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Archive for the 2016 Category

Best Books of the Year

The following books are my favorite books of 2016 for ages nine through fourteen.  They include several different genres and all have storylines so interesting that each book is difficult to put down.  Several of these books are definite Newbery candidates – and that coveted award will be announced in January. Just My Luck, by […]

Christmas Books: Meaningful and Fun

Here is a list of great books for families with children of all ages except for the Klutz products – they are geared for ages nine and above.  The first four books have to do with the true meaning of Christmas.  The last five are pop-up books.  All are picture books unless otherwise stated.   […]

Books Make the Best Gifts

Gift giving can be difficult.  But a perfect remedy could be BOOKS.  Here are some beautiful, wonderful books that all ages can enjoy unless otherwise indicated. “Pop-Up” books are extraordinary books that contain surprises, information and joy.  By opening these remarkable books you get to enjoy a three dimensional experience and feel as though you […]

Clever Picture Books

Picture books can be fun, interesting, informative and unique.  The first four books in this review highlight creative imagination.  The next three celebrate the atmosphere of fall.  The next three showcase the usability of creative text.  The last book brings pictures and text together making a wonderful storyline.  All of these books are good for […]

Read Aloud Books for Longer Nights

With daylight saving time ending, this is the perfect time of year to begin reading great stories to your children. The first two books are picture books making them quick reads.  The next two books progress into chapter books which are good for ages six through nine.  The rest are fiction books and are perfect […]

Halloween’s Coming!

It’s that time of year that children of all ages love to celebrate. Kids look forward to dressing up in costumes and, of course, receiving candy.  Here are some great books to help with this celebration during the month of October.  All of these books, with the exception of the first and last books, are […]

Reading Towards Heaven

Books can uplift and inform. With General Conference recently ending, here are some remarkable books to help keep the Spirit strong in our lives. On the Path Home, by President Henry B. Eyring, is the perfect smallish sized book to help keep you focused and encouraged to stay on the path.  No matter the circumstance […]

Terrific Books Hard to Put Down

I am constantly looking for books that are rewarding, yet challenging, and that will help get kids, ages nine through teens, excited to read.  This is a critical developmental age as children become more involved in extracurricular activities.  However, if they find books that are exciting, engaging, interesting and/or entertaining, they will find the time […]

Great New Beginning Readers

One of the most important times for learning how to read is when children are emerging into reading.  The following books will help youngsters progress from the easiest, most simple books, to early chapter books.  Many books are part of new series which provide more success as children become familiar with the characters or the […]

Goodnight for School Nights

It’s time to get kids ready for bed.  But getting them to settle down after a nice long summer can be difficult.  Here are some new soothing stories to calm their minds and bodies for a good night’s sleep.  “Lullaby”, in the middle of the review, is actually a CD.  All of these are good […]