Book Reviews

age 4+
 
Thanksgiving isn't about having the "perfect" day.
By Eileen Spinelli
(2003)
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age 8+
 
Strange, surreal tale sure to creep kids out.
By Neil Gaiman
(2004)
age 11+
 
Vampire horror series may hook reluctant readers.
By Darren Shan
(2004)
age 10+
 
Horror trashmeister begins a new series -- oh joy.
By R. L. Stine
(2005)
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 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)
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age 13+
 
Weak writing, but it hooks readers who like gore.
By R. L. Stine
(1995)
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age 4+
 
A snake in the mail becomes part of a family.
By Tomi Ungerer
(1983)
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 5+
 
Poems, stellar art show funny side of monsters.
By Adam Rex, Mordecai Richler
(2006)
age 9+
 
Farcical, highly readable vampire rabbit tale.
By James Howe
(1979)
age 7+
 
A dying boy wants to believe in Santa.
By Gary Paulsen
(2005)

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