Illustrator Lorena Siminovich of Petit Collage is one of those artists who just keeps producing lovely things.
At some point (usually during the Late Toddler/Early Preschool Era), most kids go through a fascination with the creatures of the Mesozoic Era, otherwise known as dinosaurs.
My daughter was a bit nervous before her first trip to the eye doctor, especially since she knew there was a good chance she'd need reading glasses. Fortunately it wasn't a scary visit, and she loves her cool new fuchsia frames, but I wish Arlo had been around back then to demystify the entire process a bit.
Jennifer Adams and Allison Oliver hooked us with their beautiful BabyLit counting and color board books based on classic literature like Alice in Wonderland and Jane Eyre. They've done it again--this time, with a counting Count Dracula.
The very first word my son ever spelled was S-T-O-P, which is not surprising given how many hours he spent accompanying his older sisters to their many activities. If you also have a little road warrior who's more interested in street signs than a DVD player, you'll want to take this unique new alphabet book out for a spin.
I love the look on kids' faces when they open a book and see their names in the pages of the story. So in celebration of the biggest day of all---their birthday!---here are a couple beautifully illustrated books that will make the birthday boy or girl feel even more special.
London designer Orla Kiely has had me under her spell for a few years now. I have always found her patterns and designs bursting with life, color, energy and a wonderful sense of playfulness.
Good news, bibliophiles! Your toddlers can now enjoy Alice in Wonderland and Jane Eyre, and not just as teething toys.
After seeing Joyce Wan's board book, We Belong Together I am so in love with her. So of course I had to check out You Are My Cupcake, in the same series.
If you're looking for a ridiculously adorable Valentine for your baby too young for sweets, we've got just the thing. And it's not edible.
There are a gazillion ABC books out there--plenty of which we feature here. While I believe that as long as you're reading to your child ,you're already doing great, once in a while a book comes along that really stands out from the others.
Sandra Boynton's newest character in her newest book is the sweetest, funniest, cutest critter ever: My kid. And not because his sister drew him in with my missing Sharpie.
This year for Earth Day, instead of confusing my four year-old son with talk of his "carbon footprint," I plan to mark the day by sharing the four age-appropriate "Green Start" books from Innovative Kids.
Raising two voracious but sometimes picky readers, I've learned that there are a few factors that go into a guaranteed successful board book: Simple concepts, not too many words on each page, and ideally, anything a kid can touch/move/smell/poke/feel or otherwise interact with.
Not all of us can afford to hang real pieces of art in our toddlers' rooms, or spend hours strolling with them through museums gazing at the works of masters. Fortunately, for less than $15, we can all afford to share this little gem from American Modernist Charley Harper