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Halloween Books to Spook and Giggle

Halloween will soon be here and what better way to celebrate throughout the month than by reading books to thrill, spook, chuckle and enjoy?  The first four books, unless otherwise indicated, are perfect for ages four through eight.  The rest of the books are good for ages nine and up, unless otherwise indicated.   Star […]

Howling for Halloween

The Fall season brings many wonderful activities and new beauty to the landscape.  But the one thing it brings to kids is fun, school parties, costumes and – candy.  This review, and my next review, will be dedicated to bringing to you the best and newest Halloween books for families.  The first four books are […]

Getting Along in School and Life

Making friends can be hard for some people.  Adjusting to classroom settings can be hard for others.  Here are some great picture books that deal with feelings and learning the social aspects of school and dealing with the ups and downs of life.  All of these books are perfect for ages three to eight.   […]

SPRING HAS SPRUNG WITH MOTHER’S DAY

Flowers, blooming trees, birds, planting and rainy, windy and sunny days lead us to Mother’s Day.  Here are new picture books on the subject.  The first book is perfect for mothers everywhere.  The next three are good for mom’s and their youngsters.  The rest are good for ages four through eight.   Certain Women, by […]

Outstanding Non-Fiction Books

Non-fiction books can be one of the best ways to inform and inspire kids of all ages. These types of books need to be interesting, as well as informative, to hold their interest. There is a good chance they just might discover what their livelihood might be in future years. Here are some outstanding non-fiction […]

Books Keep Young Minds Learning

Summer can be a great time to keep your mind stimulated and your intellect growing.  Here are the perfect picture books to grow the IQ of youngsters ages three through seven.   An Excessive Alphabet: Avalanches of As to Zillions of Zs, by Judi Barrett, and cleverly illustrated with pen and ink and colored digitally […]

Great Fiction Books for Summer

The books discussed in this review are excellent for hot summer days. They include several genres and some would be terrific to read out loud. All of these books are perfect for ages nine and up.   The Goldfish Boy, by Lisa Thompson, is a story involving a mystery. But it centers on a boy, […]

Mother Dear Books

Mother’s Day is right around the corner and what better way to tell her that you love her than by giving her a book that celebrates Mom. The first three books are best suited for mom to read to, and for, herself.  The remaining books are perfect read-alouds to the entire family.   Once There […]

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 […]

Great New Beginning Readers

One of the most important times for learning how to read is when children are emerging into reading.  The following books will help youngsters progress from the easiest, most simple books, to early chapter books.  Many books are part of new series which provide more success as children become familiar with the characters or the […]