Book Reviews

age 4+
 
Thanksgiving isn't about having the "perfect" day.
By Eileen Spinelli
(2003)
age 4+
 
A good selection of holiday literature.
By Ann Keay Beneduce
(2000)
age 4+
 
Warm, humorous tale reflects preschool tastes.
By Alyssa Satin Capucilli
(1999)
age 4+
 
Felix writes to Santa, goes on another adventure.
By Annette Langen
(1998)
age 16+
 
Portrays teen girls in all their complexity.
By Hillary Carlip
(1995)
age 4+
 
Bland but enjoyable story for preschoolers.
By Dominic Catalano
(2000)
age 4+
 
Madeline is her spunky self in Christmas tale.
By Ludwig Bemelmans
(1985)
age 4+
 
This nurturing tale skips, soars, and lopes along.
By Dr. Seuss
(1958)
age 4+
 
Hasidic legend keeps kids on edge of their seats.
By Eric A. Kimmel
(2000)
age 4+
 
Insipid text, pictures present nothing new.
By Jane Breskin Zalben
(1988)
age 5+
 
Sentimental but stirring Christmas story.
By Elizabeth Winthrop
(2006)
age 3+
 
Silly tale for kids who love Christmas.
By Mike Reiss
(2006)
age 4+
 
Christmas lesson about gifts and giving.
By Mary Engelbreit
(2004)
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 5+
 
Haunting rhymes create ghoulish treat.
By Marisa Montes
(2006)
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age 3+
 
Scare-free Halloween fun for preschoolers.
By Bethany Roberts
(1995)
age 4+
 
Folksy tale shares the miracle of simple things.
By Fran Manushkin
(2007)
age 4+
 
Touching lesson for kids -- and their parents!
By Robie H. Harris
(2008)
age 4+
 
Vegetarian vampire gives Halloween a silly twist.
By J. Otto Seibold, Siobhan Vivian
(2008)

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