Books I Love! Mis libros favoritos con palabras en Español

Some of my favourite books have words en Español! I love the art, text, and messages of all of these books and I am so thankful more books in Spanish and other languages are being made more widely available!

What are you favourite books in Spanish?

Books I Love! Surprise Pages

Some of my favourite books have what I call “surprise pages.” These stories have interesting page sizes, holes, or books within books!

What are some of your favourite “surprise pages” books?


A red construction paper dress with stripes in a window to raise awareness for Missing and Murdered Women, Girls, and 2-Spirit People.

May 5th is Canada’s National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, and the Missing and Murdered Native Women and Girls National Day of Action in the US.

How can we help?

When we don’t know how to start helping someone, listening to their stories is a very good place to start. In this video, I talk about my favourite books written and illustrated by, with, or about Indigenous Women and Girls.


I recognize talking about MMIWG2S with kids is not easy. Here are some resources for learning, art projects, books, and tips for getting started. Please note that these resources are for caregivers and educators, as the content may not be appropriate for all ages.

Books in the video

What’s in the Book Bin?

Several people have asked for a list of the books in my easybakeheart roadtrip book bin, so here it is! I chose tales of compassion for self or others, of imagination, and of knowing/finding one’s own self. (*indicates a book purchased on the road)

Title Author Illustrator
Across the Alley* Michelson, Richard Lewis, E.B.
After the Fall Santat, Dan
Baabwaa & Wooliam Elliot, David Sweet, Melissa
Bats at the Library Lies, Brian
Billy’s Booger Joyce, William
Book of Mistakes, The Luyken, Corinna
Crysanthemum* Henkes, Kevin
Dog Loves Books Yates, Louise
Feeling.* Johnson, Dylan
Freedom Summer Wiles, Deborah Lagarrigue, Jerome
Giggle, Giggle, Quack* Cronin, Doreen Lewin, Betsy
Giraffes Can’t Dance Andreae, Giles Parker-Rees, Guy
Golden Rule, The Cooper, Ilene Swiatkowska, Gabi
Gossie Dunrea, Olivia
Happy Birthday, Madame Chapeau Beaty, Andrea Roberts, Dan
Heart and Soul: The Story of America and African Americans* Nelson, Kadir
Henry’s Freedom Box: A True Story from the Underground Railroad Levine, Ellen Nelson, Kadir
I Like Myself!* Beaumont, Karen Catrow, David
I Will Never Get a Star on Mrs. Benson’s Blackboard* Mann, Jennifer K.
If You Plant a Seed* Nelson, Kadir
In My Heart: A Book of Feelings Witek, Jo Roussey, Christine
Let the Children March Clark-Robinson, Monica Morrison, Frank
Little Blue Truck Leads the Way Schertle, Alice McElmurry, Jill
Miss Rumphius Cooney, Barbara
Not a Box* Portis, Antoinette
Quiet Place, The Stewart, Sarah Small, David
Rabbit’s Wedding, The Williams, Garth
Rainbow Fish, The Pfister, Marcus
Rufus Goes to Sea* Griswell, Kim T. Gorbachev, Valeri
Ruth and the Green Book Ramsey, Calvin Alexander (with Gwen Strauss) Cooper, Floyd
Story Book Knight, The Docherty, Hellen and Docherty, Thomas
Story of Ferdinand, The Leaf, Munro Lawson, Robert
The Thing Lou Couldn’t Do Spires, Ashley
These Hands* Mason, Margaret H. Cooper, Floyd
This is the Rope: A Story from the Great Migration Woodson, Jacqueline Ransome, James
What Do You Do With An Idea?* Yamada, Kobi Besom, Mae
Whistle for Willie Keats, Ezra Jack

Want to know what other books are in my collection? My full Storylady Library is available on LibraryCat!