9 Picture Book Treasuries for Your Home Library

I love children's books with a passion, but I especially love picture books! When I first began adding treasuries to our library almost 10 years ago (many of them recommended by Sonlight), I wasn't sure I was a fan. These anthologies took my beloved picture book from a light, easy-to-hold-while-juggling-babies-and-toddlers book to a thing that…

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Who’s Your Favorite Strong Female Character?

As the mother of four girls, I love that books with strong female characters abound for every age: Nancy Drew and Annie (from the Magic Tree House) set out on adventures to solve mysteries and help those in need. Hermione is unabashedly smart, never pretending to be dumb around boys or other girls, and her…

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From Picture Books to Chapter Books: Transitioning Read Alouds

The following guest post is from Haley of Carrots for Michaelmas: I couldn’t wait for the day when our firstborn was ready to enjoy some of my most beloved books. I daydreamed about snuggling up at bedtime reading The Chronicles of Narnia, while my little one was transfixed by the story--sitting still, imagination whirring. But…

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Book Inspired Popsicle Stick Puppets
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Book Inspired Popsicle Stick Puppets

The following post is from Kristina of Toddler Approved: We love reading books and have fun creating book-inspired activities and crafts. One of our favorite ways to make books come alive is by making puppets. Puppets are fun to create and a fabulous way to help kids practice retelling stories and learning about sequencing and…

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Fifty Books to Enjoy with Kids {Reading Guide}

Reading is an important part of our family's culture, and I love children's books. We have hundreds of them, with no plans to declutter our collection any time soon, and I dream of having an extensive home library, not just for our children, but for our children's children as well! However, as our kids get…

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Organizing Children’s Books

The following is a guest post from Marcy Tate of Networx: Getting my children's books organized has always been a challenge for me. No matter what I do or how involved I get my kids, many of their books end up on the floor or not in the order we created. This past weekend, I…

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