Tag Archives: Books


  • The Artful Year // Author Interview with Jean Van’t Hul

    Today I am interviewing the talented, prolific, and beautiful mother/blogger/author Jean Van’t Hul. Her blog The Artful Parent is one of my go-to blogs for art, creativity, parenting and just…reading! I love everything she writes about. The childhood wonder and connections that she creates for her girls and then shares with us is really quite …

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  • Book Nooks {24 ideas}

    I love a good nook, especially when it’s filled with books. These images will make you want to find a space in your house and create a nook of your own…stat. From converted closets, to simple ledges and book bins, these spaces are where parent & child create life’s best memories. 1. Converted closet by …

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  • Drawing Books for Kids

    This post contains affiliate links. Thank you for your support! I came across this Fingerprint book by Marion Deuchars and it sparked something in me. I loved making fingerprint animals when I was a growing up! I can’t believe I haven’t tried this with my kids. I am definitely adding this book to my Amazon cart for …

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  • Fireboat - A September 11th story

    A September 11 Story

    A friend gave me Fireboat over the summer. I was prepared to fall in love with it right away since it was written and illustrated by Maira Kalman!!! I idolize her. Her art is so colorful and full of life. Not realizing it was a September 11 story, I dove right in and read it …

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  • Best back-to-school books

    Favorite Back-to-school Books

    Tomorrow, my son will be starting first grade in a new school. He says he’s nervous. I told him, so am I. He was surprised I said this and asked me why? I said that I always feel butterflies on the first day back to school. But that it was more of a nervous excitement. …

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  • we love Maurice Sendak

    Maurice Sendak

    Today we lost beloved children’s book author and illustrator, Maurice Sendak. He was a man who accepted and embraced vulnerability. He understood the fear of the unknown and saw the complexities of mankind, both good and bad. By penning one of the most influential children’s books of the 20th Century, Where the Wild Things Are, Sendak encouraged …

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  • Bread and Jam for Francis, our favorite book

    Bread + Jam

    This morning, my little guy asked me for toast with jam, one of his faves. Halfway through, as his lips were smacking and jam was already spreading out onto his cheeks, he said, “Mom! Remember? Bread and Jam for Frances!” Ahhh…our most beloved book. If you haven’t had a chance to pick this up from …

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  • Paul Thurlby Alphabet Book

    Alphabet Book

    Graphic artist Paul Thurlby started posting each of these retro-modern alphabet letters online, one at a time, during a slow period in his career. Soon, word spread via artists and blogs. A literary agent noticed and…voila! With its kitschy humor, pop imagery and millennial vocabulary, his new Alphabet Book will grab young imaginations! Thanks, internet, for …

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