Book Reviews

The Lincolns: A Scrapbook Look at Abraham and Mary Book Poster Image
age 10+
The way biographies for children ought to be done.
By Candace Fleming
(2008)
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Snow Book Poster Image
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age 3+
Words and artwork create a magical winter wonderland.
By Cynthia Rylant
(2008)
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Deck the Halls Book Poster Image
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age 2+
Nostalgic holiday book is more a tribute to Norman Rockwell.
By Norman Rockwell
(2008)
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I See Santa Everywhere Book Poster Image
age 6+
Funny but rough-looking Santas make this older-kid fare.
By Glenn McCoy
(2008)
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No Choirboy: Murder, Violence, and Teenagers on Death Row Book Poster Image
age 15+
Raw stories from teens on death row; read along with teens.
By Susan Kuklin
(2008)
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Hanukkah Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Award winner is perfect for holiday gift-giving.
By Roni Schotter
(2008)
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Olive, the Other Reindeer Book Poster Image
age 5+
Modern holiday classic stars a spunky, imaginative dog.
By Vivian Walsh, J. Otto Seibold
(1997)
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Vunce Upon a Time Book Poster Image
age 4+
Vegetarian vampire gives Halloween a silly twist.
By J. Otto Seibold, Siobhan Vivian
(2008)
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Boogie Knights Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Madcap monster ball is silly, wiggly-giggly fun.
By Lisa Wheeler
(2008)
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Bone Soup Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Ghoulish Stone Soup is more fun than scary.
By Cambria Evans
(2008)
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Piano Starts Here Book Poster Image
age 6+
Masterful illustrations and an inspirational bio.
By Robert Andrew Parker
(2008)
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The Poet Slave of Cuba: A Biography of Juan Francisco Manzano Book Poster Image
age 14+
Brutal but moving bio-in-verse is best for teens.
By Margarita Engle
(2006)
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Your Own, Sylvia Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Fictionalized bio in verse a great intro to Plath's poetry.
By Stephanie Hemphill
(2007)
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Merry Navidad! Book Poster Image
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age 5+
Bilingual celebration of Spanish Christmas songs.
By Alma Flor Ada, F. Isabel Campoy, Rosalma Zubizarreta
(2007)
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The Twelve Days of Christmas: A Piñata for the Piñon Tree Book Poster Image
age 4+
Southwestern zest spices up this Christmas carol.
By Philemon Sturges
(2007)
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Fartsy Claus Book Poster Image
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age 6+
Gross-out "Night Before Xmas" parody about gassy Santa.
By Mitch Chivus
(2007)
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Toot & Puddle: Let It Snow Book Poster Image
age 4+
Lovable tale of two friends full of holiday fun.
By Holly Hobbie
(2007)
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The Champ: The Story of Muhammad Ali Book Poster Image
age 5+
Terrific, kid-friendly bio on a sports great.
By Tonya Bolden
(2004)
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Latkes and Applesauce: A Hanukkah Story Book Poster Image
age 4+
Folksy tale shares the miracle of simple things.
By Fran Manushkin
(2007)
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The Seven Days of Kwanzaa Book Poster Image
age 4+
Simple song introduces Kwanzaa to young readers.
By Melrose Cooper
(2007)
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