Jenna Bush Hager, Former First Lady Laura Bush Writing Children's Book Together

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Jenna Bush Hager and her mom, former First Lady Laura Bush are writing their second children's book together. Our Great Big Backyard is scheduled for publication in May of 2016 by HarperCollins, according to the Associated Press.

The picture book will help children see the world around them as the story's character, Jane, travels with her family to see some of the country's national parks.

Jenna Bush Hager, a mom of two girls, likely knows a thing or two about traveling with children. Laura Bush, along with current First Lady Michelle Obama, serve on a committee for next year's centennial celebration of the National Park Service.

This weekend, Jenna Bush Hager has far too many plans to be working on the upcoming book. She has to take daughters Mila and Poppy trick-or-treating. Mila will likely rake in an ample candy stash, however, as Poppy is way too young for candy.

Jenna Bush Hager shared photos of her adorable girls in their Halloween costumes via Instagram.

"Happy Halloween from two Ballerina Cowgirls!" she captioned the shot.

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Does it get any better than being a ballerina and a cowgirl at the same time? Jenna Bush Hager sounds like the kind of mom who allows her daughter's creativity to shine.

That creativity will shine even brighter for both Mila and Poppy as they grow a little older and learn that their mom and grandmother co-wrote not just one, but two books.

Kudos to Jenna Bush Hager and former First Lady Laura Bush for helping to open the eyes of children to the beautiful national parks that grace the country. What a wonderful upbringing Mila and Poppy Hager will have in the company of these wonderful women.

Kimberly Ripley
Kimberly Ripley is a freelance writer and published author from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. A wife, mom of five and 'Nana' to Lilly and Aiden, she loves cooking for her big family and watching HGTV in her spare time. Kim is guilty of starting way more home design projects than she can finish. Visit her at Twitter and Facebook.