Category Archives: Kids’ Books

14 Super Picture Books for Kids: Add These to Your Library List!

The picture book section of our library is like a candy store for me. Boy Detective is now eight years old, but he still enjoys good picture books, so there’s nothing to stop me from collecting armfuls of them. Then I bring you the best here on the blog! All my children’s book recommendations are here, or check out my… Read more »

15 Children’s Picture Books We’re Loving Right Now

I’ll never outgrow reading picture books. Lucky for me, eight year old Boy Detective doesn’t seem to be outgrowing them either. Until that luck runs out, I’m enjoying reading him all the amazing books I find in the stacks of the Austin Public Library. Here’s a roundup of some of our recent favorites. Hope you find something to love in… Read more »

6 More Fun Children’s Books You Shouldn’t Miss

When I started my children’s picture book series, I never imagined creating over 25 posts full of our favorite books. From robots to gardens, dogs to fairies, and everything in between. I’m not done yet, but I’m taking a break from themes to celebrate a handful of fun children’s books just because. (New to my blog? All my children’s book… Read more »

The 7 Best Children’s Books About Ninjas and Samurai

Some things are totally fun for make believe, but you’d never want them around in real life. Pirates, living dinosaurs, Jedi battles, etc. Basically anything where you get in fights or get eaten. Ninjas fall into this category, because real ones were hired assassins. Pretend ninjas, though, are just silently cool and acrobatic. Way better. Despite the common childhood fascination… Read more »

Stop whatever you’re doing and read The Princess in Black

When Candlewick Press offered us a review copy of The Princess in Black by Shannon Hale and Dean Hale, I said yes! Because who wouldn’t want to read this? Incognito princess fighting monsters? Perfect! Art by LeUyen Pham? Even better! (New to my blog? All my children’s book recommendations are here, or check out my children’s books Pinterest board. My… Read more »

Shh! We Have a Plan (and you know what they say about plans)

Have you ever been in that meeting where everyone is making a Big Important Plan, and you’re saying “hang on, there may be a problem!” and NO ONE is listening? Candlewick Press publishes so many of our favorite kids’ books, and they were kind enough to send over Shh! We Have a Plan by Chris Haughton. And this book is… Read more »

4 Children’s Books About Fairies That Adults Can Love Too

Fairies are possibly the most under-represented imaginary population in quality children’s picture books. I don’t understand why! My son has always loved fairies, so it’s taken extensive digging in the Austin Public Library catalog to create even this short list. And forget about finding any diversity, sadly enough. But here are the children’s books about fairies that have warmed my… Read more »