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Oh Baby! Books

Baby books are the perfect way to teach newborns to toddlers many things including attention span, comprehension and language.  Almost all of these new selections are board books which are normally small in size.  All have bright colors and many have tabs or flaps to lift.  All of these teach simple concepts to boost intelligence […]

Books About Our United States Presidents

We just celebrated our country’s great presidents.  Last Wednesday, February 12, was Abraham Lincoln’s birthday and tomorrow is George Washington’s birthday anniversary.  In honor of these two great presidents, I’ve gathered some outstanding books about several of our presidents throughout the years.  All of these are picture books except for James L. Swanson’s book about […]

Heart-Felt Books

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner making this holiday a wonderful time to show those you love how much you really care about them.  What better way to show them than through words and books.  All of the following books are picture books and are perfect for all ages – especially those in love. […]

Awards Announced and Great Transportation Books

The Caldecott (which is for the outstanding picture books) and Newbery (which is for chapter books geared for ages 9 through 14) Awards were just announced and here are the winners: The Caldecott Medal was awarded to “Locomotive” by Brian Floca, while “Journey” by Aaron Becker, “Flora and the Flamingo” by Molly Idle and “Mr. […]

Time to Button Up for Winter Books

Winter brings lots of cold weather, snow and books about this season.  The first four books are good for ages 9 and up. The rest are picture books and are good for all ages.   The Wolf Princess, by Cathryn Constable, is about a girl, Sophie, who lives in a poor orphanage but gets the […]

More of the Best Books from 2013

This week concludes my list of favorite books from last year.  Except for the last book, which is best suited for ages 16 through adult, all of these books are good for ages 9 and up.   12 Kinds of Ice, by Ellen Bryan Obed, and beautifully illustrated with pen and ink by Barbara McClintock, […]

My Favorite Books of the Year 2013

It’s time for my choices of the best books from 2013. This is the first of two lists and will be completed next week. All of these books are good for ages 9 and up. Some of these books could become Newbery winners that will be announced toward the end of January. Escape From Mr. […]