Book Reviews

age 9+
 
For those ready to learn the truth about Santa.
By Harold Myra
(1997)
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age 4+
 
Award winner is perfect for holiday gift-giving.
By Roni Schotter
(2008)
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age 5+
 
Fun Valentine story stresses self-esteem, friendship.
By Gennifer Choldenko
(2011)
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age 8+
 
Great premise overcomes an excess of clever embellishments.
By Lizzie K. Foley
(2012)
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age 3+
 
Cute advice on how not to get scared on Halloween night.
By Susan Hood
(2012)
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age 5+
 
Punny, spooky look at moms all wrapped up in their jobs.
By Joan Horton
(2012)
age 4+
 
Not-too-scary counting book with a friendly twist.
By Carey F. Armstrong-Ellis
(2012)
age 7+
 
Early days of Santa Claus are busy but not wholly engaging.
By Laura Geringer, William Joyce
(2011)
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age 3+
 
Warm animal story celebrates gratitude and friendship.
By Karma Wilson
(2012)
age 4+
 
Two-tradition family doubles the holiday fun.
By Selina Alko
(2012)
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age 2+
 
Cozy, nostalgic look at the classic elements of the season.
By Alison Jay
(2012)
age 3+
 
Poetic take on quiet moments during the holiday season.
By Deborah Underwood
(2012)
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age 6+
 
Greedy boy tries to capture Santa in funny, offbeat tale.
By Jonathan Emmett
(2012)
age 6+
 
Fun, educational chapter books have something for everyone.
By Mary Pope Osborne
(1992)
age 9+
 
Goofy horror tale has light scares and lots of body humor.
By J. Scott Savage
(2012)
age 13+
 
The Selection sequel is more romantic, still superficial.
By Kiera Cass
(2013)
age 9+
 
Graphic novel is funny but light on content, long on drama.
By Rachel Renee Russell
(2013)
age 3+
 
Animals lure Farmer Brown to holiday fun in spooky sequel.
By Betsy Lewin, Doreen Cronin
(2013)
age 2+
 
Beloved rabbits return in comforting Halloween tale.
By Beatrix Potter
(2013)
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age 5+
 
Whimiscal tale of a turkey trying to save his own neck.
By Wendi Silvano
(2009)

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