Book Reviews

AGE
2
QUALITY
 
Nostalgic holiday book is more a tribute to Norman Rockwell.
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By Norman Rockwell
(2008)
AGE
3
QUALITY
 
Words and artwork create a magical winter wonderland.
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By Cynthia Rylant
(2008)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Uninspired sci-fi adventure won't leave kids wanting more.
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By James Patterson
(2008)
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
Sweet as icing, a Valentine's lesson sure to warm the heart.
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By Mary Engelbreit
(2008)
AGE
16
QUALITY
 
Retired heroes fight to save themselves in gritty classic.
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By Alan Moore
(1995)
Editors' pick
AGE
2
QUALITY
 
When Midnight the cat strolls through a still, starlit Halloween eve, toddlers just might fall in love with nighttime.
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By Cynthia Rylant
(2009)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Sequel just as gripping -- and brutal -- as the first.
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By Suzanne Collins
(2009)
AGE
3
QUALITY
 
Fun Halloween counting book is just spooky enough.
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By Rebecca Dickinson
(2009)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Horror mystery is too dark for most kids' tastes.
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By Arthur Slade
(2009)
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
Engaging twist on idea of toys becoming real.
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By Kristin Kladstrup
(2009)
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
Enchanting, soulful portrait of Santa.
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By Lauren Thompson
(2009)
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
Colorful look at the principles the holiday celebrates.
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By Dimitrea Tokunbo
(2009)
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
Gimmick doesn’t enhance holiday classic.
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By Clement Clarke Moore
(2009)
AGE
3
QUALITY
 
Cat’s-eye view of Christmas will leave you purring.
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By Margaret Wise Brown
(2009)
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
Sweet, simple holiday tale to share with friends.
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By Tomie dePaola
(2009)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Fast-paced World War I fantasy exciting yet low on violence.
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By Scott Westerfeld
(2009)
AGE
3
QUALITY
 
Fluffy cat in a fluffy and sweet holiday tale.
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By Rob Scotton
(2009)
AGE
5
QUALITY
 
A gorgeous confection, but the story’s a little busy.
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By Elise Primavera
(2009)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Teens are the pawns of evil adults in violent dystopia.
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By James Dashner
(2009)
Editors' pick
AGE
7
QUALITY
 
This lyrical masterpiece entertains young readers with a loving tale about a boy's concern for a lonely cow.
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By Patricia MacLachlan
(2009)

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