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From the Moon to the Milky Way Books

With the recent Apollo moon landing anniversary much has been written and published celebrating this amazing USA feat.  Here are some outstanding picture books to help inform, and perhaps entice, young scientists to venture into this field.  All of these books are good for ages four through eight, unless otherwise indicated. There was an Old […]

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 […]

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, […]

SUMMERTIME SLEEPTIME

It may be a difficult time of the year to get your youngsters to go to bed.  There’s many fun things to do and it’s still light outside.  However, there are ways to help them relax and get ready for bed and sleep.  Here are some great picture books about, and for, sleep – for […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

Books Keep Young Minds Learning

Summer can be a great time to keep your mind stimulated and your intellect growing.  Here are the perfect picture books to grow the IQ of youngsters ages three through seven.   An Excessive Alphabet: Avalanches of As to Zillions of Zs, by Judi Barrett, and cleverly illustrated with pen and ink and colored digitally […]

Bedtime Reading for Sleepyheads

Reading out loud to youngsters at bedtime will build memories for a lifetime. Furthermore, selecting great books that will entice children, along with settling them down, will help them look forward to bed. This should help eliminate the struggles of getting them to go to bed. For older kids, reading great chapter book page-turners should […]

Goodnight for School Nights

It’s time to get kids ready for bed.  But getting them to settle down after a nice long summer can be difficult.  Here are some new soothing stories to calm their minds and bodies for a good night’s sleep.  “Lullaby”, in the middle of the review, is actually a CD.  All of these are good […]