Welcome to Shaped By Books! Here you will find our latest as we build this site to help you use children's books to enhance your child's life.
Whether you are a parent, grandparent, educator, caregiver or friend of a child, we hope you will find the tools you need to make the most of every read.
Spark imagination, enhance oral language and discover the magic found in wordless books for preschool on up! These visual palettes of art will inspire kids as well as adults and bring joy to your time of reading!
From standing classics to recently published, let us help you find the best picture books for kids of all ages! Locate children's books that impact & shape for years to come.
Reading Dr Seuss books offers valuable lessons for every age & developmental stage. Toddlers to beginning readers to older kids, these classics teach & reach kids of all ages!
Grief is a difficult topic to discuss. Grief books for children can assist by using stories to help kids as well as adults deal with the pain of loss. They help us begin the discussion and bring comfort & peace.
Kids can learn to take a new perspective to manage emotions of sadness, grumpiness or disappointment through reading a Pete the Cat book! Includes book activities & Bible lesson.
Teach children about sharing & making friends with The Rainbow Fish book for kids. Includes reading activities, a Bible lesson and more for your child's development.
We normally think of cats and dogs as opposites, but if they can be friends when they are so different, so can we! This cat and dog book for kids helps them understand what it takes to be a friend and make a friend.
"Tale of Three Trees" is our favorite Christian book for kids especially for Easter! It walks through the life of Christ pointing to God's plans for us being bigger than we could ever dream and planting seeds of hope!
One of my favorite books for kids is Giraffes Can't Dance! Gerald the Giraffe learns a wonderful lesson that builds his self-esteem, and kids will learn the same lesson!
Marcenia "Toni Stone" Lyle dreamed of being a professional baseball player when she was a young girl, and she achieved it! This picture book biography is sure to inspire kids to not give up and work for their dreams.
Discover how this inspirational picture book biography can enhance a child's development through focused activities & discussions. Perseverance, uniqueness, reading skills, science and more!
Find out how to use the book "Press Here" to enhance your child's development! They'll learn cause & effect and so much more as they become a part of the story!
Perfect read alouds that have stood the test of time! These classic picture books from the Thirties & Forties have been read and enjoyed through generations & still offer lifetime lessons to young readers today.
This wonderful book for kids, "Eyes that Kiss in the Corners", is about a little Asian girl who finds her special uniqueness is also a trait of belonging she shares with family and her culture! A great book filled with beautiful descriptions & illustrations!
A comical tale of true friendship that kids will love! My Friend Rabbit is a Caldecott Medal winner with bright, humorous illustrations, simple text and a big lesson!