Book Reviews

age 16+
 
Portrays teen girls in all their complexity.
By Hillary Carlip
(1995)
age 5+
 
Funny story regardless of the season.
By Daniel Pinkwater
(2000)
age 4+
 
This nurturing tale skips, soars, and lopes along.
By Dr. Seuss
(1958)
age 4+
 
Warm, humorous tale reflects preschool tastes.
By Alyssa Satin Capucilli
(1999)
age 4+
 
Insipid text, pictures present nothing new.
By Jane Breskin Zalben
(1988)
age 4+
 
Eloise skitters through the holiday in charming sequel.
By Kay Thompson
(1958)
age 4+
 
Madeline is her spunky self in Christmas tale.
By Ludwig Bemelmans
(1985)
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age 2+
 
Kids will relate to appealing holiday tale.
By Rosemary Wells
(1986)
age 4+
 
Felix writes to Santa, goes on another adventure.
By Annette Langen
(1998)
age 4+
 
Bland but enjoyable story for preschoolers.
By Dominic Catalano
(2000)
age 4+
 
Hasidic legend keeps kids on edge of their seats.
By Eric A. Kimmel
(2000)
age 4+
 
A good selection of holiday literature.
By Ann Keay Beneduce
(2000)
age 9+
 
The ultimate dysfunctional family Christmas.
By Anne Fine
(2003)
age 4+
 
Thanksgiving isn't about having the "perfect" day.
By Eileen Spinelli
(2003)
age 4+
 
Dr. Seuss subtly exposes greed and commercialism.
By Dr. Seuss
(1957)
age 9+
 
A unique and entertaining spin on an age-old tale.
By Barbara Robinson
(1972)
age 4+
 
One of the most beautiful Christmas books.
By Chris Van Allsburg
(1985)
age 7+
 
A dying boy wants to believe in Santa.
By Gary Paulsen
(2005)
age 8+
 
Foster child wishes for a family for Christmas.
By Caroline B. Cooney
(2005)
age 4+
 
Beautiful lesson on sharing holiday traditions.
By Helen Recorvits
(2006)

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