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Meet the Author: Sean Taylor – Part 2

Meet the Author: Sean Taylor – Part 2


Everyone wants to feel special, right? Gerald is a little, orange fish that wants to be noticed in a school of lots of little orange fish. He is so fed up that one day he decides to set out all by himself across the perilous ocean. Find out what happens when he meets a colony of blue fish that have never seen anything like Gerald before! Joshua George’s wonderful and beautifully illustrated picture book, “Tiny Whale: A Fishy Tale” tackles some complex ideas like individuality, perseverance, leadership and respect at a level children can understand. It’s a book meant to be read and discussed together.

16 Uplifting Children’s Books to Promote Self-Confidence

16 Uplifting Children’s Books to Promote Self-Confidence


Teaching children to have self-confidence at a young age is integral to their healthy development. Since young kids are easily influenced by what they see and hear, there is no better way to teach them how to appreciate, speak up for, and love themselves than by reading with them. Below is a list of our favorite kids’ books that will help build self-esteem and remind little readers how important and unique they are!

21 Best Children’s Books About Horses

21 Best Children’s Books About Horses


Many kids dream of riding, racing, or even owning their own horse one day. Reading with the little horse lover in your life is one of the best things you can do to encourage them to use their imagination and follow their dreams. Saddle up for books about adventure, perseverance, and fun with our list of the 21 best books about horses.

Meet the Author: Joshua George

Meet the Author: Joshua George


Everyone wants to feel special, right? Gerald is a little, orange fish that wants to be noticed in a school of lots of little orange fish. He is so fed up that one day he decides to set out all by himself across the perilous ocean. Find out what happens when he meets a colony of blue fish that have never seen anything like Gerald before! Joshua George’s wonderful and beautifully illustrated picture book, “Tiny Whale: A Fishy Tale” tackles some complex ideas like individuality, perseverance, leadership and respect at a level children can understand. It’s a book meant to be read and discussed together.

21 Beautiful Books for Baby Girls

21 Beautiful Books for Baby Girls


Reading to babies is one of the best things you can do for their growth and development. If you have a little girl on the way, are a parent to a young daughter, or are looking for a meaningful gift for the baby girl in your life, look no further. We’ve compiled a list of 21 of the best books for baby girls that will remind them how much they are loved, inspire them to follow their dreams, and encourage them to love themselves.

18 Vibrant Children’s Books About Spring

18 Vibrant Children’s Books About Spring


Spring has sprung, and there’s no better time to encourage the love of early reading than with children’s books celebrating the season. As the weather begins to warm and the sunshine invites more outdoor activities, don’t forget to discover books that offer opportunities to entertain and educate little readers about the changing season.

Meet the Author: Susanna Moores

Meet the Author: Susanna Moores


Blieka is a cute, floppy-eared bunny that just received a new present: A Big Red Ball! It goes everywhere with Blieka, but what happens when a friend asks to borrow it? The response, “It’s not yours, it’s MINE!” Does this sound familiar? Susanna Moores tackles the idea of sharing and friendship in her debut picture book, It’s Not Yours, It’s Mine!. As both the author and illustrator, Susanna is able to bring Blieka and his feelings to life. You can actually “see” how hard it is to share with her wonderful illustrations.