Hello, Marmalade Friends!
It’s getting a little crazy out there, right? Routines have gone out the window. Events long-anticipated are being canceled. Stores are completely sold out of TP! I mean — right there is where it gets real!
Seriously, there is a stiff breeze of disquiet in the air around us, and even if we aren’t necessarily fearful about our own health, the general unease around the world can get under our skins and put us on edge.
And you know who picks up on that in a hot second? That’s right. The young’uns.
I decided to comb through the Marmalade archives to find titles crammed with comfort, coziness, and happiness.
Settling in with a story that exudes love and reassurance can lower the anxiety levels of both kids and grown-up readers.
I’ve listed 20 of these warm-hearted reads in the hopes that you can easily locate at least a few of them if you like.
Click on any title to find my original, full review.
Picture books for all ages:
Archie Snufflekins Oliver Valentine Cupcake Tiberius Cat
Chirri and Chirra in the Tall Grass
Julia’s House for Lost Creatures
A Few Heartwarming Read-alouds
Good Night Sleep Tight: Eleven-and-a-Half Good Night Stories with Fox and Rabbit
What are your most comforting story books?
We welcome your suggestions in the comments.
Warm wishes of peace and well-being to all of you in this unusual moment.
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