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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 […]

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 […]