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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 […]

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 […]

Books Make Perfect Christmas Gifts

Christmas 2017 will soon be here.  Outlined below are descriptions of some of the best books for, and about the magic of, Christmas.  The first six books are good for ages seven and up but are also wonderful to read-out-loud for all family members to enjoy.  The rest are picture books – good for ages […]

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 […]

Great Back-to-School Books

School is right around the corner and here are some outstanding books to help celebrate or soften the blow (depending on the age and anticipation of the child).  All but the last two books are picture books and are good for ages four to eight.  The last two are fiction books best for ages eight […]

Books Keep Young Minds Learning

Summer can be a great time to keep your mind stimulated and your intellect growing.  Here are the perfect picture books to grow the IQ of youngsters ages three through seven.   An Excessive Alphabet: Avalanches of As to Zillions of Zs, by Judi Barrett, and cleverly illustrated with pen and ink and colored digitally […]

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 […]

Learning from Books and National Winners

These learning books can help children, from ages three to six, learn basic concepts (unless otherwise stated). Also, the coveted Newbery Awards (for ages nine through twelve) and Caldecott Awards (for picture books) were just announced. The Caldecott medal went to “Radiant Child: The Story of Your Ingrid Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat” by Javaka Steptoe. The […]

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 […]

Reading Towards Heaven

Books can uplift and inform. With General Conference recently ending, here are some remarkable books to help keep the Spirit strong in our lives. On the Path Home, by President Henry B. Eyring, is the perfect smallish sized book to help keep you focused and encouraged to stay on the path.  No matter the circumstance […]