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.

Our Favorite Christmas Picture Books | from Blue Bells and Cockle Shells

Have you been reading Christmas books with your kids yet? Sola started asking me to read our Christmas books before Thanksgiving was even over! We have a few new additions to our list of favorite books, hopefully you can find one you haven’t read before to enjoy this year. Apple Tree Christmas – Originally published […]

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More of Our Favorite Thanksgiving Picture Books for Kids | from Blue Bells and Cockle Shells

Can you believe that Thanksgiving is only 2 1/2 weeks away! Yikes! Where did the time go? We’re trying to get in the mood by getting out our Thanksgiving book basket. Here are favorite books for Thanksgiving. Bear Says Thanks – Bear has come up with the perfect way to say thanks—a nice big dinner! […]

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Our Favorite Wordless Books | from Blue Bells and Cockle Shells

Wordless picture books often are the best books for reading out-loud together, because the elaborate illustrations and lack of text promote lively discussion. At the same time, wordless picture books also allow pre-readers to “read” books independently, thereby developing reading confidence. Meanwhile, wordless books allow early readers to focus on the joy of reading without […]

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Our Favorite Saint Patrick's Day Books for Kids | from Blue Bells and Cockle Shells

Saint Patrick’s Day is coming up soon, but that’s still plenty of time to read some St. Patrick’s Day books with your kids. This year, we found several new books to add to our St. Patrick’s Day book basket. Clever Tom and the Leprechaun: An Old Irish Story – Clever Tom Fitzpatrick thinks his fortune […]

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Our Favorite Halloween Picture Books | From Blue Bells and Cockle Shells

I keep lists of all of our favorite books for each season and holiday. Each year, I find a few new gems that I like to share here. Here is the list of our favorite not-too-spooky picture books for Halloween. Big Pumpkin – The witch has grown the biggest pumpkin ever, and now she wants […]

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