Do you want to create storytime memories that are both magical and meaningful?
With the right books, you can do just that! Reading with children is always enchanting — but it can be illuminating, too. Our goal here at Happily Ever Elephants is to help you build your home and classroom bookshelves with purpose. We’ll share books that showcase the human potential for goodness, as well as stories that empower children and give them windows through which they can learn about our beautiful, diverse world. No more getting totally overwhelmed when standing among thousands of children’s stories in the library or at the bookstore! Our reviews will guide you so you can easily find your next favorite children’s book! So grab a cup of coffee, curl up on the couch, and start checking out our site. We’ll build your bookshelves with wondrous stories that will have your kids quickly recognizing that…
Reading Gets Two “Trunks” Up!
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I’m always looking for books for little boys, probably because I have two pretty cute ones of my own. And guess what? I have a new favorite. DEAR BOY, rocks!
I am in love with UNDER MY HIJAB by Hena Khan and illustrated by Aaliya Jaleel, a fabulous new multicultural children’s picture book to add to your collection. This one is a beauty!
Our favorite spring books for children are here! The weather is getting warmer, which means you’ve got the perfect weather to grab some of these children’s books to read in the glorious weather. Enjoy!
Looking for fun, interactive picture books? Then HIGH FIVE, the latest collaboration by Adam Rubin and Daniel Salmieri who brought you DRAGONS LOVE TACOS, will have your kids in stitches!
Do you love Philip Stead as much as we do? If you adore A SICK DAY FOR AMOS MCGEE, A HOME FOR BIRD, and SAMSON IN THE SNOW, you absolutely must check out MUSIC FOR MISTER MOON, his latest and greatest!
If you are looking for a curated selection of diverse baby books to read to your little ones (or to gift to a new parent) we’ve got your covered with this terrific list! Check out our diverse board book selections and find some new titles that will get two trunks up from your children!
It’s been a while since I shared some wonderful novels for tweens, and this is one of the first books of the year I fell in love with! Lindsey Stoddard’s RIGHT AS RAIN is absolutely fabulous!
Looking for picture books about unicorns?If you have a unicorn obsessed little one at home, these great stories will give you major props in your house. So what are you waiting for? Check out these unicorn themed books, and grab a few today!
It is challenging to find children’s books about refugees or the immigration experience that are authentic and not didactic. But Lubna and Pebble, a new picture book about friendship and refugees, stuns, shines and shatters everything you think you know about this genre of books.