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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 […]

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 […]

Great Books to Read on Long Winter Nights

Winter nights are long and cold which make them a perfect time to read a good book by the fireplace. These books are geared for ages nine and up.  However, they would also be great to read out loud to the family. Resistance, by Jennifer A. Nielsen, is historical fiction at its finest.  Chaya is […]

Fiction for Fall

School has once again begun and that can mean that reading for pleasure gets lost behind homework, extracurricular activities and sporting events.  However, if you can keep kids excited about reading a good book they will find the time to read.  So here are some outstanding books that will do just that!  These books are […]

MY FAVORITE BOOKS FROM THE 2017/2018 SCHOOL YEAR

School is ending and here are some of the best books for kids to dive into. These books are perfect for ages nine through fourteen. However, adults will enjoy these books as well!   Restart, by Gordon Korman, is an excellent story that demonstrates to kids that we all have the ability to change our […]

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 […]

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, […]

Great Fiction Books for Summer

The books discussed in this review are excellent for hot summer days. They include several genres and some would be terrific to read out loud. All of these books are perfect for ages nine and up.   The Goldfish Boy, by Lisa Thompson, is a story involving a mystery. But it centers on a boy, […]