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Dinosaurs and Dragons

Dinosaur books simply captivate the imagination of youngsters.  I’ve gathered together some great picture books on the subject and have also included another large and wild beast: the dragon.  All but the last book are picture books and are good for ages three through eight. The Great Big Dinosaur Treasury (Tales of Adventures and Discovery), […]

February Celebrates Black History

This collection of outstanding books on the subject includes the newly announced Newbery Honor book for this year.  That book, Brown Girl Dreaming, along with the next three books, is good for ages nine through adult. The rest of these books are picture books that are good for all ages.   Brown Girl Dreaming, by […]

For Love and Country

Valentine’s Day is a fun and unique holiday because it is all about showing gratitude, friendship and most of all – love. On the other hand, President’s Day helps us reflect on some of the great U.S. presidents and our country’s past. All of the Valentine’s Day books are picture books and are good for […]

Winter White Books

Chilly weather is here and so are many books to help celebrate crunchy snow, blustery winds and icy cold temperatures.  All of these are picture books and are good for all ages.   Winter Bees & Other Poems of the Cold, beautifully composed by Joyce Sidman, and creatively illustrated by Rick Allen, is probably my […]

My Favorite Fiction Books of 2014

It is always challenging for me to select my favorite books geared for eight years old and up because all of the books I review throughout the year are what I consider to be the best books for kids. However, I narrowed down a list and these are my top favorites.  And, all of these […]

It’s a Great Time to Learn

Winter can be a restful, quiet time to settle youngsters down and help them learn. Here are some great picture books from which to learn letters, numbers, colors and shapes, all geared for toddlers.   Square Cat ABC, by Elizabeth Schoonmaker, cleverly weaves a story around the letters of the alphabet. This delightful tale involves […]