Books About Sexuality and the Human Body for Kids and Teens

As many of you know, I’m a big proponent of sex-positive child rearing (Thanks Dax Shepherd and Kristen Bell for teaching me those words!) I think it’s important that we communicate about sexuality, puberty, gender identity, etc. as early and often as our kids can handle it! We started communicating on the topic very early […]

10 Great Books I’m Gearing Up to Read (or Read Again!) – October 5, 2020

Here’s a list of books I’m gearing up to read…including one that I’m reading for a second time just to take it all in! This list includes a few Middle Grade titles, a couple of YA books and a few adult titles (no nonfiction this time!) that will sweep you away! The thing I really […]

12 of Our Favorite Picture and Board Books!

I just adored creating this list of picture books and board books that we have loved! It was a total walk down memory lane for me and every title on this list comes with a story from my son’s life! He’s 12 now…but these are the books we read and loved for the first 1-4 […]

YA Book Review: It Came From the Sky by Chelsea Sedoti – 4 stars

As many of you who follow my blog regularly already know, I read a lot with my 12-year-old son. He’s a very advanced reader and we’ve been reading together since he was a baby. These days, he’s usually reading something on his own, something for school and something out loud with me. It Came From […]

Oldies but Goodies: Twenty Big Hits from 2017

It’s easy to forget, amongst all the new and shiny titles, that there are a TON of backlist titles that you may not have gotten to yet. To remedy that situation, I’m providing this lists of 20 titles that I read in 2017 and would wholeheartedly recommend! In true Mama Panda form, this list contains […]

15 Great Books for Young Readers – Ages 4- 8 Years Old

I have loved reading to my son since the day he was born. Honestly, during those long winter months after his birth, I often laid him on the bed and read book after book to him. I’ll definitely be making a list of board books that we loved…but today, I’m highlighting one of our favorite […]

Audiobooks: What’s Playing in My Ear? September 14, 2020

It’s time to talk about audiobooks and my favorite book of ALL TIME is on this list. I’m listening to it again with my son (he wasn’t quite old enough the first time I listened to it) and loving it all over again. What’s Playing in My Ear? September 14, 2020 Traditionally, I’ve listened to […]

The Books I Can’t Wait to Read in August/September 2020!

So many great books come out with ‘Back to School’ and there are a ton that I’ve been waiting to read. Today, I thought I’d share that list with you so that you can order them or reserve them at your local library! August and September 2020 Books That I’m Excited About I’ve started 3 […]

Bookshop.org – A Way to Support Local Bookstores While Finding the Books You Will Love!

So many of you have been asking me what I’ve been reading and/or what I recommend that I thought it would be a great idea for me to start putting together some lists of great books! To that end, I’ve partnered with Bookshop.org to compile those lists and bring them straight to you. The great […]