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New Books From the Philadelphia Museum of Art

August 3, 2021

I've reviewed a lot of books in the last 5 years but these two are extra special! These books come to you from The Philadelphia Museum of Art where I spent a third of my career and are written by one of my favorite colleagues Liz Yohlin Baill. I am so impressed by these two books and am excited that children from all over the world will be able to experience some of my favorite pieces from the museum's collection…

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Oversized Picture Books for Big Kids

November 22, 2020

Here at U Ready, Teddy? I mostly share picture book for babies to preschoolers, but I also can't resist buying beautifully designed books that my kids will "grow into". For now, we just enjoy the illustrations, but I am excited to explore them more as my kids get older. My favorite big kid picture books are both educational and decorative. Many of them are also oversized making them perfect to display in playrooms and children's bedrooms. Here are a few…

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These Stylish Board Books Make the Perfect Gift

November 13, 2020

Books make the perfect gift for children of all ages, but with so many picture books out there how do you choose the perfect book to gift? When buying books for babies and toddlers that are too young to display real interests in different subjects you want to buy books that are educational, visually stimulating and look great on their shelves. This list of modern and stylish board books are sure to please any baby or toddler (and their caregivers!)…

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Gustavo The Shy Ghost

October 13, 2020

Gustavo the Shy Ghost by Flavia Z. Drago is one of our favorite new Halloween books. This post contains affiliate links for your convenience. I make a small commission on items purchased through these links at no additional cost to you.  I received Gustavo the Shy Ghost free for review purposes. All thoughts and opinions are my own. For full disclosure see Legal.…

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A New Day by Alex Ryvchin

June 26, 2020
A Brand New Day Alex Ryvchin Children's Book about Coronavirus

This Coronavirus pandemic has not been easy on anyone, but it has been especially difficult for kids. It is such a difficult concept to explain to children without scaring them or giving them anxiety. I like using children's books to begin conversations about challenging topics but because this pandemic is such a new and unique situation there weren't many children's books that addressed similar topics. I was happy to find A New Day by Alex Ryvchin because it addresses so…

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