I heart Chronicle Books - their books are the perfect blend of visual candy and quality content and I often find myself browsing through their website for interesting reads for our girls and for myself.
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Here's what I've added to my shopping cart so far:
Just Between Us: A No-Stress, No-Rules Journal for Girls and Their Mothers. (Was $15.95, sale price $10.40)
With the approaching holidays, I find myself getting more and more reflective of how time has flown and wanting to look at old photo and scrapbook albums. I had a sneak peak into this book and really liked the prompts listed in this book. I would get ALOT of use out of this as journaling prompts not just for one child but for both, and not just once, but over time as it will be interesting to also note how our responses change over time.
Mini Lunch Notes (Was $9.95, sale price $6.50)
I am super excited to get these! We have officially made it through a quarter of lunch-packing and daily lunch notes. (I would make/print the lunch notes in batches on a weekend and pull one out to write on for the day.) These would be such a great way to mix things up and I am tickled pink by the illustrations too.
Heroes of the Environment (Was $16.99, Sale Price $11.05)
This book features 12 people who have in their own way, have done great things for the environment. I like the theme of relating the story to a child by describing the experiences these heroes had as children, witnessing some of the ecological issues, that gradually fueled their passion for finding a solution. I think that for Naia (5-year-old), this could be a great way to tie into why we do some of the things we ask her to do like turning off the lights, not littering, and recycling.
The Ivy and Bean Secret Treasure Box (Was $19.95, Sale Price $13)
Naia LOVES to read and as my husband would say, It's time to graduate to "Chapter Books". So I have been looking around for age-appropriate and values-appropriate books for her and came across Ivy+Bean. It's touted as a good "transition read" for those who are past easy reader books but not quite ready for middle school books. Also the baseline themes of friendship and siblings and family will really appeal to Lil' Ms Social Butterfly. Honestly, I am a little intrigued by what Ivy+Bean get up to as well!
Disclaimer: I was not compensated directly by Chronicle Books for this post however I am a member of their affiliate program.