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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 […]

Christmas Books for Children

It’s the time of the year for wonderful books about the Christmas season.  Here are some outstanding picture books, and fiction books, that would be great for all ages.  I’ve organized these books into three categories: meaningful, traditional and humorous.  I’ll begin with meaningful books.   Gifts of the Heart, by one of my favorite […]

Inspiring Books for Christmas

Books that inspire and help direct lives to better live the Gospel are the best kinds of gifts at this wonderful time of year.  The first four books, as well as the last, are good for ages twelve through adult. The two picture books indicate the best appropriate age.   John Stockton: Assisted, An Autobiography, […]

One Last Boo to You!

Here is the last collection of Halloween books for the faint of heart.  Actually, these are delightful picture books that all ages will surely enjoy.  None of these books are scary and some are fun and humorous.  So what are you waiting for?  Get reading – and enjoy!   Ten Orange Pumpkins: A Counting Book, […]

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 […]