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Bedtime Reading for Sleepyheads

Reading out loud to youngsters at bedtime will build memories for a lifetime. Furthermore, selecting great books that will entice children, along with settling them down, will help them look forward to bed. This should help eliminate the struggles of getting them to go to bed. For older kids, reading great chapter book page-turners should […]

Learning from Books and National Winners

These learning books can help children, from ages three to six, learn basic concepts (unless otherwise stated). Also, the coveted Newbery Awards (for ages nine through twelve) and Caldecott Awards (for picture books) were just announced. The Caldecott medal went to “Radiant Child: The Story of Your Ingrid Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat” by Javaka Steptoe. The […]

Great New Beginning Readers

One of the most important times for learning how to read is when children are emerging into reading.  The following books will help youngsters progress from the easiest, most simple books, to early chapter books.  Many books are part of new series which provide more success as children become familiar with the characters or the […]

School Days are Here Again

After teaching all elementary grades for twenty-five years, I can immediately see students who have supportive, loving parents.  One of the most important activities you can do with your child is to read with them and to them.  With school back in session, there can be anxious feelings with new schedules, teachers and other classmates. […]

Growing with Babies and Toddlers

Babies should be exposed to books as soon as possible. This should be an on-going process throughout childhood as children develop their brains and thinking skills. It’s been proven that the earlier a parent continually reads to their children, the better that child is able to comprehend and analyze the world around them, as well […]

Dinosaurs and Dragons

Dinosaur books simply captivate the imagination of youngsters.  I’ve gathered together some great picture books on the subject and have also included another large and wild beast: the dragon.  All but the last book are picture books and are good for ages three through eight. The Great Big Dinosaur Treasury (Tales of Adventures and Discovery), […]

Sleepy-Time Books

School time means earlier bedtime for youngsters.  What better way to get them to settle down and go to sleep than a great read-out-loud picture book about this subject?  These books are all good for ages three to seven. Moonday, by Adam Rex, is a clever and creative story about how the moon ended up […]

Picture Lives Enriched with Picture Books

Picture books can be uplifting, rejuvenating, informative and rich with a message to teach. They are easily accessible and can be read through quickly or slowly if time permits. They can be enjoyed by all ages, except for the last book which is geared more for ages 4 to 7, and perfect for families to […]

Oh Baby! Books

Baby books are the perfect way to teach newborns to toddlers many things including attention span, comprehension and language.  Almost all of these new selections are board books which are normally small in size.  All have bright colors and many have tabs or flaps to lift.  All of these teach simple concepts to boost intelligence […]

More Great Books for New Readers

This collection of outstanding books is geared for new chapter book readers as the chapters are short, the font is large and there is a smattering of black-and-white illustrations found throughout the books.  The first four books would be excellent to read-out-loud and are geared for all ages.  And all but the last two books […]