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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.

Meet the Author: Thad Krasnesky

Meet the Author: Thad Krasnesky


For show and tell, most children are content to bring a favorite stuffed animal or souvenir from a trip, but what happens when one third grade boy brings his pet? Sounds harmless enough, but suppose the pet is a pterodactyl… Mayhem is guaranteed in Pterodactyl Show and Tell, as the pet runs rampant in the school. Told in rhyming couplets, Mr. Krasnesky keeps young readers’ attention wondering what antics will happen next. The illustrations are hilarious. They show exactly what’s going on throughout the day as there are noticeably fewer and fewer children in each class. You can see who is or isn’t there in each picture and don’t miss the humor in the details such as the titles on the books or pictures on the walls.

24 Best Books for 6 Year Olds

24 Best Books for 6 Year Olds


Age six is an integral stage in a child’s reading journey. Six-year-olds can retell familiar stories with confidence and even begin to write and read back stories of their own. There are so many books out there and each child’s literacy development is unique, so it can be hard to know which books are appropriate for your six-year-old. Luckily, we’ve put together a comprehensive list of the best books for six-year-olds.

Books Celebrating Black Children

Books Celebrating Black Children


Black children— especially Black boys— have been underrepresented in and omitted from children’s books historically and today. We’ve compiled a list of children’s books by Black authors and illustrators that celebrate the perseverance, achievement, and empowerment of African Americans. These wonderful stories center Black narratives, affirm Black joy, and make great picks for young readers.