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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 […]

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 […]