Book Reviews

age 5+
Funny story regardless of the season.
By Daniel Pinkwater
(2000)
age 4+
Celebratory tale soars with wordplay and crazy invention.
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 6+
Suspenseful story makes math enjoyable.
By Margery Cuyler
(2000)
age 4+
Eloise skitters through the holiday in charming sequel.
By Kay Thompson
(1958)
age 4+
Madeline is her spunky self in Christmas tale.
By Ludwig Bemelmans
(1985)
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)
age 4+
Hasidic legend keeps kids on edge of their seats.
By Eric A. Kimmel
(2000)
age 4+
A good selection of holiday literature.
By Ann Keay Beneduce
(2000)
age 9+
The ultimate dysfunctional family Christmas.
By Anne Fine
(2003)
age 4+
Thanksgiving isn't about having the "perfect" day.
By Eileen Spinelli
(2003)
age 4+
Dr. Seuss subtly exposes greed and commercialism.
By Dr. Seuss
(1957)
age 11+
Solid lessons packaged as jokes and games.
By Marilyn Burns
(1982)
age 9+
A unique and entertaining spin on an age-old tale.
By Barbara Robinson
(1972)
age 4+
One of the most beautiful Christmas books.
By Chris Van Allsburg
(1985)
age 7+
A dying boy wants to believe in Santa.
By Gary Paulsen
(2005)
age 8+
Foster child wishes for a family for Christmas.
By Caroline B. Cooney
(2005)

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