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Thursday, December 5, 2013

Enjoy the Holiday Cheer and Curl Up with a Good Book!

Celebrations of light : a year of holidays around the world

By: Nancy Luenn

Describes various festivals centered around light that are celebrated by different cultures throughout the year, including Candlemas, Bon Matsuri, Diwali, Hanukkah, Luciadagen, and Kwanza.

Christmas tapestry

By: Patricia Polacco

A tapestry that is being used to cover a hole in a church wall at Christmas brings together an elderly couple who were separated during World War II.

Elijah's angel : a story for Chanukah and Christmas

By: Michael J. Rosen

At Christmas-Hanukkah time, a Christian woodcarver gives a carved angel to a young Jewish friend, who struggles with accepting the Christmas gift until he realizes that friendship means the same thing in any religion.

How the Grinch stole Christmas

By: Dr. Seuss

The Grinch tries to stop Christmas from arriving by stealing all the presents and food from the village, but much to his surprise it comes anyway. Could Christmas be more than presents?

I spy Christmas : a book of picture riddles

By: Walter Wick

Rhymes invite the reader to find hidden objects in photographs of Christmas items.

The night before Christmas

By: Clement C. Moore

Gennady Spirin's classic illustrations convey the magic of St. Nick's visit, from the shadows cast by his sleigh and eight reindeer on a snowy, moonlit roof to the twinkling eyes and rosy cheeks of his friendly face. "The Night Before Christmas" will bring joy to all those who read it at Christmastime.

The Polar Express

By: Chris Van Allsburg

A magical train ride on Christmas Eve takes a boy to the North Pole to receive a special gift from Santa. Winner of the1986 Caldecott Medal.

Too many tamales

By: Gary Soto

Maria tries on her mother's wedding ring while helping make tamales for a Christmas family get together, but panic ensues when hours later, she realizes the ring is missing.

Who's that knocking on Christmas Eve?

By: Jan Brett

A boy from Finnmark and his ice bear help scare away some hungry trolls so that Kyri and her father can enjoy their Christmas Eve meal.

The snowy day

By: Ezra Jack Keats

A Caldecott Medal winner that conveys the silent wonder of a city snowfall and a small boy's solitary delight in it.

The snowman

By: Raymond Briggs

When his snowman comes to life, a little boy invites him home and in return is taken on a flight high above the countryside.

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