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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 […]

National Award Announcements and Books all about Love

The coveted Newbery and Caldecott awards were just announced.  Hello Lighthouse, by Sophie Blackall, won the Caldecott medal award.  The four Caldecott honor books went to Alma and How She Got Her Name by Juana Martinez-Neal, A Big Mooncake for Little Star by Grace Lin, The Rough Patch by Brian Lies and Thank You, Omu […]

Sleepy Time Books

The days are short, and the nights are dark and long.  If you’re looking for a nice picture book to settle youngsters down for the night – look no further.  Some of these books are about sleep and others are just great stories.  All of these books are quick reads and are perfect for ages […]

Wintertime Books

It’s winter and the season of snow and cold.  Here are some wonderful books celebrating this magical time of year.  All are picture books and are good for ages three to eight.   Small Walt and Mo the Tow, by Elizabeth Verdick, and wonderfully rendered in Prismacolor pencil and digitally colored by Marc Rosenthal, is […]

Great Books to Read on Long Winter Nights

Winter nights are long and cold which make them a perfect time to read a good book by the fireplace. These books are geared for ages nine and up.  However, they would also be great to read out loud to the family. Resistance, by Jennifer A. Nielsen, is historical fiction at its finest.  Chaya is […]

Gifts for Christmas

Christmas shopping can be easily remedied and made easier by just getting your loved ones the best gifts: books!  Here is a list of some unique and wonderful books that are perfect for all ages.   The Art of Walt Disney’s Mickey Mouse (Disney Editions Deluxe), by Jessica Ward, celebrates Mickey’s ninetieth anniversary with this […]

Books Celebrating Christmas

Christmas time is a very special time to read magical stories to little ones. Here are some new picture books for all ages to help celebrate this wonderful season.     One Christmas Wish, by Katherine Rundell, and beautifully painted with ink and watercolor by Emily Sutton, is a sweet story that centers on a […]

Books that Teach

There are certain books that can just open the mind to great horizons.  Books can be entertaining and at the same time become great teachers. Here are some outstanding picture books that stimulate and motivate one to enjoy learning.  The following picture books might just awaken the genius in kids ages nine and above (unless […]

Fall Back to Sleep with Books

We must all turn our clocks back this weekend, making the daylight end even earlier and hopefully settling down youngsters for bedtime.  Here is a list of some excellent books that should help in the process. All books are picture books and are perfect for ages four through eight unless otherwise indicated. The Night Box, […]

Halloween Books to Spook and Giggle

Halloween will soon be here and what better way to celebrate throughout the month than by reading books to thrill, spook, chuckle and enjoy?  The first four books, unless otherwise indicated, are perfect for ages four through eight.  The rest of the books are good for ages nine and up, unless otherwise indicated.   Star […]