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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, […]

Summertime Books to Travel with and Enjoy

Summer is a wonderful time of year for kids to enjoy the pleasures of reading.  There are books to learn from, to instill creativity, or those to just enjoy without the pressures of deadlines or homework.  Here are some perfect books for kids to help pass their lazy days in the sun or while traveling.  […]

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 […]

Summertime = Reading Time

It’s time to go outside and sit beneath the shade of a big leafy tree and begin reading adventures, mysteries, historical fiction and more.  These books are all page turners and are perfect for the lazy, hazy days of summer.  They are perfect for ages 8 and way above.  Several of these books are definite […]

Great Historical and Realistic Fiction

Books with historical content are both entertaining and educational.  This is one of the best ways to teach kids history along with enjoying history: by putting it into a story with interesting characters intertwined with factual history.  Realistic fiction brings out current issues or problems kids deal with and teaches ways to solve these dilemmas. […]

Summer Mysteries

Mysteries are great books to help keep kids engaged in reading.  All of the following books contain mysteries that are fun to solve.  Some are more difficult in determining the perpetrator, but that makes for a good challenging read.  All of these books are good for ages nine and up, unless otherwise indicated.   The […]

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 […]

Take Me Out to the Ball Game: Great Sports Books

It’s baseball season – and football season is right around the corner. Soccer is now over and so is basketball.  But various sporting events surround these outstanding books. The first three books are picture books and are good for all ages. The rest of the books are good for ages nine and up.   Baseball […]

The Beauty of God’s Green Earth

The nicest season of the year to be outside is right now.  Animals, plants and bugs all come alive in the warmth of the sun.  Here are picture books that are good for all ages, unless otherwise indicated, to help celebrate this season of nature and enjoy the great outdoors.   Picnic, by John Burningham, […]