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America the Beautiful

Independence Day is right around the corner and that equates with picnics, fireworks and appreciating our beloved country and this land that was saved for these latter days.  Here are some excellent non-fiction and historical fiction books.  Unless indicted, all books are good for ages eight and up. Brave Like My Brother, by Marc Tyler […]

Spring Has Sprung!

Springtime has finally arrived and so have birds, blossoms and little critters. Here are several picture books celebrating this magical and beautiful season.  All of these books are good for ages four and up.   Cricket Song, by Anne Hunter, is a gorgeously illustrated book that fills the pages with soft watercolor hues that wash […]

FEBRUARY IS BLACK HISTORY MONTH

Books about great people in history make for inspiring reads.  Here are some awe-inspiring books about real people that overcame much to become a tremendous influence to all around them.  But first, I need to mention the nationally celebrated book awards geared for children that were recently announced. The Caldecott Medal winner (for outstanding picture […]

HEARTS AND PRESIDENTIAL BOOKS

Valentine’s Day is almost here and with President’s Day only a day later.  Here are some heart-felt books and presidential books on both subjects.   LOVE (From The Very Hungry Caterpillar), by Eric Carle, is a petite little book that reflects the beauty and imagery of love and the small sweet things in life.  The […]

SNOWY WINTER BOOKS

During the coldest and darkest months of the year books about snow and winter can be a delight to read.  The following books are all picture books except for the last two and are good for ages four through eight.  The final two books are good for ages nine through adult.   Snowy Bear, by […]

Christmas Books for Gifts

Christmas time is a wonderful time to enjoy and read books about, and for, this special season.  This sacred holiday is our reminder to celebrate Christ and His gospel all year:  to be more giving, forgiving, accepting and selfless and to remember His great Atoning sacrifice!  All of these, except the last two books, are […]

Give the Best Gift: Books

Christmas is right around the corner and what better gift to give someone than a great book?  Books can engage and entertain the mind with wonderful words, beautiful pictures or with the way the pages flip up or out with intricate pop-up books.  Following is a sample of books for ages four through eight except […]

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 […]

Fantastic Fantasy for Summer

Here are some amazing fantasy page-turners for your kids, ages 8 and above, that you or them will want to read and read again and again!  All would be terrific bed-time reading, but warning: your children will not want you to stop!   Alistair Grim’s Odditorium, by Gregory Funaro, is a magical adventure that takes […]

Summertime Reading

SUMMERTIME READING    It’s that time of year to close the school books and enjoy great reading books that will take your child to distant lands and adventures beyond their imagination. The first seven books focus on family and friendship.  The next five books are science fiction and all of these books are good for […]