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Favorite Children's Books About Seeds and Gardens | Roots & Boots

11 Favorite Children’s Books About Seeds and Gardens

This year, as you prepare to order seeds for your spring garden, why not order a few of these children’s books about seeds and gardens, too?

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12 Family Christmas Read Alouds | Roots & Boots

12 Family Christmas Read Alouds

December is such a cozy time of year, perfect for a family Christmas read aloud.  Or two.  Or twelve!  And if your family has yet to discover the magical tradition of family read alouds, this holiday season is the perfect time to start.

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Favorite Books for Homestead Kids

Favorite Books for Homestead Kids

It’s been a while since I’ve shared a “best books list” here on the blog.  This year we’ve had homesteading on the brain in a major way, so I’m excited to present a collection of our favorite books for homestead kids.

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Seasonal Book Display

5 Tips for a Successful Nature Walk with Kids {Bonus Tip-Read Up}

Before this Nature Walk series comes to an end, I can’t resist sharing one final bonus tip.  It’s super easy and fun to do, and will add much more meaning to your nature walks…

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Summertime Books for Kids

Favorite Summertime Books for Kids

Are you running out of summer activities at your house?  How about a trip to the library to check out some fantastic children’s books about summertime? Use the links below to check out our favorite summertime books for kids:

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Children's Books about Gardens

8 More Favorite Children’s Books about Gardens

In addition to these 11 Favorite Children’s Books about Seeds and Gardens and these 4 More Delightful Children’s Books about Gardening, we’ve got yet another list of Favorite Children’s Books about Gardens to share with you. And just in time for this year’s growing season!  

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Patriotic Book Display

This Land Is Your Land: Patriotic Book Display

Happy Memorial Day from the Yankee Homestead! As you know, we like to celebrate seasons and holidays with books.  Above is a peek at our current book display, in honor of Memorial Day. Many of our patriotic books for kids are nothing too special–just patriotic songs and the pledge of allegiance that I’ve picked up…

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Books about Rain

Favorite Children’s Books, Poems & Songs About Rain

We love to read here at the Yankee Homestead, as you may know by now.  In addition to just plain good stories, we especially love to read books that correspond to the seasons, holidays and events of our lives. At this time of year, it seems particularly appropriate to share with you our favorite titles about Rain.…

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Celebrate Spring

8 Ways to Celebrate Spring with Kids

We’ve still got snow on the ground here in Northern Virginia, but according to the calendar, spring has sprung!  Indeed, we did spot our beloved purple crocus in bloom just days before this last snow fall.  Those crocus always help me hang on–surely warmer temps are just around the corner… In the meantime, here’s a…

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Planning a Sunflower House

Planning Our Sunflower House

Roots, Shoots, Buckets & Boots  A sweet friend recently gave me this book about gardening with kids.  I love it!  It’s packed with fun ideas and adorable drawings, along with specific instructions for tackling a variety of projects: Roots, Shoots, Buckets & Boots: Gardening Together with Children by Sharon Lovejoy.

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