10 Children’s Books About Farming and Agriculture

Sponsored by Indiana Soybean Alliance. My oldest son fell in love with farms and farm animals when he was about four years old. Even though we've always lived in the city, he feels most at home in the country. Luckily, our home state of Indiana has a thriving...

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11 Children’s Books About Rosh Hashanah

Rosh Hashanah is the Jewish New Year. It is a two-day celebration marked by the blowing of a shofar, the eating of applies and honey, and a time of reflection before the celebration of Yom Kippur ten days later. The books listed below are a great introduction to this...

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9 Perfect Baby Shower Books

When parents ask me how they can raise children who love to read, one of my biggest pieces of advice is to read early and read often. Reading to babies benefits them in all kinds of ways, but above all, it's an expression of love. Reading is just another way to show...

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13 Children’s Books About Perseverance

This post was written in partnership with Goldfish Swim School.  When we started swim lessons at Goldfish Swim School, my middle son was not exactly excited. He was very afraid of the water, and the thought of getting into a pool once a week did not sound appealing to...

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6 Children’s Books About Bowling

This post is sponsored by Main Event Entertainment.  Bowling with kids can be hard. The balls are heavy; the lanes are long. It can be easy for little ones to get discouraged if their ball goes in the gutter more often than it hits a pin. Our family has found a new...

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7 Children’s Books About Sloths

My middle son loves pugs, but my favorite animal has to be the sloth. They're just the right mix of lazy and adorable, and the faces they make are absolutely hilarious! I'm always sneaking books about sloths into our library pile. Thankfully, the kids don't object too...

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9 Children’s Books About Pugs

My middle son loves pugs. He's generally nervous around dogs, but pugs are the exception. He gets so excited any time we meet a pug in person, and if he sees a pug toy, pug shirt, or anything else featuring these wrinkly pups, he starts counting his allowance money to...

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20 Children’s Books About LGBT+ Families

When I was a kid, the definition of family seemed to be pretty rigid -- mom, dad, and children. Some kids I knew had stepparents, but basically, I thought all families followed the same formula. The truth is, families come in all shapes and sizes, with all kinds of...

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5 Children’s Books That Can Get Wet

This post was written in partnership with Goldfish Swim School.  Four weeks ago, we welcomed our third little boy into the world. We're very excited that he's here and he's healthy. Best of all, his big brothers are absolutely thrilled with him! One of the questions I...

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9 Picture Books About Trains

This post was written in partnership with Day Out With Thomas.  There's just something about trains that kids love. The sound, the speed, the colors; they all work together to draw in little ones. No train is more loved by young children than Thomas the Tank Engine....

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