STEM Books for Kids: HOW TO CODE A SANDCASTLE and a Coding Intro!

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!

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Phones Down, Eyes Up: YOU'RE MISSING IT!, by Tiffani Thiessen & Brady Smith

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.

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Interactive Picture Books: The HIGH FIVE Heard 'Round the World!

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!

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Children's Books About Refugees: LUBNA AND PEBBLE

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.

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Picture Books About Friendship: BIKES FOR SALE & Chance Encounters!

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!

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Teach Kindness with The Story of the Kindness Elves!

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!

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A Tender Father-Son Relationship Explored in The Night Job

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.

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Awesome Books that Teach Responsibility to Kids!

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!

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The Power of Voice: Say Something!, by Peter H. Reynolds

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.

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Awesome New STEM Book: Be a Maker, by Katey Howes

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!

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Funny Children's Books: Interrupting Chicken Gets 2 Trunks Up!

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!

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