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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 […]

Fabulous Fiction for the Final Days of Summer

I have gathered together several books to round out your summer reading.  Due to the many outstanding books I am recommending, I will shorten each review and expand the number of books.  That way, you and your family will have a great number of books to choose from.  All of these books are good for […]

Perfect Summertime Reading

I have collected some outstanding novels of different genres to entice, excite and engage families looking for great books for summer.  All of these books are geared for ages nine and above, but many would be great to read out loud to all ages. Born Just Right, by Jordan Reeves and Jen Lee Reeves, is […]

Best Books to Drift Away within Summer

Time to relax and read!  Summertime emotes lazy, hot sunny days with no worries of school or school projects coming due.  I have so many super books for kids ages nine to twelve, along with parents reading out loud to families, that I will include more outstanding books for summer reading in my next few […]

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 […]

Halloween Books to Spook and Giggle

Halloween will soon be here and what better way to celebrate throughout the month than by reading books to thrill, spook, chuckle and enjoy?  The first four books, unless otherwise indicated, are perfect for ages four through eight.  The rest of the books are good for ages nine and up, unless otherwise indicated.   Star […]

Howling for Halloween

The Fall season brings many wonderful activities and new beauty to the landscape.  But the one thing it brings to kids is fun, school parties, costumes and – candy.  This review, and my next review, will be dedicated to bringing to you the best and newest Halloween books for families.  The first four books are […]

Getting Along in School and Life

Making friends can be hard for some people.  Adjusting to classroom settings can be hard for others.  Here are some great picture books that deal with feelings and learning the social aspects of school and dealing with the ups and downs of life.  All of these books are perfect for ages three to eight.   […]