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Fun New Kids’ Book Reviews

This is a lovely book. The illustrations are a delight, drawn and watercolored around each cream-colored page. The gentle text is less a story than a character description. Actually, its really a listing of what Ruby likes -- red shoes, gardening, quilts, and her...

My Lantern and the Fairy Book Review

Although this illustrated children's book is directed at bilingual homes, or those trying to be, it is as charming a picture book as I've reviewed in years. It is very well done, and a real accomplishment for children's literature. The writing is warm, fun, and...

The Gift Inside the Box Review

This is an enlightening children's book on generosity. With my own children, some seem to grasp the concept so well, and easily share with others, almost from day one. Yet for others, it's a concept that always seems to elude them. Even when they learn, by rote, that...

Bad Dog Book Review

Bad Dog Book R In about 250 words, and many visual gags, this simple -- and simply delightful -- book offers so much to love. The hand-written typeface tells a first-person story where a little girl -- expecting a dog for a present, is given a cat, instead. Yet she...

Junie B. Jones Jingle Bells

I'm no statistician, but I'm pretty sure that 60 million Junie B. Jones fans can't be wrong! This is a deluxe re-print of the 25th book in the series. It's all presented in a high-quality, hardback binding. There are 10 new, full-color illustrations featuring the...