Whether you choose to lounge with the minis at home or get some fresh air at the park, the truth is, time waits for none of us, and when it’s all said and done, the memories, the impact and the legacies we leave are what’s most important. One way to make beautiful memories with your little dreamer is to read, and to read often.
Wherever you choose to get lost in your book, be sure to do it in style. We have endless loungewear for kids and babies, as well as matching looks that are perfect for you. Looking to really turn reading time into a vibe? Cuddle the minis up in our ultra soft lux blankets that’ll help everyone wind down in comfort.
Now, on to the books. These 10 selections are all perfect for shared reading:
Dream Big Little One by Vashti Harrison
Featuring 18 trailblazing black women in American history, Dream Big, Little One tells the story of heroes, role models, and everyday women who did extraordinary things. Whether they were putting pen to paper, soaring through the air or speaking up for the rights of others, the women profiled in these pages were all taking a stand against a world that didn't always accept them. Their perseverance and tenacity will inspire generations to come.
When God Made You by Matthew Paul Turner
Through playful, charming rhyme and vivid, fantastical illustrations, When God Made You inspires young readers to learn about their own special gifts and how they fit into God’s divine plan as they grow, explore, and begin to create for themselves.
When the Beat Was Born: DJ Kool Herc and the Creation of Hip Hop by Laban Carrick Hill
Before there was hip hop, there was DJ Kool Herc. From his childhood in Jamaica to his youth in the Bronx, Laban Carrick Hill's book tells how Kool Herc came to be a DJ, how kids in gangs stopped fighting in order to breakdance, and how the music he invented went on to define a culture and transform the world. With hip hop being so intertwined into our lives, this book is perfect for teaching minis about the music genre at the heart of our culture.
Daddy’s Arms by Fabian Ferguson
Daddy's Arms is a fun children's book that tells the story of a little boy's adorable and amusing everyday interactions with his dad. Whether it’s playtime, bathtime, or bedtime, this wildly imaginative child has his dad’s arms take center stage for every fantastic new adventure. This book celebrates the bond between father and child, as well as the joy of fatherhood.
Because Of Them: Czar's Story Of Black Inventors And Their Inventions by Milan Rouge and Tania Coulter
Did you know we’re able to safely cross the street because of a black man? Did you know the reason our homes stay warm during the winter is because of a black woman? Did you know that there’s an entire world of amazing black inventors whose inventions we use today? In Czar’s Story Of Black Inventors And Their Inventions, Czar takes you and your mini dreamer on a journey to discovering the names behind the coolest inventions we can't do without today. Because they had a dream, we have a way.
Harmoney is an adventurous young girl with one wish: She wants a bike. However, when she asks her parents, they give her the answer she does not want to hear: "No." Her persistence then forces her to create a plan on how to make her wish come true. Follow the action-packed journey of Harmoney as she sparks conversations about money management, savings, spending, investing, donating, entrepreneurship, and planning for the future.
ChocLitty Series by Lynn Brishae
Included in the ChocLitty Series are Color Me Brown and Just Call Me Choc-Lit, the two books in this limited edition 2-pack children's book bundle. In Color Me Brown, Moni learns a colorful lesson on her first day of school as she engages in a fun activity with friends. In Just Call Me Choc-Lit, follow Nyree as she learns a pleasant and valuable lesson about her melanated skin through a fun game with friends.
Glonda’s Hair by Chris Clark
Glonda is an adventurous four year old who is in love with her natural hair and all it can do! This book is perfect for little naturals who beam with excitement at the site of characters who look just like them.
Young Entrepreneur: Melting Pot Elementary by Wes Lotus
It’s Career Day at Melting Pot Elementary, and the cool kids are excited! A special guest, Ms. Letang, will be coming by to speak to Mrs. Michelle's class about their future careers. At the end of their session with Ms. Letang, the students are changed forever. Follow their journey as they discover the world of entrepreneurship.
No, No, Sonny, Save That Money! A Fun Rhyming Book about Money, Saving, & Investing by Crystal D. McLean
Follow the journey of a witty imaginative little boy named Sonny as he learns how to share, spend, and save from his wise Granny. Written for early readers and toddlers, this easy read will bring laughter to parents and their mini dreamers, while also teaching valuable lessons about money management.
Written by: Sage Reeds