Book Reviews

When Santa Fell to Earth Book Poster Image
age 7+
Santa fights commercialization, kids help, ho hum.
By Cornelia Funke
(2006)
Merry Un-Christmas Book Poster Image
age 3+
Silly tale for kids who love Christmas.
By Mike Reiss
(2006)
Queen of Christmas Book Poster Image
age 4+
Christmas lesson about gifts and giving.
By Mary Engelbreit
(2004)
The Legend of Holly Claus Book Poster Image
age 9+
St. Nick's saintly child plays fantasy heroine.
By Brittney Ryan
(2006)
The First Christmas Stocking Book Poster Image
age 5+
Sentimental but stirring Christmas story.
By Elizabeth Winthrop
(2006)
Firestorm: The Caretaker Trilogy: Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Violent ecological time-travel thriller for teens.
By David Klass
(2006)
The Sirens of Titan Book Poster Image
age 13+
Great intro to Kurt Vonnegut for teens.
By Kurt Vonnegut
(1959)
Slaughterhouse-Five Book Poster Image
age 15+
Vonnegut's time-travel classic best for mature teen readers.
By Kurt Vonnegut
(1969)
Maximum Ride 2: School's Out -- Forever Book Poster Image
age 12+
Adventure continues with same lack of plot.
By James Patterson
(2006)
Maximum Ride 3: Saving the World and Other Extreme Sports Book Poster Image
age 12+
Flabby finale to senseless yet exciting series.
By James Patterson
(2007)
Life as We Knew It Book Poster Image
age 12+
Gripping, terrifying disaster tale will inspire discussions.
By Susan Beth Pfeffer
(2006)
Halloween Mice Book Poster Image
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age 3+
Scare-free Halloween fun for preschoolers.
By Bethany Roberts
(1995)
The Seven Days of Kwanzaa Book Poster Image
age 4+
Simple song introduces Kwanzaa to young readers.
By Melrose Cooper
(2007)
Latkes and Applesauce: A Hanukkah Story Book Poster Image
age 4+
Folksy tale shares the miracle of simple things.
By Fran Manushkin
(2007)
Toot & Puddle: Let It Snow Book Poster Image
age 4+
Lovable tale of two friends full of holiday fun.
By Holly Hobbie
(2007)
Fartsy Claus Book Poster Image
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age 6+
Gross-out "Night Before Xmas" parody about gassy Santa.
By Mitch Chivus
(2007)
The Twelve Days of Christmas: A Piñata for the Piñon Tree Book Poster Image
age 4+
Southwestern zest spices up this Christmas carol.
By Philemon Sturges
(2007)
Merry Navidad! Book Poster Image
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age 5+
Bilingual celebration of Spanish Christmas songs.
By Alma Flor Ada, F. Isabel Campoy, Rosalma Zubizarreta
(2007)
George's Secret Key to the Universe Book Poster Image
age 8+
Stephen Hawking tale confuses fact and fiction.
By Lucy Hawking, Stephen Hawking
(2007)
Under the Radar (Tom Swift, Young Inventor, Book 6) Book Poster Image
age 8+
Adventure series is formulaic but satisfying.
By Victor Appleton
(2007)

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