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Valentine’s Day books for kids

February 1, 2011 It’s Valentine’s Day! Show your kids you love them with a good book! New York Times bestseller Ladybug Girl is back, this time in board book form in “Ladybug Girl Loves.. more »»

New Parenting Books

January 31, 2011 A mother and her kids learn a different way to connect without all of the gadgets in “The Winter of Our Disconnect” by Susan Maushart (Penguin, $16.95). more »»

Teen novels with magic - Web Extra!

January 31, 2011 Two girls who aren't what they appear to be enter new schools in two new young adult novels. In Chloe Neill's "Hexbound," Lily is a new student at St. more »»

Book for New Year's Resolution

January 3, 2011 Woodland animals focus on the new year and what they want to change in “Squirrel’s New Year’s Resolution” by Pat Miller and illustrated by Kathi Ember (Albert Whitman & Company, $16.99). more »»

Baby books for your new arrival

January 3, 2011 A new board book comes with a handy handle for toting in “Princess Baby on the Go!” by Karen Katz (Schwartz & Wade, $7.99. more »»

Books for new parents

January 3, 2011 Parents of preemies can get specialized information on their new arrival in “The Preemie Primer: A Complete Guide for Parents of Premature Babies - from Birth through the Toddler Years and Beyond” b... more »»

Mark the holidays with books

November 29, 2010 Around the holidays, it’s always nice to get some new books to read and celebrate! For babies and preschoolers is the sparkly board book “Duck & Goose: It’s Time for Christmas!” by Tad... more »»

Learn about Thanksgiving

November 4, 2010 Children can learn about the history of Thanksgiving in “Pardon That Turkey” by Susan Sloate and illustrated by Christian Slade (Grosset & Dunlap, $3.99). more »»

Little Girl Bullies

November 4, 2010 Every parent dreads the words “She’s not my friend anymore.” A parent is left feeling sorry for their daughter and wondering what to do and how to help. more »»

Books to celebrate birthdays

November 4, 2010 A little pig can’t wait to celebrate his birthday in “Happy Birthday, Little Pookie” by Sandra Boynton (Robin Corey Books, $5.99). more »»

Book of food, activities

October 5, 2010 For any parent wanting to help bring a classic book come to life for a child is “Turkish Delight and Treasure Hunts” by Jane Brocket (Perigee, $19.95. more »»

Pick a Halloween treat with books!

October 5, 2010 Boo! Celebrate Halloween with some spooky kids books! Favorite characters the Berenstain Bears bring the “scary” in “The Berenstain Bears and the Haunted House” with a lift-the-flap book... more »»

More fall books - web extra!

September 28, 2010 The New York Times bestselling author of "Click Clack Moo" and "Diary of a Worm" Doreen Cronin brings a story about an emergency worker-in-training in "Rescue... more »»

Go back to school with new books

September 7, 2010 Teachers and classmates are shown in portraits via a creative way in “My Best Friend is as Sharp as a Pencil” by Hanoch Piven (Random House, $17.99). more »»

Teen books for kids - Web Extra!

September 7, 2010 A new girl who wants in with the popular girls finds a sneaky way to earn their trust in "The Julian Game" by Adele Griffi. more »»

End summer with teen books - Web Extra!

July 28, 2010 Since I also write about kids/teen books monthly for The Parkersburg News & Sentinel, there are books that get mentioned there that don't here. more »»

Several new dog books

May 24, 2010 Three new books serve as an “ode” to dogs! In “Nothing But a Dog” by Bobbi Katz and illustrated by Jane Manning (Dutton, $16.99) a little girl longs for a dog. more »»

Summer books

May 24, 2010 Since it’s summer and kids may be taking trips, follow the story of a little girl elephant who goes to spend the night with her grandmother in “Sleepover at Gramma’s House” b... more »»

Teen books for summertime

May 24, 2010 The end of the school year bash is the site of some major changes in “Party” by Tom Leveen (Random House, $16.99). more »»

Books for Teens, Tweens

May 3, 2010 Fairy tales meet a Lemony Snicket vibe in “Out of the Woods” by Lyn Gardner with illustrations by Mini Grey (David Fickling Books, $17.99). more »»



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