Book Reviews

Flight #116 Is Down! Book Poster Image
age 11+
Hardly a classic, but still a riveting adventure.
By Caroline B. Cooney
(1992)
Big Bob and the Thanksgiving Potatoes Book Poster Image
age 5+
Funny story regardless of the season.
By Daniel Pinkwater
(2000)
Happy Birthday to You! Book Poster Image
age 4+
Celebratory tale soars with wordplay and crazy invention.
By Dr. Seuss
(1958)
Homecoming Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Classic novel of four brave children looking for a home.
By Cynthia Voigt
(1981)
Happy Halloween, Biscuit! Book Poster Image
age 4+
Warm, humorous tale reflects preschool tastes.
By Alyssa Satin Capucilli
(1999)
Beni's First Chanukah Book Poster Image
age 4+
Insipid text, pictures present nothing new.
By Jane Breskin Zalben
(1988)
Eloise at Christmastime Book Poster Image
age 4+
Eloise skitters through the holiday in charming sequel.
By Kay Thompson
(1958)
Madeline's Christmas Book Poster Image
age 4+
Madeline is her spunky self in Christmas tale.
By Ludwig Bemelmans
(1985)
Felix's Christmas Around the World Book Poster Image
age 4+
Felix writes to Santa, goes on another adventure.
By Annette Langen
(1998)
Santa and the Three Bears Book Poster Image
age 4+
Bland but enjoyable story for preschoolers.
By Dominic Catalano
(2000)
Max's Christmas Book Poster Image
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age 2+
Kids will relate to appealing holiday tale.
By Rosemary Wells
(1986)
Gershon's Monster: A Story for the Jewish New Year Book Poster Image
age 4+
Hasidic legend keeps kids on edge of their seats.
By Eric A. Kimmel
(2000)
The First Part Last Book Poster Image
age 14+
A realistic look at being a teen parent.
By Angela Johnson
(2003)
Joy to the World: A Family Christmas Treasury Book Poster Image
age 4+
A good selection of holiday literature.
By Ann Keay Beneduce
(2000)
The True Story of Christmas Book Poster Image
age 9+
The ultimate dysfunctional family Christmas.
By Anne Fine
(2003)
The Perfect Thanksgiving Book Poster Image
age 4+
Thanksgiving isn't about having the "perfect" day.
By Eileen Spinelli
(2003)
Locomotion Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Boy's writings are lyrical, yet seamless and real.
By Jacqueline Woodson
(2004)
The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big Round Things Book Poster Image
age 13+
Funny overweight girl goes through some heavy stuff.
By Carolyn Mackler
(2004)
How the Grinch Stole Christmas Book Poster Image
age 4+
Dr. Seuss subtly exposes greed and commercialism.
By Dr. Seuss
(1957)
The Giver, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 11+
A riveting utopian novel that's expertly crafted.
By Lois Lowry
(1993)

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