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!

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If you would like to contact me directly or have suggestions for a great book I should feature on the blog, please feel free to leave me a comment on any of my posts.  I can also be reached at  

If you are an author or publisher inquiring about a review of your book, please know that I have been inundated with requests lately and am currently unable to review your work.  I do take a look at each request that I receive, and promise to get back to you if and when I am able to read your book.  Also, please know that even if I do get a chance to read your work, I cannot guarantee that it will be featured on my blog. I am humbled by the overwhelming number of requests I have received and wish you all the best! 

Thanks and happy reading!
~ Lauren

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Unknown said...

Monster Needs a Costume (Monster & Me) Hardcover
by Paul Czajak

Great book for this time of year. Just came out in September. I found it at Kroger, of all places. Beautiful illustrations. Love your work. Thanks for the blog.

Anonymous said...

Ruby the Rabbit Goes Exploring. If you are interested in reviewing it I can send you an e-copy :)

Richard Austin said...

Hey Lauren I've used your blog for a long time. Great spot to find new good books for my kids. Thanks for the effort you put into this. I thought you might be interested in this really cool app that turns a children's book into a 3D 'adventure'. I was blown away - didn't know technology like this existed. Anyway, they are doing a kickstarter right now. The books called Goodnight Lad.

E Promulgate said...

I thought you might be interested in this children's book.

Here is the link to the book trailer and spot, God bless.

Interested said...

Would like to introduce you to the Color Olors series, adorable tales from author Nina Carothers and accomplished artist Chris Padovano. Each book features a different character based on popular colors, and every tale teaches children important life lessons. Color Olors books include Pink Ink's Purpose, Blue Lue Caboose Saves the Day and more.

Learn about Nina's new series at

Thank you!
All Star Press
Books that Change Lives

northernpoet said...

Hi Lauren! I am a retired teacher and grandmother of two. "Great-Grandma's Gifts" is a picture book about a little girl named Arlene who loved to sew. She grew up into a mother and later on, a grandmother, who made toys, dolls and quilts for her grandchildren. It is a gentle story that celebrates the bond between the generations and shows children that older people were once kids, too. I'd love for you to review it. You can find it at and the publisher will be happy to send you a review copy.
Marianne Jones

stephanie morgan said...

Hey, Lauren!
I love your blog!
I am an author; I just published my first children's book and would love to share it with you.
Message me on FB at Tails on the Trail and I'll get it in the mail for you and your little ones to enjoy.
Have a great day!
Stephanie Morgan

Nisha Patel said...

Hey check out my new book "princess avni gets her beauty sleep" and my wusa 9 video love it if you could blog about it!!! Its the first indian princess bedtime story available on,, and Let me know if you are interedted in a copy. Thanks. Nisha Patel

Claudia Lenart said...

Please check out Hansel & Gretel: A Fairy Tale with a Down Syndrome Twist by Jewel Kats. I illustrated the book in needle felted wool.
I am on Twitter @clwords Thank you!

Susan Miller said...

HI Lauren, Love your blog. Thought you might enjoy a new release by debut author/illustrator Tadgh Bentley. Title is Little Penguin Gets the Hiccups. Darling story, beautiful illustrations and the book engages with the reader from page one. I am an early childhood educator/admin. My classes have LOVED this book!

Alicia Norman said...

Good Night, I Love You, See You In The Morning
by Alicia Norman

Alicia Norman said...

Good Night, I Love You, See You In The Morning
by Alicia Norman

Oladoyin said...

Girl to the World Book Series - highlights multiculturalism and girl power

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