Shedding Light on Toddler Woes

Are your kids ever bothered by the dark? It happens to all of us. Allie shares a few books and toys that help ease fears and even make the dark fun.

A Day at the Museum

Christine and the boys also took a field trip... to the American Museum of Natural History. See what books they followed up their visit with and what they'll be doing on their next visit.

On the Topic of Topiary

Join Allie and the girls on a field trip to a topiary garden in real life or through the book, The Night Gardner.

10 Spooktacular Halloween Books

We can't believe October is here. Can you? We made a list of our kids' 10 favorite Halloween books to help you get into the spirit.

Gardening with Books

It's harvest time! Allie and the girls are weeding, watering, picking...and, of course, reading. See what books have sparked the creation of magical gardens and great conversations.

The Very Best Pumpkin Book

We've taken out our fall books. Reading one of our favorites reminded us of all the fun things we do in the fall. Come make memories with us.

Saying Hello to Autumn

It's the first day of autumn! Ease the transition with a book that talks about all the seasonal changes that happen as summer turns into fall. Then celebrate with a nature walk and scavenger hunt.

The Boys’ Favorite Baby Board Books

More board book recommendations. Christine and the boys couldn't resist sharing their list of favorite baby board books. We hope you'll share your favorites, too.

The Girls’ Favorite Baby Board Books

Allie and the girls put together a collection of baby board books for the newest member of their family. They've picked all their favorites. Take a look at their list. Are any your favorites?

Remembering the Beach, Part 2

As the summer starts to fade into fall, we found another way to remember our time at the beach. It also made use of all those treasures we had lying around. In addition, you'll find some nonfiction beach book recommendations.

Remembering the Beach with Books, Part 1

Summer days are fading, but you can always revisit the beach through books. Check out our favorites.

Blueberries for Us

Blueberries for Sal by Robert McCloskey is one of our favorite books. As part of their New England summer, Allie and the girls make deeper connections with the book by picking blueberries and making a pie.