Book Reviews

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)
The Adventures of Odysseus Book Poster Image
age 8+
Smart picture-book version of the classic tale.
By Hugh Lupton
(2006)
Yoon and the Christmas Mitten Book Poster Image
age 4+
Beautiful lesson on sharing holiday traditions.
By Helen Recorvits
(2006)
Eloise at Christmastime Book Poster Image
age 4+
Eloise skitters through the holiday in charming sequel.
By Kay Thompson
(1958)
How the Grinch Stole Christmas Book Poster Image
age 4+
Dr. Seuss subtly exposes greed and commercialism.
By Dr. Seuss
(1957)
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever Book Poster Image
age 9+
A unique and entertaining spin on an age-old tale.
By Barbara Robinson
(1972)
Joy to the World: A Family Christmas Treasury Book Poster Image
age 4+
A good selection of holiday literature.
By Ann Keay Beneduce
(2000)
Just So Stories Book Poster Image
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age 6+
Lively language, funny stories, fanciful animals.
By Rudyard Kipling
(1902)
Tasty Baby Belly Buttons: A Japanese Folktale Book Poster Image
age 2+
Japanese tale is reinvented with humor.
By Judy Sierra
(1999)
Happy Halloween, Biscuit! Book Poster Image
age 4+
Warm, humorous tale reflects preschool tastes.
By Alyssa Satin Capucilli
(1999)
Tales From Africa Book Poster Image
age 9+
These tales educate, entertain, and entrance.
By Mary Medlicott
(1995)
Feathers and Fools Book Poster Image
age 6+
Literary-quality fable is engaging, effective.
By Mem Fox
(2000)
The Rainbow Bridge Book Poster Image
age 6+
A beautiful myth with luminous pictures.
By Audrey Wood
(1995)
Not One Damsel in Distress: World Folktales for Strong Girls Book Poster Image
age 9+
Adventures are gripping, a little gruesome.
By Jane Yolen
(2000)
Big Bob and the Thanksgiving Potatoes Book Poster Image
age 5+
Funny story regardless of the season.
By Daniel Pinkwater
(2000)
Her Stories: African American Folktales, Fairy Tales, and True Tales Book Poster Image
age 9+
A spirited retelling of tales old and new.
By Virginia Hamilton
(1995)
The People Could Fly: American Black Folktales Book Poster Image
age 9+
Folktales full of humor and history.
By Virginia Hamilton
(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)

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