Book Reviews

How the Grinch Stole Christmas Book Poster Image
age 4+
Dr. Seuss subtly exposes greed and commercialism.
By Dr. Seuss
(1957)
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Joy to the World: A Family Christmas Treasury Book Poster Image
age 4+
A good selection of holiday literature.
By Ann Keay Beneduce
(2000)
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Happy Halloween, Biscuit! Book Poster Image
age 4+
Warm, humorous tale reflects preschool tastes.
By Alyssa Satin Capucilli
(1999)
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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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Los Gatos Black on Halloween Book Poster Image
age 5+
Haunting rhymes create ghoulish treat.
By Marisa Montes
(2006)
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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)
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Olive, the Other Reindeer Book Poster Image
age 5+
Modern holiday classic stars a spunky, imaginative dog.
By Vivian Walsh, J. Otto Seibold
(1997)
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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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Working Mummies Book Poster Image
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age 5+
Punny, spooky look at moms all wrapped up in their jobs.
By Joan Horton
(2012)
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Letters from Father Christmas Book Poster Image
age 5+
Tolkien's magical North Pole tales delight all ages.
By J.R.R. Tolkien
(2004)
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An Otis Christmas Book Poster Image
age 5+
Tractor brings help to birthing horse in tense holiday tale.
By Loren Long
(2013)
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Big Bob and the Thanksgiving Potatoes Book Poster Image
age 5+
Funny story regardless of the season.
By Daniel Pinkwater
(2000)
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Fartsy Claus Book Poster Image
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age 6+
Gross-out "Night Before Xmas" parody about gassy Santa.
By Mitch Chivus
(2007)
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I See Santa Everywhere Book Poster Image
age 6+
Funny but rough-looking Santas make this older-kid fare.
By Glenn McCoy
(2008)
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The Santa Trap Book Poster Image
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age 6+
Greedy boy tries to capture Santa in funny, offbeat tale.
By Jonathan Emmett
(2012)
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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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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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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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A Christmas-tastic Carol Book Poster Image
age 8+
Dickens perennial gets goofy "Adventure Time" treatment.
By Max Brallier
(2014)
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