Did you know more than 675 million print books were sold in the United States in 2018? Of course, this number from Statista covers all printed books sold, not just children’s picture books, but that represents an amazing number of Americans reading which is wonderful news. However, how do you know if the children’s book you purchased is a good one, or how can you find a book to help guide your child through their own emotions or life experience?
Two of my favorite go-to sites for recommendations and tips on children’s books are Read Brightly and Happily Ever Elephants. Both sites show a devotion to reading, and instilling a love of reading in children. A broad range of topics are highlighted on each site, and provide parents and kids with activities and tips to help immerse them in the reading experience even further. Both sites feature books on current topics while still paying tribute to classic and timeless stories.
If you are in need of a reliable place to search for books related to what is happening in your child’s life or the world around us, both of these resources are terrific. After all, books are a wonderful opportunity for children to relate what is happening in real life to what is happening in the story. Best of luck finding your child’s next favorite book!