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It time to sit down and read a good Christmas book.  See below our editors list of Children's Christmas books.

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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...

"...to Christmas traditions. From delicious treats to eat, such as gingerbread houses, candy canes, and Christmas cookies, to presents under the Christmas tree and in a stocking, this book will help children..."

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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...

"...Tree," "The Nutcracker," and "The First Christmas," tales by Louisa May Alcott and L. M. Montgomery, and extracts from Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol and Kenneth Grahame's The Wind in the Willows. Each specially selected story features an introduction by award-winning author Ian Whybrow..."

Ian Whybrow

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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..."

Alexandra Day Alexandra Day

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux

The Christmas Bears

Christmas is coming, and there’s a lot to be done – from baking cookies to sending out cards to decorating the tree. Ma, Pa, and their seven cubs take their...

"...Christmas is coming, and there’s a lot to be done – from baking cookies to sending out cards to decorating the tree. Ma, Pa, and their seven cubs take their.... Christmas is coming, and there’s a lot to be done – from baking cookies to sending out cards to decorating the tree. Ma, Pa, and their seven cubs take their preparations most seriously, for on Christmas Eve, Pa has a very important job..."

Chris Conover Chris Conover

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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....

"..."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..... "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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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 &...

"...an instant classic and was a National Book Award Finalist. Now Father Fox returns with new rhymes..."

By Clyde Watson and Wendy Watson

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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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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...

"...for Christmas. And he has some very creative designs in mind. While Little Rabbit gets wrapped up..."

By Kate Klise and M. Sarah Klise

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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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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..."

Olivier Dunrea

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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....

"...infant. Through the eyes of one small cat, award-winning author/illustrator Michael Foreman retells the wondrous story of the first Christmas..."

Michael Foreman

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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

Running the Dogs

Talmidge Cotton’s daddy is the kind of person who believes Christmas presents are for Christmas, not two days before. So on the day before Christmas Eve, Tal...

"...Talmidge Cotton’s daddy is the kind of person who believes Christmas presents are for Christmas, not two days before. So on the day before Christmas Eve, Tal.... Talmidge Cotton’s daddy is the kind of person who believes Christmas presents are for Christmas, not two days before. So on the day before Christmas Eve, Tal still isn’t sure he’ll get what he wants most: the chance to run his three..."

Thomas Cochran

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Henry Holt and Co.

This Is the Stable

A gorgeous, poetic new version of the Nativity story Wondrous things are happening in this humble little stable. The animals are gathering round. Shepherds...

"...children.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review “This lovely picture book combines beautiful artwork..."

By Cynthia Cotten and Delana Bettoli

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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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Even during a blizzard, there’s no place better than Granny’s house for Christmas.

"...Even during a blizzard, there’s no place better than Granny’s house for Christmas.. Every Christmas, Granny’s house is full of family and festive cheer—carols and presents, and plenty of food, bows..."

By Barbara Joosse and Betsy Lewin

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