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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Are you looking for books about money for kids so you can begin teaching your children and students some critically important concepts that will stay with them as they grow? Look no further! This is the post for you!
We’ve got a phenomenal list of the very best board books for your little one! Here you’ll find the best books for your one year old and best books for your two year old kids, including black and white books for babies, interactive books for toddlers, alphabet books for toddlers, best board books for teaching toddlers colors, concept books and more!
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!
Good digital citizenship? Media literacy skills? What does it all mean? No matter how we look at it, our children are becoming more technologically savvy every day - some even more so than their parents and teachers. But what are your child’s digital rights and responsibilities? And how do we teach these skills? If you have any of these questions, this is the post for you!
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!
If you are looking for books about strong girls to share with your daughters (and your sons!), you’ve come to the right place. Keep on reading to find a huge list of some of our very favorite children’s books about mighty girls including amazing picture book biographies and anthologies about the strongest, smartest, coolest ladies — both from world history and today!