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Little Library: Girls Take the Lead

“Here’s to strong women, may we know them, may we be them, may we raise them.”– Author Unknown

We love books that share stories and adventures of strong, inspiring and brave girls and women. Vienna has been flying through the Princess in Black series— I highly recommend this series if your kids are starting Chapter books! The list below includes a range of books- from fictional tales, to biographies of incredible women, to inspiring messages.

We hope you enjoy this little collection as much as we do!

Dear Girl Amy Krouse Rosenthal
An inspiring book written as a letter for the special girl in your life; a gentle reminder that she’s powerful, strong, and holds a valuable place in the world.

Little Dreamers Visionary Women from Around the World Vashti Harrison
This beautifully illustrated book shares the stories of 35 women creators around the world, from writers to inventors to artists and scientists.

Little Leaders Bold Women in Black History  Vashti Harrison
This book shares the stories of 18 women trailblazing women in American history, including heroes, role models, and everyday women who did extraordinary things to make the world better for generations of girls and women to come.

Little People Big Dreams Women in Art Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara
This set from the Little People Big Dreams series shares the stories of three incredible women who worked in the arts and changed the world: Frida Kahlo, Coco Chanel, and Audrey Hepburn.

The Princess in Black  Shannon Hale
Who says princesses don’t wear black? This fun series is all about an undercover Princess who ditches her dresses and becomes the monster fighting Princess in Black. Save yourself time & money and just buy the whole series up front– it’s that good!

Check out more of our favourite books in our Little Library section, including 5 Books about love and life!

Easter Books for Kids

I’m excited to share this list of Easter books– perfect for primary school aged children. With some fan favourites like Pete the Cat and Fancy Nancy, plus some sneaky ways to catch the Easter Bunny, it’s sure to get your kids excited for Easter! We love the book an Egg is Quiet– it’s filled with interesting facts about all sorts of eggs. I hope your kids love these books as much as mine do!

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Christmas Book Advent Calendar for Kids

Christmas Book Advent

It’s no secret we love holiday books– we have a collection for each holiday of the year! Our Christmas collection has grown so large that I put together a Christmas book advent calendar! Below are 24 of our favourite Christmas books that are perfect for counting down to Christmas with children. Opening one book each day makes for a very special Christmas story time all December long.  Continue Reading

Little Library: Christmas Books Kids Love

There’s nothing quite as magical as Christmas with kids! One of our favourite ways to get in the Christmas spirit is with our Christmas book collection, which is quickly growing full of stories about magic and holiday traditions and fun. This list is perfect for school-aged children, these are all favourites of my five year old.

Home Alone  Kim Smith
Kids will love this fun story based on the favourite holiday movie! Vienna loves hearing about how Kevin takes on the bad guys, and its a bit less scary than the movie for a five year old. 😉

How to Catch Santa Jean Reagan
This story full of ideas about how to catch the big guy is perfect for kids interested in how Santa does it all! This book is part of the “how-to” series, filled with fun tips and tricks!

Pick a Pine Tree Patricia Toht
We love this pretty book all about the Christmas tradition of picking and decorating the tree. It’s sets the perfect opportunity to discuss your family’s holiday traditions together.

Tallulah’s Nutcracker  Marilyn Singer
This is the story of a little girl who plays a mouse and is determined to be the best mouse ever and the star of the show, until something terrible happens during the big performance! Tallulah learns what’s behind being a real ballerina and that mistakes are ok as long as you try your best. This book is perfect for my five year old daughter who loves ballet.

The Littlest Reindeer Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books
A story about a little girl who befriends a lost reindeer on a magical night. We especially love the beautiful black and white illustrations of this book.

If you’re looking for more story suggestions check out our Christmas Stories and Baby’s First Christmas library posts!

Enjoy! xo

Halloween Bookshelf Favourites

Halloween Bookshelf

One of our favourite ways to celebrate the holidays is with books, and our Halloween book collection is definitely a family favourite! This collection is perfect for kids aged kindergarten and up. These books are filled with fun story lines, little mysteries, and beautiful illustrations. And, it’s no surprise that two ballerina zombie books make the list– chosen by Miss V of course!

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Little Library: Book Based Play with Feelings

Book activities for kids

We are back for another round of #bookishplay, this week we are focusing on feelings with one of our all-time favourite books, The Pout Pout Fish! If you’ve checked out our Little Library section you’ll know that my girls love books. We’ve joined a movement on instagram (@mamawrites) to inspire young readers to have fun with the books they read through play!

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Little Library: Easter Books for Babies

Easter Books for Baby

Today we are sharing five Easter books that are great for babies aged 0-2. These books are filled with simple rhymes, fun songs, and bright colors– perfect for story time with your littlest reader!

Easter is often filled with candy and treats, but we think books are the perfect simple gift to give. We have always include an Easter book in our baskets and we know if will get lots of use and enjoyment. The girls are always excited for a new book! Win-win in my books! 😉 And for kids a little bit older, be sure to check out our preschool Easter book list.

Happy reading and Happy Easter! xo

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