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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 […]

Excellent Early Chapter Books

Children who have grasped reading and have progressed to early chapter books (typically about ages six to nine) need good books to help them progress into this new world that will fill their imaginations.  These books, at a glance, have larger text than fiction, which is geared for older readers.  They also have illustrations sprinkled […]

Children’s Book Awards and Books for Baby

The annual Newbery and Caldecott awards were recently announced. Here are the award winners for best books geared for kids ages ten through fourteen:  Medal winner: “Hello, Universe” by Kelly. Three Honor books: “Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut” by Barnes, “Long Way Down” by Reynolds, “Piecing Me Together” by Watson. The Caldecott awards are for the best picture […]

Love and Friendship Books

Valentine’s Day is a special holiday celebrating heartfelt feelings for loved ones and friends. Here are some great picture books that help to make this a meaningful event. The first four books are board books, small and good for ages two through four. The rest of the books are good for ages four through eight. […]

Outstanding Non-Fiction Books

Non-fiction books can be one of the best ways to inform and inspire kids of all ages. These types of books need to be interesting, as well as informative, to hold their interest. There is a good chance they just might discover what their livelihood might be in future years. Here are some outstanding non-fiction […]

My Favorite Books of 2017

The year is almost over and I have compiled my favorite books from 2017 geared for ages nine and older unless otherwise indicated A Rambler Steals Home, by Carter Higgins, has a family traveling throughout the year in their old Rambler until summer arrives. Then they settle in to small town Ridge Creek. This is […]

Meaningful Christmas Books

If you’re looking for books about, and for, Christmas and with inspirational themes, look no further. Here is a list of books perfect for the entire family to enjoy this Christmas season and beyond.   Our Family Christmas:  Creating Meaningful and Memorable Christ-Centered Traditions, by Christie Gardner, is a day-by-day calendar beginning with December 1 […]

Books Make Perfect Christmas Gifts

Christmas 2017 will soon be here.  Outlined below are descriptions of some of the best books for, and about the magic of, Christmas.  The first six books are good for ages seven and up but are also wonderful to read-out-loud for all family members to enjoy.  The rest are picture books – good for ages […]