Category: Kids books.

IveReadThis Jr. Edition: Happy Hanukkah

IveReadThis Jr. Edition: Happy Hanukkah

Most of my readers are probably aware of this by now, but I’m not Jewish. Still, I like to read my kids books about Hanukkah because I think it’s important they understand that not everyone celebrates Christmas, there are other holidays that happen around...
IveReadThis Jr. Edition: The World Around Them

IveReadThis Jr. Edition: The World Around Them

When I saw the announcement for the upcoming release of the picture book Antiracist Baby by Ibram X. Kendi, illustrated by Ashley Lukashevsky, I was really excited. I had been looking for a way to approach the topic of racism with my 5 year-old because she hears the...
Ivereadthis Jr. Edition: Halloween with Confidence

Ivereadthis Jr. Edition: Halloween with Confidence

In the past few weeks, I’ve gotten the question of whether or not I’ll allow my children to trick-or-treat this Halloween. I typically answer this question with a joke (one of my go-to coping mechanisms) when I ask: who gets to decide whether Halloween is...
Book Review: How to Raise a Reader by Pamela Paul and Maria Russo

Book Review: How to Raise a Reader by Pamela Paul and Maria Russo

I’ve spoken before about how much I enjoy reading parenting books that teach what I already know-I love being preached to, as a member of the choir! I get a smug sense of satisfaction, sort of like sitting through a class that you already know the lesson of....
Ivereadthis Jr. Edition: Bees,  Soup and a Grouchy Old Lady

Ivereadthis Jr. Edition: Bees, Soup and a Grouchy Old Lady

2020 has been a difficult year for most, and yes, I realize how much of an understatement that is. It will come as no surprise that I’ve turned to my trusty bookcase for guidance, but books can be a bridge of understanding and empathy for children as well. When...
Ivereadthis Jr. Edition: Something for Everyone

Ivereadthis Jr. Edition: Something for Everyone

I’ve got a bunch of kids books that are waiting for review, so here’s a random assortment of ones I haven’t gotten to for awhile, but my children have been reading and enjoying for more than a few months. When this book was promoted as a mystery for...