about us

.... we’re excited to share our passion with you!
— The WTBA team

Hello and welcome to WTBA—a conversation about books and kids. Both of which, of course, are endlessly wonderful topics.

Our core passion is picture and chapter books and our primary motivator is emotional resilience, or you could say building happiness in kids. And, by popular demand, we also include quite a lot of lifestyle posts and adult reads—we hope you enjoy the mix!

First up, here's the team (just click the images for more):

Joan and Kim started the site in 2015 as a resource for parents, educators, grandparents, aunts, uncles and anyone who loves and nurtures a child—you can read a little about that here—so the books we choose are user friendly, with an end in mind. They're sometimes serious, sometimes full of fun, sometimes gallery-worthy or just plain cool. But always jam-packed full of life!

Emotional resilience is about owning happy emotions as well as the sad.
Jesse Fulcher

We look for books that kids and adults love to read, books that strengthen, elevate, inspire and help to grow strong, resilient kids; books that help to build up a complex and flexible set of moral responses; books that give experience with choices both good and bad, that let the child see how choices impact on more than just the decision maker.

The site is a labour of love for all of us, and we’re excited to share our passion with you. We hope you call in often, not just when you’re looking for a book to buy—because our biggest wish is that you find the site interesting, fun and helpful.  

Thank you so much for stopping by!

P.S. It would be great if you could follow us on social—and maybe share with a friend?