The Children’s Bookshelf: A Sock-a-too, three bears, buildings and pirates!

It’s Monday, which means, along with  What Do We Do All Day?, No Twiddle Twaddle, Smiling Like Sunshine, Mommy and Me Book Club, and Mouse Grows, Mouse Learns, we bring you another edition of The Children’s Bookshelf.

The Children’s Bookshelf gives bloggers the chance to link up any book or reading related post, so that we have a collection of amazing posts in one place that help us inspire a love of reading in our children.

Each week, I feature a number of my favourite posts that were linked up to The Children’s Bookshelf.

Featured Post of the week:

Boy Mama Teacher Mama: Kevin Henkes, Birds and a Sock-a-too

I love being introduced to books I haven’t read, and Birds by Kevin Henkes looks and sounds delightful. The craft activity also won me over, and I thought you might like it too. I’ve seen sock monkeys and sock bunnies, but this is the first time I’ve seen a Sock-a-Too- so cute! I’m sure your kids will enjoy making one.

Also well worth a visit and a read are:

Learn with Play at Home: Early Maths with the Three Bears- We’ve role-played Goldilocks and the Three Bears many times in our home, and I’m guessing you have too. Learn with Play at Home offers a different perspective to the role play by introducing some maths concepts.

Fanny Harville’s Unschool Academy: Architecture in Children’s Fiction- A great list of picture books and fiction that feature buildings.

Pen pals and Picture Books: Ahoy, Thar Mateys! – If you’ve got a pirate fan in your house you must check out this list of pirate-themed books. You’re sure to find a book for every family member. Even if you’re not a pirate fan, you’ll be entertained by this post.  Robyn has written a clever post written entirely in pirate-language (in honour of Speak like a Pirate Day).

So if you have a children’s book or reading related post you’d like to share, please consider joining The Children’s Bookshelf Linky Party:

How to join:

  • Link up your children’s book related posts. We love posts about book news, reviews, reading tips or any other book related items you think will be of special interest to parents.
  • Consider adding The Children’s Bookshelf button or text link to your post to let others know where the book party is. You can grab the code from the box underneath the button below. Click the text, copy it and paste it in the HTML of your post.
  • Visit other posts and share your comments. We want this to be an interactive community of book lovers.
  • By linking up you are giving permission for any of the co-hosts to pin and/or feature your photo on a future The Children’s Bookshelf post.

The Children’s Bookshelf: A Sock-a-too, three bears, buildings and pirates!


  1. Thank you so much for featuring our Sock-a-too!!!

  2. Jackie! Have I told you how much I love The Children’s Bookshelf? This is such fun, thanks again.

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