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A Bouquet of Books for Mom

With Mother’s Day fast approaching let’s celebrate this wonderful day with books that showcase our love for, and from, Mom!  The first four books are picture books and are best for ages three through seven.  The rest are board books that are geared for toddlers up to the age of five.   Superhero Mom, by […]

Blooming Picture Books of Spring

Springtime brings an abundance of wonderful books celebrating the beautiful outdoors.  These picture books cover the spectrum of the season:  weather, trees, plants, bugs, animals – and children.  All of these books are perfect for ages three through eight, except where indicated.   Birds, by Carme Lemniscates, celebrates these winged animals in their varying sizes […]

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 […]

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 […]

Excellent Early Chapter Books

Children who have grasped reading and have progressed to early chapter books (typically about ages six to nine) need good books to help them progress into this new world that will fill their imaginations.  These books, at a glance, have larger text than fiction, which is geared for older readers.  They also have illustrations sprinkled […]

Children’s Book Awards and Books for Baby

The annual Newbery and Caldecott awards were recently announced. Here are the award winners for best books geared for kids ages ten through fourteen:  Medal winner: “Hello, Universe” by Kelly. Three Honor books: “Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut” by Barnes, “Long Way Down” by Reynolds, “Piecing Me Together” by Watson. The Caldecott awards are for the best picture […]

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 […]

Sleepy Time: Reading Time

Now with longer nights, reading at bedtime is a soothing and perfect time to settle down for sleep.  Here are some perfect picture books for the end of the day, all for ages three to eight.   Mabel and the Queen of Dreams, by Henry, Joshua and Harrison Herz, and enchantingly illustrated by Lisa Woods, […]

Great Books for New Readers

Finding the right books to keep new readers excited about reading – without making the books too hard –is always a challenge. Here are books that begin with emergent readers and progress to early chapter books. The last three books are perfect to read out loud to your children ages four through seven. The Good […]

Great Back-to-School Books

School is right around the corner and here are some outstanding books to help celebrate or soften the blow (depending on the age and anticipation of the child).  All but the last two books are picture books and are good for ages four to eight.  The last two are fiction books best for ages eight […]