highly recommended


Rain keeps the Big Bad Wolf indoors

Jennifer Minicus | 3 Feb 2016
written for ages 2-7 | highly recommended
A twist on the traditional Little Three Pigs.


Everyone needs a friend

Jennifer Minicus | 29 Jan 2016
written for ages 2-7 | highly recommended
Everyone has a gift to share.


True love waits

Jennifer Minicus | 20 Jan 2016
written for ages 7-10 | highly recommended
Not your average modern fairy tale


Young girl wants to fit in with her peers

Jane Fagan | 4 Jan 2016
written for ages 7-10 | highly recommended
Cleo is going to a birthday party.


Book Reviews

Surf's up on Christmas Day

Jane Fagan | 14 Dec 2015
written for ages 2-7 | highly recommended
New lyrics for a beloved Christmas song.


Book Reviews

Reading Matters 2015 Christmas Gift List

Reading Matters Staff | 10 Dec 2015
written for all ages | highly recommended
Our favorite reads from the past year.


There is no place like home

Jennifer Minicus | 27 Nov 2015
written for ages 9-12 | highly recommended
Rendi did not know how hard running away would be.


Gripping WWII novel wins awards

Jennifer Minicus | 13 Nov 2015
written for ages 15-18 | highly recommended
Doerr earns the Pulitzer Prize and Andrew Carnegie Medal for his story about occupied France.


Author captures the essence of the ANZAC legend

Jane Fagan | 30 Oct 2015
written for ages 7-10 | highly recommended
A piece of Australian history comes alive.


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Best books for girls ages 10-12

Jocelyne Freundorfer | 27 Oct 2015
written for ages 9-12 | highly recommended
A school librarian provides a list of suggested titles.


Kindness comes in many shapes and sizes

Jennifer Minicus | 23 Oct 2015
written for ages 2-7 | highly recommended
A picture book that speaks volumes without words.


International best seller is a must read for college women

Jennifer Minicus | 17 Sep 2015
written for ages 18 + | highly recommended
A delight for romantics, philosophers and literature lovers


A picture book that teaches logic

Jennifer Minicus | 30 Jul 2015
written for ages 2-7 | highly recommended
Every image provokes conversation.


A mother's embrace warms the heart

Jennifer Minicus | 23 Jul 2015
written for ages 2-7 | highly recommended
A touching tale from Africa.


The book was better than the movie

Jane Fagan | 15 Jul 2015
written for ages 9-12 | highly recommended
Two movie versions fail to capture Roald Dahl's story.


The imagination provides a convenient means of transportation

Jennifer Minicus | 12 May 2015
written for ages 2-7 | highly recommended
Delightful picture books for children ages 4-8.


Affirmation empowers

Jennifer Minicus | 1 May 2015
written for ages 9-12 | highly recommended
A young elf proves that compassion is stronger than any weapon.


The man behind the award

Jennifer Minicus | 26 Mar 2015
written for ages 2-7 | highly recommended
Randolph Caldecott's illustrations have provided inspiration for hundreds of children's picture books.


Groundhog predicts six more weeks of winter

Jennifer Minicus | 9 Feb 2015
written for ages 7-10 | highly recommended
A perfect book for winter reading.


Fighting the war at home

Jennifer Minicus | 27 Jan 2015
written for ages 9-12 | highly recommended
Young Ike dreams of joining the army.

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