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Kids' book review

May 3, 2013 “Pete the Cat: Pete’s Big Lunch” created by James Dean (HarperCollins, $16.99, ages 4 to 8.) Pete is hungry and he makes a big sandwich. more »»

Books for moms and dads

May 3, 2013 Here are two books that will make you laugh and get you thinking! For moms who want to de-stress after a long day and have more than a few laughs in Nicole Knepper’s “Moms Who Drink and Swear”(New... more »»

Some new books for young teens

May 3, 2013 New York Times bestselling author Thomas C. Foster helps young teens get a jump on literature papers in “How to Read Literature Like a Professor for Kids” (HarperCollins, $6.99. more »»

Get some parenting laughs

April 8, 2013 By Amy Phelps Get ready for a lot of laughs in Amber Dusick’s irreverant “Parenting: Illustrated with Crappy Pictures” (Harlequin, $16.95.) Author of the blog, crappypictures. more »»

Go green with several new kids’ books

April 8, 2013 Go green with some great new kids’ books! First is a board book to get babies and toddlers into the act with “The Little Recycler”?by Jan Gerardi (Random House, $6.99. more »»

Spring holiday books

March 4, 2013 Grab a few great books to celebrate Passover, Easter and spring! “The Longest Night” by Laurel Snyder and Catia Chien (Schwartz & Wade, $17. more »»

Divorce, self-esteem topics of books

March 4, 2013 Divorce and girls’ self-esteem is the subject of two recent books that use others’ experiences in an effort to get parents talking. more »»

Books for preschoolers

March 4, 2013 Get your preschooler reading with several new little-kid approved stories! A toddler learns about sharing in the boardbook, “Mine!” by Shutta Crum with illustrations by Patrice Barton (Random House,... more »»

Extreme Babymouse

February 4, 2013 “Extreme Babymouse” by Jennifer L. Holm and Matthew Holm, Random House, $6.99. In “Extreme Babymouse,” Babymouse learns that everyone in school is going snowboarding over the weeken. more »»

Books for your little sweetheart

February 4, 2013 Get your littlest Valentine a great book instead of a sweet treat this Valentine’s Day! There are several new board books for babies and young toddlers that capture the Valentine’s Day spiri. more »»

New board books for babies, parents

January 3, 2013 Here are a few new books for new parents to add to their babies’ collection! A soothing board book helps get everyone in the mood for bed in “Sweet Dreams Lullaby” by Betsy Snyder (Random House, $6. more »»

Winter books for kids

January 3, 2013 Welcome winter weather (that is if our area ever gets any!) with several new “winter-themed” books. For shared reading is “Everything Goes: Henry Goes Skating” by Brian Biggs (HarperCollins, $16.9. more »»

Holiday books for grownups

December 4, 2012 Are you tired of re-reading “The Grinch Who Stole Christmas?” Get into the holiday spirit yourself with some great new holiday reads for parents! Four mischievous angels help a couple find romance... more »»

Kids books get in holiday spirit

December 4, 2012 Pete the Cat puts a rock’n’roll spin on ‘The Night Before Christmas” in “Pete the Cat Saves Christmas” by James Dean with story by Eric Litwin (HarperCollins, $17.9. more »»

Kid's book review

November 5, 2012 Junie B. Jones Turkeys We Have Loved and Eaten (And Other Thankful Stuff) by Barbara Park (Random House, $11.99) Junie B.’s class has to dress up as Pilgrims or Indians. Junie B. more »»

Kid's book review

November 5, 2012 Cam Jansen and the Millionaire Mystery by David A. Adler (Viking $14.99) I couldn’t wait for this new book to come out in the Cam Jansen series. I always look forward to his newest book. more »»

Laughs, advice for moms in new books

November 5, 2012 Sometimes parents just need a laugh or two dealing with stresses of parenting. And that’s where the book, “My Bad Parent” by Troy Osinoff comes in. Based on his website, mybadparent. more »»

Be thankful for kids' books

November 5, 2012 A Thanksgiving tradition becomes a mystery in “Turkey Trouble on the National Mall” by Ron Roy (Random House, $4.99.) It’s tradition that the president will pardon a Turkey for Thanksgiving. more »»

Trick or treat with books for kids

October 15, 2012 By Amy Phelps Get some treats instead of tricks with new Halloween books for kids! First, for young readers is several new board books. more »»

Go back-to-school with books

September 4, 2012 Get ready for back-to-school with some new books! A third-grader faces bullies and friend dilemmas in “Lone Bean” by Chudney Ross (Amistad, $15.99, ages 8 to 1. more »»



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