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Archive for the 2009 Category

Last Minute Christmas Gifts

Are you looking for some last minute Christmas gifts?  Look no further because I have a collection of outstanding books that will suit everyone in your family. This first book is geared for adults and it’s the quintessential essence and spirit of Christmas. The Shepherd’s Song: A Christmas Story, by Larry Barkdull, is told through […]

More Christmas Books

The Christmas season brings stories that are rich in love, humility and gifts of the heart. I’ve gathered some outstanding books for all ages that emulate the true meaning of Christmas. Christmas Jars Reunion, by Jason F. Wright, continues where the “Christmas Jars” left off with Hope, and her life after being reunited with her […]

Christmas Read-Alouds

Christmas is right around the corner and books rich with the meaning of this special holiday helps to celebrate Christ’s birth. Here are some stories that are meant to be read aloud to your families during the month of December. Let’s begin with a most amazing story that demonstrates the human spirit during the worst […]

Great New Fiction Books

I am continuing my picks of great new fiction books. These books are all good for ages 9 and up. So sit by the warmth of a fire, a cup of cocoa and enjoy one of these delightful and well written books with your family by your side. Zoobreak, by Gordon Korman, has all of […]

Best Recently Published Fiction

I’m always looking for great fiction books for older kids and adults to enjoy. Here are some of the best books that have recently been published and that are geared for ages 9 and older. The mixed genre should have an appeal for everyone. The Postcard, by Tony Abbott, is a great mystery involving an […]

Familiar Children’s tales — Picture Books

Do you ever wonder about the rest of Humpty Dumpty’s family? Or how about a Cajun version of the Three Little Pigs? Here are some familiar children’s picture book tales – only with a twist. These books are good for ages 3 through 8. Let’s start with The Three Little Fish and the Big Bad […]

Signs of Fall

If you live in Northern Utah, you’ll wonder what happened to fall after experiencing the snowfall this mid-week. But this week’s review celebrates “Signs of Fall” as well as interesting weather during this time of year through picture books that are good for ages 4 through 8. Leaf Trouble, by Jonathan Emmett, and illustrated by […]

Mystery Books

October is a splendid month to read stories that scare us and are full of mystery. And they will do just that for ages 9 and older. The last four books are geared for younger readers. All of these books are sequels to other books, but they all stand alone and readers need not read […]

Halloween Books 2009

October is the time of year when we celebrate costumes and candy. Halloween is coming and the bewitching time is on the way. Here are some great new picture books and beginning reading books to read with your child and get them in the “spirit”.  These are great for ages 4 through 8. And Then […]

Summertime Reads

Originally Posted on June 20, 2009 Summertime is finally here and so are the lazy hazy days of reading great books to help celebrate this sunny and growing season.  Here are some great books that deal with this subject: The first two books are geared for ages 9 through adult and the rest are picture […]