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FOR THE LOVE OF COUNTRY

Independence Day, July 4, will soon be here.  I have gathered several books to help kids reflect on, and appreciate our freedoms, and our military and all those who committed the ultimate sacrifice for and on behalf of our country.  The age appropriateness will be indicated on each book’s review.   Thomas Paine and the […]

SMART BOOKS FOR THE GRADUATE

Kids from many different levels of education are graduating this spring.  Here are some excellent advice books to help them as they grow into adulthood.  Most of these books are picture books, except where designated, and apply to all ages.   Off and Away, by Cale Atkinson, has a postscript that reads “Dedicated to those […]

SPRING HAS SPRUNG WITH MOTHER’S DAY

Flowers, blooming trees, birds, planting and rainy, windy and sunny days lead us to Mother’s Day.  Here are new picture books on the subject.  The first book is perfect for mothers everywhere.  The next three are good for mom’s and their youngsters.  The rest are good for ages four through eight.   Certain Women, by […]

Helpful Books for the Graduate

In upcoming reviews, I will be writing about some outstanding books to help inspire and give advice for both young and old graduates. The following are picture books and are good for ages four and up. When I Grow Up, by Tim Minchin, and with lively paintings of playful expression by Steve Antony, lists the […]

Inspiring Books for Conference

LDS General Conference is right around the corner and I have collected some of the best books to educate, motivate and inspire each of us to become better. The Melchizedek Priesthood: Understanding the Doctrine, Living the Principles, by Dale G. Renlund and Ruth Lybbert Renlund, is a guide to help members of the church better […]

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 […]

Great Books Help Inspire

General Conference is quickly approaching and I have listed some outstanding books for families to enjoy. The first three books are inspirational books written by Church leaders and an Olympic champion. The first two are best for teens and adults. The rest are good for ages ten and up. The last two books are outstanding […]

Great Non-Fiction Books to Spark Inquisitive Minds

The following ten books are great for possibly inspiring kids (ages eight to twelve unless otherwise specified) to set goals for their future. Some of the books merely inform, inspire and educate, others give direction and information about specific fields that could lead to possible occupations. Exploring Space: From Galileo to the Mars Rover and […]

Books About “America the Beautiful”

Independence Day will soon be here and what better way to celebrate than educating and enlightening your family with books about our history?  All of these books, except for the last two, are picture books and are good for all ages. The last book is a historical fiction and the one before that is a […]