Whenever I can find a book that has practical lessons within in it, I usually really love it. Teaching your kids through books about kindness, sharing, love, etc is a great visual. My kids always seem to listen a little more and pick up on things when we share in story form.

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Recently, I was given the book Same Kind of Different as Me and read it with my boys. Right away, I loved the message of this book as it encourages children to embrace everyone.  We have had some conversations about loving others no matter the differences and how to look out for others so this book connected perfectly with our oldest son. I could tell throughout the story that he felt empathy towards the characters of the book and enjoyed the overall story.

It is definitely a book that will serve our family well as our kids all enter into the elementary age years. As a mama, I want to encourage my kids to celebrate the differences in others and be confident in how God created them and those around them, and this book beautifully supports that.


Personally, this past month I finished two books.

A Portrait of Emily Price by Katherine Reay It has been a while since I have read fiction and I really enjoyed this book. Now, I want to pick up another fiction book to read!

Grace Not Perfection by Emily LeyI absolutely loved this book! It was so practical and encouraged me greatly as a mama.

This month, I am moving onto The Broken Way, The Magnolia Story, and I am still reading through Bittersweet on my kindle before bed.

Today I am joining some wonderful friends in hosting What We’re Reading Wednesdays Link Party! I loved connecting with everyone last month and cannot wait to get some more book suggestions!

Go ahead and share any book recommendations in the comments below! I can’t wait to hear them. Last month I shared my favorite books from last here, so you can check them out here.

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4 comments on “Teaching Your Kids Through Books”

  1. My kids are grown now (20 and 26) but they always loved Brown Bear, Brown Bear, The Big Red Barn, Richard Scarry books and Sam Who Never Forgets.

    • Brown Bear Brown bear is such a favorite! My mom recently brought me The Big Red Barn as it was my book when I was little- love that one!

  2. Keri….thanks so much for your post and remarks about our kids book SAME KIND OF DIFFERENT AS ME for Kids…It was Denver’s idea to write it and I insisted that he illustrate it. It was a fun project for us but unfortunately he went to heaven before he saw the completed project. I hope it plants a seed of philanthropy in all who read it..Blessings, ron Hall

    • Thank you! We are really enjoying the book and it has been a great conversation starter with our kids! He definitely leaves a message here that we are all grateful for!

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