Category Archives: Kids’ Books

Our 6 Favorite Children’s Books About Dragons

My kid, like many others, loves imaginary creatures. Fairies are often his #1 pick, but dragons follow right behind. Dragons get more high-quality attention than fairies in children’s picture books, so it’s a bit easier to find good kids’ books about dragons. Here are our favorites! They’re so good I’d recommend them to an adult for a light enjoyable read,… Read more »

6 Children’s Books for Pet Lovers of All Ages

I’ve already done posts about cats, dogs, and animals in general. Books starring animals are also included in just about every other topic post. There are just a LOT of books about animals for kids! So here are our favorite children’s books about pets. It probably helps Boy Detective live vicariously since a household pet isn’t on our agenda right… Read more »

15 Princess Books That Everyone Can Love

Boy Detective let me know early that he did NOT like princesses. “Mom,” he said, “I like FAIRIES, not princesses.” Strangely, though, he loves every princess book in this list. It’s amazing how a good story can transcend genre prejudices, isn’t it? And I enjoyed reading them as much as Boy Detective did. I also enjoyed finding out that our… Read more »

11 Great Dinosaur Books For Kids… or Grownups!

We never reached dinosaur obsession level with Boy Detective, but he’s definitely open to a good book about giant prehistoric lizards who could crush you with one footstep. For the young (or not so young) reader in your life who’s amused by similar thoughts, here’s our list of well-written dinosaur books for kids. (New to my blog? All my children’s… Read more »

9 Stellar Children’s Books About Art and Creativity

My son has always loved to paint, draw, and collage… none of which is in my repertoire. Did I tell you I got kicked out of art school? But I love my kiddo’s art, and so I’ve spent time finding story books to validate and encourage that interest. Here are some of our favorite art and creativity themed children’s picture… Read more »

7 Delicious Children’s Books About Food and Cooking

When a young child loves a book, they’re likely to wheedle older peeople into reading it with them. Parents, babysitters, grandparents, aunts and uncles, family friends, older siblings and cousins – no one is safe from the 26th repetition of the cherished story! So for all those adults (and anyone giving gifts to children) here’s the next installment in my… Read more »

7 Children’s Science Fiction Books For Geeks of All Ages

We are HUGE science fiction fans, so we’re always on the lookout for kids’ books about aliens, outer space, and any other topic that would thrill our geeky hearts. Here’s a set of children’s science fiction books that the grownups in our house enjoyed as much as our kiddo did. If you have any suggestions, feel free to leave a… Read more »

14 Animal Books for Children That We LOVE

We’ve read approximately 5.2 million kids’ animal books with Boy Detective in the last six or so years. These are some of our favorites. Some you’ve possibly not heard about, some that are pretty popular, and even some for the bittiest of kids. (New to my blog? All my children’s book recommendations are here, or check out my children’s books… Read more »

5 Children’s Books About Families That Will Make You Smile

There are a LOT of children’s books about families that sweetly catalog and celebrate families of all kinds. They’re very reassuring, educational for some kids, and I’m glad they exist. I’m happy to read each of them with Boy Detective once. Or maybe twice. The books below, on the other hand, celebrate families by telling engaging stories about family members’… Read more »

5 Kids’ Books About Knights That Even Adults Can Love

Like with robots, children’s picture books about knights are few and far between. I’m not sure why. Have superheroes in capes replaced them? Do castles and dragons no longer captivate children’s imaginations? I’d say no, at least from my experience with my son from ages four to six, because he loves knights. Kids’ books about knights also suffer from the… Read more »