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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NOBODY HUGS A CACTUS, by Carter Goodrich, is an excellent new book about the power of will, and the idea that positive change is possible for each and every one of us. Check it out!
Bring the world inside your home with these stunning multicultural children’s picture books, the big kid version of our popular diverse baby books post!
Mindfulness books for kids are all the rage to help teach children to be calm, present and focused. And guess what? We’ve curated a list of our favorites. Check it out!
JUST LIKE RUBE GOLDBERG: THE INCREDIBLE TRUE STORY OF THE MAN BEHIND THE MACHINES, by Sarah Aronson and illustrated by Robert Neubecker, is a fabulous new book about the power of following your dreams, even when others try to steer you astray. Check it out!.
LGBT Children’s Books honoring love and identity in all their beautiful forms are becoming more and more plentiful, and we have curated a list of our favorites. Check it out inside!
Inside: Children’s Books About Dads are the most special way to celebrate the men we adore, not just on Father’s Day but all year round. Check out these fabulous picture books to read with daddy!
If you are looking for the best books for 7 year olds, you have come to the right place! This curated list of easy chapter books are outstanding, and I absolutely love these chapter books series for 2nd graders! You’ve come to the right spot to get your kids hooked on reading!
MARY WEARS WHAT SHE WANTS, by Keith Negley, is another fabulous book about strong girls. If you haven’t seen it yet, I can’t recommend it highly enough!
Beginning books for your newest readers, here! Our post of best books for beginning readers was so popular that we are back with another list of awesome books, both fiction and nonfiction for your early readers. Enjoy!