Children’s Books

There are a lot of children’s books out there! More than any one parent or kid can read in a lifetime. We like to share our favorites to help you find only the best literary treasures around.

40 Picture Books About Mexico | from Blue Bells and Cockle ShellsBooks About Mexico to Accompany Little Passports Kit

If you have been following this blog for awhile, then you know that I have been doing a monthly series of posts to accompany the Little Passports monthly subscription kits. As I mentioned last month, as we have progressed through the kits, we have been going into more and more detail about each country. Consequently, my posts about each country have been getting longer and longer. I finally decided that they are just too long, so I am going to start breaking them up into multiple posts. I will start with my lists of picture books about each country, so that you can reserve the books from your library ahead of time, if you want. The first country I am did this with was Australia and that post seemed really popular, so I am going to continue doing things this way. So, here is the list of picture books about Mexico that we used for our unit study about Mexico in our homeschool.

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24 Picture Books About Australia | from Blue Bells and Cockle Shells

Books About Australia to Accompany Little Passports Kit If you have been following this blog for awhile, you know that I have been doing a monthly series of posts to accompany the Little Passports subscription kits. As we have progressed through the kits, we have been going into more and more detail about each country. […]

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Our Favorite 4th of July Books for Kids | from Blue Bells and Cockle Shells

Book List for the 4th of July This is the first time that I have done a list of 4th of July books. I don’t usually make a big deal about reading about the July 4th because it seems like a general “it’s our country’s birthday party” is enough of an explanation for young children. […]

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The Best Summer Picture Books | from Blue Bells and Cockle Shells

It’s time to be getting out the summer nature table and summer book basket. We don’t have as many summer books as we do winter books. I still haven’t figured out if this shows a personal or publishing industry bias. One does tend to want to be outside during the summer, rather than inside and […]

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Review of Seasons of Joy | from Blue Bells and Cokcle Shells

I was recently sent a copy of a lovely Waldorf-inspired book, entitled Seasons of Joy and I just had to share it with all of you. Seasons of Joy, written by Claudia Marie Lenart, tells the story of the changing seasons via gorgeous wool paintings of children playing outdoors and exploring the unique gifts that […]

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