Bookstagang’s Best of 2022!

This post contains affiliate links It’s that time again! Our Judging panel has been hard at work reviewing OVER 500 submissions. With so many incredible books to choose from, we have curated 80 of the absolute best of the best picture and board books, spread out over 8 categories. Shop the list on ShopContinue reading “Bookstagang’s Best of 2022!”

Celebrating Black Canadian History – Book List

**Blog Posts Contain Affiliate Links** As we move into the second half of Black History Month in Canada and the US, we have again been struck by the lack of books currently on the market that celebrate the joy, accomplishment, and history of Black Canadians for kids. In partnership over the last month, both myselfContinue reading “Celebrating Black Canadian History – Book List”

Bookstagang Best of 2021!!

This Post Contains Affiliate Links 🚨🚨🚨THIS IS IT!!🚨🚨🚨 FINALLY, we can share the winners of the #bookstagang’s BEST Picture Books of the year! We made some important changes this year – namely our brand new final category (swipe to see it!), Conversation Starters. We agonized over how to give the proper, thoughtful space to someContinue reading “Bookstagang Best of 2021!!”

Books to Address Grief in Children

This post contains affiliate links. Grief is a complex and multifaceted feeling. Grief is not linear, does not adhere to a formula, and often can manifest in ways we do not expect – especially in our little people. When I set out to start gathering books for this post it was because of the incredibleContinue reading “Books to Address Grief in Children”

Bookstagang Best of 2020

FINALLY after months of work I am over the moon to finally be sharing our #bookstagang_bestof2020 picture books WINNERS with you. This year we had submissions from 43 publishers and had an outstanding crop of incredible books to choose from. Our 13 judges, including myself, had our work cut out for us. We have beenContinue reading “Bookstagang Best of 2020”

Addressing Mindfulness for Kids in the Pandemic

If your kids are anything like my 4-year-old, they are experiencing much higher levels of anxiety right now. Clinginess is at an all time high, temper tantrums are more frequent (and make less sense) than normal. Routines and the comfort that comes from them have shifted, and everyone is somehow getting less sleep. Kids areContinue reading “Addressing Mindfulness for Kids in the Pandemic”