Book Reviews

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age 11+
 
Highly imaginative twists on the Cinderella tale.
By Gail Carson Levine
(1997)
age 4+
 
A solid early reader with lots of kid appeal.
By Maurice Sendak
(1962)
age 4+
 
Gently addresses children's fear of abandonment.
By William Steig
(2000)
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age 6+
 
Literal-minded housekeeper in fun easy reader.
By Peggy Parish
(1969)
age 4+
 
Reassurance that each family is unique, special.
By Catherine Anholt
(2000)
age 4+
 
Spare narrative is engaging, childlike.
By Mary Lyn Ray
(2000)
age 4+
 
Hilarious illustrations complement the tale.
By P. D. Eastman
(1960)
age 4+
 
As terrific as the prequel.
By Dr. Seuss
(1958)
age 4+
 
Four-line, rhymed stanzas introduce wacky notions.
By Laura Numeroff
(2000)
age 4+
 
Delightful story is a surefire attention-grabber.
By Jon Scieszka
(1996)
age 6+
 
Kids will sympathize with ugly duckling's plight.
By Hans Christian Andersen
(1999)
age 9+
 
A farcical re-working of 10 familiar fairy tales.
By Jon Scieszka
(1992)
age 4+
 
A winning choice for preschooler or kindergartner.
By Joseph Slate
(1998)
age 4+
 
Lively book involves kids in character's plight.
By Andrea Beck
(1998)
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age 4+
 
Retelling of classic brims with passion and grace.
By Paul O. Zelinsky
(1997)
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age 4+
 
A humorous tale of individuality and friendship.
By Janie Bynum
(2000)
age 4+
 
Warmly illustrated early-reader book.
By Caron Lee Cohen
(2000)
age 4+
 
A high-spirited tale full of humor.
By Babette Cole
(1986)

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