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.

Scaredy Squirrel Melanie Watt (Kids Can Press, 2008)

November 3, 2021

The unknown can be a scary place for squirrels.  It can be a scary place for all of us.  If you haven’t met Scaredy Squirrel yet, it’s time.  Scaredy Squirrel never leaves his nut tree as he’d rather stay safe in his predictable… Read More

A Stone Sat Still Brenday Wenzel (Chronicle Books LLC, 2019)

October 19, 2021

What does it mean to be still? What can we observe around us? An unmoveable stone teaches us about stillness, time, and perspective.  This beautifully illustrated book introduces us to an unchanging stone in a constantly changing environment.  “A stone sat still with… Read More

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