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My Picks for My Favorite Books from the Past School Year

School is now either over or almost completed.  What better time than to lean against a tall willow and read a great book?  These are books geared for ages nine and older. Sophia’s War, by Avi, is an astounding story written by one of the best historical fiction writers for kids. It’s 1776 and young […]

Celebrate President’s Day with Patriotic Books

President’s Day is a perfect holiday to reflect back on great presidents, historical events and American heroes. All but the last two of these books are geared for ages nine and up. The last two are picture books that are good for all ages. Lincoln’s Last Days: The Shocking Assassination That Changed America Forever, by […]

Christmas Time is Here!

It’s time to get those special presents for loved ones and what better type of present than BOOKS! For the next several weeks leading up to Christmas I will have some of the best gift-giving books that have been recently published. This week’s review centers on non-fiction books which can apply perfectly to families of […]

Springtime Animals

Are you looking for excellent books about animals?  Here are several non-fiction books good for all ages that I will categorize into specific groups that are all about animals. All books, unless noted, have glossaries found at the back. Ocean and Sea (Scholastic “Discover More” series), by Steve Parker, is part of a wonderful new […]

We Can Learn Much From Non-Fiction Books

With the recent 100 year anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic, here are some books on that subject, as well as other remarkable non-fiction books that kids of all ages can learn from and enjoy. 882 1/2 Amazing Answers to your Questions About the Titanic, by Hugh Brewster and Laurie Coulter, answers many questions […]

American Books of Liberty and History

With the current publicity surrounding the Presidential candidate contenders for the Republican Party nomination, books about our country and its history can help children understand what’s at stake. Historical fiction books are a great introduction to famous people and events that helped to shape our country.  Here are some outstanding picture and fiction books for […]

Gifts of Love, Gifts of Books

Here are some of the newest and best books about our faith for this Christmas Season. The Mansion, 100th Anniversary Edition, by Henry Van Dyke, and gorgeously painted by Dan Burr, is an abridged picture book with the unabridged version found at the back of the book. This story, that was referred to by the […]

Books that Create, Teach and Excite for Summer Fun

Summer can be the perfect time to enhance and expand one’s interests without the pressures of school and homework. What better way to investigate these interests than through books. Here are just the books waiting for great discoveries! These are great for ages eight through adult. The first group of books deals with building and […]

America’s Birthday!

Our great nation is celebrating its birthday in a few days. Here is a collection of great historical books that help inform and bring to all a better appreciation for our America. The first three books are geared more for teens and adults – but be warned:  they are so good that you’d better make […]

Spring has Sprung and so has the Weather

With the terrible calamity in Japan, as well as Spring arriving, I thought it might be a good idea to review books that help educate children about natural disasters, weather and the seasons. The first four books are non-fiction and are good for ages 7 through adult. The rest of the books are picture books […]