #justrightreader #readtome #readaloud #readingspecialist #readingteacher #teachersofinstagram #literacy #preliteracy #literacymatters #kidlit #kidlitmatters #kidlitpicks_wonders #teachersfollowteachers #booksforkids #youngreaders #kidsbookstagram #yeskidsbookstagram #bookstagram
MY LITTLE GIFTS  Having the rare privilege to celebrate both year end birthdays and Christmas with the family this year, it's got me thinking about how I want the kids to perceive these special days as they grow older. . Are birthdays and Christmas only about physical presents? What else can we do to make our kids feel special? And what ways can THEY give to others who are having their special days? . Because gifts can be more than than just toys and books (which I already buy more than enough of throughout the year anyway!! 😒). . In this title by Jo Witek (same author as In My Heart), gifts can also be handmade, be just a smile, or a series of hugs and kisses. We can share the gift of knowledge, and be gifted with kind words too. . Gifts come in lots of forms and it only depends on how you see them. I want the kids to find joy in little things that truly matter to them, to appreciate people's love, generosity and thoughtfulness in various gestures, as well as to be able to share these with others. . This book makes it so easy for young ones to understand the value of giving, receiving and sharing gifts. The playful illustrations are spread big across the pages, accompanied with flaps to engage little hands with suspense. . Most importantly, the message is clear: "It does not matter if a gift is big or small, fancy or plain, only that it comes from the heart." 💗 . Words: Jo Witek | Illustrations: Christine Roussey
"The Most-Loved Bear" written by Sam McBratney and illustrated by Sam Usher, is a story about a little girl's teddy bear called Growly Bear, whom she loved very much. When Growly Bear was lost on a train one day, his big adventure begins...⠀ ⠀ A lovable story about a bear who always tries to look on the bright side.
This is definitely one of the best books your child could ever own! Giving an accurate and rounded introduction to 52 black heroes from across the world, reading this book will leave your child inspired and believing they can do great things!  UPDATE: NOW SOLD OUT
Have you ever wondered what Santa does when it’s not Christmas? Us too, which is why we read this fun picture book for Day 8 of our Christmas book advent. * * What does Santa do when it’s not Christmas? by @heath.mckenzie And published by @scholastic_au * * * * * * * * * * * * * #bookadvent #whatdoessantadowhenitsnotchristmas #heathmckenzie #christmasbookstagram #readingmatters #kidsbookadvent
To enjoy so beautiful voice and background music, read it with our ReadPen, kids will have more ... One tiny snail longs to see the world and hitches a lift on the tail of a whale. Together they go on an amazing journey, past icebergs and volcanoes, sharks and penguins, and the little snail feels so small in the vastness of the world. But when disaster strikes and the whale is beached in a bay, it's the tiny snail who saves the day.
Congratulations @taniamccartney on launching your gorgeous new book, Mamie today at @harryhartogbookseller Woden. * * Mamie is a delightful celebration of the early life of our much loved Australian author and illustrator, May Gibbs. We learn about Mamie’s childhood and her love of drawing, singing, dancing and of course fairies. When she moves from England to Australia Mamie goes in search of new fairy friends in the Aussie bush. It’s not long before her search inspires her imagination and her creativity and the stories and illustrations we know and love were born. * * Mamie by Tania McCartney. Published by Angus and Robertson, an imprint of @harperkidsau * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * #booklaunch #mamie #taniamccartney #picturebook #canberraauthor #welovebooks
"Tom's Magnificent Machines" by Linda Sarah and Ben Mantle is a book with gorgeous illustrations and a story about resilience, adaptability and the bond shared between a father and son. Tom and his dad loved inventing machines and their inventions soon became faster, bigger and filled their home with happiness. Until one day, when dad lost his job and things became difficult. Tom's brilliant idea helped dad turn things around. An emotional piece, as we witness the pair support each other through their highs and lows. . . . . . #kidsbookstagram #kidsbooks #kidsbookstagrammer #picturebook #bookrecommendation #kidsbookswelove #yeskidsbookstagram #kidsbookblogger #picturebooks #bookstagram #childrensbooks #bookstagrammer #abookaday #kidsbookreview #picturebookrecommendation #childrenbookrecommendation #kidsbookrecommendation #kidsbooksreview #book #books⠀
🌸Getting more work done! It’s so much fun seeing this curly little ladybug come to life!🌸
I’ve been ensconced at home with a horrible foggy cold the past couple of days—and they’ve been slow, grainy rainy days to boot—but I just wanted to pop on here and share this glorious new illustrated edition of a beloved Christmas carol.  Lara Hawthorne’s art is dramatic and bright and brings a new modern beauty to the celebratory and hopeful words of Silent Night. . Wishing everyone a beautiful December weekend! . Silent Night was illustrated by Lara Hawthorne (@larahawthorneillustration) and published by Lincoln Children’s Books (@quartokids).
This is our favorite Christmas book at the moment. 📚 Cynthia Rylant can do no wrong. I’m searching for a copy of the Best Christmas Pageant Ever in hopes my kids can listen to it all. I haven’t read it since I was a kid but I remember laughing a lot. Do you have a holiday favorite?
ONLY 18 MORE DAYS UNTIL CHIRSTMAS!!!!! 🎄🎅 I will be placing one last order on MONDAY if you'd like to get in on it DM your choices. Find the link to my website in my profile. . . . #usborneconsultant #usbornebooksathome #usbornecanada #usbornebooks #littlebearslearninglibrary #yeskidsbookstagram #winsdorontario #earlyliteracy #readtoyourchildren #storytime #childrensbooks #raiseareader #instabook #earlylearning #kidsbookstagram #bookworm #usbornekids
Josephine Baker had such a strong spirit to pursue her dream to become a dancer, in spite of facing racism.  She fought against segregation and her determination still has impact upon the world. We can live in peace by acknowledging diversity and ensuring equity. * * ❤️Josephine Baker ❤️ Author: @mariaisabelsanchezvegara  Illustrator:  @agathesorlet  Publisher: @quartokids
New Book! The Year After Christmas. Grab yourself a copy from amazon! Link in bio! . #childrensbooks #childrensauthor #kidsbooks #christmas #family #funread #learntoread #read #yeskidsbookstagram
Are you looking for some picture books to add to your shopping list? I just published a post describing my favorites from 2018! Many of them have the themes of kindness, empathy and window and mirrors. I hope you find some to share with the children in your lives! Link is in my profile. 😊Here’s my review of one of my favorites, The Worry Box, a book you won’t want to miss.  #theworrybox  By Suzanne Chien Illustrated by Sean Julian Published by Tiger Tales @tigertalesbooks  Murray Bear is afraid to go to the waterfall with his sister, Molly. What if it’s too loud? What if it’s too big? Then Molly shares a secret with him. She has a worry box and whenever she is scared or worried about something, she writes it down and puts her worries in the box. Her worry doesn’t go away, but it doesn’t stop her from having fun. (I’m so glad the story stresses that the worry doesn’t disappear, but rather just become bearable.) When Murray tries her technique, it works! Sure enough, the waterfall turns out to be both big and loud, but also beautiful and so much fun!  This is such a great book to share with kids of all ages, and even adults! We all have worries that prevent us from enjoying our lives. I know I do! This books offers us a strategy for dealing with those worries. Just as Molly advises Murray, I once had a wise friend suggest that the worries I was finding unbearable needed to be put into a box on the shelf. And you know what? It helped then, and it still helps me now. I want to give children the power to deal with their worries, big or small, and this book does exactly that! I strongly recommend that it be a part of both your home and classroom libraries so that it’s there to curl up and share whenever a need arises.
***CLOSED*** Congratulations to @menziesclaire You have won this awesome box and books! Please send your postal details to @tidy_books and @smallprintbooks to claim your prize!  WIN!  It’s time to celebrate the #giftofreading with our brilliant Christmas giveaway with our friends @tidy_books and @smallprintbooks.  You can win this bundle of books (pictured) from @smallprintbooks AND a @tidy_books Box to put them in!  The perfect gift from Santa 🎅  It’s easy to enter 1. Follow @bookbairn @smallprintbooks and @tidy_books 2. Like this picture and tell us what book you’re buying this Christmas 3. Tag a friend in the comments . The giveaway ends Mon 10th December at 8pm. The winner will be announced under the original post shortly after.  Open to U.K. residents only. This is in no way sponsored or associated with Instagram.
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When I first read The Legend of the Candy Cane by Lori Walburg, illustrated by James Bernardin, last year, I admit I really wasn’t sure about it. Was it going to be one of those cheesy narratives with a Christian message awkwardly forced on? I was pleased to discover that it was not. The candy cane truly did develop, over a period of time, into a teaching tool about Jesus’ life. This story is a lovely introduction to that history. My kids love this book and I enjoy reading it to them.  Now if only the building where our church meets allowed food in the sanctuary, I could use candy canes to help my kids sit through Lessons and Carols on Sunday just as the first candy cane shaper used them to help kids sit through the Christmas vigil. . . . . #bookstagram #bookgram #booklove #igbooks #kidsbookstagram #yeskidsbookstagram #childrensbooks #kidlit #kidsbooks #childrensliterature #picturebook #preschoolbook #earlyelementary #christianbooks #christianparenting #christmasbooks #christmasbooksforkids #readaloud #thelegendofthecandycane #loriwalburg #jamesbernardin #zonderkidz
Exciting news! I made my first #igtv video. It’s a 90 second #bookrecommendation, featuring #crunchridestothenorthpole by @crunch_moto_books. Give it a watch and tell me in the comments what you think. 🙂⁣ ⁣ #kidlit #storybooks #christmasbooks #motocycles #motorcyclekids #kidsbookswelove #bookswelove #yeskidsbookstagram #kidsbookstagram #indiekidlit #indieauthor #indieauthors #selfpublished #avivabrown
Fawkes - the phoenix.🔥 Первая встреча Гарри с Фениксом. Ещё одна из серии иллюстрации к 12-й главе книги "Гарри Поттер и тайная комната" для @inde_media . Помню, как плакала на этом моменте, когда читала книгу в детстве 😥 #illustration#иллюстрация#иллюстратор#topcreator#childrenillustration#digitalart##character#prostora#yeskidsbookstagram#kidlitart#characterdesign#harrypotter#magicart#harrypotterart#harry#phoenix#harrypotterfanart#dailydesignpick#illustrationartists#best_of_illustrations#illustration_best#topcreator#picame#topcreator @dailydesignpick#гаррипоттер @childrenswritersguild
It’s been a while but I’m excited to share that a brand new Littlest Book Corner Storytime episode is up on YouTube (link in bio)! This time it is the story of The Woogilyboo and the Hot Lava. This is such a fun book by @brysonsbooks , my son is absolutely obsessed with it! It’s completely random but really entertaining for little readers. Fun fact: Bryson wrote this with his young son! Which is probably what makes it so much fun for little ones as it has all the silliness that keeps kids engaged and having fun. Another awesome fact about Brysons Books is that a portion of their profits are donated to charity!! You’ll find the link to their website in the description of the YouTube video. Go check them out 📚
So excited that we now have amazing representative colouring sets in stock!  Designed by @nyha_graphics, they come in 3 varieties and would make an amazing gift/stocking filling this Christmas.  My son grabbed one as soon as he saw it coming out of the box!  Don’t forget, the last date for all Christmas orders is 15th December.
Do your kids go out to recess when the temperature reaches 0 degrees? When we lived in South Dakota the kids would go out to recess as long as the temperature was above 0 degrees. It wasn’t until it hit -1 that they would call recess off. 😱 And my kids walked to school in full snow gear each day (with only their eyes showing 😂). They looked so funny waddling down the street to school. So, when the kids get kept in from recess when the temperture dips just under 40 degrees, here in Texas, I just have to smile. . . Happy Friday Friends! What is your weather like today? Tell me with emojis. Our weather is: 🌧☔️🌧 . . #bookfacefriday #bookface #bookfacemagazine #bookfacefridaykids #bookfacelicious

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