Our 6 Favorite Children’s Books About MLK

Weekly Trip to the Library On Monday Americans honor the great civil rights activist Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a day of service. Martin Luther King Jr. Day is a United States holiday marking the birth date of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., observed on the third Monday of January each year, around […]

Autumn Leaves by Ken Robbins

Weekly Trip to the Library Prepare kids for fall nature walks with this bright, informative celebration of leaves by Ken Robbins. Acclaimed photographer Ken Robbins lets the blazing colors of 13 North American deciduous trees shine without technical assistance. Robbins provides life-sized reproductions of leaves, shown clearly against a white background, making it easy to […]

15 Best Rhyming Books for Beginning Readers

There is a reason that children’s books rhyme. When teaching reading and spelling, patterns using rhyming words really helps. For example, if a child can read the word cat, they can figure out how to spell bat, fat, hat, mat, and sat just by replacing the beginning letter. Research shows that learning to manipulate words […]

Blubber by Judy Blume

Book Review by Kids for Kids Review By Lizzie, 9-Years-Old We have been talking about bullying in school. So, my nanny recommended I read Blubber by Judy Blume and discuss it with her. I am glad I did because I never want to be a bully and hope I can stand up to a bully […]

Do the Kids You Care for Talk-Back?

How to Respond to Disrespectful Behavior I care for a four-year-old with a terrible habit of whining, a moody tween, and a teen that talks-back. I admit when the teen talks-back it enrages me. I know it’s normal for youngsters to whine and for tweens to be moody so why do I have so much […]

Pick a Circle, Gather Squares: A Fall Harvest of Shapes by Felicia Sanzari Chernesky

Weekly Trip to the Library Pick a Circle, Gather Squares: A Fall Harvest of Shapes by Felicia Sanzari Chernesky is a great book to share with the children this Autumn. It captures the atmosphere and activity at a pumpkin patch. As the family takes a hayride through the pumpkin patch they point out many different […]

A Squirrel’s Tale… by Richard Fowler

Weekly Trip to the Library My four-year-old charge’s favorite book this Autumn has been A Squirrel’s Tale by Richard Fowler. She loves watching the squirrels scurry around gathering acorns to stock their winter food supply. That’s why I’m certain she loves this book on the same topic. This book has the cutest cardboard squirrel with a felt tail that takes an […]

A Spoonful of Sugar by Brenda Ashford

Weekly Trip to the Library I urge all nannies read A Spoonful of Sugar: A Nanny’s Story. It’s been a long time since I’ve been lost in a book but I literally fell in love with A Spoonful of Sugar: A Nanny’s Story by Brenda Ashford and I couldn’t put it down. It is a delightful true story […]

Aesop’s Fables

Weekly Trip to the Library Aesop’s Fables are stories that teach morals through the use of animals and nature. These stories have been passed down from one generation to the next over the course of thousands of years. The animals in fables are representative of the most powerful human emotions – both positive and negative – […]

Children’s Books About Labor Day

Weekly Trip to the Library We celebrate Labor Day as the last weekend of summer by having picnics, barbecues, parades, and water sports. But, the holiday is the perfect time to teach kids about the jobs that people do as well. Here are some children’s books from Amazon.com and the book reviews included on the web […]