13 Lesser Known, but Brilliant Books by Eric Carle

13 Lesser Known, but Brilliant Books by Eric Carle

Eric Carle – Hear this name and the first thing that you think of is The Very Hungry Caterpillar! He is the man behind some of the world’s most wonderfully illustrated children’s picture books. His striking illustrations are collages made with hand-painted tissue papers, a technique many children enjoy replicating. Here is a list of 13 brilliant books for the very young, also written and illustrated by Eric Carle!

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Poignant Children’s Books Featuring Characters With Disabilities

Poignant Children’s Books Featuring Characters With Disabilities

Children’s books play a pivotal role in shaping early thoughts, beliefs, and perceptions. Books that feature characters with disabilities help children with disabilities understand that having a disability, even though life-altering, needn’t make them feel any lesser; different maybe but not lesser! And NO! Books with characters who have disabilities are not for children with disabilities alone! It is a must-read for ALL children. When children read about the diverse characters – their disabilities, the strengths…

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Hot off the press! A Comprehensive Guide to the Best Magazines for Children

Hot off the press! A Comprehensive Guide to the Best Magazines for Children

Magazines make great reading material for children. They are a great source of information and engagement and make learning fun! Kids can read about science, nature, and art while looking at beautiful photos of things, places, or animals they’ve never seen before and by playing games and completing activities. Magazines present content with language that is easy to read and understand and with plenty of illustrations. What’s more, they also provide opportunities for children to contribute to their…

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Breaking News! A Quick Guide to the best Newspapers for Children

Breaking News! A Quick Guide to the best Newspapers for Children

Reading the newspaper is one of the best habits, to not just be updated with the world around, but also to improve reading, analyzing and understanding skills. Getting children to read the newspaper each morning is an awesome way to get children interested in what’s happening around the world. But the problem is that the daily newspaper is filled with information, most of which cannot be processed by a child.  A children’s newspaper is designed to…

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Books to help children cultivate an attitude of Gratitude

Books to help children cultivate an attitude of Gratitude

Cultivate an attitude of gratitude Raising grateful kids isn’t just about teaching them to say thank you. Developing an attitude of appreciation happens in little ways every day.  Books are a perfect opportunity for exploring themes of gratitude and thankfulness! Reading to your children from a young age, as well as helping them learn to read for pleasure, heaps lifelong rewards. Here are some fantastic books about gratitude that you’ll want to read over and over again….

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10 Children’s books that you can adapt for Role Play

10 Children’s books that you can adapt for Role Play

Acting stories out is a fantastic way to get to the heart of what children are reading. Here are some of the best children’s books and stories to role play in the classroom – or at home!

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Book Review – Frankenstein: A Monstrous Parody

Book Review – Frankenstein: A Monstrous Parody

Frankenstein: A Monstrous Parody Written by Ludworst Bemonster (Rick Walton and Nathan Hale) Parody of Madeline by Ludwig Bemelmans This is one of the best kids parody books we’ve seen.  This book parodies the Madeline story line by line and picture by picture, including the “CaldeNot Horror Book” badge! Though you need not have read Madeline to enjoy this book, you can really enjoy if you do know the story! For those who have not…

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Best Spooky Halloween Reads for Kids

Best Spooky Halloween Reads for Kids

Goblins, ghosts, witches and ghouls are getting ready for the spookiest night of year! If your kids are getting excited about pumpkins, witches’ hats, and trick-or-treating, it’s time for the best Halloween stories!!

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12 Books your Children Must Read About Diwali!

12 Books your Children Must Read About Diwali!

Celebrating Diwali is fun with books that show us Why Diwali is Celebrated and How it is Celebrated! And if you are looking for one for your child, look no further! With so many lovely new books on Diwali, we surely have you covered. This list includes story books as well as activity books!

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Word Power! 15 Books that celebrate words

Word Power! 15 Books that celebrate words

There are plenty of reasons to love a good book. Children often love books for gorgeous illustrations or for their humorous stories. The adventurous plot or characters may draw children to read as they relate to them. But have you imagined what would happen if a book instills a love for words themselves? Words and wordplay make readers love language, it inspires writing and helps kids learn new vocabulary. The readers may convert to an even more…

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