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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

A Year in Review with Chatbooks

Chatbooks Gifts

With Christmas upon us, and New Years just around the corner, it seems another year has flown by. Time is a funny thing with kids– the pace increases, yet reflecting back so much has happened in a seemingly “short” time. What they say is true, the days are long but the years are short.

Each year I look back on all of our memories and milestones while creating an annual Chatbook for each of the girls. These books capture everything from the big moments–birthdays, celebrations, and events, to the the little ones– breakfasts, slow days at home, or time passed at the park– and everything in between.  Continue Reading

Toy Favourites: Holiday Gift Guide for the Littles

Can you believe that Christmas is just over a month away? We are so excited– the Christmas season is so much more fun every year older the girls get! I’m sharing a few of our most loved toys, great for ages 2-5. Of all the toys we have these are the most well played with over the years. I hope you find some fun ideas for the littles on your list! Continue Reading

Parenting Books For Connection, Love, & Presence

Parenting Book Guide

With Fall just around the corner, the thought of busy schedules is lurking. Paired with an ever increasing amount of stuff and demands, no wonder we can become overwhelmed. This list of parenting books shares the common theme of connection. From being present, to simplifying, to focusing on love and togetherness, these inspiring reads shine light on the idea that sometimes less is more.

I hope you find some inspiration and helpful strategies for enjoying time together and parenting with love!

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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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