Hoping for Snow! Reading More Nonfiction…and Fiction Books

It's winter and the boys are disappointed every day there isn't snow. So we're reading about it! Check out where we get our nonfiction books and our favorite fiction titles.

Discovering Shells: Adventures in Reading and Beyond

Allie and the girls find a book about shells that takes them on many adventures beyond the book. Get ready to use your senses and see where the book takes them.

Our Resident Reading Specialist on Informational Text

What's informational text and why should we read it? The girls’ “Auntie E,” our resident reading specialist, explains and help us with one of our New Year's resolutions.

Snuggle Up with Books for the December Solstice

It's the December solstice! You know what means... Time to break out the winter books. Oh and it's the first day of winter... and the shortest and darkest day of the year. Sounds like the perfect time to cuddle up with a book. Check out our winter section and activities.

Escape the Holidrama with the Christmas Books We Love

With Christmas three weeks away (yikes!), we're cuddling up with some of our favorite Christmas books. Check out the kids' (and adults') top picks.

Make these 5 Christmas Classics Part of Your Tradition

Only 25 days until Christmas. We can’t believe it! In addition to the decorations, we're pulling out the holiday books. Find out what our five favorite classics are and how to make them a fun part of your holiday traditions.

Give the Gift of Reading on Giving Tuesday

After Black Friday, Shop Small Saturday, and Cyber Monday, it is time for Giving Tuesday. Get ideas on how to give the gift of reading this year.

The Story Behind the Thanksgiving Day Parade

Last year, Allie and the girls had front row seats to watch the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade march down Broadway. This year, like many of us, they'll watch from the comfort of their couch. But no matter how you experience the magic of the parade, they discovered a must-read book on the story behind the balloons. It's a great way for your kids to learn some history and connect with others at Thanksgiving.

Thanksgiving Picture Books that Make You Thankful

Did you know that gratitude can make you happier? With Thanksgiving around the corner, there's no better time to read books that put us in a thankful state of mind. And we have some easy ideas for expressing your gratitude, too.

Fairy Seeking

A visit to a fairy garden has inspired the girls to create their own. Put on your fairy wings and prepare to be transported through pictures of their adventure. Soon you'll be discussing plans for your own fairy garden.

Applicious Apple Baking and Reading

We're baking with and reading about apples. And it's applicious! Everyone can enjoy their own individual apple treat while reading our new favorite apple books.

Going Down the Rabbit Hole this Halloween

Halloween is a week away! What are your little readers dressing up as? Are they literary inspired?