• BOOK LISTS

    15+ Middle Grade Books to Read in the Winter

    This last year I have gotten more into seasonal reading. Last year I shared monthly themed picture book lists here on the blog and this year I wanted to share seasonal chapter book lists. Most of the books on these lists will be what are considered “middle grade” reads which are generally for 8-12 year olds. My daughter is currently nine and she either has read or I would be okay with her reading all the books on this list. That being said, there can be a big range in ability and maturity when it comes to putting an age range from 8-12 so use your own discretion. Also, let…

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    20+ Books to Read in the Winter

    For the first time this year I have been trying to make more of an effort to read books seasonally. I made a list of fall-ish books to read in the autumn a few months ago and have been thinking a lot about a winter list ever since. This list includes books that I have either read already and think would be perfect for this season or they are books that I have heard a lot about and are high on my TBR that seem fitting for this season. As always, I am open to more book recommendations! If there is a book that you think I would enjoy or…

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    The Best Children’s Books for December

    Here we are at the end of monthly book lists! I can’t believe how fast this year went by! For this month’s book list I wanted to stick with the reason behind this season and focus on books that prepare us for the Christmas season. I am always looking for more great Christmas books that keep Christ at the center so if you have some that aren’t on this list let me know so I can check them out! If you are looking for Advent resources you can find some here. You can also check out a similar themed list (with almost completely different books) I wrote three years ago!…

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    The Best Picture Books for November

    Wow, the year is almost over already! I can’t believe we’re already on to the November picture book list! Most November picture book lists floating around on the internet include a large number of Thanksgiving books but I knew I wanted to make this list different, not that I am anti-Thanksgiving, but because as a Canadian we celebrate the holiday at the beginning of October. If you are looking for a list of Thanksgiving picture books you can find that here. So, this list will include a list of some introduction to winter books. For the record, I know that winter doesn’t technically start until halfway through December but we’ve…

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    The Best Picture Books of 2019 – Part Two

    Every year I like to make picture books of the best books published that year. I take my job very seriously and read a ton of picture books. Many of them do not make these lists. Some times it surprises me what actually gets published, there are some truly terrible picture books out there! But there are also some great ones! Earlier this year I made a part one to some of our favorite picture books published this year and today I am sharing part two! If you have some favorite picture books that have been published in 2019 that I haven’t shared on either list, let me know, I’ll…

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    The Best Picture Books for October

    It’s time for another monthly book list! I can’t believe that October is almost here – we are officially close to the end of the year! I know that most people would lean towards a pumpkin themed list for October but I feel like those have been done so many times over I wanted to do something different. Things definitely start getting chillier here in October and I like to change up my own reading list, while I like to read things a little darker at this time of year (more fantasy and mystery and books involving the English moor), I wanted to be more whimsical for a picture book…