Nickey’s Bookshelf {Chapter 8}

Welcome back to my bookshelf! For those of you who are new to Colors Are Magic, this is the little corner of the web where I share the books that I have been collecting over my 12 years as a nanny or books that I have on my “must get” list.

This weekend I went to my happy place. The children’s section at Barnes and Noble. I made a stack of books that I have been meaning to read… and I did. These were my 5 favorites of the day! If you are looking for a few new books to plop on your little one’s bookshelf- look no further. I have got some cute ones for ya.

Let’s do this.

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The Jar of Happiness

Written & Illustrated by Ailsa Burrows

This is a story about a little girl named, Meg. She has a recipe for happiness that she keeps in a jar and uses it to cheer up her friends and family. One day her jar goes missing and Meg learns about other ways to share happiness. So sweet.


What to do With A Problem

Written by Kobi Yamada

Illustrated by Mae Besom

While I was reading this book I actually had an “aw-ha moment”. It is brilliantly illustrated and uses a problem as a beautiful teaching moment. Such a great message to teach your little ones and a lovely story to read before sifting off to dream land.


A Unicorn Named Sparkle

Written & Illustrated by Amy Young

This is a totally cute story about a little girl named Lucy who sees an ad in the newspaper to buy her very of unicorn. She scrapes together her pocket change and waits eagerly for her new friend to arrive. While she is waiting she imagines all of the wonderful things that she and her new unicorn will do together- but when he arrives- he is not what she anticipated. But by the end of the book she discovers that he is just want she needs. I love Amy Young’s illustrations, they are too cute.


Poor Little Guy

Written & Illustrated by Elanna Allen

This book is mostly about the illustrations- which I find totally charming. This super adorable little yellow puffer fish in glasses is just swimming around minding his own business when a hungry octopus comes along. Luckily for this guy, he has a little surprise of his own for the octopus.


Hello, My Name is Octicorn

Created by Kevin Diller & Justin Lowe

This book is super witty. Octicorn is part octopus and part unicorn. He is a great example to any child who has ever felt like it is harder for them to fit in. I will be adding it to my bookshelf asap.


Happy reading, everyone! See you on Wednesday. :) :) :)


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