The Addison Reads blog is primarily for book reviews, in fact, that is the only content I share here. For a good reason, too. This is a place to search for books you might want to read with your child. However, if you find yourself wanting more advice on how to incorporate children’s literature into your parenting style, check out these awesome places I have been featured or I have shared my expertise!
As Seen On
I was recognized as the Boss Mom of the Week! Here I talked about my journey as an entrepreneur, my life as a mother and more!
I have been featured on some incredible podcasts with generous and kind hosts.
Discussed: how to build an intentional bookshelf with your kids, how any parent can do it (not just us Type-A’s) and how children’s literature is insightful.
Modern Mommy Prepschool || Episode: 5
Discussed: The anxiety surrounding too much parenting advice and how building a bookshelf for your child should be a personal journey.
Lose the Cape || Episode: 73
Discussed: My background as an engineer and how that led to my passion and this business what to do when you get a bad book.
Two Moms, One Podcast
Discussed: How I started blogging and talking about children’s books and how each family’s bookshelf is uniquely special.
Thank you to these bloggers who opened their spaces to me and what I teach!
My personal struggle as a parent trying do teach my daughter #allthethings and how children’s lit saved my sanity.
After spending tons of time away from her daddy as a military family, we had to figure out a way to incorporate him into the reading routine. Virtual reading sessions were the answer and we spilled all the secrets of how we made that work.
Sleep (or lack thereof) can sometimes be a touchy subject for parents – I feel ya! However, a good bedtime routine with lots of reading can do just the trick.
Reviews of my book, The Intentional Bookshelf
I wrote a book called The Intentional Bookshelf which dives deep into how I use literature to be a better parent and how you can, too! Learn how to curate a library of books that are carefully chosen to reflect your child’s values and interests. Learn more here >>.
Check out these wonderful reviews of The Intentional Bookshelf. I appreciate the way each reviewer took a different approach to writing their post.
- The Organized Homeschooler: Jennifer shares from the perspective of a homeschooling parent and how The Intentional Bookshelf is perfect for new parents.
- The Playful Learner: Amber appreciated that the book was less about early children’s literacy and more about how we as parents can benefit from finding the right books for our kids.
- Den and Sky: Kimba’s post showcases a Q&A with the author (that’s me!) where we talk about how children’s books are helpful to parents who travel with their kids.
- Modern Twin Mom: Sunit was happily surprised that The Intentional Bookshelf was not a laundry list of books to buy for your children but rather how to choose the ones that make sense for you and your family.
- The Mommy Clause: Corinna dives deep into how we can help our children process their emotions with literature (a topic I discuss heavily in the book).
- Hodge Podge Moments: Pam was happily surprised that the book taught her things (though she is very well educated herself when it comes to children) and will be recommending it to new and experienced parents.
- Two Little Rippers: Amy showed off how The Intentional Bookshelf inspired her to create a nomadic reading corner in her home – and she was thrilled when her little ones knew exactly how to interact with it.
- Blissful Intent: Heather shared her favorite parts about the book and also gave an awesome list of books her little ones love and the topics they fall under.
- Side By Side Learning: Lindsey felt empowered by the book. She knows that if her little ones have questions, she can turn to their children’s books to help them find the answers!
- Alyssa Knee, Country Mama: Alyssa never really considered thinking critically about books before her daughter came along. Then, she knew she wanted to read her the best of the best, she used The Intentional Bookshelf to discover her family values and now uses that as a lens with which to judge books that enter her daughter’s bookshelf.
If you want to connect with me, I would love to chat about all thing children’s books! Send me a message via my Contact Page and let’s talk.