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Love and Friendship Books

Valentine’s Day is a special holiday celebrating heartfelt feelings for loved ones and friends. Here are some great picture books that help to make this a meaningful event. The first four books are board books, small and good for ages two through four. The rest of the books are good for ages four through eight. […]

Advice Books for the Graduate

The month of May brings graduations of many levels, kindergarten through college.  There are many great lessons in these books that be learned as your graduate grows older.  The first three books are good for ages four to eight.  The rest are good for all ages.   Pass It On, by Sophy Henn, demonstrates in […]

Moms Make the World Go ‘Round

What a perfect time of the year to celebrate our cherished mothers. Trees and flowers are in bloom and the earth is renewed. So here are some great books all about mom. Strength in Stillness: A Message for Women, by Patricia Holland, is a small booklet that encompasses important lessons to be learned. Sister Holland […]

Easter During Conference: Perfect Books

What perfect timing in 2015 to have this sacred holiday during General Conference. Here are the most recent publications from Deseret Book that will surely help lift your spirit.   The first book is best suited for adults. The next four books are good for teens and adults. The last two books are picture books. […]

One Last Boo to You!

Here is the last collection of Halloween books for the faint of heart.  Actually, these are delightful picture books that all ages will surely enjoy.  None of these books are scary and some are fun and humorous.  So what are you waiting for?  Get reading – and enjoy!   Ten Orange Pumpkins: A Counting Book, […]

Time to Go for a Ride

Books about transportation seems appropriate during this vacation summer season.  All of these books are picture books and are good for ages two through seven except for the last 3 books which are board books good for newborns through age two. Time Out For Monsters!, by Jean Reidy, and painted with vibrant fun by Robert […]

Celebrate Independence Day with Books about Our History

The Fourth of July is right around the corner and so are family picnics and parades. So why not add great picture books to your family activities?  These books are good for different ages as indicated at the end of each book, except for the last five books which are picture books good for all […]

Books for Graduates Make Lasting Gifts

May is the month of the year that many of our children move on to the next level of school, or in some instances on to post school life.  The books listed here will either make an impact, inspire or teach some valuable lessons needed in life. The first three books are geared for ages […]

Enriched Books for the Graduate

Are you looking for some great books to inspire and enrich your graduate? I’ve assembled some outstanding books for the next two weeks that will motivate and enliven graduates of all levels to become better and one who will make an impact on others. This week there will be biographical books of famous people and […]

General Conference Evokes Great Books

General Conference time brings some outstanding new books that help elevate and inspire families. Choose Higher Ground, by Henry B. Eyring, is his first book in nearly 12 years and the wait is definitely worth it!  This outstanding book showcases how, and what, we need to do in order to rise above the fray and […]