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Archive for the 2015 Category

Christmas Books for Gifts

Christmas time is a wonderful time to enjoy and read books about, and for, this special season.  This sacred holiday is our reminder to celebrate Christ and His gospel all year:  to be more giving, forgiving, accepting and selfless and to remember His great Atoning sacrifice!  All of these, except the last two books, are […]

Give the Best Gift: Books

Christmas is right around the corner and what better gift to give someone than a great book?  Books can engage and entertain the mind with wonderful words, beautiful pictures or with the way the pages flip up or out with intricate pop-up books.  Following is a sample of books for ages four through eight except […]

Books that Stretch your Imagination

Wordless books help to bolster communication and actively engage the reader to imagine more to a story.  All of these books are wordless stories, except for the last three.  Those books are “search and find” books.  All are good for all ages, unless otherwise indicated.   Where’s Walrus? And Penguin?, by Stephen Savage, displays such […]

Great Reading for Long Nights

Now that Daylight Saving Time is gone, and darkness sets in much earlier, what better time than now to settle into some outstanding books in the warm comfort of your home? Here are some of the best new books geared for ages nine and up (unless otherwise indicated). But chances are, you’ll enjoy them also […]

Halloween’s Coming

Halloween is a fun time for youngsters to dress up in costumes. It’s an added bonus to also receive free candy! Here are some great books for ages four and up to enjoy for this upcoming holiday.   Happy Halloween Witch’s Cat!, by Harriet Muncaster, shows a little girl who pretends that her mom is […]

Conference Sets the Stage for Faithful Living

General Conference instills in us so many lessons which motivate and provide comfort and the confidence and faith that the Lord is always with us.  There’s a renewed willingness to learn and read and ponder now more than ever.  Here are some outstanding books that will help us to become even more faithful in following […]

Different Cultures and Traditional Stories

Books can enlighten us and help us understand traditions and ways of life in other countries.  Here is a collection of these types of books as well as unique takes on traditional folktales.  You’ll find the appropriate age level at the end of each book’s review.   Night Sky Dragons, by Mal Peet and Elspeth […]

Non-Fiction at its Best

Non-fiction books that are well laid out, filled with glorious pictures, and information that’s not too crammed on each page are the types of books that kids become engrossed in and gain much from.  These are the types of books parents and educators continually seek to help enrich and inform the younger generation.  I’ve assembled […]

School Days are Here Again

After teaching all elementary grades for twenty-five years, I can immediately see students who have supportive, loving parents.  One of the most important activities you can do with your child is to read with them and to them.  With school back in session, there can be anxious feelings with new schedules, teachers and other classmates. […]

Growing with Babies and Toddlers

Babies should be exposed to books as soon as possible. This should be an on-going process throughout childhood as children develop their brains and thinking skills. It’s been proven that the earlier a parent continually reads to their children, the better that child is able to comprehend and analyze the world around them, as well […]