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!
Recent blog posts
Inside: If you have a kiddo who worries a lot, I’M WORRIED, by Michael Ian Black and illustrated by Debbie Ridpath Ohi, is the perfect book for your library!
Kids books about kindness are like gold. Kindness and empathy are the single most important values we seek to instill in our children and students, and we talk to our kids repeatedly about always using kind words. If you are looking for phenomenal kids books about kindness to read with your little ones, we’ve got you covered!
INSIDE: Cori Doerrfeld’s GOODBYE, FRIEND! HELLO, FRIEND! is a fabulous way to help kids recognize that most goodbyes lead to wondrous new beginnings. Check it out!
Inside: Get your kiddos ready for the first day of school with THE KING OF KINDERGARTEN by Derrick Barnes and illustrated by Vanessa Brantley-Newton, a fresh and fabulous take on this major milestone!
Inside: When the news is traumatic, our hearts are broken and we find ourselves speechless at the events going on outside our front doors, our children feel it too. Here is a selection of books to help you talk with your children about traumatic news when you are at a loss for words.
Inside: If you have kids at home that love to tinker, check out these fantastic STEM activity books!
Inside: Kids often wonder where they fit in this big wide world of ours, and two new picture books touch on this topic beautifully.: CARL AND THE MEANING OF LIFE, by Deborah Freedman, and THE WHOLE WIDE WORLD AND ME, by Yoni Yuly. Check them out!
Inside: Looking for ways to extend your reading experiences by bringing books alive? We are absolutely thrilled to welcome Jodie Rodriguez from Growing Book by Book to HEE today. Check out her great tips!
Inside: The best books for boys are stories that combat gender norms and harmful stereotypes and will show kids that strong men are also curious, compassionate and kind. We’ve got just the list for you, so come in and check it out!