Book Reviews

Where the Sidewalk Ends Book Poster Image
age 6+
Irresistible collection of clever, hilarious poems.
By Shel Silverstein
(2004)
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The Elf on the Shelf Book Poster Image
age 3+
Hit holiday book fun for kids but requires parent action.
By Carol V. Aebersold, Chanda A. Bell
(2005)
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A Bad Kitty Christmas Book Poster Image
age 4+
Funny Bad Kitty mayhem leads to holiday's true meaning.
By Nick Bruel
(2011)
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Every Thing on It Book Poster Image
age 9+
Another classic poetry collection by the master of whimsy.
By Shel Silverstein
(2011)
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The Bippolo Seed and Other Lost Stories Book Poster Image
age 6+
Treasure of lost Seuss tales a great all-ages read-aloud.
By Dr. Seuss
(2011)
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Perfect Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Teens learn to live for themselves in intense, mature book.
By Ellen Hopkins
(2011)
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Crank Book Poster Image
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age 16+
First in controversial verse poetry series about addiction.
By Ellen Hopkins
(2004)
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Dark Emperor & Other Poems of the Night Book Poster Image
age 6+
Award-winning poetry book is both scientific and magical.
By Joyce Sidman
(2010)
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The Negro Speaks of Rivers Book Poster Image
age 6+
Words and watercolors sing in a voice as deep as the river.
By Langston Hughes
(2009)
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My People Book Poster Image
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age 5+
Photos bring sparkling tone to simple poem of celebration.
By Langston Hughes
(2009)
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The True Gift: A Christmas Story Book Poster Image
age 7+
Simple, lyrical, gentle tale of true giving.
By Patricia MacLachlan
(2009)
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Auntie Claus, Home for the Holidays Book Poster Image
age 5+
A gorgeous confection, but the story’s a little busy.
By Elise Primavera
(2009)
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Merry Christmas, Splat! Book Poster Image
age 3+
Fluffy cat in a fluffy and sweet holiday tale.
By Rob Scotton
(2009)
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Four Friends at Christmas Book Poster Image
age 4+
Sweet, simple holiday tale to share with friends.
By Tomie dePaola
(2009)
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A Pussycat's Christmas Book Poster Image
age 3+
Cat’s-eye view of Christmas will leave you purring.
By Margaret Wise Brown
(2009)
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The Sound of Kwanzaa Book Poster Image
age 4+
Colorful look at the principles the holiday celebrates.
By Dimitrea Tokunbo
(2009)
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'Twas the Night Before Christmas Book Poster Image
age 4+
Gimmick doesn’t enhance holiday classic.
By Clement Clarke Moore
(2009)
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The Gingerbread Pirates Book Poster Image
age 4+
Engaging twist on idea of toys becoming real.
By Kristin Kladstrup
(2009)
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The Christmas Magic Book Poster Image
age 4+
Enchanting, soulful portrait of Santa.
By Lauren Thompson
(2009)
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Over in the Hollow Book Poster Image
age 3+
Fun Halloween counting book is just spooky enough.
By Rebecca Dickinson
(2009)
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