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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Books with historical content are both entertaining and educational.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, […]

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 […]