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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, […]

Excellent Books Celebrating Black History Month

February is Black History Month and here are some great books that will surely inspire your young ones. The first three are picture books and the rest are historical fiction or nonfiction. All books are best suited for ages nine and above. Freedom Over Me: Eleven Slaves, Their Lives and Dreams Brought to Life, by […]

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 […]

Best Books of the Year

The following books are my favorite books of 2016 for ages nine through fourteen.  They include several different genres and all have storylines so interesting that each book is difficult to put down.  Several of these books are definite Newbery candidates – and that coveted award will be announced in January. Just My Luck, by […]

Christmas Books: Meaningful and Fun

Here is a list of great books for families with children of all ages except for the Klutz products – they are geared for ages nine and above.  The first four books have to do with the true meaning of Christmas.  The last five are pop-up books.  All are picture books unless otherwise stated.   […]