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Here is a list of great Christmas Books for the holidays.

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From traditional tales to Yuletide legends from around the world, this timeless collection of fourteen Christmas classics is perfect for the whole family to...

"...of fourteen Christmas classics is perfect for the whole family to.... From traditional tales to Yuletide legends from around the world, this timeless collection of fourteen Christmas classics is perfect..."

Ian Whybrow

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Henry Holt and Co.

Shall I Knit You a Hat?

A Christmas Yarn

Shall I knit you a hat to keep your ears warm? A delightful tale of holiday giving When Mother Rabbit knits a cozy winter hat for Little Rabbit, he likes...

"...Shall I knit you a hat to keep your ears warm? A delightful tale of holiday giving When Mother..."

By Kate Klise and M. Sarah Klise

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Rhyming story about Santa Claus and his unusual Christmas adventures, which is fun to listen to and read. Features lights and touch and feel cover. ...

"...Rhyming story about Santa Claus and his unusual Christmas adventures, which is fun to listen to and read. Features lights and touch and feel cover. .... Rhyming story about Santa Claus and his unusual Christmas adventures, which is fun to listen to and read.   Features lights and touch and feel cover.   Noisy surprises at the end of the book makes it even more fun..."

Roger Priddy Roger Priddy

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Henry Holt and Co.

Cat in the Manger

A moving retelling of the Christmas story as seen through the eyes of one little cat "Everything was silent. It was as if all the animals held their breath....

"...A moving retelling of the Christmas story as seen through the eyes of one little cat "Everything was silent. It was as if all the animals held their breath..... A moving retelling of the Christmas story as seen through the eyes of one little cat "Everything was silent. It was as if all the animals..."

Michael Foreman

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Sunburst Paperbacks

Where Does Joe Go?

A Christmas story for all year round! Joe's Snack Bar is a favorite summer spot where happy customers from all over town come to buy ice cream cones and...

"...A Christmas story for all year round! Joe's Snack Bar is a favorite summer spot where happy customers from all over town come to buy ice cream cones and.... A Christmas story for all year round! Joe's Snack Bar is a favorite summer spot where happy customers from all over town come to buy ice cream cones and french fries. But every time autumn rolls around, Joe shuts down shop and disappears until the next summer. The townspeople all have their own theories about where he goes: "H..."

Tracey Campbell Pearson Tracey Campbell Pearson

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Henry Holt and Co.

Cookie Angel

When the clock strikes twelve, all the presents under the Christmas tree come to life and start a ruckus! Monkey speeds around in a red racing car, and Doll...

"...When the clock strikes twelve, all the presents under the Christmas tree come to life and start..."

By Bethany Roberts and Vladimir Vagin

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Carl's Christmas

A family's faithful dog and the baby left in his charge share an adventure-filled Christmas Eve.

"...A family's faithful dog and the baby left in his charge share an adventure-filled Christmas Eve.. A family's faithful dog and the baby left in his charge share an adventure-filled Christmas Eve.. "Carl the big black dog is babysitting once again, this time on Christmas Eve while his owners go to church...The canine and his charge have a wonderful time...The visual depth of the illustrations gives this sweet book an appeal beyond its primary audience."--Booklist "A delight,..."

Alexandra Day Alexandra Day

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"More Gus and Grandpa books are promised, and kids will welcome them." -Booklist When Gus goes to Grandpa's house at Christmas, they decide to bake cookies....

"...to Grandpa's house at Christmas, they decide to bake cookies..... "More Gus and Grandpa books are promised, and kids will welcome them." -Booklist When Gus goes to Grandpa's house at Christmas..."

By Claudia Mills and Catherine Stock

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Frances Foster Books

Yoon and the Christmas Mitten

In My Name Is Yoon, Yoon’s parents encouraged her to write her name in English instead of Korean. Now it’s Yoon’s turn to teach her parents about something...

"..., “We are not a Christmas family.” As Christmas Eve approaches, Yoon learns more and more about this exciting holiday. But no matter how hard she tries to convince her parents to sing Christmas songs or put up Christmas stockings, they always say no. A determined Yoon soon realizes that she must use her own “Shining Wisdom” to persuade her parents that they can indeed be a Christmas family..."

By Helen Recorvits and Gabi Swiatkowska

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A Neal Porter Book

Rock-a-bye Christmas

BARNYARD MAYHEM disrupts a quiet Christmas Eve in this ingenious stocking stuffer. Farmer Ben has wrapped his presents, and all he wants is sleep. But...

"...BARNYARD MAYHEM disrupts a quiet Christmas Eve in this ingenious stocking stuffer. Farmer Ben has wrapped his presents, and all he wants is sleep. But.... BARNYARD MAYHEM disrupts a quiet Christmas Eve in this ingenious stocking stuffer.   Farmer Ben has wrapped his presents, and all he wants is sleep.  But then the ruckus begins.  As each of his noisy, insomniac farm animals, from chicken..."

Matt Novak

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This series of themed short story collections will appeal to new readers. Easy-to-read type, engaging stories by popular authors, and appealing drawings...

"...every Christmas. Malcolm's dad was an award-winning baker, famous for his fabulous creations. His pastry..."

  
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Fun, innovative and festive title featuring Christmas canine capers. Full color Photographs with appealing images of puppies and dogs at Christmas. ...

"...Fun, innovative and festive title featuring Christmas canine capers. Full color Photographs with appealing images of puppies and dogs at Christmas. .... Fun, innovative and festive title featuring Christmas canine capers.   Full color Photographs with appealing images of puppies and dogs at Christmas.   Features doggy touch and feel patches, flaps to lift and tabs to pull.   Ideal gift item..."

Roger Priddy Roger Priddy

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St. Martin's Griffin

The Willows in Winter

For now, in an act of homage and celebration, William Horwood has brought to life once more the four most-loved characters in English literature: the loyal...

"......Festive...A winsome winner."--The Chicago Tribune "The Willows in Winter transports us back..."

By William Horwood and Patrick Benson

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Bear Noel

A story for lovers of animals, art, and holiday harmony As Christmas approaches, the animals of the north woods tremble with excitement. Bear Noel is...

"...A story for lovers of animals, art, and holiday harmony As Christmas approaches, the animals of the north woods tremble with excitement. Bear Noel is.... A story for lovers of animals, art, and holiday harmony As Christmas approaches, the animals of the north woods tremble with excitement. Bear Noel is coming! He strides toward them with his gift-laden sack, while they roll and romp in the snow..."

Olivier Dunrea

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In this hilarious modern spoof of a favorite holiday song, the trip to Grandfather's house is no peaceful sleigh ride!

"...In this hilarious modern spoof of a favorite holiday song, the trip to Grandfather's house is no peaceful sleigh ride!. In this hilarious modern spoof of a favorite holiday song, the trip to Grandfather's house is no peaceful sleigh ride!. "Hyperkinetically funny...The reader's mouth can only fall open in dazed delight. As satisfying as Thanksgiving dinner." --The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books "The visual appeal of this book just might make it transcend the pumpkin pie season..."

By Lydia Marie Child and David Catrow

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Father Fox's Christmas Rhymes

A cozy collection of holiday verse Who is that knocking at the door? It’s old Father Fox with surprises galore! Licorice & lollipops, lemons &...

"...A cozy collection of holiday verse Who is that knocking at the door? It’s old Father Fox with surprises galore! Licorice & lollipops, lemons &.... A cozy collection of holiday verse Who is that knocking at the door? It’s old Father Fox with surprises galore! Licorice & lollipops, lemons & limes A bundle of toys & a bag full of rhymes . . . Over thirty years ago, Father Fox’s Pennyrhymes became..."

By Clyde Watson and Wendy Watson

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Henry Holt and Co.

The First Day of Winter

A cozy, cumulative book to warm a cold winter day Alive with swirling snow and lots of outdoor fun, the first ten days of winter bring special gifts...

"...A cozy, cumulative book to warm a cold winter day Alive with swirling snow and lots of outdoor fun, the first ten days of winter bring special gifts.... A cozy, cumulative book to warm a cold winter day Alive with swirling snow and lots of outdoor fun, the first ten days of winter bring special gifts for a special friend. This cumulative tale will have children chanting along as they discover all the trimmings needed for the most perfect snowman ever!. “Fleming’s pulp paintings..."

Denise Fleming Denise Fleming

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Mrs. Muddle's Holidays

Katie’s neighbor Mrs. Muddle declares more holidays than anyone else, and she celebrates them in style. In March, she makes peanut-butter-and-birdseed cookies...

"...Katie’s neighbor Mrs. Muddle declares more holidays than anyone else, and she celebrates them..."

By Laura F. Nielsen and Thomas F. Yezerski

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Henry Holt and Co.

Holiday Stew

A Kid's Portion of Holiday and Seasonal Poems

More than eighty holiday and seasonal poems! Holidays abound throughout the year, from Thanksgiving and Christmas, Passover and Ramadan, to Martin Luther...

"...More than eighty holiday and seasonal poems! Holidays abound throughout the year, from Thanksgiving and Christmas, Passover and Ramadan, to Martin Luther.... More than eighty holiday and seasonal poems! Holidays abound throughout the year, from Thanksgiving and Christmas, Passover and Ramadan, to Martin Luther King Day and Chinese New Year. But these are just a sampling of holidays—there’s also..."

Jenny Whitehead Jenny Whitehead

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Endearing verse and artwork make this a special Christmas treat for the very youngest readers.

"..., beloved from Father Fox’s Pennyrhymes, is now decked out in holiday garb to warmly celebrate..."

By Clyde Watson and Wendy Watson

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This shaped board book features vibrant color photographs and five festive fragrances to scratch and sniff: gingerbread, pine, orange, chocolate, and...

"..., and peppermint. A perfect holiday gift, this attractive book introduces very young children..."

Editors of Kingfisher

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