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Perfect Picture Books

Picture books are a delightful way to enjoy the beauty of the paintings on each page. These books can be brief with few or no words or they can have very involved storylines. Many times, these books have profound messages or concepts to be learned and can be very clever, unique and ingenious. Other times […]

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 […]

Halloween’s Coming!

It’s that time of year that children of all ages love to celebrate. Kids look forward to dressing up in costumes and, of course, receiving candy.  Here are some great books to help with this celebration during the month of October.  All of these books, with the exception of the first and last books, are […]

School Days are Here!

School is about to begin and children everywhere are anticipating all that awaits them.  However, some kids are nervous about their first day.  Here are some great books to help open discussions about the beginning of school.  All are picture books and all are good for ages four through eight.   A Tiger Tail (Or […]

Picture Books to Celebrate Summertime

Summer brings warmth, fun and growth everywhere.  Here are some great picture books on the subject that are good for ages three through seven unless otherwise designated.   Little Honey Bee, by Jane Après, is a blooming board book filled with lift-the-flap petals, insects and leaves for toddlers to discover about nature.  Little hands count […]

Babies Babies Everywhere

Springtime and babies seem to go together.  Here are some of the very best books geared for babies and families of young children ages zero to four.  Except for the last five, all are small board books made sturdy and thick for little hands.  I’ve grouped them into four sections: concepts, beginning reading, uniquely packaged […]

Mother Dear, I Love You So

Mother’s Day will soon be here and I’ve collected some wonderful picture books about, and for, moms.  Naturally, these books can be enjoyed by all ages. All We Know, by Linda Ashman, and beautifully painted with watercolor and acrylic by Jane Dyer, has a lyrical rhyming style that begs to be read aloud – perhaps […]

Spring Has Sprung!

Springtime has finally arrived and so have birds, blossoms and little critters. Here are several picture books celebrating this magical and beautiful season.  All of these books are good for ages four and up.   Cricket Song, by Anne Hunter, is a gorgeously illustrated book that fills the pages with soft watercolor hues that wash […]