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From the Moon to the Milky Way Books

With the recent Apollo moon landing anniversary much has been written and published celebrating this amazing USA feat.  Here are some outstanding picture books to help inform, and perhaps entice, young scientists to venture into this field.  All of these books are good for ages four through eight, unless otherwise indicated. There was an Old […]

Back to School Books

School is back in session!  I have reviewed some wonderful picture books on this subject to help little ones prepare for this new experience.  These books are good for ages four through eight. Truman, by Jean Reidy, and brilliantly illustrated using gouache, brush marker, charcoal, colored pencil and then finished digitally by Lucy Ruth Cummins, […]

Perfect Summertime Reading

I have collected some outstanding novels of different genres to entice, excite and engage families looking for great books for summer.  All of these books are geared for ages nine and above, but many would be great to read out loud to all ages. Born Just Right, by Jordan Reeves and Jen Lee Reeves, is […]

Best Books to Drift Away within Summer

Time to relax and read!  Summertime emotes lazy, hot sunny days with no worries of school or school projects coming due.  I have so many super books for kids ages nine to twelve, along with parents reading out loud to families, that I will include more outstanding books for summer reading in my next few […]

Books to Inspire the Graduate

Graduation time, which can apply to the youngest leaving kindergarten all the way to graduate school in college, is now upon us. The following books are a celebration of courage, knowledge and inventiveness. They are best for ages nine through adult, unless otherwise indicated.   She Dared: Malala Yousafzai, by Jenni L. Walsh, is a […]

Blooming Picture Books of Spring

Springtime brings an abundance of wonderful books celebrating the beautiful outdoors.  These picture books cover the spectrum of the season:  weather, trees, plants, bugs, animals – and children.  All of these books are perfect for ages three through eight, except where indicated.   Birds, by Carme Lemniscates, celebrates these winged animals in their varying sizes […]

Wintertime Books

It’s winter and the season of snow and cold.  Here are some wonderful books celebrating this magical time of year.  All are picture books and are good for ages three to eight.   Small Walt and Mo the Tow, by Elizabeth Verdick, and wonderfully rendered in Prismacolor pencil and digitally colored by Marc Rosenthal, is […]

Gifts for Christmas

Christmas shopping can be easily remedied and made easier by just getting your loved ones the best gifts: books!  Here is a list of some unique and wonderful books that are perfect for all ages.   The Art of Walt Disney’s Mickey Mouse (Disney Editions Deluxe), by Jessica Ward, celebrates Mickey’s ninetieth anniversary with this […]

Books that Teach

There are certain books that can just open the mind to great horizons.  Books can be entertaining and at the same time become great teachers. Here are some outstanding picture books that stimulate and motivate one to enjoy learning.  The following picture books might just awaken the genius in kids ages nine and above (unless […]

Getting Along in School and Life

Making friends can be hard for some people.  Adjusting to classroom settings can be hard for others.  Here are some great picture books that deal with feelings and learning the social aspects of school and dealing with the ups and downs of life.  All of these books are perfect for ages three to eight.   […]