If you need a great children’s book about sibling rivalry to read to one of your kids who may be feeling a bit envious of his sister or brother, you need to check out STARDUST!
We love STEM books here at Happily Ever Elephants, especially when they teach practical, important concepts like how to code! HOW TO BUILD A SANDCASTLE is one such book, and it gets two enthusiastic trunks up from our crew!
Thank you to Tiffani Thiessen (yes, that Tiffani Thiessen!) for reminding us to put our phones down with YOU’RE MISSING IT!, the awesome new children’s book she wrote with her husband, Brady Smith.
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!
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!
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.
If you love books about strong girls, you and your kiddos will love this adorable new story, a fabulously fun play on the words “chicks rule.”
We adore picture books about friendship here at Happily Ever Elephants, and BIKES FOR SALE is fabulously fun, quirky and perfect! If you love reading about adorable characters and chance encounters, this book is a must!
Kids books about kindness are so important when it comes to instilling this virtue in our children. And when you can bring books alive with interactive activities, learning takes flight and kindness flourishes. This is what happened when we read The Kindness Elves, and incorporated these adorable guys into our daily routine. Check it out!
Looking for a beautiful tribute to fathers and sons? We adore the tender relationship between a dad and his little boy in The Night Job. This is a fabulous new picture book, and we absolutely love the way this story gives us a glimpse of life with a parent who works through the night, rather than a traditional 9-5 job.
Are you looking for books that teach responsibility and accountability to kids? Books that will help your children understand how important it is to take responsibility for their actions — and even mistakes? These are just the books for you!
We love self esteem books books for kids here at Happily Ever Elephants, and Pat Zeitlow Miller’s new one, Remarkably You, is another beauty to add to your collection. Check it out!
I love when children begin to understand the power of voice, when they come to realize that their words carry significant weight. And Peter H. Reynolds’ new book, Say Something!, is a fabulous celebration of the many ways in which our kids can make their voices heard.
We love STEM books! Any book that encourages kids to make, tinker and discover gets two trunks up in our book, and this new STEM book, Be a Maker, by Katey Howes and illustrated by Elizabet Vukovic, is a total winner!
If you have been following us for a while, you know there is nothing I love to read more than a book that celebrates books — and if it also happens to be an amazing book about strong girls, even better! Planting Stories: The Life of Librarian and Storyteller Pura Belpre, is one of those books!
We love books about strong girls here at Happily Ever Elephants, both for our girls AND our boys! And I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes her Mark, is one of the best books about strong women you will ever find.
If you love stories with fabulous surprise endings, we have your new favorite children’s book right here. The Neighbors is quirky, fun and surprising, and we simply love it!
All The Ways to be Smart is one of the best children’s picture books on intelligence and self worth! This beautiful book celebrates all children and their unique abilities, including academic, social and emotional intelligence.
Do you love funny children’s books that will make you laugh out loud?! So do we… and we have got the best picture book to start off your year! Interrupting Chicken and the Elephant of Surprise may just be the best sequel ever. Check it out!
If your kids love books about strong girls who have overcome considerable odds to achieve lasting success, then you must read this fabulous nonfiction picture book biography, How to Build a Hug: Temple Grandin and Her Amazing Squeeze Machine!
If you love self esteem books for kids, let me say this: If you don’t have Red: A Crayon’s Story, by Michael Hall in your home collection or in your classroom, hurry and get a copy now.
This is a fabulous self esteem book for kids who may be embarrassed by some of their rather unique characteristics, especially for your younger children. Check it out!
Celebrate Earth Day every day with these fabulous picture books about nature!
Looking for books about strong girls to share with your sons and daughters? This is the list for you!
The Invisible Boy is one of the most phenomenal picture books about friendship, the power of kindness, and the significance of making sure no one child is ever made to feel invisible. Check it out!