Book Reviews

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

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