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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 […]

Poetry Runneth Over in April

April is Poetry Month and this review celebrates one of my favorite types of books that all ages can enjoy!  The placement and conjuncture of each and every word on the page adjudicates the pure joy of language. The books listed below showcase some of the best and newest books proclaiming that poetry is alive […]

Ghostly Tales for Spooky Nights

Halloween is quickly approaching and what better way to get in the mood of the holiday than with some books of thrills and chills. The first 2 books are geared for older children and the rest are picture books good for all ages. The Girl Behind the Glass, by Jane Kelley, is a story that […]

Spooky Days are Here Again

Are you looking for just the right amount of “scare” in a fiction book or perhaps a fun Halloween picture book for your youngster? Here is a combination of both types, beginning with books geared for readers ages nine and older, with the exception of the last fiction book. The picture books can be enjoyed […]