Learning About France: Book List

I mentioned last week that we're learning about France at our house this month. We've been working our way through the books we've rounded up from our library, and are sharing them with you today! Here is our list of children's books that are either about France or take place in France (this post contains affiliate links): 1. Eiffel Tower (Now That's Big!) by Kate Riggs This book, all about the architecture of the Eiffel Tower, had some great pictures to show the perspective and really allow … [Read more...]

Adoption Book Reports: “ABC Adoption and Me”

Hey guys!  I'm super excited to bring you another Adoption Book Report. Today's book review comes to you from an adoptive mama of three! This mama and her children reviewed the book ABC Adoption and Me by Gayle H. Swift. (This post contains affiliate links.) Summary of Book (from Amazon): A book about adoption that celebrates the miracle of family and addresses the difficult issues as well. With charming, exuberant illustrations and a diverse representation of families, ABC, Adoption & … [Read more...]

Black History Month: A Book List

Since 1976, every United States president has designated the month of February as Black History Month -- a time for us to celebrate the achievements of black Americans and recognize their role in history. I'm working on expanding my kids' library to reflect the influential history and achievements of African Americans. In honor of Black History Month, and as a participatory blog in the Multicultural Kids Blog Hop, I thought I would share some of our favorites. (This post contains affiliate … [Read more...]

Adoption Book Reports: “The Colors of Us”

Today's book review is coming to you from Michelle, the blogger behind Trust Me I'm a Mom. Michelle has two daughters, age 3 and 1, and shares lots of fantastic ideas on her blog about serving with kids. You can even have her ideas delivered right to your inbox by signing up for her monthly newsletter. Michelle reviewed the book The Colors of Us by Karen Katz (this post contains affiliate links): Summary of Book (from Amazon): A positive and affirming look at skin color, from an artist’s … [Read more...]

Book Review Guest Post.

Hey guys! Yaya and I are over at one of my favorite blogs -- Mother Daughter Book Reviews. We're sharing our review of The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind. Head on over there to check it out! Just a heads up that the blog may be down for a bit this weekend  while it's being switched to a self-hosted blog -- but don't worry -- we're not going anywhere and will be back soon! Have a great weekend! … [Read more...]

Book Blast: Riley’s Lost Tooth

  Title: Riley's Lost Tooth Author: Diane Cantrell Illustrator: Heather Castles Publication Date: February 16, 2010 Publisher: Brown Books Publishing Group Number of pages: 24 Recommended age: 4+ Summary: Oh no! One of Sunday's very favorite humans, Riley, has lost her tooth! But where did it go? How did she lose it? Why does no one besides Sunday seem to care? It isn't long before the tooth fairy steps in and tries to teach the pups all about growing up. Join Sunday and her two … [Read more...]

Adoption Book Reports: God Found Us You

I'm so excited to share our first review for "Adoption Book Reports". Our first reviewer is none other than one of my real-life-besties, Mia. Mia is the mother of THREE -- two little girls, who are Yaya's real-life-besties, and a little boy in China, who will hopefully be joining their family this spring! Mia blogs beautifully about her family's adoption experience over at Unto Adoption.Mia and her daughters reviewed the book God Found Us You, by Lisa Tawn Bergren.Summary of book (from … [Read more...]

Multicultural Children’s Book Day: Celebrating Diversity in Children’s Literature.

You guys know how passionate I am about raising kids who are globally-minded citizens. That's why I am stoked to team up with an amazing group of bloggers for Multicultural Children's Book Day. As we began to educate ourselves on becoming a transracial family when we set out to adopt from Africa, I became grossly aware that the vast collection of books we possessed was not very diverse in the characters and cultures represented. Despite census data that shows 37% of the US … [Read more...]