Book Reviews

A Swiftly Tilting Planet Book Poster Image
age 9+
A teenager saves the world from destruction.
By Madeleine L'Engle
(1978)
Big Bob and the Thanksgiving Potatoes Book Poster Image
age 5+
Funny story regardless of the season.
By Daniel Pinkwater
(2000)
Happy Birthday to You! Book Poster Image
age 4+
Celebratory tale soars with wordplay and crazy invention.
By Dr. Seuss
(1958)
Happy Halloween, Biscuit! Book Poster Image
age 4+
Warm, humorous tale reflects preschool tastes.
By Alyssa Satin Capucilli
(1999)
Beni's First Chanukah Book Poster Image
age 4+
Insipid text, pictures present nothing new.
By Jane Breskin Zalben
(1988)
The Chameleon Wore Chartreuse Book Poster Image
age 9+
A tale that can make a grown-up giggle too.
By Bruce Hale
(2001)
The Mysteries of Harris Burdick Book Poster Image
age 9+
Kids will be eager to complete unfinished tales.
By Chris Van Allsburg
(1984)
Stranger With My Face Book Poster Image
age 13+
OK read. Teens may love the supernatural elements.
By Lois Duncan
(1981)
Silent to the Bone Book Poster Image
age 12+
Absorbing mystery includes child abuse, sexual manipulation.
By E. L. Konigsburg
(2000)
The Gold Dust Letters Book Poster Image
age 8+
Mystery and fantasy combine effectively.
By Janet Taylor Lisle
(1994)
Eloise at Christmastime Book Poster Image
age 4+
Eloise skitters through the holiday in charming sequel.
By Kay Thompson
(1958)
Madeline's Christmas Book Poster Image
age 4+
Madeline is her spunky self in Christmas tale.
By Ludwig Bemelmans
(1985)
Madeline in London Book Poster Image
age 4+
Slow pace, but kids like the pageantry.
By Ludwig Bemelmans
(1961)
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)
Max's Christmas Book Poster Image
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age 2+
Kids will relate to appealing holiday tale.
By Rosemary Wells
(1986)
Gershon's Monster: A Story for the Jewish New Year Book Poster Image
age 4+
Hasidic legend keeps kids on edge of their seats.
By Eric A. Kimmel
(2000)
Joy to the World: A Family Christmas Treasury Book Poster Image
age 4+
A good selection of holiday literature.
By Ann Keay Beneduce
(2000)
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)

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