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Holiday Books 2012

Holiday Roundup

Holiday Books 2012

Whether you are looking for stocking stuffers or just some new books to curl up and read on a cold, snowy day, this is the list for you.  Here is a list of holiday books that we are sure will warm the hearts of readers both young and old.

The Birds of Bethlehem Written and Illustrated by Tomie dePaola - Fiction

 

On the morning of the first Christmas, all the birds of Bethlehem are astir.  Something has happened! People from all over are in the city and an angel has appeared meaning something big is happening!

Charlie and the Christmas Kitty Written by Ree Drummond, Illustrated by Diane De Groat - Fiction

 

Charlie did not put a kitty on his Christmas list, however, that is exactly what his family brings home. When the holiday spirit takes over, Charlie is able to find the good in the new kitty are realizes friends can come in all shapes and sizes.

Christmastime Written and Illustrated by Alison Jay - Fiction

 

With secret clues and hiddend allusions to Christmas carols, this holiday treasure hunt is sure to become a new family favorite.

It's Christmas! Written by Jack Prelutsky, Illustrated by Marylin Hafner - Poetry

 

Funny poems for beginning readers to put you in the Christmas spirit!

The Christmas Tugboat: How the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Came to New York City Written by George Matteson and Adele Ursone, Illustrated by James Ransome - Nonfiction

 

How does the most iconic Christmas tree in America make it to Rockefeller Center? George Matteson tells the true story of how his family transported the tree into New York Harbor.

Christmas Wombat Written by Jackie French, Illustrated by Bruce Whatley - Fiction

 

It seems like Christmas will be just like every other day for the wombat, but when she smells carrots and becomes an accidental stowaway on Santa's sleigh, she finds out Christmas will be like nothing she has ever experienced before!

Cowboy Christmas Written by Rob Sanders, Illustrated by John Manders - Fiction

 

Three cowboys are stuck out on the range for Christmas, and nothing they do can make camp any more like home.  Can a visit from Santa turn things around?

Daddy Christmas and Hanukkah Mama Written and Illustrated by Selina Alko -

 

Sadie's dad celebrates Christmas, and her mom celebrates Hanukkah, so Sadie gets to celebrate both!

Fa La La Written and Illustrated by Leslie Patricelli - Fiction

 

Christmas is just around the corner and baby has so much to do to prepare! Patricelli's baby is back putting bald baby flair on everything this holiday season.

Gaspard and Lisa's Christmas Surprise Written by Anne Gutman, Illustrated by Georg Hallensleben - Fiction

 

Gaspard and Lisa need to find the perfect present for their teacher! Can the come up with something wonderful in time for Christmas?

The Gingerbread Pirates Written by Kristin Kladstrup, Illustrated by Matt Tavares - Fiction

 

Captain Cookie steptaps away on a daring adventure to find his pirate crew --- and rescue them from that mysterious character he’s heard about: a cannibal named Santa Claus.

How Do Dinosaurs Say Happy Chanukah? Written by Jane Yolen, Illustrated by Mark Teague - Fiction

 

The dinosaurs are back, but this time they're stomping through Chanukah.  This story will become a family classic with it's warmth and cheer and will be requested again and again.

Jeremy's Dreidel Written by Ellie Gellman, Illustrated by Maria Mola - Fiction

 

At the dreidel-making workshop, Jeremy’s friends think he’s molding a secret code on his clay dreidel. But he’s really making a special gift for his father, who is blind. How will he get his friends to appreciate his special dreidel?

Kevin's Kwanzaa by Lisa Bullard and Constanza Basaluzzo - Fiction

 

Follow Kevin and his family as they celebrate and learn about the seven days of Kwanzaa!

The Littlest Elf Written by Brandi Dougherty, Illustrated by Kirsten Richards - Fiction

 

Oliver is the littlest elf in the North Pole, but he has a big desire to help Santa get ready for Christmas.  But when every joy Oliver tries turns out badly, he starts to think maybe he is just too little.  Maybe a reminder about what Christmas is all about will help Oliver get his spirit back.

Pete the Cat Saves Christmas Written by Eric Litwin Illustrated by James Dean - Holiday

 

When Santa falls ill and Christmas may have to be canceled, Pete the cat comes to the rescue.

The Twelve Burps of Christmas: George Brown, Class Clown Written by Nancy Krulik, Illustrated by Aaron Blecha - Fiction

 

With the school play coming up and a surprise visit from a friend, George's Christmas season is sure to be fun.  However, when George gets the magic burps, all his plans get a crazy spin.  Maybe Santa can leave George a cure under the tree!

The Very Fairy Princess: A Fairy Merry Christmas Written by Julie Andrews and Emma Walton Hamilton, Illustrated by Christine Davenier -

 

Geraldine is getting ready for Christmas, and when her mom suggests exchanging homemade gifts this year, she is more than thrilled to work in her Very Fairy Princess Workshop crafting the perfect presents for everyone!