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 [...]
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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 school [...]
The next few reviews will be dedicated to outstanding new books that will surely encourage kids, ages nine and up, to capture the love and joy of reading. The last book is best suited for teens and adults.
The One and Only Ivan, by Katherine Applegate, should be a definite candidate for the next Newbery award [...]
I’ve been saving some great picture books for this annual occasion, so get ready for fun, funny and entertaining Halloween books good for all ages. Also, the last four books are geared primarily for ages seven to ten.
The Monsters’ Monster, by Patrick McDonnell, is a sweet story that centers around a giant of a [...]
Halloween is quickly approaching and what better way to get in the mood of the holiday than with some books of thrills and chills. The first 2 books are geared for older children and the rest are picture books good for all ages.
The Girl Behind the Glass, by Jane Kelley, is a story that [...]
The previous three weeks I have concentrated on reviewing great books for new readers. Now it’s time for outstanding books for kids that can read just about anything. And I have found some terrific reads that kids, families and probably even parents will not want to stop reading! The great thing about this level of [...]
Listed below is a wide variety of books that start out for early readers, then going to early chapter books and ending with books for all ages.
Silly Milly and the Mysterious Suitcase, by Wendy Cheyette Lewison, and illustrated by Nadine Bernard Westcott, is a beginning reader series that cleverly includes wordplay. In this case, Silly [...]
Tricks and treats are most abundant in these chapter books for ages nine and older, making it my last installment for Halloween books for 2010.
Ghoul Strike!, by Andrew Newbound, finds twelve-year-old Alannah in the midst of searching for her parents who went missing over 3 years ago while searching for ghosts. Now, it seems that [...]
Halloween’s coming and so are some magical, mysterious or somewhat spooky books. So let’s begin with chapter books geared for ages nine and older.
The Red Pyramid, by Rick Riordan, is a brand new series, much like his fantastic “Lightening Thief” series, but this book is set in Brooklyn, New York. This page-turner begins with [...]
It’s October and that means it’s General Conference time. So how about some wonderful books that include LDS historical fiction, mysteries, fantasies, special needs and overall uplifting books that are especially oriented to go along with our semi-annual conference? Here are some outstanding, interesting and engaging Church themed books by LDS authors.
The Silence of God, by [...]