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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 […]

It’s Gift Giving Time

Some of the best gifts to give at Christmas time are books! Books can uplift, motivate, entertain, inform and educate. Here is a list of non-fiction books that are perfect for the entire family, extended family, neighbors and friends. I’ve divided these outstanding books into animals, people, information and science. Eight Dolphins of Katrina: A […]

Dragons and Dinosaurs

From fantasy to realism, these picture books will enthrall and teach the reader about these gigantic beasts of old.  Some of the books are so fun and funny that kids will likely laugh out loud.  All of the books are good for ages 3 to 7 and are a perfect nighttime treat for bedtime. Waking […]

Dinosaur Books Captivate the Imagination

There are few types of books that draw the reader in like books about these giant reptiles of long ago.  These outstanding books (unless otherwise stated) are geared for ages four through eight and are in a picture book format. Let’s Look at Dinosaurs, by Frances Barry, has an interesting format featuring a large dinosaur […]

Springtime Animals

Are you looking for excellent books about animals?  Here are several non-fiction books good for all ages that I will categorize into specific groups that are all about animals. All books, unless noted, have glossaries found at the back. Ocean and Sea (Scholastic “Discover More” series), by Steve Parker, is part of a wonderful new […]

Spring Wakes Up Reptiles, Bugs and Amphibians

It’s that time of year again for critters of all sizes and shapes to appear outside – for better or worse. In my case I’m not anticipating, on my daily hikes, the springtime sightings of snakes as they wake from their slumber. Here are some outstanding new non-fiction books for all ages on these subjects. […]

Animal Books are Likely to Excite Readers into Non-Fiction

The co-existence of thousands of animals living amongst us is important and balances all that our Creator provides. Here are some informative and amazing factual accounts about many different kinds of animals and these books are good for all ages. Almost all are in a picture book format with beautiful photos or paintings. Saving the […]

Historical Fiction, Animals and Classic Sequels Make Great Books

If you’re looking for an interesting chapter book geared for ages nine and up, I’ve listed some new outstanding historical fictions, books about relationships with animals and even a wonderful sequel to a classic story. See Saw Girl, by Linda Sue Park, is an eye-opening historical fiction about a young nobility-born Korean girl in the 17th […]