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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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Time for Summer Reading

If you’re looking for some great books for summer for ages 9 and older, look no further.  I’ve put together a list of books that would be great reading during these hot summer days or nights. My list includes historical fiction, mystery, science fiction, realistic fiction, fantasy and humor. The Vine Basket, by Josanne La […]

Lazy Hazy Days of Summer Books

The long, hot days are here and what better way to cool off than by reading about all aspects of summer:  bugs and animals, the growing season and vacation?  Just cozy up under the shade of a leafy tree or while sipping a cold glass of lemonade and read these picture books and chapter books […]

More Great Summer Reads

Here are more great books geared for ages nine and up, unless otherwise stated, that kids will not want to stop reading. So let them read all day, any day or night, while summer stays a while longer.  All of these books would also be enjoyable to read aloud for ages six and up. Summer […]

Get Going This Summer

Summertime equates to getting outside and driving to places of interest – or just for vacation.  It’s also the time that traffic is slowed or stopped due to repair work on roads and freeways.  Here are some great picture books about transportation.  Unless otherwise stated, all of these books are good for ages 3 to […]

God Bless America!

Independence Day is a great time to appreciate our blessed country and reflect on all who have sacrificed their lives to help make it great!  Here are some great books about our USA. The first five are picture books and are good for all ages. Unless stated, the rest of the books are best suited […]

Reading: The Greatest Pastime of Summer

Summer’s right around the corner and so is more time to relax and read. Here are some out-standing newly published books geared for kids ages 9 and older, unless otherwise stated. Small as an Elephant, by Jennifer Richard Jacobson, is a captivating story from the first page to the last. Jack and his mom have […]