Discover Books Your Kids Will Love!
Plus tips to raise kids who love to read, art and activities inspired by books!
The Many, Many Places and Ways to Get Books!
Research says that having a print-rich environment at home is a key predictor of a child’s success in later life. They say it’s pretty simple – have lots of reading material. (Source: The Read-Aloud Handbook).
But. Yes, there is a “but.” Which is that new books can be expensive. That can make it challenging to build a home library full of wonderful books your kids will want to read. Without breaking your bank account!
I ran into this same problem once. When my son was born I found so many books that I knew he would enjoy. Purchasing them new would have cost a small fortune.
Over time I figured out how to build a home library for a fraction of the cost. Plus this journey introduced me to so many books that we love. Books that I never would have found if I only bought them new.
About Beehive Books and Art
Hi! We are book lovers, educators, moms, and grandmoms. We love children’s books, from board books to young adult chapter books. We love the diversity of the stories, the skill of the authors, and the beauty of the illustrations. Most of all we love how kids come to love reading and art through children’s books … and all that means for their success in life ???.
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Ideas, tips and more to support you as you read to your kids.
We love sharing messages from families we’ve worked with on their journey to raising a reader.
“I want to tell you that my daughter’s been having us read Rapunzel every night. She loves that story. Sometimes I try to substitute Rapunzel with Madeline and she says ‘No’, read Rapunzel again. We giggle, she loves it. And it puts a smile on my face telling you lol.”
[This read-aloud dad is referring to the Rapunzel included in Chloe Perkins’ outstanding Once Upon a World Series. I gave his little girl a copy of the book at one point. This darling series of board books gives traditional fairy tales a thoughtful multicultural take. It also includes versions of Cinderella, The Princess and the Pea, and Snow White. See more at publisher Simon & Schuster’s website.]