Book Reviews

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age 6+
 
Lively language, funny stories, fanciful animals.
By Rudyard Kipling
(1902)
age 5+
 
Funny story regardless of the season.
By Daniel Pinkwater
(2000)
age 9+
 
A spirited retelling of tales old and new.
By Virginia Hamilton
(1995)
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 9+
 
Folktales full of humor and history.
By Virginia Hamilton
(1985)
age 6+
 
A beautiful myth with luminous pictures.
By Audrey Wood
(1995)
age 9+
 
These tales educate, entertain, and entrance.
By Mary Medlicott
(1995)
age 4+
 
Jazzy, inventive take on West African folktale.
By Verna Aardema
(1975)
age 6+
 
These fables are solid goofiness.
By Jon Scieszka
(1998)
age 4+
 
A lesson in humanity laced with humor and magic.
By Robert D. San Souci
(1989)
age 4+
 
The absurd behavior keeps kids coming back.
By Esphyr Slobodkina
(1969)
age 6+
 
Literary-quality fable is engaging, effective.
By Mem Fox
(2000)
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age 13+
 
Beauty and the Beast retold in slow-paced but exotic tale.
By Donna Jo Napoli
(2000)
age 4+
 
Madeline is her spunky self in Christmas tale.
By Ludwig Bemelmans
(1985)
age 4+
 
Eloise skitters through the holiday in charming sequel.
By Kay Thompson
(1958)
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)
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age 2+
 
Kids will relate to appealing holiday tale.
By Rosemary Wells
(1986)

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