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Easter Gifts From PEEPS

We always have cute marshmallow PEEPS® to add to our kids' Easter baskets, but now they even have non-edible PEEPS® sweetness! I love being able to add some fun toys, clothing and other items in, so it's not just a complete sugarfest. Plus, they lasts longer, too!...

PEEPS® Valentine Treats

Valentine's Day is an important holiday in our family, since it is also my daughter's birthday! We make it into a special occasion with decorations, treats and more! Did you know that PEEPS & COMPANY® has Valentine’s Day treats? They do and they are so much fun! Let...

Flip Dolls & Other Toys

I’ve collected craft books from the 70’s at local thrift store for many years and I especially enjoy the crafts for children’s toys. I was happy to see a modern, fresh take on those vintage books in Flip Dolls & Other Toys. I loved how there were lots of simple toys...

I Am Amelia Earhart 

My daughters enjoy this cute, eye-opening biography, I am Amelia Earhart, about the famous aviator who set many records as a female pilot. It’s told in first person, by “Amelia” herself. The adorable illustrations are a delight, in this premium children’s book. My...

Holiday PEEPS® Ideas + Free Printables!

I love using PEEPS® for all kinds of ideas year round! They have especially cute PEEPS® for Christmas and I've taken some photos of what our family is doing with them this year. With the adorable packaging, they work so well for parties or get-togethers with friends...

Niblet & Ralph and a Walrus in the Bathtub Books

Instant classic! This is a simple tale, yet told so warmly and well, alongside such wonderful illustrations that it is really one of my favorite picture books in years. The painted illustrative style reminds me of one of my favorite series when I was a child, the...

Korean and English Nursery Rhymes

This book offers a way to read and listen (via CD and digital download) to English and Korean versions of selected nursery rhymes in Korean. The text includes English and Korean versions with phonetic versions and in the original script. It's a great way to help...

Amazing Lego Books

My kids have all been reading Medieval LEGO again and again, talking about the historical figures within as the real people they once were. I really liked how this informative and charming book features brief descriptions of key people and events, revolts and...

Let’s Color Together

With time constraints from work and studies, I worry that I don't get enough time with my daughter sometimes. But we both like to color, so we’ve really been enjoying this coloring book that’s designed for both of us to use together. We’ve started with two prints...

Classroom Treats 

School’s coming up quick — and Class Treats, Bake Sales & Birthday Parties will make it easy for you to always be prepared for even last minute school treats. The over 120 suggestions in it would be perfect for any occasion where you might need to bring something and...

Say Cheese! A Kid’s Guide to Cheese Making

Wow, this is a really well-made book! Thanks to this book, we now can and are making our own cheeses -- and pizza. It has great recipes for everything you can make with cheese. Our family also loves the recipes for ricotta pancakes and mac & cheese. The book includes...

Baby Code Books

As someone who learned Basic on a computer the size of a desk, I find this book to be really an amazing thing -- and a relief. Yes, it really is a toddler's board book about computer programming. I think everyone behind this series is correct, and it really helps to...

Cute Yummy Time 

It certainly is true that you cannot judge a book by the cover, and Cute Yummy Time: 70 Recipes for the Cutest Food You’ll Ever Eat by La Carmina is no exception. Penguin Publishing sent me a copy of the book, and I had been expecting a book of fun ideas for bentos...

Modern Vintage Books 

I collect vintage children’s books and am very happy to find this charming picture book, The Baby Elephant, originally published in 1950, printed anew. The 8? x 11? hardcover offers the original delightful story and classic illustrations. Back in the day, didn’t...

Classic And New Children’s Books

This special Make Way for Ducklings 75th Anniversary Edition celebrates the Caldecott-winning classic picture book, enjoyed by generations. It tells the charmingly simple (yet realistic) story of a pair of expectant mallard ducks, looking for a safe, comfortable, and...

The Big Book Of Color

The Big Book of Color is a beautifully-bound and cleverly illustrated journey beyond the basics of color theory. I loved the fun examples, which take young children well past “red with yellow makes orange,” and so forth. I was impressed to find the book is quite large...

101 Magic Tricks

When I was younger, I went to teach on a remote island in the South Pacific. For many of the children there, I looked different and even scary. I figured I needed a way to break the ice, and show them that I was a nice person and not to be afraid. Eventually, I hit on...

Here Comes Valentine Cat 

Part of a continuing series, Here Comes Valentine Cat is a cute and clever picture book with a fun and funny message about (mis)interpreting the messages others are trying to send. The illustrations are simple and darling, as the Cat and an off-page narrator converse...

Fun New Kids Books!

This is a fantastic introduction to how basic coding works. It's a simple story of a little girl, Pe(a)rl, and her robot friend Pascal, going to the beach to make a sand castle. . The book is made very well, with high quality printing and binding. And I have to say...

Treasure Island And Emma For Babies

We love the BabyLit book series, which are aimed at babies, toddlers, and young children but instead of focusing merely on the basic concepts they teach, alone, they are based on literary classics, which makes them enjoyable (and illuminating) for children and adults...

In Over And On The Farm

I really like the cute and simple artwork in In, Over and On the Farm, which explains the concepts of in-versus-out, on-versus-off, etc. It’s a charming book and would work well for the very young, especially toddlers, and even last up through the joke-loving,...

Dark, Dark Cave

There's a lot of fun shining out from the Dark, Dark Cave. It shows how all you need is an imagination and a blanket tent in order to have a wonderful time. I've read it to my children, again and again. I also found the watercolor illustrations to be...

Pretty Minnie In Hollywood

We have three chihuahuas, each has their own distinct personality. So we've have been enjoying the stories that Danielle Steel is writing about her own dog, a white long-haired teacup Chihuahua, "Pretty" Minnie. On her blog, she says Minnie is “the owner of author...

The Paper Playhouse

I was excited to see The Paper Playhouse, as it reminded me of my favorite book as a child, Childcraft’s Things To Make and Do. Like that book, this one is filled with fun ideas that use items around the house that we would have either thrown away or recycled. I...

The LEGO Adventure Book 2 

The LEGO Adventure Book is such a clever and creative book! Instead of just text-based instructions on how to build with Lego blocks, the many projects within — from the delightfully ordinary (the retro kitchen is adorable!) to the fantastic (dragon trains, anyone?) —...

Lauren Ipsum: A Story About Computer Science 

When I was a child, I remember reading — and loving — “The Phantom Tollbooth.” I realized that it was trying to teach me something, but the story and characters were so imaginative and delightful that I kept reading (and learning) regardless. I believe that Lauren...

One of a Kind

Punk rock invades kids picture books in this insightful book that will be a welcome read for any child who finds themselves outside the norm, lonely, or otherwise isolated. It offers the same realization my adolescent punk rock self realized -- if you're not part of...

Pet Dad

Pet Dad This is a fun and engaging picture book -- an instant classic -- which offers a delightful way for children to learn how to deal with their parents, and vice versa, including recalcitrant fathers. The little girl wants a pet, the dad says no, so she decides to...

Dr. Seuss’ 100 First Words

Dr. Seuss's 100 First Words True Story: After writing "The Cat in the Hat," which had only 225 words, Dr. Seuss' editor, bet him he couldn't write a book using 50 words or less. So he wrote "Green Eggs and Ham." So, in this engaging word book we get twice as many...

Shh! Bears Sleeping 

My youngest and I are enjoying reading Shh! Bears Sleeping together as a favorite bedtime story. The simple, sing-song rhymes are easy and fun to read, and help my little one get ready to rest at night. The story is educational, too, explaining how a mama bear and her...

Planes, Trains, And More

Honk Honk! Hold Tight! is a funny folktale about the lengths a kind young man will go to help a grumpy princess laugh — and it’s helped my kids laugh, too! The illustrations appear to be made with painted paper cutouts (à la Henri Matisse), and includes crazier and...

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