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America the Beautiful

Independence Day is right around the corner and that equates with picnics, fireworks and appreciating our beloved country and this land that was saved for these latter days.  Here are some excellent non-fiction and historical fiction books.  Unless indicted, all books are good for ages eight and up. Brave Like My Brother, by Marc Tyler […]

Mother Dear, I Love You So

Mother’s Day will soon be here and I’ve collected some wonderful picture books about, and for, moms.  Naturally, these books can be enjoyed by all ages. All We Know, by Linda Ashman, and beautifully painted with watercolor and acrylic by Jane Dyer, has a lyrical rhyming style that begs to be read aloud – perhaps […]

Christmas Books for Gifts

Christmas time is a wonderful time to enjoy and read books about, and for, this special season.  This sacred holiday is our reminder to celebrate Christ and His gospel all year:  to be more giving, forgiving, accepting and selfless and to remember His great Atoning sacrifice!  All of these, except the last two books, are […]

Halloween’s Coming

Halloween is a fun time for youngsters to dress up in costumes. It’s an added bonus to also receive free candy! Here are some great books for ages four and up to enjoy for this upcoming holiday.   Happy Halloween Witch’s Cat!, by Harriet Muncaster, shows a little girl who pretends that her mom is […]

America, Baseball, Ingenuity, and Liberty

Independence Day reflects all that is America.  Here are some wonderful books to remind us of what makes this country great.  All of these books, except the last book, are good for ages 9 and up. Scholastic has an outstanding paperback series, “10 True Tales”, by Allan Zuillo, that incorporates true events that showcase brave […]

Moms Make the World Go ‘Round

What a perfect time of the year to celebrate our cherished mothers. Trees and flowers are in bloom and the earth is renewed. So here are some great books all about mom. Strength in Stillness: A Message for Women, by Patricia Holland, is a small booklet that encompasses important lessons to be learned. Sister Holland […]

For Love and Country

Valentine’s Day is a fun and unique holiday because it is all about showing gratitude, friendship and most of all – love. On the other hand, President’s Day helps us reflect on some of the great U.S. presidents and our country’s past. All of the Valentine’s Day books are picture books and are good for […]

Halloween’s Coming!

This most fun time of the year for children can help engage them in humorous and/or entertaining mysteries. Except for the last book, which is an early chapter book for ages 7 to 10, the rest of these books are picture books and are good for all ages.   Bats in the Band, by Brian […]

America the Beautiful

America’s history is full of heroes and important moments. It’s also rich with God’s blessings as it was saved for these latter days. Here are some books about our great country and some of the events and people that helped shape it into what it is today. Boundaries: How the Mason-Dixon Line Settled a Family […]

Mother, I Love You!

It’s time to tell Mom how much you love and appreciate her.  But, hopefully, you express loving thoughts to her continually.  Here are some great picture books to help celebrate Mother’s Day.  Except for the last two books, which are geared for adults, all of these books are good for all ages.   A Gift […]