Jokes Everyone Can Enjoy Laugh Out Loud Reads

When you’ve got kids of different ages, it isn’t always easy to find books where everyone can get the jokes.   Jokes the Family Can Share If family humor is what you’re looking for, then look no further than Jess Keating’s My Life is a Zoo series. The stories are fresh and fun. They would make a nice family gift that everyone can share as a read aloud, and they do equally well as a gift to keep pre-teens and teens reading (and laughing out loud!). Here are the titles in the series: Book 1: How to Outrun a Crocodile When Your Shoes Are Untied Book 2: How to Outswim a Shark Without a Snorkel Book 3: How to Outfox Your … Read more

Dad, This Book’s About Us!

You may have seen the article with 5 reasons dads need to read to their kids. It was published by The Telegraph (UK) in September, but recently made the rounds on Twitter. The special bond that comes with reading with a child isn’t just for mom. It’s for dad, too, and one way to give dads the gift of those special moments is to give him a book where he’s one of the stars!  If you’re looking for a book for a dad-to-be or a new dad, look no further than Say Daddy! by Michael Shoulders.   More Books Featuring Dad There are lots of wonderful children’s books that feature dads as the main character. Two of the all-time favorites in … Read more

Crayons Make Great Gifts, Too

Crayons?! you say? Yes, it’s true. Crayons, markers, chalk – all offer endless possibilities for the lucky person who holds them. Plus, coloring and drawing are activities that can be done alone or shared. Today’s post shares some gift ideas for artsy kids of all ages.  Art supplies often pair very well with a “how-to” book. Susie Brooks’ Get into Art series introduces kids to artists and famous works of art, while at the same time giving them the encouragement to try their hand at specific techniques, as well as experiment and be create their own projects. Crayons and Creativity This collection of of recommendations focuses on books that engage readers with hands-on activities and exploration. Many of the links … Read more