Category: What’s On My Bookshelf

Powerful Living Books to Shape your Preschooler’s World

I love watching my son’s eyes as we read together. Those baby blues widen as he encounters the unexpected. They smile as he celebrates with his favorite characters. They soften as he learns how to empathize with sorrow or hardship. His favorite books make him come alive! Charlotte Mason coined the term “living books” to describe this type of literature. A living book sucks you in. It’s that book you finish in one sitting because you just can’t put it down. The characters, the prose, the story: they’re all designed to immerse you in that world. Even non-fiction living...

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What’s On My Bookshelf: Train Books for Toddlers

In my house we love trains. When I say we love trains, I mean we race outside to look at the trains passing by Grandma’s house. Every single train. From engine to caboose. Every single time. Yay! Little J loves toy trains, real trains, and especially trains in books. So without further ado, I give you my three favorite train books for toddlers. All aboard! Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links.     Looking for the best bedtime read? Check here!     Trains by Byron Barton What a perfect little book! The illustrations are bright, with primary colors and bold...

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What’s On My Bookshelf: Bedtime Books for Toddlers

  Here’s the latest update on the bookshelf situation at my house. This post is devoted entirely to the well stocked, but slightly disheveled bookshelf of my son. As all “seasoned” parents know, routine is the bedrock of bedtime sanity for both the littles and the bigs. At our house, the bedtime ritual goes something like: dinner, bath for little dude, unintentional bath for mommy, nakey baby marathon, diaper baby marathon, pajama baby marathon, Bible reading with mom and dad, books in bed, and lights out. So, in the theme of full disclosure, I thought I’d share our five favorite bedtime...

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