It may be a difficult time of the year to get your youngsters to go to bed. There’s many fun things to do and it’s still light outside. However, there are ways to help them relax and get ready for bed and sleep. Here are some great picture books about, and for, sleep – for ages two through seven.
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A type of novel often referred to as "slice of life" or "stream of consciousness" doesn't appear often and is frequently disliked by the average reader, but adored by many literature fans. Road to Covered Bridge by Marilyn Brown is that kind of book. It's a Utah State First Place Novel and based on incidents in the lives of real people.
School is ending and here are some of the best books for kids to dive into. These books are perfect for ages nine through fourteen. And adults will enjoy these books as well!
The genre has been showing up in novels designed for teens for several years, but has more recently been creeping into those meant for adults. Kiss of the Spindle by Nancy Campbell Allen is a prime example of Steampunk written with adults as well as older teens in mind. This novel is loosely based on the children's fairytale Sleeping Beauty.
The two romantic novels spotlighted today might be labeled Regencies, though neither quite fit the mold and may more accurately be called Historicals. Scarlet by Jen Geigle Johnson occurs just prior to the Regency period and deals with the French Revolution. Miss Wilton's Waltz by Josie Kilpack features a young woman who teaches in a girls' school and prefers to skip the social whirl of the ton.
Flowers, blooming trees, birds, planting and rainy, windy and sunny days lead us to Mother’s Day. Here are new picture books on the subject. The first book is perfect for mothers everywhere. The next three are good for mom’s and their youngsters. The rest are good for ages four through eight.