36 picture books for Black History Month!
These are some beautiful picture books for Black History Month! Most of them are picture book biographies, and some are historical fiction. This selection celebrates Black leaders from various time periods and areas of interest, including politics, sports, science, the arts, and more. I’d like to especially recommend Kadir Nelson’s “Heart and Soul,” which I’ve…
favorite reads of 2022
Happy New Year, friends! 🎉🎉🎉Here are my favorite reads of 2022! As always, it was difficult to narrow it down. I read 10 novels for me, 10 middle grade novels with my 11 year old, 1 graphic novel, 4 poetry books, & 40 nonfiction books. Last night, my daughter glanced at the book stack on…
children’s books for Indigenous Peoples’ Day
These are some our favorite picture books for Indigenous Peoples’ Day! These are beautiful books to read all year round. Slide 1: Slide 1: Slide 3:
36 back to school books!
It’s hard to believe it’s time for back to school books! These are some we’ve enjoyed. Some were new to us this year, and some are annual favorites we check out around this time each year. You can also find these images over on Instagram here: Instagram Post to Save
5 Star Reads So Far in 2022
Can you believe we are just over halfway through 2022?! I’m on vacation with my family and was reflecting on what an amazing year in books it has been already. These are my top reads since the beginning of the year, including some I’ve read with my 11 year old. The complete list: 5 Star…
2021 in Books!
Happy New Year! 2021 was a doozy, but it was a fantastic year in books. I read more books this year than in any previous year! These were my favorites: 1. God Speaks Through Wombs by Drew Jackson 2. The Color Purple by Alice Walker 3. The House in the Cerulean Sea by T.J. Klune 4.…
24 Children's Books for Summer
These are some of our favorite picture books for summer time! They are beautifully illustrated and have lovely, engaging stories. The Little Blue Cottage By Kelly Jordan Illustrated by Jessica Courtney-Tickle Ages 4-8 This gentle, rhythmic story is reminiscent of The Little House by Virginia Lee Burton. It has a vintage classic feel to it…
20 Children's Books for Father's Day
These are 20 of our favorite children’s books for Father’s Day! They are silly and serious, tender and fun, and written by diverse authors with representation diverse dads, grandfathers, and families. Of Thee I Sing: A Letter to My Daughters By Barack Obama Illustrated by Loren Long Barack Obama wrote this gorgeous, inspiring book…
Loving Day! – 19 Children's Books with Multiracial Families
June 12th is Loving Day! It is the anniversary of the day the US Supreme Court struck down anti-miscegenation laws in the case of Loving vs. Virginia. In celebration, I’m sharing these beautiful children’s books that feature multiracial characters and families. Some are explicitly about race, ethnicity, or skin color, and others are simply good stories that have representation…
deconstruction resources: books
Someone recently asked for suggestions for resources as they begin the process of faith deconstruction. As I was thinking over the books and podcasts that have been most helpful to me over the past five years or so, I thought it might be helpful for others, as well. I know deconstruction means different things to…