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By Nicki RichesinThe Children’s Book Review
Published: September 19, 2012

Thomas Beller

We’re honored to have Thomas Beller contribute his family’s favorite books to The Children’s Book Review. Tom is a wonderful writer, the author of two books of fiction, Seduction Theory, and The Sleep-Over Artist, and a collection of personal essays, How To Be a Man. A former staff writer at the New Yorker Magazine and the Cambodia Daily, he is currently a contributing editor at Travel and Leisure Magazine. He founded and for twenty years co-edited Open City Magazine, and created the literary website about New York, Mrbellersneighborhood.com. He divides his time between New York and New Orleans, where he teaches writing at Tulane University. In his column “The Examined Life” for Babble, he writes about his family. Many thanks to Tom for sharing his remarkable insights with us.

By Bianca Schulze and Phoebe Vreeland, The Children’s Book Review
Published: November 22, 2010

Last year, Lauren Thompson’s holiday book, The Christmas Magic, let us in on one of Santa’s little secrets: Santa gets a “tingling in his whiskers” when the Christmas magic is on its way. I believe that the tingling has begun. Perhaps even a little jingling, too!

From nicely illustrated carols to tales for the naughty and nice, our holiday gift to you is this list of wonderful Christmas books.

Here is a list of books that toddlers love, by Parents Magazine, April, 2008: Knuffle Bunny, by Mo Willems Best Word Book Ever! by Richard Scarry Tails, by Matthew Van Fleet Tickle the Duck! by Ethan Long Hug, by Jez Alborough Barnyard Dance! by Sandra Boynton Peek-A-Baby, by Karen Katz The Very Hungry