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Dads Deserve Summertime Books

What a nice time of year to celebrate our dear fathers!  Just as summer begins.  Here are some great books to enjoy with dad as we enter summertime.  Almost all of these books are picture books and are good for all ages unless otherwise indicated.   A Father’s Love, by Hannah Holt, and nicely illustrated […]

Books Can Bring Us Joy!

Books can help navigate and guide youngsters toward happiness.  The following books are all picture books that are rich with inspiration, motivation and goodness. All are good for ages four through adult.   Believe:  A Pop-Up Book of Possibilities, by one of my very favorite paper engineers – Robert Sabuda. This is a small-sized book […]

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 […]

Gifts for Christmas

Christmas shopping can be easily remedied and made easier by just getting your loved ones the best gifts: books!  Here is a list of some unique and wonderful books that are perfect for all ages.   The Art of Walt Disney’s Mickey Mouse (Disney Editions Deluxe), by Jessica Ward, celebrates Mickey’s ninetieth anniversary with this […]

Fall Back to Sleep with Books

We must all turn our clocks back this weekend, making the daylight end even earlier and hopefully settling down youngsters for bedtime.  Here is a list of some excellent books that should help in the process. All books are picture books and are perfect for ages four through eight unless otherwise indicated. The Night Box, […]

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 […]