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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 […]

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 […]

Halloween’s Coming

Halloween is a fun time for youngsters to dress up in costumes. It’s an added bonus to also receive free candy! Here are some great books for ages four and up to enjoy for this upcoming holiday.   Happy Halloween Witch’s Cat!, by Harriet Muncaster, shows a little girl who pretends that her mom is […]

Time for Fall

The season to prepare for winter is now upon us. Here are picture books to help celebrate a season of changing weather, temperature and scenery. All of these books are good for all ages.   Winter is Coming, by Troy Johnston, and gorgeously painted with acrylics, colored pencils and opaque inks on watercolor paper by […]

April Brings Flowers and Poetry

This is the month to celebrate our beautiful language.  I’ve collected some outstanding books that showcase description with simplicity.  There is no better book to give as a gift to someone special than a book rich with alliterations, similes, rhyming, rhythm and more.  These are all picture books that can be enjoyed by all ages, […]

Oh Baby! Books

Baby books are the perfect way to teach newborns to toddlers many things including attention span, comprehension and language.  Almost all of these new selections are board books which are normally small in size.  All have bright colors and many have tabs or flaps to lift.  All of these teach simple concepts to boost intelligence […]

Super Fiction for Summer Reading

Summertime is the best time of the year to sit under a shady tree and enjoy a good book.  Here are some of the best and newest books that kids, and parents, will read from beginning to end in a matter of a few days.  Each of these books are good for ages nine through […]

Poetry Emits Imagery Magic

This is the last review this month dedicated to one of the most elegant visages in language: poetry. These picture books beg to be read out-loud to all ages allowing eloquence, alliteration and dichotomy to prevail. The Princess and the Peas, by Caryl Hart, and illustrated with mixed media by Sarah Warburton, is an adorable […]