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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 […]

Great Sports Books for Dads and Kids

There are many books written with sports woven into the storyline.  But not all of them are well written or hold the readers’ interest all the way through.  Here are some really good books with sports as the theme that will keep your enthusiasts, ages 8 through adult, engaged from beginning to end.   Point […]

Advice Books for the Graduate

The month of May brings graduations of many levels, kindergarten through college.  There are many great lessons in these books that be learned as your graduate grows older.  The first three books are good for ages four to eight.  The rest are good for all ages.   Pass It On, by Sophy Henn, demonstrates in […]

Mother Dear Books

Mother’s Day is right around the corner and what better way to tell her that you love her than by giving her a book that celebrates Mom. The first three books are best suited for mom to read to, and for, herself.  The remaining books are perfect read-alouds to the entire family.   Once There […]

Inspirational Books for Conference

LDS General Conference is right around the corner and here are some outstanding books to help keep an ongoing spiritual feeling after conference ends. What You Don’t Know About the 100 Most Important Events in CHURCH HISTORY, by Casey Paul Griffiths, Susan Easton Black and Mary Jane Woodger.  This book takes the reader chronologically in […]

Excellent Books Celebrating Black History Month

February is Black History Month and here are some great books that will surely inspire your young ones. The first three are picture books and the rest are historical fiction or nonfiction. All books are best suited for ages nine and above. Freedom Over Me: Eleven Slaves, Their Lives and Dreams Brought to Life, by […]

Hearts and Presidents Books

Valentine’s Day is a wonderful time to express your love and appreciation for dear ones. Here are some special books to help you show your deep feelings. All of the Valentine’s Day books are picture books good for ages three to eight, except for the “Fairy Tale Matchmaker” which is geared for ages eight to […]

Winter Wonder Books

Winter is in full force so why not cuddle up by the fire with snowy books.  Here are some great picture books for ages four to eight. The last three books are good for ages nine and up.   Before Morning, by Joyce Sidman, and beautifully illustrated on scratchboard and watercolors by Beth Krommes, is […]