BRIGHTER DAY PRESS BLOG

A Picture Book a Day, Our Favorite Christmas Tradition
Happy December, friends!!! It is officially the joyful month of anticipation as we celebrate our coming King! This month can be simple and not so chaotic, if you prepare your hearts, minds, and home towards that end. For the cozy...
Top 10 Chapter Books to Begin Reading Aloud
I had no idea before becoming a mom that reading aloud to my children would form some of our family's very best memories. But I can assure you, it doesn't always look this picture perfect—especially when first starting out.Here are...
Ten Favorite Chapter Book Series
Do you have a voracious reader in your house? Chapter book series can be so helpful to keep your child satisfied, and I want to recommend a few our family has loved! For most of these, we've read book #1 as...
Bridge Books
There must be a publisher-approved name for this genre, but I'm calling them "bridge books" because they bridge the gap between reading picture books and reading chapter books aloud to your children. The "bridge books" I've listed below are heavily...
Our Favorite Fall Picture Books
It's beginning to look a lot like FALL here in Texas! Woohoo!Normally when I post books here, I've done loads of research (and library trips) to curate a perfect collection. This time I simply chose from those we already owned and loved....
25 Favorite Africa Picture Books
Our family is finishing up our 12-week study of Africa and we've compiled a list of our favorite Africa picture books. We are working through the Mission: World Wonders curriculum by Half-a-Hundred Acre Wood and adding in some of the book recommendations...