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Halloween Books to Spook and Giggle

Halloween will soon be here and what better way to celebrate throughout the month than by reading books to thrill, spook, chuckle and enjoy?  The first four books, unless otherwise indicated, are perfect for ages four through eight.  The rest of the books are good for ages nine and up, unless otherwise indicated.   Star […]

Howling for Halloween

The Fall season brings many wonderful activities and new beauty to the landscape.  But the one thing it brings to kids is fun, school parties, costumes and – candy.  This review, and my next review, will be dedicated to bringing to you the best and newest Halloween books for families.  The first four books are […]

MY FAVORITE BOOKS FROM THE 2017/2018 SCHOOL YEAR

School is ending and here are some of the best books for kids to dive into. These books are perfect for ages nine through fourteen. However, adults will enjoy these books as well!   Restart, by Gordon Korman, is an excellent story that demonstrates to kids that we all have the ability to change our […]

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 […]

Daylight Savings is Gone; Now More Time to Read

Beware – the books listed here are all page-turners and are perfect to read out loud as you settle in for the night.  They are good for ages 9 and above to read independently and they are all good for ages 6 and up to be read out loud. Restart, by Gordon Korman, is an […]

Terrific Books Hard to Put Down

I am constantly looking for books that are rewarding, yet challenging, and that will help get kids, ages nine through teens, excited to read.  This is a critical developmental age as children become more involved in extracurricular activities.  However, if they find books that are exciting, engaging, interesting and/or entertaining, they will find the time […]

Page Turning Fiction Books

Here are some of the best new fiction books for kids ages eight and older.  There are several types of genres listed here and include fantasy, realistic fiction, humor, mystery and science fiction.  If you’re looking for a book to engage, or get your child excited about reading, this list is for you!     […]

Summer Mysteries

Mysteries are great books to help keep kids engaged in reading.  All of the following books contain mysteries that are fun to solve.  Some are more difficult in determining the perpetrator, but that makes for a good challenging read.  All of these books are good for ages nine and up, unless otherwise indicated.   The […]

Spooky Mysteries

Halloween’s coming and what better time to read mysterious fiction than after the sun goes down?  All of these books, except the last book, are good for ages nine and older.  The last book is an early chapter reader book good for ages seven to nine.   Scare Scape, by Sam Fisher, is a riveting […]

Time for Summer Reading

If you’re looking for some great books for summer for ages 9 and older, look no further.  I’ve put together a list of books that would be great reading during these hot summer days or nights. My list includes historical fiction, mystery, science fiction, realistic fiction, fantasy and humor. The Vine Basket, by Josanne La […]