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.

A Busy Year by Leo Lionni (Scholastics Inc., 1993)

January 5, 2019

It’s a snowy January when two twin mice, Winnie and Willie, discover a tree that can talk! Of course his name is Woody. The curious mice befriend Woody and watch him change each month over a year. They see his buds grow and fruit blossom and his leaves fall—so much… Read More

The Rough Patch by Brian Lies (Green Willow Books, 2018)

November 23, 2018

Evan did everything with his best friend, until one day the unthinkable happens—his dog dies. Nothing will ever be the same. Death changes everything. This time of year always reminds me of death. As fall transitions to winter, we let go of the old decaying leaves on the trees and… Read More

George by Alex Gino (Scholastic Inc., 2015)

October 24, 2018

George may look like a boy, but she knows she’s a girl. She’s been hiding this secret from everyone for a long time. My daughter picked this book to understand and learn what it really means to be transgendered—and it helped me too. Alex Gino introduces us to George’s life… Read More

The Word Collector by Peter Reynolds (Orchard Books, 2018)

October 8, 2018

Reach for your own words. Tell the world who you are and how you will make it better. -Peter Reynolds Learn new words in a playful way, and expand your child’s vocabulary! Peter Reynolds, author of The Dot, does it again in this magical story about… Read More

Emily of New Moon by L.M. Montgomery (Dell Laurel-Leaf, 1983)

September 9, 2018

Is your child sensitive, feisty and independent?  If you thought Anne of Green Gables had spunk, L.M. Montgomery’s favorite character Emily Starr will knock your socks off.  Emily Starr, the heroine of the Emily trilogy, is a quick witted, ambitious and independent child who is not afraid to say… Read More