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It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

It’s getting close to Christmas and time is short for last minute shopping.  Gift giving can be simple and cherished.  So why not give books?  Here are some new book sets, pop-up books, uniquely packaged books, books that compile many stories, and classics that have been reissued.  All books, except where noted, are good for […]

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, […]

Colder Crazy Weather is Upon Us

Windy, rainy, snowy weather is here – and the temperatures are dropping.  It’s time to gather in the rest of the vegetables and fruits from the garden before it freezes.  Here are some great picture books, on the subject, that can be enjoyed by all ages.   Sophie’s Squash, by Pat Zietlow Miller, and painted […]

Families Can Be Together … by Reading

There aren’t many activities that can bind a family together better than reading together.  Beginning each day with reading the scriptures and ending each day with a family read-out-loud is a perfect beginning and ending for families.  Here are some outstanding books geared for families to help wind down a full day.  The first three […]

Celebrate Independence Day with Books about Our History

The Fourth of July is right around the corner and so are family picnics and parades. So why not add great picture books to your family activities?  These books are good for different ages as indicated at the end of each book, except for the last five books which are picture books good for all […]

Fathers Deserve Books Also

Father’s Day is coming up this Sunday so why not give Dad something he can enjoy, relax with and read: books. Here are books for and about dads and are good for all ages. The last six books are picture books. The Mark of a Giant: People Who Changed the World, by Ted Steward, contains […]

Non-Fiction Picture Books Give the Real Picture

Oklahoma’s devastating tornadoes in May raises the awareness to young people about weather and how it directly affects our lives. Here are some outstanding picture books bringing awareness on many interesting subjects. They are all geared for independent readers ages 9 and older, except for the last 2 books which are geared for ages 4 […]

Books for Graduates Make Lasting Gifts

May is the month of the year that many of our children move on to the next level of school, or in some instances on to post school life.  The books listed here will either make an impact, inspire or teach some valuable lessons needed in life. The first three books are geared for ages […]

Our Cherished Mothers

Mother’s Day is right around the corner and it’s a special time of year for me because my sweet mom is thriving and doing well at ninety-three!  What better gift for moms everywhere than with books!  Except for the first book, all of these are picture books and are good for the whole family. One […]