Book Reviews

Felix's Christmas Around the World Book Poster Image
age 4+
Felix writes to Santa, goes on another adventure.
By Annette Langen
(1998)
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8 Plus 1 Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Sensitive portraits of kids growing up.
By Robert Cormier
(1991)
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Santa and the Three Bears Book Poster Image
age 4+
Bland but enjoyable story for preschoolers.
By Dominic Catalano
(2000)
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Madeline's Christmas Book Poster Image
age 4+
Madeline is her spunky self in Christmas tale.
By Ludwig Bemelmans
(1985)
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Happy Birthday to You! Book Poster Image
age 4+
Celebratory tale soars with wordplay and crazy invention.
By Dr. Seuss
(1958)
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Max's Christmas Book Poster Image
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age 2+
Kids will relate to appealing holiday tale.
By Rosemary Wells
(1986)
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Horton Hatches the Egg Book Poster Image
age 4+
Integrity is rewarded in poignant, funny tale.
By Dr. Seuss
(1940)
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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)
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Rocking Horse Land: And Other Classic Tales of Dolls and Toys Book Poster Image
age 6+
Six stories about toys that come to life.
By Naomi Lewis
(2000)
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Beni's First Chanukah Book Poster Image
age 4+
Insipid text, pictures present nothing new.
By Jane Breskin Zalben
(1988)
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The First Christmas Stocking Book Poster Image
age 5+
Sentimental but stirring Christmas story.
By Elizabeth Winthrop
(2006)
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The Dark-Thirty: Southern Tales of the Supernatural Book Poster Image
age 10+
Scary, award-winning African-American stories.
By Patricia McKissack
(2006)
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Porch Lies: Tales of Slicksters, Tricksters, and Other Wily Characters Book Poster Image
age 8+
Delightful tall tales great for reading aloud.
By Patricia McKissack
(2006)
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Merry Un-Christmas Book Poster Image
age 3+
Silly tale for kids who love Christmas.
By Mike Reiss
(2006)
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Queen of Christmas Book Poster Image
age 4+
Christmas lesson about gifts and giving.
By Mary Engelbreit
(2004)
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The Legend of Holly Claus Book Poster Image
age 9+
St. Nick's saintly child plays fantasy heroine.
By Brittney Ryan
(2006)
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When Santa Fell to Earth Book Poster Image
age 7+
Santa fights commercialization, kids help, ho hum.
By Cornelia Funke
(2006)
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A Christmas Sonata Book Poster Image
age 7+
A dying boy wants to believe in Santa.
By Gary Paulsen
(2005)
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What Child Is This? A Christmas Story Book Poster Image
age 8+
Foster child wishes for a family for Christmas.
By Caroline B. Cooney
(2005)
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Shining On: 11 Star Authors' Illuminating Stories Book Poster Image
age 13+
Short stories about coming of age; some sexual references.
By Lois Lowry
(2007)
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