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Great Fiction Can Excite Kids to Read

If you can tell kids, ages eight through fourteen, a little about a book this small tease can encourage them to open a book and get them reading.  Here are the books to do just this – and what better time than summer?  This list encompasses fantasy, science fiction, historical fiction, mystery, sports and humor. […]

The Best Picture Books This Year

Picture books can be perfect for all ages to enjoy anytime of the day, but especially at bedtime.  If your reading out-loud time at night is limited (and hopefully you are reading out-loud to your children every night), picture books are an excellent choice as most can be read quickly. Here are some of the […]

Super Fiction for Summer Reading

Summertime is the best time of the year to sit under a shady tree and enjoy a good book.  Here are some of the best and newest books that kids, and parents, will read from beginning to end in a matter of a few days.  Each of these books are good for ages nine through […]

Time to Go for a Ride

Books about transportation seems appropriate during this vacation summer season.  All of these books are picture books and are good for ages two through seven except for the last 3 books which are board books good for newborns through age two. Time Out For Monsters!, by Jean Reidy, and painted with vibrant fun by Robert […]

Time for Summer Reading

If you’re looking for some great books for summer for ages 9 and older, look no further.  I’ve put together a list of books that would be great reading during these hot summer days or nights. My list includes historical fiction, mystery, science fiction, realistic fiction, fantasy and humor. The Vine Basket, by Josanne La […]

Celebrate Independence Day with Books about Our History

The Fourth of July is right around the corner and so are family picnics and parades. So why not add great picture books to your family activities?  These books are good for different ages as indicated at the end of each book, except for the last five books which are picture books good for all […]

Take Me Out to the Ball Game: With Books!

Summer is the time of year to enjoy the outdoors and watch baseball and other sports. Here are some great books about different popular sports that enthusiasts will definitely enjoy!  Except for the picture books noted below, the rest of the books are good for ages nine through adult. Strike Three You’re Dead, by Josh […]

Fathers Deserve Books Also

Father’s Day is coming up this Sunday so why not give Dad something he can enjoy, relax with and read: books. Here are books for and about dads and are good for all ages. The last six books are picture books. The Mark of a Giant: People Who Changed the World, by Ted Steward, contains […]

Non-Fiction Picture Books Give the Real Picture

Oklahoma’s devastating tornadoes in May raises the awareness to young people about weather and how it directly affects our lives. Here are some outstanding picture books bringing awareness on many interesting subjects. They are all geared for independent readers ages 9 and older, except for the last 2 books which are geared for ages 4 […]

My Picks for My Favorite Books from the Past School Year

School is now either over or almost completed.  What better time than to lean against a tall willow and read a great book?  These are books geared for ages nine and older. Sophia’s War, by Avi, is an astounding story written by one of the best historical fiction writers for kids. It’s 1776 and young […]