Book Reviews

age 4+
 
Thanksgiving isn't about having the "perfect" day.
By Eileen Spinelli
(2003)
age 8+
 
Smart picture-book version of the classic tale.
By Hugh Lupton
(2006)
age 4+
 
A good selection of holiday literature.
By Ann Keay Beneduce
(2000)
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age 6+
 
Lively language, funny stories, fanciful animals.
By Rudyard Kipling
(1902)
age 2+
 
Japanese tale is reinvented with humor.
By Judy Sierra
(1999)
age 4+
 
Warm, humorous tale reflects preschool tastes.
By Alyssa Satin Capucilli
(1999)
age 9+
 
These tales educate, entertain, and entrance.
By Mary Medlicott
(1995)
age 6+
 
Literary-quality fable is engaging, effective.
By Mem Fox
(2000)
age 6+
 
A beautiful myth with luminous pictures.
By Audrey Wood
(1995)
age 9+
 
Adventures are gripping, a little gruesome.
By Jane Yolen
(2000)
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+
 
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 6+
 
These fables are solid goofiness.
By Jon Scieszka
(1998)
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)

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