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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 […]

Sleepy Time: Reading Time

Now with longer nights, reading at bedtime is a soothing and perfect time to settle down for sleep.  Here are some perfect picture books for the end of the day, all for ages three to eight.   Mabel and the Queen of Dreams, by Henry, Joshua and Harrison Herz, and enchantingly illustrated by Lisa Woods, […]

Daylight Savings is Gone; Now More Time to Read

Beware – the books listed here are all page-turners and are perfect to read out loud as you settle in for the night.  They are good for ages 9 and above to read independently and they are all good for ages 6 and up to be read out loud. Restart, by Gordon Korman, is an […]

Spooky Books for Halloween

Halloween is right around the corner and what better way to celebrate than with books? The last five books listed at the end are thrilling – with just the right amount of scare. The rest are picture books that the entire family will enjoy and beg to be read out loud! Grimelda and the Spooktakular […]