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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 […]

Take Me Out to the Ball Game: With Books!

Summer is the time of year to enjoy the outdoors and watch baseball and other sports. Here are some great books about different popular sports that enthusiasts will definitely enjoy!  Except for the picture books noted below, the rest of the books are good for ages nine through adult. Strike Three You’re Dead, by Josh […]

The Best Time to Curl Up with a Good Book

Long dark cold nights are a great time to get comfortable by a fire and read a great fiction book. Most of these newly published page-turners are best suited for ages nine and up and many of these would be perfect to read aloud to family members.  The last three books are geared for ages […]

It’s Time for My Top 2012 Books for Kids

Now that 2012 is over, it’s time for my favorite picks for kids ages nine and older. I am sure that several of these books will be a potential Newbery winner. Wonder, by R. J. Palacio, is a beautifully written story that ultimately teaches acceptance, friendship and kindness. Ten-year-old August leaves homeschooling and enters public […]