Book Review: Fancy Nancy Splendiferous Christmas by Jane O’Connor

Today’s holiday book review is Fancy Nancy Splendiferous Christmas by Jane O’Connor. Here’s what it’s about: Presents with elegant wrapping paper, festive decorations, Christmas cookies with sprinkles—and who could forget the tree? After all, there is no such thing as too much tinsel. Ooh la la! This year, Nancy is especially excited about decorating the Christmas tree. She bought a brand-new sparkly tree topper with her own money and has been waiting for Christmas to … Read more

Book Review: The Worst Twelve Days of Christmas by Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen

Today’s holiday book review is The Worst Twelve Days of Christmas by Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen. Here’s what it’s about: In this spirited reworking of the classic song “The Twelve Days of Christmas,” Joy has to deal with her first Christmas with a new baby brother—and nothing could be worse. He drools on the ornaments and ruins the presents, he eats all the cookies and smashes the snowmen, and he’s on the verge of taking over the … Read more

Book Review: Deck the Walls: A Wacky Christmas Carol by Erin Dealey

Today’s holiday book review is Deck the Walls: A Wacky Christmas Carol by Erin Dealey. Here’s what it’s about: Deck the halls with boughs of holly, Fa la la la la la la la la. How wonderful the old carol sounds. A vision of warm family gatherings peacefully celebrating the holiday season comes to mind. But wait, this doesn t sound like a peaceful family get-together. What is happening here? Deck the walls with mashed … Read more

Book Review: A Christmas Memory by Truman Capote

Today’s holiday book review is A Christmas Memory by Truman Capote. Here’s what it’s about: Taking its place next to Breakfast at Tiffany’s and In Cold Blood on the Modern Library bookshelf is this new and original edition of Capote’s most famous short stories: “A Christmas Memory,” “One Christmas”, and “A Thanksgiving Memory.” All three stories are distinguished by Capote’s delicate interplay of childhood sensibility and recollective vision. This was the first time I read … Read more

Book Review: The Night Before Thanksgiving by Natasha Wing

Today’s Thanksgiving book review is The Night Before Thanksgiving by Natasha Wing. Here’s what it’s about: A creative spin on the Christmas classic, this whimsical celebration follows the family as they greet friends and relatives, prepare the feast and give thanks. This is a cute story that takes you from Thanksgiving preparation through to the family feast. Written in rhyme, it’s catchy too. My Rating: 4 out of 5

Book Review: Thanksgiving at the Tappletons’ by Eileen Spinelli

Today’s Thanksgiving book review is Thanksgiving at the Tappletons’ by Eileen Spinelli. Here’s what it’s about: You’re invited Join the Tappletons, the nicest bunch of wolves ever, for a very special Thanksgiving meal. Everyone has a job to do. Mrs. Tappleton is making the turkey. Mr. Tappleton is buying the pies. Kenny is in charge of the salad. Jenny is mashing the potatoes. It “seems” like everything is going smoothly. But be prepared for a … Read more

Book Review: The Perfect Thanksgiving by Eileen Spinelli

Today’s Thanksgiving book review is The Perfect Thanksgiving by Eileen Spinelli. Here’s what it’s about: Enter two families who couldn’t be more opposite. Family one seems just perfect-with a plump golden turkey, gorgeous whipped cream swirls atop their pie, and lace napkins on the table. Family two, on the other hand, seems far from it! The turkey burns, the Jell-O wiggles and jiggles right to the floor, and Dad’s shirt serves as napkin. What could … Read more

Book Review: Marley and the Runaway Pumpkin

Today’s book review is Marley and the Runaway Pumpkin by Susan Hill. Here’s what it’s about: Marley’s family has spent months growing a giant pumpkin to take to the fair. When the big day finally arrives, Mommy, Daddy, Cassie, and Baby Louie try to be extra careful with their blue-ribbon pumpkin. But with a dog like Marley around, being careful isn’t always enough! This is a cute book that’s perfect for beginner readers. The format … Read more