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FARM BOOKS TO DIG INTO

Fruits and vegetables are ripe and ready to eat this time of year.  The books compiled here showcase farms, and animals on found on the farm.  Here is a compilation of picture and board books for kids ages two through six, except for the last book. That pop-out book is best for ages six and […]

SUMMERTIME PICTURE BOOKS

It’s summer and there are some outstanding picture books celebrating this wonderful season of the year by enjoying the beauty outside and the many varieties on God’s green earth.  All the books are good for ages three to eight unless otherwise indicated.   Busy-Eyed Day, by Anne Marie Pace, and painted with vibrant double-page illustrations […]

SMART BOOKS FOR THE GRADUATE

Kids from many different levels of education are graduating this spring.  Here are some excellent advice books to help them as they grow into adulthood.  Most of these books are picture books, except where designated, and apply to all ages.   Off and Away, by Cale Atkinson, has a postscript that reads “Dedicated to those […]

Helpful Books for the Graduate

In upcoming reviews, I will be writing about some outstanding books to help inspire and give advice for both young and old graduates. The following are picture books and are good for ages four and up. When I Grow Up, by Tim Minchin, and with lively paintings of playful expression by Steve Antony, lists the […]

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 […]