Fourth of July Books / Independence Day – Review Page

Four Patriotic Books for Kids

This Patriotic Books for Kids Super Page contains a growing list of our favorite 4th of July/ Independence Day Books!

We love celebrating America’s Independence and love telling the stories of the brave men and women who risked everything they had so we could enjoy the freedoms we have today. 

The Liberty Tree

The Liberty Tree is a wonderful Landmark picture book portrays our nation’s fight for independence from the imperial rule of Great Britain. It’s perfect reading in preparation for the 4th of July and all the patriotism that is … Read more »

Valentine Books for Children – Review Page

Valentine Books for Children.

This Valentine Books for Children Review Page contains a growing list of our favorite Kid’s Valentine Stories!

Teaching Children to love and appreciate others is a wonderful gift. We believe that reading these Valentine books is a great way to make learning to appreciate others fun.

One Zillion Valentines 

by Frank Modell

One Zillion Valentines

is a darling kids book about two boys who hardly receive any valentines. In spite of their feelings, Milton and Marvin decide to make Valentine’s Day special. They conclude that Valentine’s cards aren’t just for girls, so they set … Read more »

Easter Books for Kids – Reviews Page

This Easter Stories for Kids Reviews Page contains a growing list of our favorite Easter Story Books!

We love finding books that relate the true story of Easter in a way children can understand and enjoy.

Caleb’s Colt

Caleb’s Colt is an awesome Easter Story about Christ’s death and resurrection. This story is seen through the eyes of two young boys. We see their lives changed forever as this story unfolds.

Caleb’s young and stubborn donkey colt is requested by two men to transport Jesus into Jerusalem. Caleb and his … Read more »

Halloween Books for Kids and Families

Halloween Books for Kids, Great Reading for the Fall season, Nice Halloween Picture books for families.

These Halloween Books for Kids and Families reviews a growing list of our favorite Fall or Halloween Themed Books!

We do celebrate Halloween, but not the ghoulish, horrifying aspects of the holiday. And we have read our kids’ many books about autumn and events surrounding Halloween. On this page, you’ll read reviews of some of our favorite books.

Too Many Pumpkins

Too Many Pumpkins is a completely delightful story that young ones will want to hear over and over. We don’t care for some of Linda White’s other books, but this one … Read more »

Inspirational Thanksgiving Stories

Inspirational Thanksgiving Stories for Kids and Families!

Whether you are looking for Inspirational Thanksgiving Stories or Touching Thanksgiving Stories, this page has an excellent selection of picture books for kids of all ages!

Thanksgiving is one of our family’s favorite holidays. We love reading about our Pilgrim forefathers and the first Thanksgiving our country celebrated. We also love reading touching Thanksgiving stories about this holiday time and season of the year! These are some of our favorite and most inspiring Thanksgiving stories that your family will love! 

Cranberry Thanksgiving

Cranberry Thanksgiving

is a wonderful picture book about Maggie, her … Read more »

Best Chapter Books for Kids – Reviews Page

This Best Chapter Books for Kids Reviews Page contains a growing list of our favorite Chapter Books for children and teens! 

Watching our kids progress from picture books to chapter books is an awesome thing to see. We have read hundreds of books aloud as a family, and our kids have read thousands of chapter books on topics that they were interested in. This is an ever-growing list of some of the best chapter books for kids that we’ve read.


1 Encyclopedia Brown – Donald Sobol2 Jim Kjelgaard Adventure Books3 The Box Car Children – Gertrude Chandler Warner4 … Read more »

Classic Kids Stories and Picture Books – Reviews Page

This Classic Kids Books & Stories Reviews Page contains a growing list of our favorite classic children’s picture books!

We have thousands of kids books in our house. This page is a collection of children’s picture books—classic stories, award-winning books and Economides kids’ favorites . . . you know, those books that kids want you to read over and over again.


1 Rock, Brock and the Savings Shock2 Amelia Bedelia3 Frog & Toad Series4 Harold and the Purple Crayon &
A Picture for Harold’s Room
5 Katy and the Big Snow &
Mike Mulligan and his Steam Shovel &
The …
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Healthy Living Books – Reviews Page

Healthy Living Books for everyone.

This Healthy Living Books Reviews Page contains a growing list of our favorite Healthy Living and Healthy Thinking books!

Healthy living means healthy bodies, healthy babies, healthy thinking and healthy food. We have found the books on this page to be valuable resources to build a healthy life. If you eat healthily, but your thinking is unhealthy, you’ll never be happy. We’ve reviewed these awesome books to help us live healthy and happy lives.


1 HEALTHY BODIES2 Prescription for Nutritional Healing By James Balch and Phyllis Balch3 Essential Guide to Prescription … Read more »

Best Books for Improving Personal Finances – Reviews Page

This Personal Finance Reviews Page contains a growing list of our favorite Personal Finance Books!

Learning how to improve how you manage your household finances is a great goal for anyone. We’ve been budgeting our money since day one of our marriage and have accomplished some pretty amazing financial feats on a below-average income. This is a list of many of our favorite and most informative household finance books. We hope they enrich your life and your bank account.


1 The Millionaire Next Door By Thomas Stanley and William Danko2 Living Rich by Spending Smart By Greg Karp3 The … Read more »

Marriage and Family Life Books – Reviews Page

This Marriage & Family Life Books Reviews Page contains a growing list of our favorite Books.

Marriage and family life can present some of the most rewarding and difficult lessons in life. Our bookshelves are full of guides and resources to help us grow stronger and wiser in this area. We are committed to un-ending learning and improving in these areas. Won’t you join us by reading and applying some of the information in these great marriage and family life books?


1 3 Steps to a Strong Family2 Traits of a Healthy Family3 Bonding and Re-Bonding4 Color Me Beautiful … Read more »

Best Selling Biographies – Reviews Page

Best Selling Biograpnies.

This Best Selling Biographies Page contains a growing list of our favorite Biography Books for your whole family!

We love reading biographies because they are a great way to be inspired to achieve things we never dreamed possible. We especially like reading about men and women, past and present, who have overcome great obstacles and reached success.


1 “Imagine Heaven” by John Burke2 “Lincoln the Unknown” by Dale Carnegie3 “The Essential Abraham Lincoln” by John Gabriel Hunt4 “Good Day!” The Paul Harvey Story by Paul J. Batura5 “By Faith, Not By Sight” by Scott Douglas … Read more »

Best Cookbooks for Home Cooking Review Page

Best Cookbooks for Home Cooking - Better Crocker, Good Housekeeping and Better Homes and Gardens Cookbooks.

This Best Cookbooks for Home Cooking Page contains a growing list of our favorite Cookbooks for Families and for Everyone! They are some of Annette’s Favorites to use in the kitchen!

When we first got married, Annette knew how to boil water and scramble eggs. Her mom told her, “If you can read, you can cook!” Since Annette’s mom was a fabulous cook and both of Steve’s parents were cooks in the kitchen, she had lots of good resources to draw upon. But she also realized that having great cookbooks in your kitchen was one of the fastest ways to learn and become … Read more »

Favorite Christmas Stories – Review Page

This Page contains a growing list of our favorite Christmas stories!

Christmas is absolutely, hands down our favorite time of the year and our favorite holiday. We celebrate all year by reading Christmas stories, listening to Christmas music and buying Christmas presents.

The books on this page help remind us of the true reason for the season we love so much.


1 1. A Christmas Carol2 2. Christmas In My Heart – Series3 3. Emmet Otter’s Jug-Band Christmas4 10. The Christmas Stories of George MacDonald5 16. The Legend of the Candy Cane by Lori … Read more »