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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 […]

Excellent Books Celebrating Black History Month

February is Black History Month and here are some great books that will surely inspire your young ones. The first three are picture books and the rest are historical fiction or nonfiction. All books are best suited for ages nine and above. Freedom Over Me: Eleven Slaves, Their Lives and Dreams Brought to Life, by […]

Hearts and Presidents Books

Valentine’s Day is a wonderful time to express your love and appreciation for dear ones. Here are some special books to help you show your deep feelings. All of the Valentine’s Day books are picture books good for ages three to eight, except for the “Fairy Tale Matchmaker” which is geared for ages eight to […]

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 […]

Winter Wonder Books

Winter is in full force so why not cuddle up by the fire with snowy books.  Here are some great picture books for ages four to eight. The last three books are good for ages nine and up.   Before Morning, by Joyce Sidman, and beautifully illustrated on scratchboard and watercolors by Beth Krommes, is […]

Best Books of the Year

The following books are my favorite books of 2016 for ages nine through fourteen.  They include several different genres and all have storylines so interesting that each book is difficult to put down.  Several of these books are definite Newbery candidates – and that coveted award will be announced in January. Just My Luck, by […]

Christmas Books: Meaningful and Fun

Here is a list of great books for families with children of all ages except for the Klutz products – they are geared for ages nine and above.  The first four books have to do with the true meaning of Christmas.  The last five are pop-up books.  All are picture books unless otherwise stated.   […]

Books Make the Best Gifts

Gift giving can be difficult.  But a perfect remedy could be BOOKS.  Here are some beautiful, wonderful books that all ages can enjoy unless otherwise indicated. “Pop-Up” books are extraordinary books that contain surprises, information and joy.  By opening these remarkable books you get to enjoy a three dimensional experience and feel as though you […]

Clever Picture Books

Picture books can be fun, interesting, informative and unique.  The first four books in this review highlight creative imagination.  The next three celebrate the atmosphere of fall.  The next three showcase the usability of creative text.  The last book brings pictures and text together making a wonderful storyline.  All of these books are good for […]

Read Aloud Books for Longer Nights

With daylight saving time ending, this is the perfect time of year to begin reading great stories to your children. The first two books are picture books making them quick reads.  The next two books progress into chapter books which are good for ages six through nine.  The rest are fiction books and are perfect […]