Book Lists, Holidays

Favorite Christmas Board Books for Toddlers

The holiday season has arrived and these are a few of my favorite Christmas board books for toddlers! As the evenings get darker and the Christmas lights glow, I love to curl up with my small daughter and read a few of these goofy, adorable, Christmas books! She loves the bright colored illustrations, the lift-and-see… Continue reading Favorite Christmas Board Books for Toddlers

Book Lists, Holidays

The Top 10 Nutcracker Books for Kids

The Nutcracker performance is a holiday tradition around the world! The music was written by Tchaikovsky and several amazing artists over time have developed the beautiful dances. These are my top 10 Nutcracker books for kids when I introduce the ballet to my kiddos. This book list provides engaging versions of The Nutcracker story, how… Continue reading The Top 10 Nutcracker Books for Kids

Book Lists, Holidays

Christmas Around the World Books for Kids

What better way to celebrate Christmas with your kiddos than to explore what Christmas looks like around the globe? Check out these amazing Christmas Around the World books for kids! You and your children will find that the information is easy to find, read, and understand. Use these books to faciliate more research into global… Continue reading Christmas Around the World Books for Kids

Book Lists

The Best Thanksgiving Picture Books

These are the best thanksgiving picture books to read with kids as Thanksgiving Day approaches! Each of these books will remind us of the importance of memories with family and friends as well as encourage us to give back to the community around us. Balloons Over Broadway Learn about the small beginnings of the Macy's… Continue reading The Best Thanksgiving Picture Books

Books and Crafts

A Thankfulness Activity for Kids

This thanksgiving season, get the most out of your read aloud with a thankfulness activity for kids! One of my favorite books during the thanksgiving season Apple Cake: A Gratitude by Dawn Casey. In the story, a little girl goes for a walk and thanks all of her friends, family, and nature for coming together… Continue reading A Thankfulness Activity for Kids

Book Lists

Children’s Books About Self-Control

These are my favorite, must-read children's books about self-control. I love to read these books with my kiddos throughout the year as we encounter various self-control issues. Books are a wonderful way to open up a conversation with your children about proper behavior in a fun and engaging way! I Have Ants In My Pants… Continue reading Children’s Books About Self-Control

Gift Guide

Unique Sports Gift Ideas for Kids

Are you looking for unique sports gift ideas for kids? Are you looking for gifts that will inspire your children to read and play? Welcome to Simply Literature's gift guides! These beautiful, literature-inspired gift guides are perfect for any occasion! Each guide includes corresponding literature to fit the theme and open-ended toys that will support… Continue reading Unique Sports Gift Ideas for Kids

Reading Tips

10 Easy Ways to Build Your Library on a Budget

As adults, we all want to make good, quality literature available to kids, whether that's in our homes or in our classrooms. But if you are like me, you don't have an unlimited budget. Here are 10 easy ways to build your library on a budget. Thrift Store Check out your local thrift stores such… Continue reading 10 Easy Ways to Build Your Library on a Budget

Gift Guide

Unique Gift Ideas for Girls

Are you looking for unique gift ideas for your children? Are you looking for gifts that will inspire your children to read and play? Welcome to Simply Literature's gift guides! These beautiful, literature-inspired gift guides are perfect for any occasion! Each guide includes corresponding literature to fit the theme and open-ended toys that will support… Continue reading Unique Gift Ideas for Girls

Gift Guide

Unique Gift Ideas for Artistic Kids

Are you looking for unique gift ideas for artistic kids? Are you looking for gifts that will inspire your children to read, play, and explore the things they love? Welcome to Simply Literature's gift guides! These beautiful, literature-inspired gift guides are perfect for any occasion! Each guide includes corresponding literature to fit the theme and… Continue reading Unique Gift Ideas for Artistic Kids