Tag Archives: best of books

4 Weeks to Read

4 Weeks to Read

I’ve been testing this reading system out for a few weeks and am finally ready to share. It’s pretty freaking good, I must say! 4 Weeks To Read has a 98% rate, is $99 (they also do $25/month for 5 months!) — use SMALLFRY10 for 10% off –AND it’s guaranteed so after 30 days, if it didn’t work for you, you can get your money back! Here’s the run down: Learning Dynamics is a school in Utah that is easily the top 3 schools for early education. They pride themselves in having preschoolers 100% ready for Kindergarten. Reading and ready … Read more

Children Book Swoon

Walking through the bookstore I recently spotted this darling Coco Chanel book. Stopping dead in my tracks I started digging through the rest of these pieces of gold! Im a sucker for great design and text. These are a dream for mother like me! Links below to each book in this gorgeous series of women who changed the world in Little People, BIG DREAMS. Coco // Audrey // Rosa // Marie // Amelia // Frida // Maya // Emmeline  While we are talking about beautiful design in children’s books, here are a few other recent finds I’m swooning over. Me A Compendium // The 50 States // Shape Shift // … Read more

Chapter Books for Kids!

By Jenna. The other day on Instagram I asked for book suggestions for my 2nd grader who’s reading on a 4th grade level and it’s blowing my mind! What to order for him was on my mind when I put the question out there and now there are HUNDREDS of responses to sift through! But yay I did the work for you and listed the top 10 suggestions people had for little readers….if you’re anything like me this is new territory and I hope it helps you shop. If you have any suggestions that I didn’t include I’d love to hear … Read more

Kids Activity Learning Books

We had some interesting stats send to us that had us thinking more reading with our kids before age six (we’ll include the stats below!) This has made our kids new found love of workbooks even better! They love feeling like they are getting smarter and being creative, while we sit back with pleased smiles on our faces. All of these books encourage creativity while perfecting skills they need. AND, each are affordable. Perfect additions for Spring and Summer breaks for road trips or just down-time! 1. The Wipe Clean series are the kids very favorite right now. They come with … Read more

gift guide: kids coloring books

Another gift idea we love to gift the kids (and their cousins and friends) is a beautiful coloring book! It’s such a great activity to do while they’re out of school and there are so many beautiful options!Paris, of course. //Drawings from some of our favorite bands! // We love the idea of showing our kids the world but letting them decide how it should look. London, too! //  NYC like a real New Yorker // Patrick Hruby art book – with guides to show just how colorful and intricate it can be, or of course color in your own style. … Read more

Interactive Books

We’re happy to have Janssen of Everyday Reading guest posting today with her favorite interactive books for kids! Books where they don’t just read the words and look at the pictures, but they can actually participate, touch, feel, and experience elements of the book, too! Janssen is an ex-librarian, turned mother and we’ve loved being able to follow along with her book reviews, and we recently participated in her “In My Book Bag” series which you can find here. Welcome, Janssen! 1. Press Here by Herve Tullet. This book is just SO fun. Each page gives you an instruction (“tap the yellow dot twice” or … Read more

bookworms: land of nod

land of nod | children's books

Last October we gathered ten of our favorite bloggers and asked them about their most beloved books to read to their kids. We loved hearing all of your favorite book additions (check out the hundreds of comments here for lots more children’s books ideas!) We loved that mini-series so much we are happy to bring it back today with more of our favorite picks from The Land of Nod! They have the most flawless assortment of beautiful children’s books and we each reviewed a few with our kids. First up: Jenna, Quinn and Jude! Trucks Go by Steve Light truly the … Read more

bookworms: part one

It seems like ages since we wrote our very first post (a real tear-jerker that makes us cry even today!) here at Small Fry and yet it was only a few weeks ago! While we’ve shared a lot of ideas in these few weeks, some elaborate, some inconsequential, it could be said that none will connect us more readily to our kids than sitting down and reading a book with them. Watching their little backsides settle into our laps, smelling their hair, feeling their soft skin on our arms and legs, watching their chubby fingers turn the pages. Feeling their chests rise … Read more