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My Favorite Books of 2017

The year is almost over and I have compiled my favorite books from 2017 geared for ages nine and older unless otherwise indicated A Rambler Steals Home, by Carter Higgins, has a family traveling throughout the year in their old Rambler until summer arrives. Then they settle in to small town Ridge Creek. This is […]

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, […]

Daylight Savings is Gone; Now More Time to Read

Beware – the books listed here are all page-turners and are perfect to read out loud as you settle in for the night.  They are good for ages 9 and above to read independently and they are all good for ages 6 and up to be read out loud. Restart, by Gordon Korman, is an […]

Great Books for New Readers

Finding the right books to keep new readers excited about reading – without making the books too hard –is always a challenge. Here are books that begin with emergent readers and progress to early chapter books. The last three books are perfect to read out loud to your children ages four through seven. The Good […]

Great Back-to-School Books

School is right around the corner and here are some outstanding books to help celebrate or soften the blow (depending on the age and anticipation of the child).  All but the last two books are picture books and are good for ages four to eight.  The last two are fiction books best for ages eight […]

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, […]

Summertime Books to Travel with and Enjoy

Summer is a wonderful time of year for kids to enjoy the pleasures of reading.  There are books to learn from, to instill creativity, or those to just enjoy without the pressures of deadlines or homework.  Here are some perfect books for kids to help pass their lazy days in the sun or while traveling.  […]

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 […]