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Books About Perseverance and Courage

Books About Perseverance and Courage


Sometimes the world can seem perplexing, confusing, even daunting when seen through the eyes of a child. Things happening in their lives can be confusing, anxiety-provoking, and uncertain. This is an area where books and story-telling can be powerful tools. Not only might reading a story take you to a completely different world and fill the day with wonderful smiles and memories, but it also might be a useful tool for inspiring courage, perseverance, and bravery in tough situations.

21 Classic Children’s Books for Kids Aged 1-6

21 Classic Children’s Books for Kids Aged 1-6


Friendship makes the world go around! We’ve created this list of the 20 Best Children’s Books about Friendship because books are a great way to introduce different concepts about friendship. It’s so important for your child’s social development that you talk with them about friendship. This might include what it means to be a friend, how to show a friend that you care, what forms friendships can take, and what to do when a friend stops being a good friend.

Best Children’s Books about Friendship

Best Children’s Books about Friendship


Friendship makes the world go around! We’ve created this list of the 20 Best Children’s Books about Friendship because books are a great way to introduce different concepts about friendship. It’s so important for your child’s social development that you talk with them about friendship. This might include what it means to be a friend, how to show a friend that you care, what forms friendships can take, and what to do when a friend stops being a good friend.

15 Best Children’s Books About Animals

15 Best Children’s Books About Animals


Children’s books that feature animals are some of the most hilarious, creative, heart-warming, wholesome, and exciting books around. According to a survey done by librarians at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, about 26% of all picture books feature animals as their main characters. And there’s no wonder why! Books about animals allow children to not only learn more about nature, but they also often carry important themes about friendship, perseverance, kindness, and much more. They have so much to offer in terms of child development and emerging literacy, and they are consistently favorites of children of all age groups.

Best Board Book Ideas for Toddlers

Best Board Book Ideas for Toddlers


Here are Elephant Books, we are always on a search for the best children’s books out there. We thought we’d share some of our favorites by compiling a list of the 20 Best Board Books for Toddlers. Reading from a young age is so important, and finding engaging and educational books for your child can be difficult. So for this list, we chose some fantastic books that not only excite and entertain but also support your child’s development and encourage a love of reading. Focusing on topics ranging from colors to landmarks to Christmas, each of these books offers something special and enjoyable for your young reader.

20 Best Picture Books Without Words

20 Best Picture Books Without Words


Wordless picture books for children are an amazing way to help your child jump into reading. It seems counterintuitive that books without words will help develop your child develop essential literacy skills, but, in reality, reading wordless picture books is one of the best ways to do so. Wordless picture books open a world of opportunity and capture the interest of children of all different ages, interests, and reading levels.