Ta-da! Show casing our new book collection for varies age group. Contact us for book recommendations for gifts or your child 💛💛💛
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I’m home at my parents’ house for Thanksgiving - which means nostalgia lurks around every corner! Today I stumbled upon my blanket that my grandmother made for me when I was born (and that I slept with until I went away to college), and The Velveteen Rabbit, my younger sister’s very favorite picture book when we were growing up. She had all of us wrapped around her adorable little finger, so we read it to her at least 50 times each. “It’s magic!” she’d say. Any book that can cast a spell on you over and over again is REAL magic. “Real isn't how you are made,' said the Skin Horse. 'It's a thing that happens to you. When a child loves you for a long, long time, not just to play with, but REALLY loves you, then you become Real.” Such a beautiful, classic story with so many memories attached to so many of those beautiful words. Don’t miss it! #MarcisBookshelf
Watching the #canucks game with her daddy and picking her next art project.
This simple step-by-step art book is filled with creations using different materials to create exciting drawings, paintings, prints and collages.
Continuing my shout outs to the people who have inspired me...check out my children’s book author friend
@danpaley23 (@get_repost) #Repost
Dan’s other book Luigi and the Barefoot Races is a great tale inspired by his childhood growing up in Philly. Dan provided patience, guidance, and amazing support when I was thinking about alternate careers (when Architecture and motherhood wasn’t jiving) without having ever met me. He is good peeps! Go pre-order his new book !!!
Very happy to reveal the cover of my next book with @tilburyhousebooks! It's a delicious tale of star-crossed foodies that should not be read on an empty stomach. The very talented @lauren.gallegos has somehow created a rich and vibrant world from my little story. I hope you all enjoy it as much as we enjoyed making it. Publishes June 5, available for pre-order today. For more details, visit danpaley.com.
Congratulations to Katherine Rundell and @simonkids on THE EXPLORER being shortlisted for the Costa Book Awards Children's Book of the Year!
🌴The Explorer was one of our favorite books of the year and we were so proud to include it in our September 'THE GREAT OUTDOORS' box!
🌴Our September box, as well as the individual book (complete with signed bookplate, author letter and bookmark) are available to purchase at shop.owlcrate.com. 🌴All available past boxes and books in our shop will be heavily discounted from November 23-30 as part of our Black Friday sale! Grab yours while quantities last!
🌴Photo by @webookingloveit
This little hand scooping whipped cream for our pumpkin pie slices is the hand of my little 13 month old. After watching his big sister play he couldn’t wait to try. This makes my heart smile. 😁💕 #iknowanoldladywhoswallowedapie
Here at A Sparkle of a Genius we are always looking forward to a Sparkly Season! This holiday we will celebrate a Sparkly Season with Pig and Thelma! Excited to read Pig the Elf and Thelma the Unicorn 🦄 by Aaron Blabey. #averyblabeychristmas#ad
All smiles for my little guy who’s finally starting to overcome his fears of monsters and sleeping in the dark.
Monsters, the dark, ghosts, the boogeyman, giants, shadows, loud or creaky noises – all things that lead to nighttime fears in children. Are you dealing with any of these lately? We certainly are with our (almost) four year-old son. Today #ontheblog in partnership with @disneybooks we're talking about a few different ways to help children overcome their fears of being afraid of monsters or being in the dark. #ReadMo#MoMail#sponsored#disneybooks#mowillems
Now that Ty is nearly two, our library trips are actually becoming far more enjoyable!
Finn is happy to sit and look at titles he’s interested in, and Tyler will sit for a read-aloud or two.
I forgot my list that I usually bring with me, so today it was a free for all, with one poetry book I chose. •
Curious as to how I make our list of books to borrow? Check out today’s blog post. (Link in the bio)
Are you prepping for Black Friday?!
We have teamed up with some other amazing local mommas in business to offer you all some amazing deals. Check back on Friday to see what all these mommas are offering.
Are you getting excited yet?! To start your wishlist, check out the online catalog: https://www.usbornebooksathome.ca/catalogue/catalogue.aspx?cat=1 📸 @thirststudio.ca
“‘Twas the Night Before Thanksgiving” is a perfect read for tonight. The sing song words are just like a Christmas poem we all know and love. For the full story click the link in my bio to find my YouTube channel!! Happy preparing for Thanksgiving Day!! 🦃🤗
The animated film COCO (@pixarcoco ) comes out in the US today. My two-year-olds are a bit young to go to a theater, so instead we’re reading MIGUEL AND THE GRAND HARMONY (2017), which is inspired by Coco! Set in Mexico and narrated by la música, this gorgeous book is about the love of family and the color and life that music breathes into the world.
The book doesn’t include the backstory of why mamá Coco doesn’t want music around, but Miguel’s journey towards discovering music is clear and very sweet. Have you read this one? Will you be seeing the movie?
MIGUEL AND THE GRAND HARMONY is written by Matt de la Peña (@mattdelapena) and illustrated by Ana Ramírez (@florecitasdelcampo). Their dedications are beautiful—Swipe to read. It is published by @disneybooks .
Do you have curious children? This is an excellent book for young ones to learn where babies come from whether they are humans, kittens, penguins, etc. Your children will love lifting the flaps and finding the answers to questions such as "How do babies grow?", "How are babies made?", and "When are babies born?". #annasreadingnook#wheredobabiescomefrom
I am so infatuated with words, so when a book can grab me and keep me inside without a single word, I’m always amazed and touched and want to ask the illustrator, “how did you do it?” This book, Wave, is just that. A picture book masterpiece of expressive illustrations that pull you in and take you precisely to that spot where you can feel the sweet salty cadence of the ocean envelop you. I adore this book and could frame every one of its pictures for my walls. Open it’s pages when you want to be transported to your favorite beach! #MarcisBookshelf
This months @kidlitpicks theme is 👉🏼 NUMBERS! So if you have a little learner that’s getting digit-curious, check this book out and then check out #kidlitpicks_123 for all sorts of good books! Our favorite right now is actually this little diddy. The illustrations are whimsical and the text is exactly the kind of straight forward yet fun stuff you would want for a book that makes its aim to illustrate several ways that we use numbers in everyday living. Enjoy! And if you want some other bookish inspo from the Kid Lit Picks team pay these gals a visit: @words.and.illustrations @book.nerd.mommy @bookbloom @homegrownreader
Do you know the true story of the puppeteer of the Macy’s Parade?! I had no idea how this incredible tradition began until we picked up this book. We played parade for days until we finally glued all the pieces down. Can’t wait to watch it on TV! #balloonsoverbroadway