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Dads Deserve Summertime Books

What a nice time of year to celebrate our dear fathers!  Just as summer begins.  Here are some great books to enjoy with dad as we enter summertime.  Almost all of these books are picture books and are good for all ages unless otherwise indicated.   A Father’s Love, by Hannah Holt, and nicely illustrated […]

Blooming Picture Books of Spring

Springtime brings an abundance of wonderful books celebrating the beautiful outdoors.  These picture books cover the spectrum of the season:  weather, trees, plants, bugs, animals – and children.  All of these books are perfect for ages three through eight, except where indicated.   Birds, by Carme Lemniscates, celebrates these winged animals in their varying sizes […]

February Celebrates Patriotism and Black History Month

I have gathered together some outstanding books for both of these observances.  The first five books celebrate America and the rest deal with Black History Month.  The first book and the last two books are historical fiction and are good for ages nine and up.  The rest of the books are picture books and are […]

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 […]

Great Books to Read on Long Winter Nights

Winter nights are long and cold which make them a perfect time to read a good book by the fireplace. These books are geared for ages nine and up.  However, they would also be great to read out loud to the family. Resistance, by Jennifer A. Nielsen, is historical fiction at its finest.  Chaya is […]

Gifts for Christmas

Christmas shopping can be easily remedied and made easier by just getting your loved ones the best gifts: books!  Here is a list of some unique and wonderful books that are perfect for all ages.   The Art of Walt Disney’s Mickey Mouse (Disney Editions Deluxe), by Jessica Ward, celebrates Mickey’s ninetieth anniversary with this […]

Books Celebrating Christmas

Christmas time is a very special time to read magical stories to little ones. Here are some new picture books for all ages to help celebrate this wonderful season.     One Christmas Wish, by Katherine Rundell, and beautifully painted with ink and watercolor by Emily Sutton, is a sweet story that centers on a […]

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 […]

School Books Are Back in Session

School is back in session and here are some great books to celebrate your child’s new school year. All books are picture books and are perfect for ages three through seven.   We Don’t Eat Our Classmates, by Ryan T. Higgins, is a wonderful and perfect story to help youngsters beginning school and learning to […]