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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 […]

Fantastic Fantasy for Summer

Here are some amazing fantasy page-turners for your kids, ages 8 and above, that you or them will want to read and read again and again!  All would be terrific bed-time reading, but warning: your children will not want you to stop!   Alistair Grim’s Odditorium, by Gregory Funaro, is a magical adventure that takes […]

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. […]

The Best Fiction Books for Summer

Summertime is the best time to relax and pick up a book.  What better time is there to while away the hours than reading underneath the shade of a leafy tree?  There’s no homework to worry about and the sun is up longer and the weather couldn’t be better.  So what are you waiting for? […]

It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

It’s getting close to Christmas and time is short for last minute shopping.  Gift giving can be simple and cherished.  So why not give books?  Here are some new book sets, pop-up books, uniquely packaged books, books that compile many stories, and classics that have been reissued.  All books, except where noted, are good for […]

Super Books for Ages Nine and Above

It seems that parents are always looking for great books for their kids – books that will excite and educate them.  Here is an excellent list that will surely entice and lure kids away from games and TV and into books.  These books cut across genres.  But I constantly tell schools and students that if […]

Spooky Mysteries

Halloween’s coming and what better time to read mysterious fiction than after the sun goes down?  All of these books, except the last book, are good for ages nine and older.  The last book is an early chapter reader book good for ages seven to nine.   Scare Scape, by Sam Fisher, is a riveting […]

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 […]

Great Fiction Can Excite Kids to Read

If you can tell kids, ages eight through fourteen, a little about a book this small tease can encourage them to open a book and get them reading.  Here are the books to do just this – and what better time than summer?  This list encompasses fantasy, science fiction, historical fiction, mystery, sports and humor. […]

Super Fiction for Summer Reading

Summertime is the best time of the year to sit under a shady tree and enjoy a good book.  Here are some of the best and newest books that kids, and parents, will read from beginning to end in a matter of a few days.  Each of these books are good for ages nine through […]