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Archive for the 2008 Category

Read Aloud Picture Books

Kids are always on the lookout for great fiction books to read – and parents and teachers are always on the lookout for great fiction books to read aloud.   Below are some out-standing books of several genres that will have all readers turning pages faster than thought possible! Let’s first begin with four historical […]


Reissues are a wonderful way to find some of the best books from the past that have been written for kids.   Here are some exceptional books for young, and old, that will likely be read again and again.   The first four books are geared for ages 9 through adult. The Egypt Game , […]

Last Minute Christmas Gifts

Are you looking for last minute gifts?   Well, look no further.   I’ve compiled some outstanding books that will surely complete your Christmas list. I’ll begin with some of the best non-fiction books from this past year that all ages will definitely enjoy.   Atlas of the Universe , by Dr. Mark A. Garlick, […]

Christmas Picture Books

Christmas time always brings about some wonderful books on the subject.   Here are some picture books to learn from, and some to just enjoy reading to your youngsters.   Let’s begin with meaningful books to share. The esteemed Maya Angelou has a beautifully written and illustrated Christmas Poem, Amazing Peace . This poem was […]

Christmas Pop-up Books

Christmas time is the perfect time to give books for gifts.   Here are some of the year’s best pop-up books, and other extraordinary books, that will greatly please your gift recipient. Yellow Square , by David A. Carter, is an enigmatic book full of the most amazing creations of paper structured to pop out, […]

Christmas Books by LDS Authors

Are you looking for a great gift written by various LDS authors?   Here are some outstanding books that will be perfect to find under the Christmas tree. Christmas Rose , by Robyn Buttars, is a smallish sized book with a huge heart.   It’s a one-of-a-kind book that cuts across age boundaries limiting it […]

ABC Books

Do you know your ABC’s?   Because if you don’t, I have just the books for you…or your little ones.   First, let’s begin with the picture books geared for the youngest ones. As you progress through Alphabet Animals: A Slide-and-Peek Adventure , by Sus MacDonald, an innovative book teaching each letter with a large […]

Historical Fiction Books

Historical fiction is an excellent teaching tool to help kids learn history.   Listed below are descriptions of some of the best and most recently published books that kids ages nine and older will learn from and also really enjoy!   The books are listed chronologically, according to the time represented, beginning with the 17 […]

Dinosaur Books

Attention Paleontologists!   Here is a list of outstanding dinosaur picture and chapter books suited just for you! Let’s begin with books that inform and educate about dinosaurs.   Ask Dr. K. Fisher about Dinosaurs , by Claire Llewellyn, and vividly illustrated by Kate Sheppard, is a clever way to show the many unique attributes […]

Fall and Thanksgiving Books

Fall is the season of great changes, great beauty and great books on the subject of fall.   Here is a collection of some wondrous picture books celebrating autumn. In November , by Cynthia Rylant, and illustrated by Jill Kastner, depicts the sounds, sights and even smells of this month as winter approaches.   The […]