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Archive for the 2018 Category

FARM BOOKS TO DIG INTO

Fruits and vegetables are ripe and ready to eat this time of year.  The books compiled here showcase farms, and animals on found on the farm.  Here is a compilation of picture and board books for kids ages two through six, except for the last book. That pop-out book is best for ages six and […]

SUMMERTIME PICTURE BOOKS

It’s summer and there are some outstanding picture books celebrating this wonderful season of the year by enjoying the beauty outside and the many varieties on God’s green earth.  All the books are good for ages three to eight unless otherwise indicated.   Busy-Eyed Day, by Anne Marie Pace, and painted with vibrant double-page illustrations […]

FOR THE LOVE OF COUNTRY

Independence Day, July 4, will soon be here.  I have gathered several books to help kids reflect on, and appreciate our freedoms, and our military and all those who committed the ultimate sacrifice for and on behalf of our country.  The age appropriateness will be indicated on each book’s review.   Thomas Paine and the […]

SUMMERTIME SLEEPTIME

It may be a difficult time of the year to get your youngsters to go to bed.  There’s many fun things to do and it’s still light outside.  However, there are ways to help them relax and get ready for bed and sleep.  Here are some great picture books about, and for, sleep – for […]

MY FAVORITE BOOKS FROM THE 2017/2018 SCHOOL YEAR

School is ending and here are some of the best books for kids to dive into. These books are perfect for ages nine through fourteen. However, adults will enjoy these books as well!   Restart, by Gordon Korman, is an excellent story that demonstrates to kids that we all have the ability to change our […]

SMART BOOKS FOR THE GRADUATE

Kids from many different levels of education are graduating this spring.  Here are some excellent advice books to help them as they grow into adulthood.  Most of these books are picture books, except where designated, and apply to all ages.   Off and Away, by Cale Atkinson, has a postscript that reads “Dedicated to those […]

SPRING HAS SPRUNG WITH MOTHER’S DAY

Flowers, blooming trees, birds, planting and rainy, windy and sunny days lead us to Mother’s Day.  Here are new picture books on the subject.  The first book is perfect for mothers everywhere.  The next three are good for mom’s and their youngsters.  The rest are good for ages four through eight.   Certain Women, by […]

Helpful Books for the Graduate

In upcoming reviews, I will be writing about some outstanding books to help inspire and give advice for both young and old graduates. The following are picture books and are good for ages four and up. When I Grow Up, by Tim Minchin, and with lively paintings of playful expression by Steve Antony, lists the […]

April is Poetry Month

APRIL IS POETRY MONTH What a wonderful time of the year to explore and enjoy the beauty of the earth by celebrating with the beauty of words. The following books are all picture books and are perfect for all ages. Earth Verse: Haiku from the Ground Up, by Sally M. Walker, and richly illustrated with […]

Inspiring Books for Conference

LDS General Conference is right around the corner and I have collected some of the best books to educate, motivate and inspire each of us to become better. The Melchizedek Priesthood: Understanding the Doctrine, Living the Principles, by Dale G. Renlund and Ruth Lybbert Renlund, is a guide to help members of the church better […]