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Archive for the 2019 Category

“America the Beautiful” Books

Books can inspire, educate and inform.  The following books are good for ages nine through adult except where indicated.  These books will help all – young and old – appreciate our great country!   Apollo 8: The Mission that Changed Everything, by Martin W. Sandler, will take the reader into space and heading towards the […]

Dads Deserve Summertime Books

What a nice time of year to celebrate our dear fathers!  Just as summer begins.  Here are some great books to enjoy with dad as we enter summertime.  Almost all of these books are picture books and are good for all ages unless otherwise indicated.   A Father’s Love, by Hannah Holt, and nicely illustrated […]

Books Can Bring Us Joy!

Books can help navigate and guide youngsters toward happiness.  The following books are all picture books that are rich with inspiration, motivation and goodness. All are good for ages four through adult.   Believe:  A Pop-Up Book of Possibilities, by one of my very favorite paper engineers – Robert Sabuda. This is a small-sized book […]

Books to Inspire the Graduate

Graduation time, which can apply to the youngest leaving kindergarten all the way to graduate school in college, is now upon us. The following books are a celebration of courage, knowledge and inventiveness. They are best for ages nine through adult, unless otherwise indicated.   She Dared: Malala Yousafzai, by Jenni L. Walsh, is a […]

A Bouquet of Books for Mom

With Mother’s Day fast approaching let’s celebrate this wonderful day with books that showcase our love for, and from, Mom!  The first four books are picture books and are best for ages three through seven.  The rest are board books that are geared for toddlers up to the age of five.   Superhero Mom, by […]

April Celebrates Poetry

Poetry is a wonderful medium to showcase the world around us.  The beauty of describing nature, animals, the sky, people and transportation can be done perfectly through the language of poetry.  Poetry should be in every household and read out loud to, and by, children to be ultimately embraced and enjoyed.  Here are some of […]

Blooming Picture Books of Spring

Springtime brings an abundance of wonderful books celebrating the beautiful outdoors.  These picture books cover the spectrum of the season:  weather, trees, plants, bugs, animals – and children.  All of these books are perfect for ages three through eight, except where indicated.   Birds, by Carme Lemniscates, celebrates these winged animals in their varying sizes […]

Spring into Fiction

The following nine books are wonderful “page-turners” of fiction for kids ages nine and up.  These books are a combination of fantasy, realistic fiction, mystery and more.  They are just what your child will need to get, or stay, excited about reading.   The Camelot Code: The Once and Future Geek, by Marci Mancusi, is […]

Baby Oh Baby Books

Baby books come in all sizes and shapes, but often the best baby books are board books.  This type of book is sturdy and will last much longer if baby wants to pull, tug or even drool on it.  I have compiled some of the best, newest books made to keep baby interested for as […]

February Celebrates Patriotism and Black History Month

I have gathered together some outstanding books for both of these observances.  The first five books celebrate America and the rest deal with Black History Month.  The first book and the last two books are historical fiction and are good for ages nine and up.  The rest of the books are picture books and are […]