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From the Moon to the Milky Way Books

With the recent Apollo moon landing anniversary much has been written and published celebrating this amazing USA feat.  Here are some outstanding picture books to help inform, and perhaps entice, young scientists to venture into this field.  All of these books are good for ages four through eight, unless otherwise indicated. There was an Old […]

Back to School Books

School is back in session!  I have reviewed some wonderful picture books on this subject to help little ones prepare for this new experience.  These books are good for ages four through eight. Truman, by Jean Reidy, and brilliantly illustrated using gouache, brush marker, charcoal, colored pencil and then finished digitally by Lucy Ruth Cummins, […]

Fabulous Fiction for the Final Days of Summer

I have gathered together several books to round out your summer reading.  Due to the many outstanding books I am recommending, I will shorten each review and expand the number of books.  That way, you and your family will have a great number of books to choose from.  All of these books are good for […]

Perfect Summertime Reading

I have collected some outstanding novels of different genres to entice, excite and engage families looking for great books for summer.  All of these books are geared for ages nine and above, but many would be great to read out loud to all ages. Born Just Right, by Jordan Reeves and Jen Lee Reeves, is […]

Best Books to Drift Away within Summer

Time to relax and read!  Summertime emotes lazy, hot sunny days with no worries of school or school projects coming due.  I have so many super books for kids ages nine to twelve, along with parents reading out loud to families, that I will include more outstanding books for summer reading in my next few […]

“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 […]