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Winter Wonder Books

Winter is in full force so why not cuddle up by the fire with snowy books.  Here are some great picture books for ages four to eight. The last three books are good for ages nine and up.   Before Morning, by Joyce Sidman, and beautifully illustrated on scratchboard and watercolors by Beth Krommes, is […]

America the Beautiful

Independence Day is right around the corner and that equates with picnics, fireworks and appreciating our beloved country and this land that was saved for these latter days.  Here are some excellent non-fiction and historical fiction books.  Unless indicted, all books are good for ages eight and up. Brave Like My Brother, by Marc Tyler […]

Mother Dear, I Love You So

Mother’s Day will soon be here and I’ve collected some wonderful picture books about, and for, moms.  Naturally, these books can be enjoyed by all ages. All We Know, by Linda Ashman, and beautifully painted with watercolor and acrylic by Jane Dyer, has a lyrical rhyming style that begs to be read aloud – perhaps […]

Give the Best Gift: Books

Christmas is right around the corner and what better gift to give someone than a great book?  Books can engage and entertain the mind with wonderful words, beautiful pictures or with the way the pages flip up or out with intricate pop-up books.  Following is a sample of books for ages four through eight except […]

Books that Stretch your Imagination

Wordless books help to bolster communication and actively engage the reader to imagine more to a story.  All of these books are wordless stories, except for the last three.  Those books are “search and find” books.  All are good for all ages, unless otherwise indicated.   Where’s Walrus? And Penguin?, by Stephen Savage, displays such […]

Great Reading for Long Nights

Now that Daylight Saving Time is gone, and darkness sets in much earlier, what better time than now to settle into some outstanding books in the warm comfort of your home? Here are some of the best new books geared for ages nine and up (unless otherwise indicated). But chances are, you’ll enjoy them also […]

Dinosaurs and Dragons

Dinosaur books simply captivate the imagination of youngsters.  I’ve gathered together some great picture books on the subject and have also included another large and wild beast: the dragon.  All but the last book are picture books and are good for ages three through eight. The Great Big Dinosaur Treasury (Tales of Adventures and Discovery), […]

Winter White Books

Chilly weather is here and so are many books to help celebrate crunchy snow, blustery winds and icy cold temperatures.  All of these are picture books and are good for all ages.   Winter Bees & Other Poems of the Cold, beautifully composed by Joyce Sidman, and creatively illustrated by Rick Allen, is probably my […]

Christmas is Coming!

Christmas Day is right around the corner and time is running out for those special presents for all those special people.  Here are some excellent ideas – and, of course, they are all books!  The first three books are perfect for the entire family.  Appropriate ages will be indicated for the rest of the books. […]

Time to Button Up for Winter Books

Winter brings lots of cold weather, snow and books about this season.  The first four books are good for ages 9 and up. The rest are picture books and are good for all ages.   The Wolf Princess, by Cathryn Constable, is about a girl, Sophie, who lives in a poor orphanage but gets the […]