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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.   […]

School Books Are Back in Session

School is back in session and here are some great books to celebrate your child’s new school year. All books are picture books and are perfect for ages three through seven.   We Don’t Eat Our Classmates, by Ryan T. Higgins, is a wonderful and perfect story to help youngsters beginning school and learning to […]

FARM BOOKS TO DIG INTO

Fruits and vegetables are ripe and ready to eat this time of year.  The books compiled here showcase farms, and animals on found on the farm.  Here is a compilation of picture and board books for kids ages two through six, except for the last book. That pop-out book is best for ages six and […]

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 […]

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 […]