“Elf Pets: An Arctic Fox Tradition” by Chanda Bell

Elf Pets: An Arctic Fox TraditionChanda A. BellCCA and B LLC (2018)ASIN B07P6M8XR1Reviewed by Alyvia (11), Eliana (9), Sarina (5) and Evan (4) for Reader Views Kids (12/19) I want to say first how much we love the Arctic Fox. She (we named her Luna) is so soft and beautiful, and the glow-in-the dark snow [...]

Elf Pets: “A Saint Bernard Tradition” by Chanda A. Bell

Elf on The Shelf EPSB Pets: A St. Bernard Tradition Plush Chanda A. Bell CCA and B, LLC. Publication 2015 ISBN 9780997092028 Reviewed by Evan (age 3), Sarina (age 4), Serenity (age 6) and Mom for Reader Views Kids (12/18) What an adorable story for this holiday season. “Elf Pets: A Saint Bernard Tradition” by [...]

When Santa Lost His Ho! Ho! Ho! by Laura Rader

When Santa Lost His Ho! Ho! Ho! Laura Rader HarperCollins (2008) ISBN 9780061141393 Reviewed by Sophia McElroy (age 5.5) for Reader Views (11/08)   This is a funny book! My favorite part of the book is when Santa loses his “Ho! Ho! Ho!,” and the only thing he can say is a little “yee ha!” I liked when [...]

We Believe in Christmas by Karen Kingsbury

We Believe in Christmas Karen Kingsbury Zonderkidz (2008) ISBN 9780310712121 Reviewed by Cayden (age 4) and Max (age 2) Aures and Mom for Reader Views (10/08)   “We Believe in Christmas” takes a look back and encourages us to remember the true meaning of Christmas and the events that take place during the season.  For [...]

Toot & Puddle: I’ll Be Home for Christmas by Holly Hobbie

Toot & Puddle: I’ll Be Home for Christmas Holly Hobbie Little, Brown, and Company (2008) ISBN 9780316033831 Reviewed by Cayden Aures (age 4) and Mom for Reader Views (12/08)   Christmas is fast approaching and Puddle is excited to get the house decorated, the fruitcakes made, and the Christmas cards sent out.  However, Toot is [...]

The Rabbit and the Snowman by Sally O. Lee

The Rabbit and the Snowman Sally O. Lee BookSurge Publishing (2008) ISBN 9781419656255 Reviewed by Cayden Aures (age 4) and Mom for Reader Views (11/08)   “The Rabbit and the Snowman” is the story of a snowman that was built in a field by a group of children.  When the children finished making him they [...]

The Night Before Christmas by Clement C. Moore

The Night Before Christmas Clement C. Moore HarperTrophy (2008) ISBN 9780060757441 Reviewed by Cayden (age 4) and Max (age 2) Aures and Mom for Reader Views (10/08)   “The Night Before Christmas” is the classic tale that we all know, but this version contains unique, imaginative illustrations drawn by Richard Jesse Watson. Cayden:  “We know [...]

The Gift of the Christmas Cookie: Sharing the True Meaning of Jesus’ Birth by Dandi Daley Mackall

The Gift of the Christmas Cookie: Sharing the True Meaning of Jesus’ Birth Dandi Daley Mackall ZonderKidz (2008) ISBN 9780310713289 Reviewed by Brianne Plach (age 11) for Reader Views (11/08) It’s a tradition! Every Christmas my mother and I always make Christmas cookies. It is a tradition that I look forward to every year. Maybe [...]

The Christmas Ornaments by Pamela A. H. Edge

The Christmas Ornaments Pamela A. H. Edge American Literary Press (2008) ISBN 9781934696224 Reviewed by Grace Schaefer (age 7) for Reader Views (12/08)   “The Christmas Ornaments” is a story about a group of ornaments finding a home that is actually a church.  It has a sad middle but a happy ending. A husband and [...]

Thanks for Thanksgiving by Julie Markes

Thanks for Thanksgiving Julie Markes HarperTrophy (2008) ISBN 9780060510985 Reviewed by Cayden (age 4) and Max (age 2) Aures and Mom for Reader Views (10/08)   “Thanks for Thanksgiving” explores different things one could be thankful for.  Some examples from the book are:  “Thank you for play dates, for swings and for slides” and “Thanks [...]

Sam the Snowman by Susan Winget

Sam the Snowman Susan Winget HarperCollins (2008) ISBN 9780061144752 Reviewed by Cayden (age 4) and Max (age 2) Aures and Mom for Reader Views (10/08)   “Sam the Snowman” is about a snowman that can’t make snow.  All of the other snowmen know how to do it, but not Sam.  His teacher sends him to [...]

Paddington and the Christmas Surprise by Michael Bond

Paddington and the Christmas Surprise Michael Bond HarperCollins (2008) ISBN 9780061687402 Reviewed by Sophia McElroy (age 6) for Reader Views (11/08)   I thought this book was funny. The pictures were very interesting and made me laugh. My favorite part of the story is when Paddington and his family go on the sleigh ride. They come [...]