Story time is the best time of the day. Whether we're snuggled up on the couch or cozy in our pjs before bed, reading stories with my little ones is one of my favorite things to do. Everyone has a favorite book they remember from their childhood, and every day, parents and kids are discovering new classics of their own. There are many fabulous children's books out there, some of which everyone knows about and others we would have never discovered had my son not simply pulled a random book off a library shelf. I created this blog to share some of these wonderful stories with you. Think of it as a year's worth of the best children's books around, since no day should be without a great story. In the end, I hope we'll all have discovered at least a few new titles that will have made their way onto our list of family favorites. Enjoy!

About Me

Hi!  I'm Lauren.  I am a middle school geography teacher by trade, but have temporarily put my career on hold to stay home with my two fabulous children, ages 7 and 4.  I think motherhood is the greatest thing in the entire world, and nothing makes me happier than spending time with my family.  We love playing outside (especially if mud is involved), reading stories, baking, crafting, doing puzzles, being silly, and making each other laugh. In addition to my wonderful children and husband, I also love the ocean, my friends, traveling, chocolate, golden retrievers, coaching field hockey, cooking, painting, photography, scrapbooking, and doing just about anything creative.  I hope to instill in my children a passion for learning and curiosity about the world, and am incredibly grateful for every wonderful and exhausting moment that I spend with them.  Thank you for visiting our blog and joining us on our journey as we set out to find a year's worth of amazing and wonderful books.  Enjoy, and happy reading!

Curious to know even more about me?  Feel free to check out an interview I did with fellow children's literature lover and author Bob Brooks on his blog, Be A Child Again.