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April Celebrates Poetry

Poetry is a wonderful medium to showcase the world around us.  The beauty of describing nature, animals, the sky, people and transportation can be done perfectly through the language of poetry.  Poetry should be in every household and read out loud to, and by, children to be ultimately embraced and enjoyed.  Here are some of […]

National Award Announcements and Books all about Love

The coveted Newbery and Caldecott awards were just announced.  Hello Lighthouse, by Sophie Blackall, won the Caldecott medal award.  The four Caldecott honor books went to Alma and How She Got Her Name by Juana Martinez-Neal, A Big Mooncake for Little Star by Grace Lin, The Rough Patch by Brian Lies and Thank You, Omu […]

April is Poetry Month

APRIL IS POETRY MONTH What a wonderful time of the year to explore and enjoy the beauty of the earth by celebrating with the beauty of words. The following books are all picture books and are perfect for all ages. Earth Verse: Haiku from the Ground Up, by Sally M. Walker, and richly illustrated with […]

Love and Friendship Books

Valentine’s Day is a special holiday celebrating heartfelt feelings for loved ones and friends. Here are some great picture books that help to make this a meaningful event. The first four books are board books, small and good for ages two through four. The rest of the books are good for ages four through eight. […]

Poetry Enlightens Language

April celebrates Poetry Month. Here is a variety of books with poems following a theme and stories that rhyme. All of these are exceptional and promote poetry appreciation for the young and young at heart. Unless otherwise stated, these books are best for ages five through eight.   A Song About Myself, by John Keats, […]

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 […]

April is Poetry Month

April brings showers and rhymes.  Poetry brings together beautiful words that describe the elegant symbiosis of spring and all that the Lord has created.  There is also great pleasure in rhyming patterns as they drip off when spoken out loud.  In fact, all poetry begs to be read out loud for the impact of the […]

Give the Best Gift: Books

Christmas is right around the corner and what better gift to give someone than a great book?  Books can engage and entertain the mind with wonderful words, beautiful pictures or with the way the pages flip up or out with intricate pop-up books.  Following is a sample of books for ages four through eight except […]

April Celebrates Poetry

One of the best ways to enjoy our language, in an eloquent manner, is through poetry. This genre is one of my favorites because every year new picture books of rhythm, rhyme, haiku and free verse enlighten, as they lighten, our days so we can enjoy the beautiful imagery that language can create. These books […]

Winter White Books

Chilly weather is here and so are many books to help celebrate crunchy snow, blustery winds and icy cold temperatures.  All of these are picture books and are good for all ages.   Winter Bees & Other Poems of the Cold, beautifully composed by Joyce Sidman, and creatively illustrated by Rick Allen, is probably my […]