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Last Minute Fabulous Book Gifts

Christmas time is a wonderful time to give others something that shows your love for them as illustrated throughout our Savior’s life.  Books are such a perfect gift that demonstrates all you wish to show to your loved ones.  And books can be read over and over so the gift keeps giving! I’ve assembled a […]

Fiction Books at their Best

Are you looking for great books for your nine and older child? It seems that is the on-going question for all of us as we search for great reads for kids – and to read aloud to them. Here are some outstanding books that will be difficult to put down and I’ve included several types […]

February is Black History Month

This month is celebrating “Black History” and one of the best ways to celebrate it is by reading outstanding literature that deals with this subject. I’ll begin with books geared for kids ages nine and up. The five last books are picture books good for all ages. The Mighty Miss Malone, by Christopher Paul Curtis, […]

It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year for Books!

What a great time of the year to give books for gifts. Here is a collection of books about, and for, the Christmas season. The first four books are good for ages eight and older. The rest are picture books and are good for ages four to eight. Charles Dickens: England’s Most Captivating Storyteller, by […]

The Last of Summer Reading

Summer is quickly coming to an end as kids are gearing up for school to start. So here are some great last reads to pine away the hours inside a book while the leisure, lazy days are still here. All of these books are geared for ages nine through adult. There are two outstanding historical […]

Summer is for Reading

Summer is for reading and here is a list of some great page-turners for ages nine and up (with the exception of the first book which is best for teens and adults). The Evolution of Thomas Hall, by Kieth Merrill, is an extraordinary novel about an extraordinary artist who comes to terms with his disbelief […]

Fiction at its Best

I am continually reading through, and looking for, great and interesting books that kids will love. Here is my latest list of great fiction geared for ages nine to adult.  These books would also be great as read-alouds. The Clockwork Three, by Matthew L. Kirby, is a story rich with suspense, mystery and adventure. It […]

Lessons Learned from Black History

Here are some outstanding historical fiction books that will bring to light the struggles, bravery and lifelong battles of people overcoming bigotry. These books are good for ages eight and up. Forge, by Laurie Halse Anderson, is an enlightening story about life as a soldier during the Revolutionary War. Curzon is an escaped slave who […]

My Country ‘Tis of Thee

President’s Day brings about a better appreciation for America’s great leaders of the past, as well as highlighting the tremendous sacrifices our ancestors experienced. Here are some outstanding new publications on the subject that are good for ages nine through adult. The first five books are part of a wonderfully engaging historical fiction series, “Dear […]

Sleepy Nighttime Books Plus Newberry and Caldecott Winners

The renowned Newbery and Caldecott awards were announced last week and here are the Newbery winners: Medal winner – Moon Over Manifest, by Claire Vanderpool; Honor awards – Turtle in Paradise, by Jennifer L. Holm, Heart of a Samurai, by Margi Preus, Dark Emperor and Other Poems of the Night,  by Joyce Sidman, and illustrated […]