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For Children

Four jewels help to make the season bright

(Jim LaMarche)
By Liz Rosenberg
December 11, 2011
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In this month For Children column, Liz Rosenberg offers some capsule reviews of holiday books for children: David Biedrzycki’s “Santa’s New Jet’’; Barbara Robinson’s modern holiday classic “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever’’; Marisabina Russo’s “I Will Come Back For You: A Family in Hiding During World War II’’; David Rubel’s “The Carpenter’s Gift: Christmas Tale about the Rockefeller Center Tree.’’

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SANTA”S NEW JET

By David Biedrzycki

Charlesbridge, 32 pp.,

ages 4 and older, $16.95

THE BEST CHRISTMAS PAGEANT EVER

By Barbara Robinson

Illustrated by Laura Cornell

Harper, 40 pp.,

ages 4 and older, $16.99

I WILL COME BACK FOR YOU:

A Family in Hiding During World War II

By Marisabina Russo

Random House, 40 pp.,

ages 5 and older, $17.99

THE CARPENTER”S GIFT:

A Christmas Tale about the Rockefeller Center Tree

By David Rubel

Illustrated by Jim LaMarche

Random House, 40 pp.,

ages 5 and older, $17.99