Reading is a big part of how we show affection in our home. It’s the center of our bedtime routine, and also a way for me to show my undivided attention during the day. I think kids love being read to for a million reasons- but I’d imagine one of the biggest is seeing their busy parent slow down. I’m going to start sharing our current favorites, and I’d love to hear yours as well!
Pink is for boys . . . and girls . . . and everyone! This timely and beautiful picture book rethinks and reframes the stereotypical blue/pink gender binary and empowers kids-and their grown-ups-to express themselves in every color of the rainbow. Featuring a diverse group of relatable characters, Pink Is for Boys invites and encourages girls and boys to enjoy what they love to do, whether it’s racing cars and playing baseball, or loving unicorns and dressing up.
Molly Lou heard all about how her grandma didn’t have fancy store-bought toys when she was little. She made dolls out of twigs and flowers and created her own fun in her backyard. So Molly Lou does just that, proving that the best thing to play with is a huge imagination! This book is my absolute favorite, and I will keep buying it for every kid I know until the end of time.
BOY is all about empathy. By introducing a deaf protagonist, readers learn that sometimes, words get in the way. Taking the time to understand and be understood is the key to brokering peace between the kingdom and the dragon. This story is a wonderful lesson in communication and inclusion. It’s perfect for ages 4-8.