Welcome to my obsession with children’s books–especially the ones that deal with everyday challenges in a fun and compelling way. I’ll share old classics, new gems, and everything in between to help support you and your kids (or just your kids if they like to read solo). Sign up and you’ll get my top-pick resources, delivered to your inbox each month on the full and new moon.

Stolen Words Melanie Florence (Second Story Press, 2017)

June 24, 2021

How do you say grandfather in Cree? The little girl asks. He sadly tells her he doesn’t remember. Her grandfather’s words were stolen from him when he was taken to live at a residential school as a boy. How do we talk to young children about reconciliation? Where do we… Read More

The Trumpet of the Swan E.B. White (Scholastic Inc, 1987)

May 26, 2021

Louis the trumpeter swan is different from the other swans. He’s born without a voice. He realizes that he must learn how to communicate with the other swans and find ways to overcome his difficulty. Louis’ father matter-of-factly lets him know that he is different from the other swans and… Read More

The Book of Mistakes Corinna Luyken (Dial Books, 2017)

April 27, 2021

We all make mistakes. But do we have to let them frustrate us or set us back? In this beautifully drawn picture book, Corinna Luyken demonstrates how mistakes can be used to create something new and innovative. Ink spots, a neck that’s too long, a cat/frog can be turned into… Read More