Fruits and vegetables are ripe and ready to eat this time of year. The books compiled here showcase farms, and animals on found on the farm. Here is a compilation of picture and board books for kids ages two through six, except for the last book. That pop-out book is best for ages six and above.
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The Shipbuilder's Wife by Jennifer Moore and Breaking News by G.G. Vandagriff do not fit the usual mold for the genre's they represent. The Shipbuilder's Wife is set in the Regency period but in America, not England. Breaking News is labeled Romantic Suspense, but the romance is very low key and there's more mystery than suspense. Both books are the kind of books that are hard to put down and readers will want to keep reading "just one more page."
When newer readers have caught the magic of reading and have moved onto early chapter books, it is most important to keep this progress going over the summer. Here are some great books for this level of reading that should keep them engaged and excited to read.
Some of the greatest stories are found in the scriptures. Sometimes those stories are incomplete or simply hint at a larger story. There's a form of historical fiction that delves into these scriptural accounts then expands on them to create a story that draws readers to examine the basic story and imagine the events surrounding it in greater detail. Here are two wonderful examples of this kind of novel.
Jared W. Ludlow’s new book, 'Exploring the Apocrypha from a Latter-day Saint Perspective' is a valuable resource for Latter-day Saints seeking to better understand an important part of the sacred texts of Christianity and Judaism. According to a statement regarding the Apocrypha in Doctrine and Covenants 91, we are told that “There are many things contained therein that are true” and that “whoso is enlightened by the Spirit shall obtain benefit therefrom”.