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Halloween’s Coming!

Here are some perfect picture and fiction books that will surely help put you in the mood for this fun holiday! Mouse and Mole:  A Perfect Halloween, by Wong Herbert Yee, is a new story for ages six to eight to add to the “Mouse and Mole” series. This early reader has all of the […]

Spooky Times are Here Again

Everyone likes a scary story and a good mystery, right? October brings out the stories that might keep us up at night. Here are some great reads good for ages nine and up. 43 Old Cemetery Road: Over My Dead Body, by Kate Klise, and cleverly illustrated by M. Sarah Klise, is Book Two in […]

Perfect Books for Conference Week

Check out some great new books, perfect for this weekend, and geared for an assortment of ages. Janitors, by Tyler Whitesides, is a magical book about sixth grader, Spencer, and his side-kick, Daisy, who have just discovered a secret underworld society of janitors.  These custodians of cleaning are trying desperately to get rid of small […]

A Mixture of Genre

Listed below is a wide variety of books that start out for early readers, then going to early chapter books and ending with books for all ages. Silly Milly and the Mysterious Suitcase, by Wendy Cheyette Lewison, and illustrated by Nadine Bernard Westcott, is a beginning reader series that cleverly includes wordplay. In this case, […]

Readers Alert – Great Reads are Here!

I have been searching for outstanding books geared for upper-elementary and early teens. Here are some great books to read with kids in these age groups. The first book is best suited for ages eleven through adult. The rest are well suited for ages nine and up. Okay For Now, by Gary D. Schmidt, is […]

School Time Means Time to Brush up on Math

Mathematics can be a challenge to some kids and here are some excellent books to help them understand amounts, balances, money and problem solving.  All of these books are picture books and are good for ages four and up. The Rabbit Problem, by Emily Gravett, is actually based on a math problem posed by thirteenth […]

Do You Want to be Teacher’s Pet? Then Mind your Manners

Here are some outstanding picture books that deal with appropriate behavior, along with friend-ship. All of these books are good for all ages except the first two which are better suited for ages four to six. I Can Say Please and I Can Say Thank You, both by Tamsin Ainslie, are both sweet little books […]

School Daze Books

School is right around the corner and what better way to gear up for the new year than with great picture books on the subject?  This is especially true for those going to school for the first time.  All of these books are good for ages four to ten unless otherwise indicated. This School Year […]

Night Time, Sleepy Time

Settling young ones down after a full day of play can be challenging. And now with school right around the corner, getting back in the “bedtime on time” schedule can be difficult. So check out these great picture books to help lull those youngsters off to dreamland. All books are great for ages three to […]

The Last of Summer Reading

Summer is quickly coming to an end as kids are gearing up for school to start. So here are some great last reads to pine away the hours inside a book while the leisure, lazy days are still here. All of these books are geared for ages nine through adult. There are two outstanding historical […]