• BOOK LISTS,  PICTURE BOOKS

    The Best Picture Books for January

    One of my goals for this year is to do better with enjoying each season and being intentional with our time in the season. Because almost everything I do has to include books in some way, I thought making monthly book lists would be a good way to acknowledge each season. January is one of the hardest months for me. Christmas is over and the winter feels like it is never going to end but luckily there are some great picture books to read this month! When picking picture books for January I tried to pick the best books about winter and snow. There are some funny books in this…

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    Introducing: The Intentional Reading Book List & A Bookish Newsletter

    I have always been an avid reader, from sneaking books into the bathroom to read as a pre-teen and early teenager to putting off grown up responsibilities as an adults (*cough* doing the dishes *cough*). My to-read list is incredibly long but thankfully I have always believed that there are way too many good books in the world to spend time reading less-than-stellar books, so I stop those books and go on to the next good book. In case you are in need of some top notch book recommendations, don’t worry, I’ve got you covered. I’ve recently created my Intentional Reading Book List – over 70 book recommendations that include…

  • The best book and reading memes that will have you laughing out loud - and justify all your reading and book buying
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    Thanksgiving Picture Books That Inspire Gratitude

    I’ll be honest, Thanksgiving doesn’t get it’s due in our home. First of all, in Canada, Thanksgiving falls on the second Monday of October, personally I think it’s too early in the fall season for the celebration, plus my daughter’s birthday is on the 2nd of October so we are always thinking about that and once her birthday is over I’m always like “oh yeah, Thanksgiving!”. I want to do better with thanksgiving and gratitude in general in our home so I thought it would be good to do a list of Thanksgiving picture books. I did try to find some Canadian specific Thanksgiving books to try to make the…

  • I Would Get Too Attached - A Common Foster Care Concern
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    The Best Picture & Chapter About Birds Books

    Today’s book list is all about birds! We have been studying birds as we read along with The Burgess Bird Book for Children so this is the perfect book list for this season. I’ve created a bird literature guide to go along with The Burgess Bird Book, those who are on my weekly newsletter list got it emailed to them for free, but if you missed it you can still grab it in the shop for just $5. I love learning through literature, which may be fairly evident by all the book posts I have here!     OTHER POSTS YOU MAY ENJOY: The Ten Best Living Books About Nature…

  • The Best Nature Living Books
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    The Ten Best Living Books About Nature

    I’ve admitted time and time again that science is not my strongest subject. BUT over the last two years I have really started to enjoy nature study, I can’t identify a single tree to save my life but I am learning lots (apparently just not about trees). While I grew up on a farm with lots of space to explore I usually preferred to be indoors reading books and that is still my natural tendency. While we do venture out for nature walks on a regular basis we do a lot more reading about nature, especially as the temperatures start to get colder. It may only be September but I…

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    The Best Fall Picture Books for Kids

    I don’t know what the weather is like where you are but fall came early here this year, we started having fall-like weather in the last two weeks of August! I know that autumn means different things depending where you live, those in more southern regions don’t truly experience fall until the dead of winter while those who live farther north like I do experience it a lot sooner. The transition from summer to fall is always one I welcome, I don’t enjoy being cold but I do enjoy wearing sweaters and curling up to read with a blanket.     This year I am trying to acknowledge and celebrate the…