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Take your pick: Books for young ones, teens & tweens, or ones to read together

  • For the Littles
  • For the Tweens/Teens
  • To Read Together
  • Music

Books for young ones:

These are great for littles - older kids reading to younger ones, beginning readers, and just sweet family books that are quick and easy reads.

What If It Were Possible 

Of course my top recommendation is going to be the one written by my amazing daughter, Clara!  When Clara was 8, she and her 

"YiaYia" (my mother) imagined up this sweet little poem based on using their imagination: "What if were possible a dog could climb a tree? What if it were possible to climb like you and me?"  

You can watch video of them explaining the book and Clara even reading it to her little sisters on her website - be sure to check out her greeting cards as well!

Giraffes Can't Dance

This is such a sweet board book about how everyone can "dance" when they find the song of their heart - one of my favorites.

Everywhere Babies

This is a great little board book talking about babies that also shows all of the non-traditional family make-ups - grandparents, same sex couples, etc - really sweet book for toddlers!

Press Here

For every family that has a high energy kid, this book is for you. A tribute to the button pushers everywhere.

Mix It Up

From the creators of "Press Here", here is another interactive book for the busy kids in your life.

Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon

This is the cutest book about being happy with who you are, and not letting bullies get you down. Powerful message on confidence, grace, and loving yourself.

If You Give a Mouse A Cookie...full collection

These are super cute books that highlight how we can get lost on a bunny trail of other things...and it ultimately leads back to the one thing we planning on doing in the first place. Great lesson on not getting sidetracked and staying focused on the task at hand.

Where The Sidewalk Ends

There are so many incredible Shel Silverstein books, and our family loves to read and quote them. Go deep and you'll find some pretty powerful significance in many of his brilliant poems. These are great to prompt fun discussions and get some giggles from your kids - if you haven't explored his work much, now is the time!

Free to Be...You and Me

LOVED this book and CD when I was a kid, and now my girls love it as well. Helping kids learn about gender differences and how it's alright to cry - Marlo had it goin' on way back then! (only song I don't like is the one where they say housework is no fun - come on!)

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

I loved this book as a child, and my children do as well. Some days are rough and it seems like everything goes wrong. This is a great way to see how, when we look at the day as awful, that's exactly what it becomes. This has been a valuable book in teaching my children about the law of attraction.  

Although Alexander tends to be a bit of a crabby punk, let it open the door to how we are in charge of our attitudes, and when we see life as lemons, that's what we get!  (Check out my blog post on attitude here).

Beautiful Girl: Celebrating the Wonders of Your Body

This is a beautiful little book with a clear message that starts to lay the foundation for girls about their bodies, changes, and the wonder of being a woman.  (If there are many questions about bodies and sexuality, check out the "Perfectly Normal" series in the "Read Together" section).

The Monster at the End of This Book

This was my favorite when I was little - and now, there is an app for this that is SO worth it - get it for your iPad and watch the book come to life for your kiddo!

Too Much Noise

This was another classic when I was younger - when we start to complain about things not being "perfect", this is an excellent example about how it's all about perspective.

Incredible You! 10 Ways To Let Your Greatness Shine Through

It's by the amazing Wayne Dyer - of course it's awesome.  There are great questions at the end of this book, and great principles to live by. 


I could spend a whole year teaching based on just this one book as curriculum. It addresses everything from biological looks, countries and cultures, religion, etc. Incredible book!

Yes, we unschool - if you are curious to learn more about unschooling, or simply how to create life-long learners in your home, check out my education resource page here.

Have You Filled a Bucket Today? A Guide to Daily Happiness for Kids (Bucket-filling Books)

These books are super sweet and help kids see the importance of sharing love and kindness with others - my girls really responded well to these.  This whole series helps children understand about deposits and withdrawals in our emotional bank account (or emptying/filling the bucket). I was surprised that even my 2-year-old quickly grasped the concept and looked for ways to "fill a bucket".

Namaste Personality Snapshots

So this may not be a book, but you get back close to it with so much information for you and your family!  

This is the core foundational component for all of my coaching, and this is something you can do with your children to really have some quality time that is all about them.

Based on the DISC Personality profiles, I've used these in business for the past 15 years - and now I've created some variations to walk you through understanding yourself - and your family - better.

 My forte is working with families to help identify how the uniqueness in each of us strengthens all of us, and a great starter for this is the Family Portrait Sessions if you want some 1-1 coaching with your family about these results and how to best apply them.      

Explore the Namaste Personality Snapshots Here

This is the tip of the iceberg on tips and resources we've found that are great for our gypsy...and digital nomad... lifestyle. I know this will continue to grow, and you can always reach out to me with your questions!