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THE 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS IN GEORGIA
Author:Susan Rosson Spain
Illustrator:Elizabeth Dulemba
Book Description:Merry Christmas from the Peach State! Jacob's there visiting his cousin Ava, and together they'll have a Southern-style holiday hiking the Appalachian Trail.
Publication Date:2010
Publisher:Sterling Publishing Co., Inc.
Website:http://dulemba.com/
12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS IN TENNESSEE
Author:Alice Faye Duncan
Illustrator:Mary Reaves Uhles
Book Description:The Volunteer State is GREAT! When Carly visits her cousin Teddy in Tennessee for Christmas, she discovers famous Tennessee History Makers, Musicians and Landmarks.
Publication Date:2018
Publisher:Sterling Publishing Co., Inc.
Website:http://www.alicefayeduncan.com/
30,000 STITCHES: THE INSPIRING STORY OF THE NATIONAL 9/11 FLAG
Author:Amanda Davis
Illustrator:Sally Wern Comport
Book Description:A creative nonfiction picture book about the journey of the National 9/11 Flag.
Publication Date:2021
Publisher:Hachette Book Group
Website:https://www.amandadavisart.com/books.html
ABUELOS
Author:Pat Mora
Illustrator:Amelia Carling
Editor:Patsy Aldana
Book Description:A village celebrates a Halloween-like winter tradition from New Mexico.
Publication Date:2008
Publisher:Groundwood Books/House of Anansi Press
Website:
ALASKAN NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS
Author:Tricia Brown
Illustrator:Alan Stacy
Book Description:Kotzebue the Caribou learns a lesson about giving, in this holiday favorite from Alaska. As Santa's lead caribou, he's had the spotlight. That's about to change!
Publication Date:2008
Publisher:Pelican Publishing Company
Website:http://www.triciabrownbooks.com/
ARCTIC CHRISTMAS
Author:Janet Lawler
Book Description:Arctic animals prepare and share their holiday excitement with penguin friends visiting from the South Pole. What a very cool Christmas!
Publication Date:2016
Publisher:Jumping Jack Press
Website:https://janetlawler.com/book/arctic-christmas-pop-up-book/
ASTEROID GOLDBERG: PASSOVER IN OUTER SPACE
Author:Brianna Sayres
Illustrator:Merrill Rainey
Book Description:When Asteroid and her parent get stuck in outer space for Passover, she plans a Passover seder that is truly out-of-this-world!
Publication Date:2020
Publisher:Intergalactic Afikoman
Website:http://www.BriannaCaplanSayres.com/
BARNYARD BUBBE’S HANUKKAH
Author:Joni Klein-Higger, Barbara Sharf
Illustrator:Monica Gutierrez
Book Description:A fun, rhyming, read-aloud board book that combines Hanukkah, counting and a guessing game.
Publication Date:2019
Publisher:Kar-Ben Publishing
Website:http://www.joniworld.com/
BIG BEACH BBQ
Author:Carly Taylor
Illustrator:Vaughan Duck
Book Description:A joyous ode to summer holidays in Australia. Children will love seeing Australian animals, playing cricket on the beach, building sandcastles and eating way too much.
Publication Date:2020
Publisher:Larrikin House
Website:http://www.vaughanduck.com/
BIRD COUNT
Author:Susan Richmond, Stephanie Fizer Coleman
Book Description:Join Ava as she becomes a citizen scientist for a day in her town's Christmas Bird Count. Stephanie Fizer Coleman's charming illustrations encourage families to count along!
Publication Date:2019
Publisher:Peachtree Publishers
Website:http://www.susanedwardsrichmond.com/
C IS FOR CHRISTMAS
Author:Michelle Adams
Book Description:Jesus is the reason for the season! Pairing scenes from the first Christmas with today's traditions, this book brings together the best of both worlds.
Publication Date:2018
Publisher:Little Lamb Books
Website:https://michellemedlockadams.com/books/c-is-for-christmas-hard-cover/
CAPTAIN BLING’S CHRISTMAS PLUNDER
Author:Rebecca Colby
Illustrator:Rob McClurkan
Book Description:Captain Bling and his merry crew set off to find treasure, but they get blown off course and end up at the North Pole.
Publication Date:2017
Publisher:Albert Whitman & Co.
Website:http://www.rebeccacolbybooks.com/teachers
A CHEER FOR THE YEAR
Author:Raven Howell, Raven Howell
Illustrator:Meredith Messinger
Book Description:An educational and fun collection of poems that weaves through seasons and holidays with a rhyme and colorful discovery on each page.
Publication Date:2020
Publisher:Clear Fork Publishing
Website:http://www.ravenhowell.com/
THE CHRISTMAS BOOT
Author:Lisa Wheeler
Illustrator:Jerry Pinkney
Book Description:On a winter's day, Hannah discovers a warm black boot in the snow. Thus begins some Christmas magic. Will the boot grant her the most important wish of all?
Publication Date:2016
Publisher:Dial Books for Young Readers (Penguin Random House)
Website:http://www.LisaWheelerBooks.com/
THE CHRISTMAS COAT: MEMORIES OF MY SIOUX CHILDHOOD
Author:
Illustrator:Ellen Beier
Book Description:At Christmas, generosity and unexpected joy remind Virginia of the importance of community within this story from the author’s childhood.
Publication Date:2019
Publisher:South Dakota State Historical Society Press
Website:http://www.ellenbeier.com/
THE CHRISTMAS COLOR
Author:Tori Higa
Illustrator:Tori Higa
Book Description:From Santa’s red clothes to Rudolph’s shiny red nose and all in between, discover the meaning of the color red during the holidays.
Publication Date:2020
Publisher:Little Lamb Books
Website:http://www.ToriHiga.com/
THE CHRISTMAS GARDEN
Author:Caroline Tuohey
Illustrator:Sandra Severgnini
Book Description:A rhyming picture book that takes children on a garden adventure filled with Christmas trees, reindeer, elves and of course, Santa Claus.
Publication Date:2019
Publisher:Little Pink Dog Books
Website:http://www.carolinetuohey.com/
THE CHRISTMAS PUPS
Author:Teresa Bateman
Book Description:Three abandoned puppies are rescued and sent to a shelter. But will they find a home for Christmas?
Publication Date:2011
Publisher:Albert Whitman & Co.
Website:https://www.amazon.com/Christmas-Pups-Teresa-Bateman-ebook/dp/B07G7GFW2G/ref=sr_1_4?dchild=1&keywords=teresa+bateman+christmas&qid=1605216087&sr=8-4
THE CHRISTMAS STICK
Author:Tim Myers
Illustrator:Necdet Yilmaz
Book Description:A spoiled prince who doesn't realize he's bored with the magnificent gifts he's been given. A story about taking, stubbornness, and a change of heart.
Publication Date:2014
Publisher:Paraclete Press
Website:http://www.TimMyersStorySong.com/
CLARK THE SHARK LOVES CHRISTMAS
Author:Bruce Hale
Illustrator:Guy Francis
Book Description:Clark the Shark loves everything about Christmas, but when it comes to Secret Santa, he's got a lot to learn.
Publication Date:2016
Publisher:HarperCollins Children's Books
Website:http://www.brucehale.com/
CODY AND GRANDPA’S CHRISTMAS TRADITION
Author:Gary Metivier
Illustrator:Traci Van Wagoner
Editor:Nina Kooij
Book Description:It's Christmas Eve, and Cody's family has all gathered for their traditional party—all except Grandpa, who is sitting quietly in his room, looking out his window.
Publication Date:2016
Publisher:Pelican Publishing Company
Website:http://www.tracivanwagoner.com/
COLBY MOUSE’S CHRISTMAS GIFT
Author:Barbara Bockman
Illustrator:KC Snider
Book Description:Colby Mouse is fascinated by the colors, smells, and joy in the people house. He yearns to join in the festivities and learns about Christmas giving.
Publication Date:2015
Publisher:Guardian Angel Publishing
Website:http://barbarabockman.wordpress.com/
DECK THE WALLS
Author:Erin Dealey
Illustrator:Nick Ward
Editor:Amy Lennex
Book Description:A kids'-eye view of the holidays. KIRKUS: “Hilarious… ‘ ‘Tis the season to be jolly,’ after all, and this rollicking parody neatly fits the bill.”
Publication Date:2013
Publisher:Sleeping Bear Press
Website:https://www.erindealey.com/books/deck-the-walls/
THE DREIDEL THAT WOULDN’T SPIN: A TOYSHOP TALE OF HANUKKAH
Author:Martha Simpson
Book Description:A shopkeeper witnesses a small miracle in his toy store and learns the true meaning of Hanukkah.
Publication Date:2014
Publisher:Wisdom Tales Press
Website:https://www.martha-seif-simpson.com/
EARTH HOUR
Author:Nanette Heffernan
Illustrator:Bao Luu
Book Description:Get ready to turn electric lights out to celebrate Earth Hour! Wherever you come from, you can help our planet. Winner: Northern Lights Book Award 2020.
Publication Date:2020
Publisher:Charlesbridge Publishing
Website:http://www.nanetteheffernan.com/
ESTHER’S HANUKKAH DISASTER
Author:Jane Sutton
Book Description:Esther the purple gorilla buys her friends Hanukkah gifts at the last minute. Her choices are hilariously wrong, but she learns empathy and the meaning of Hanukkah.
Publication Date:2013
Publisher:Kar-Ben Publishing
Website:http://www.jane-sutton.com/
EVERYONE LOVES A PARADE!*
Author:Andrea Denish
Illustrator:Guilherme Franco
Book Description:Celebrate all year long with America's most popular parades.Told in upbeat rhyme. Includes background information about the origin of parade traditions.
Publication Date:2020
Publisher:Boyds Mills & Kane
Website:http://andreadenish.com/
A FATHER’S LOVE
Author:Hannah Holt
Book Description:Celebrate the love fathers and children share in the animal kingdom. Perfect for Father's Day, Valentine's Day, and for kids who love their dads on any day.
Publication Date:2019
Publisher:Philomel Books (Penguin Random House)
Website:https://hannahholt.com/
FELICE THE CHRISTMAS FAIRY
Author:Irene Mathias
Illustrator:Anja Uhren
Book Description:Christmas lessons from Santa come in different sizes. For Felice, it's about friendship and compromise. For Becky, it's about learning that giving is better than receiving.
Publication Date:2017
Publisher:Handersen Publishing
Website:http://www.betterthancandybooks.com/
FELIZ NEW YEAR, AVA GABRIELA!
Author:Alexandra Alessandri, Alexandra Alessandri
Illustrator:Addy Rivera Sonda
Book Description:Ava Gabriela is excited to say goodbye to el Año Viejo, but will her shyness keep her from joining in the New Year's Eve celebrations?
Publication Date:2020
Publisher:Albert Whitman & Co.
Website:https://alexandraalessandri.com/
FIESTA: A CELEBRATION OF LATINO FESTIVALS
Author:Sherry Shahan
Illustrator:Paula Barragan
Editor:Graham Anthony
Book Description:Introducing a Latino festival for each month, including Cinco de Mayo, Dia de los Muertros (Day of the Dead), and Inti Raymi (Festival of the Sun).
Publication Date:2009
Publisher:August House
Website:http://www.SherryShahan.com/
FINDING CHRISTMAS
Author:lezlie Evans
Book Description:When three friends find a sick swallow in the snow, they use their Christmas gifts to nurse her back to health and in doing so they find the true spirit of Christmas.
Publication Date:2017
Publisher:Albert Whitman & Co.
Website:http://Lezlieevans.com/
FREEDOM SOUP
Author:
Illustrator:Jacqueline Alcantara
Book Description:Join the celebration in the kitchen as a family makes their traditional New Year’s soup — and shares the story of how Haitian independence came to be.
Publication Date:2019
Publisher:Candlewick Press
Website:http://www.jacquelinealcantara.com/
GRAN, GRAN, GRANNY
Author:Rae McDonald
Illustrator:Eric Groff
Book Description:Party today, far away - sings Sam as he and his family hike into Granny’s majestic forest on her annual measurement celebration day.
Publication Date:2018
Publisher:Clear Fork Publishing
Website:http://Www.raemcdonald.com/
GREEN ON GREEN
Author:Dianne White
Illustrator:Felicita Sala
Book Description:A child is on a colorful journey through the seasons. All the while, there is another colorful change on the horizon—the birth of a new sibling.
Publication Date:2020
Publisher:Beach Lane Books (Simon & Schuster)
Website:https://diannewrites.com/
GROUNDHUG DAY
Author:Anne Pace
Illustrator:Christopher Denise
Book Description:Moose is having a Valentine's Day party, and all his friends are so excited, except Groundhog. If Groundhog sees his shadow, he'll miss the party!
Publication Date:2017
Publisher:Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (Hachette Book Group USA)
Website:http://www.annemariepace.com/
THE HALLOWEEN TREE
Author:Susan Montanari
Book Description:A grumpy little tree doesn't want to grow up to be a Christmas Tree. Implementing its agency, the tree grows up to become The Halloween Tree!
Publication Date:2019
Publisher:Sourcebooks
Website:http://susanmontanari.com/
HANNAH’S HANUKKAH HICCUPS
Author:Shanna Silva
Book Description:Hannah has the Hanukkah hiccups, and she worries about her solo in a Hanukkah show. Wacky remedies aren't helping. Who knew hiccups could last 8 days and nights?
Publication Date:2018
Publisher:Behrman House
Website:http://www.shannasilva.com/
HANUKKAH IS COMING!
Author:Tracy Newman
Book Description:A cute family and their dog light the menorah, eat latkes, unwrap gifts, sing songs, play dreidel, eat chocolate Hanukkah gelt, and march like Maccabees.
Publication Date:2015
Publisher:Kar-Ben Publishing
Website:http://tracynewmanbooks.com/
HAPPY LLAMAKKAH
Author:Laura Gehl
Illustrator:Lydia Nichols
Book Description:Join the llama family in celebrating Hanukkah with this joyful, rhyming picture book.
Publication Date:0
Publisher:Abrams Books for Young Readers
Website:http://www.lauragehl.com/
HAPPY LLAMAKKAH!
Author:Laura Gehl
Illustrator:Lydia Nichols
Editor:Meredith Mundy
Book Description:Follow along with the Llama family’s Hanukkah traditions as they light their menorah, spin the dreidel, fry latkes, and more.
Publication Date:2020
Publisher:Abrams Books for Young Readers
Website:http://lydianichols.com/
HARVEST OF LIGHT
Author:Allison Ofanansky
Book Description:Follow an Israeli girl and her family as they harvest olives, press them into oil, and light their Hanukkah menorah.
Publication Date:2008
Publisher:Kar-Ben Publishing
Website:
HERE IS THE WORLD: A YEAR OF JEWISH HOLIDAYS
Author:Leslea Newman
Illustrator:Susan Gal
Book Description:A joyous celebration of Jewish holidays throughout the year, this beautifully illustrated book is the perfect Chanukah gift and can be enjoyed all year long!
Publication Date:2014
Publisher:Abrams Books for Young Readers
Website:https://www.lesleakids.com/
HO HO HOMEWORK
Author:Mylisa Larsen
Illustrator:Taia Morley
Editor:Tamar Mays
Book Description:It's December and Jack's class is abuzz about the new substitute teacher, Mr. Clausen. The white beard, the big laugh. Rumors are flying. But Jack isn't so sure.
Publication Date:2019
Publisher:HarperCollins Children's Books
Website:http://mylisalarsen.com/
HOHO HOMEWORK
Author:Mylisa Larsen
Illustrator:Taia Morley
Editor:Tamar Mays
Book Description:It's almost Christmas and Jack's class has a new substitute teacher. Something about Mr. Clausen seems familiar. Is it the way his laugh sounds like Ho Ho Ho?
Publication Date:2019
Publisher:HarperCollins Children's Books
Website:http://taiamorley.com/
HUMPHREY’S FIRST CHRISTMAS
Author:
Illustrator:Carol Heyer
Book Description:We know the story of the three wise men, who brought their gifts to the baby Jesus. But what about the camels who carried them?
Publication Date:2010
Publisher:Ideals Publications
Website:http://carolheyer.com/
IF WINTER COMES, TELL IT I’M NOT HERE
Author:Simona Ciraolo
Book Description:A book about living in the moment, full of cozy images of celebrating shared family moments through the winter months.
Publication Date:2020
Publisher:Walker Books
Website:
JINGLE BELLS AT THE ZOO
Author:Jeffrey Burton
Illustrator:Emma Trithart
Book Description:It’s Christmastime at the zoo. Lift the flaps to discover how the animals prepare for the most magical night of the year!
Publication Date:2018
Publisher:Little Simon (Simon & Schuster)
Website:http://www.emmatrithart.com/
KAYLA AND KUGEL’S HAPPY HANUKKAH
Author:Ann Koffsky
Book Description:Kayla, and her mischievous puppy Kugel, create happy chaos as they prepare for the holiday. A delightful introduction to Hanukkah.
Publication Date:2020
Publisher:Behrman House
Website:http://www.annkoffsky.com/
THE KING CAKE BABY
Author:Keila Dawson
Illustrator:Vernon Smith
Book Description:In this fractured Gingerbread Man tale, the runaway is the little plastic baby hidden inside a Mardi Gras King Cake. He escapes, and the chase begins!
Publication Date:2015
Publisher:Pelican Publishing Company
Website:http://www.keiladawson.com/
KRISTOPH AND THE FIRST CHRISTMAS TREE
Author:
Book Description:A retelling of the legend about St. Boniface and the origins of the practice of bringing evergreen trees into the home at Christmastime.
Publication Date:2015
Publisher:Paraclete Press
Website:http://www.claudiamcadam.com/
LADONNA’S EASTER IN PARIS
Author:Kimberly Gordon Biddle
Book Description:A celebration of Easter hope and love across cultures and continents. LaDonna has challenges getting to her Easter celebration, but finds just what she is wanting.
Publication Date:2020
Publisher:MacLaren-Cochrane Publishing
Website:http://pinkpearlwriting.com /
LATKES FOR SANTA CLAUS
Author:Janie Emaus
Book Description:In this humorous and endearing picture book, blending both Christmas and Hannukah, a little girl and her stepbrother compete to leave Santa the best treats ever.
Publication Date:2020
Publisher:Sky Pony Press
Website:http://www.janieemaus.com/
LITTLE DOG AND THE SUMMER HOLIDAY
Author:
Illustrator:Robin Cowcher
Editor:Maryann Ballantyne
Book Description:Little Dog and his family set off with their caravan for their summer holiday. A nostalgic and delightful story about the way family holidays used to be.
Publication Date:2017
Publisher:Walker Books Australia
Website:http://www.corinnefenton.com/
LOVE, SANTA
Author:Martha Brockenbrough
Book Description:The gentle truth about Santa, told in a series of letters between a girl, Santa, and finally--her mother.
Publication Date:2017
Publisher:Arthur A. Levine Books (Scholastic Press)
Website:http://marthabrockenbrough.com/
MATZAH BELOWSTAIRS
Author:Susan Meyer
Illustrator:Mette Engell
Editor:Joni Sussman
Book Description:Miriam Mouse's family always celebrates Passover Belowstairs, while the human Winklers celebrate Abovestairs. But this year the mice have no matzah!
Publication Date:2019
Publisher:Kar-Ben Publishing
Website:http://www.susanlynnmeyer.com/
MERRY CHRISTMAS, CORDUROY!
Author:Don Freeman
Illustrator:Jody Wheeler
Book Description:Corduroy is excited to celebrate Christmas! To get ready, he decorates his tree, bakes cookies, wraps presents, hangs his stocking and leaves a note for Santa.
Publication Date:2020
Publisher:Viking Children's Books (Penguin Random House)
Website:https://www.wheelerillustration.com/
MERRY CHRISTMAS, LITTLE ELLIOT
Author:Mike Curato
Illustrator:Mike Curato
Book Description:Little Elliot and his trusted friend Mouse set out on a quest to find the Christmas spirit.
Publication Date:0
Publisher:Macmillan Children's Books
Website:http://www.mikecurato.com/
MERRY MYRRH, THE CHRISTMAS BAT
Author:Regan Macaulay
Illustrator:Alex Zgud
Book Description:Myrrh, a young and very merry brown bat named after one of the gifts of the Magi experiences the wonders of his first Christmas.
Publication Date:2018
Publisher:Guardian Angel Publishing
Website:https://www.reganwhmacaulay.com/
MERRY TILDA – A WINTER FAIRY TALE
Author:Jodi Heaton Hurst
Illustrator:Jeanne Conway
Book Description:Merry Tilda discovers a small evergreen, and as years pass it becomes the centerpiece for the family, the birds and the animals for holiday celebrations.
Publication Date:2017
Publisher:4RV Publishing LLC
Website:https://www.jeanniespaintings.com/
MOUSE’S CHRISTMAS GIFT
Author:Mindy Baker
Illustrator:Dow Phumiruk
Book Description:One tiny church mouse must find a way to bring Christmas spirit to his little town when Parson gets sick and the Christmas Eve Service is cancelled.
Publication Date:2018
Publisher:Zonderkidz
Website:http://www.mindybakerbooks.com/
MOUSE’S CHRISTMAS GIFT
Author:
Illustrator:Dow Phumiruk
Book Description:One tiny church mouse must find a way to bring Christmas spirit to his town when Parson gets sick and the Christmas Eve service is cancelled.
Publication Date:2018
Publisher:Zonderkidz
Website:http://www.artbydow.com/
MR COOKIE BAKER
Author:Monica Wellington
Book Description:Join a very busy cookie baker as he makes cookies in many different shapes, colors, and decorations - perfect to inspire holiday baking, and yummy eating!
Publication Date:2011
Publisher:Dial Books for Young Readers (Penguin Random House)
Website:https://www.monicawellington.com/mr-cookie-baker
NEW YEAR SURPRISE!
Author:Christopher Cheng
Illustrator:Di Wu
Book Description:Little Brother is told that he’s too small to help out at the Spring Festival. But Father says that he has a special job to do. What can it be?
Publication Date:2016
Publisher:National Library of Australia
Website:http://www.chrischeng.com/
THE NIGHT BAAFORE CHRISTMAS
Author:Dawn Young
Book Description:It's Christmas Eve and Bo can't sleep, so he counts sheep. When the sheep wreak holiday mayhem, will Bo get to sleep before Santa comes?
Publication Date:2019
Publisher:Hachette Book Group
Website:https://www.dawnyoungbooks.com/
THE NIGHT BEFORE THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS
Author:Natasha Wing
Book Description:It's December 23, and Christmas is just around the corner. But one family is having trouble getting its act together.
Publication Date:2002
Publisher:Penguin Group
Website:http://www.natashawing.com/
THE NOT VERY MERRY POUT-POUT FISH
Author:Deborah Diesen
Illustrator:Dan Hanna
Book Description:Mr. Fish learns that the best presents aren’t bought; they come straight from the heart. Peace, joy, and love – what a very merry gift!
Publication Date:2015
Publisher:Farrar, Straus & Giroux, Inc.
Website:https://deborahdiesen.com/
NU BEN IK DE BAAS, SINTERKLAAS!
Author:Sanne Miltenburg
Illustrator:Sanne Miltenburg
Book Description:Lotte is boos. Papa beloofde met haar naar de sinterklaasintocht te gaan, maar hij is nog niet thuis van zijn werk. Lotte besluit om Sinterklaas als nieuwe papa te nemen.
Publication Date:2019
Publisher:Clavis Books
Website:http://www.sannedraws.com/
ON THE SHORTEST DAY
Author:Laura Fredrickson
Book Description:Wander through wintry woods and along frozen creeks to observe eagles soaring, deer munching, and muskrats hiding as the winter solstice arrives.
Publication Date:2020
Publisher:Minnesota Historical Society Press
Website:
OUR FAVORITE DAY OF THE YEAR
Author:A.E.Ali
Illustrator:Rahele Bell
Book Description:Over the course of the year, four boys learn more about each other, the holidays they celebrate, their favorite foods, and what they like about school.
Publication Date:2020
Publisher:Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Website:http://www.rahelestudio.com/
THE PASSOVER MOUSE
Author:Joy Wieder
Illustrator:Shahar Kober
Editor:Frances Gilbert
Book Description:A mouse disrupts Passover preparations when it steals a piece of bread and tears through the town, spoiling the hard work to rid the village of leaven.
Publication Date:2020
Publisher:Random House Children's Books
Website:http://www.jnwieder.com/
PEARL GOES TO PRESCHOOL
Author:Julie Fortenberry
Illustrator:Julie Fortenberry
Book Description:Pearl loves the Nutcracker ballet and her mom’s dance class. When her mom suggests she try another type of school, Pearl has a lot of questions.
Publication Date:2020
Publisher:Candlewick Press
Website:https://juliefortenberry.com/
PICK A PINE TREE
Author:Patricia Toht
Illustrator:Jarvis
Book Description:In this festive read-aloud, follow a family as they select the perfect pine tree, and step-by-step, transform it into a Christmas wonder.
Publication Date:2017
Publisher:Candlewick Press
Website:http://www.patriciatoht.com/
A PORCUPINE IN A PINE TREE COLLECTION
Author:Helaine Becker
Illustrator:Werner Zimmermann
Book Description:All three Canadian Christmas classics in one collectors' keepsake edition: A Porcupine in a Pine Tree, Dashing through the Snow and Deck the Halls.
Publication Date:2020
Publisher:Scholastic Canada
Website:http://www.helainebecker.com/
THE QUEEN AND THE FIRST CHRISTMAS TREE, QUEEN CHARLOTTE’S GIFT TO ENGLAND
Author:Nancy Churnin
Book Description:The true story of the queen who dragged a tree into Windsor Castle in 1800 to delight 100 children, starting the tradition of the Christmas tree in England.
Publication Date:2018
Publisher:Albert Whitman & Co.
Website:http://nancychurnin.com/
QUEEN OF THE HANUKKAH DOSAS
Author:Pamela Ehrenberg
Illustrator:Anjan Sarkar
Book Description:A multi-cultural family celebrates Hanukkah while incorporating traditional Indian food. To her brother's chagrin, little Sadie won't stop climbing on everything!
Publication Date:2017
Publisher:Farrar, Straus & Giroux, Inc.
Website:http://www.pamelaehrenberg.com/
RUBY’S CHRISTMAS GIFTS
Author:Nancy Oswald
Illustrator:Nathaniel Jensen
Book Description:On Christmas Eve, Ruby and her donkey, Maude, search Cripple Creek for Maude’s lost foal. Their surprise-filled journey reveals the joy of giving and receiving.
Publication Date:2019
Publisher:Filter Press
Website:http://www.nancyoswald.com /
SADIE’S SHABBAT STORIES
Author:Melissa Stoller
Illustrator:Lisa Goldberg
Book Description:Celebrates family connections, heritage, and heirlooms - Sadie hopes she finds her voice to tell Shabbat stories every Friday night, just like Nana.
Publication Date:2020
Publisher:Clear Fork Publishing
Website:http://www.MelissaStoller.com/
SANTA AND THE GOODNIGHT TRAIN
Author:June Sobel
Illustrator:Laura Huliska-Beith
Editor:Bethany Vinhateiro
Book Description:Next stop, the North Pole! It’s Christmas Eve, and the Goodnight Train is on a roll, racing mischievous Santa through a winter wonderland.
Publication Date:2019
Publisher:Houghton Mifflin Books for Children (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
Website:http://www.junesobel.com/
SANTA AND THE SUGAR GLIDER
Author:Alexa Moses
Illustrator:Anil Tortop
Book Description:A heart-warming story full of Christmas magic, from the team that brought you the CBCA shortlisted book BAT vs POSS.
Publication Date:2020
Publisher:Lothian Children's Books
Website:http://www.alexamoses.com.au/
SELFIE THE ELFIE
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Illustrator:Andrea Tripke
Book Description:An original, fun, and whimsical Christmas story that invites children to find the trail to Santa's suit. Will Sophie's selfies will save the day?
Publication Date:2019
Publisher:Ripple Grove Press
Website:https://andreatripke.com/
SHARING THE BREAD: AN OLD-FASHIONED THANKSGIVING
Author:Pat Miller
Illustrator:Jill McElmurry
Editor:Anne Schwartz
Book Description:In this spirited ode to Thanksgiving, set at the turn of the 20th century, a large family works together to make their special meal.
Publication Date:2015
Publisher:Schwartz & Wade (Penguin Random House)
Website:http://www.patzietlowmiller.com/
SHLEMIEL CROOKS
Author:Anna Olswanger
Book Description:This modern folktale set in the Yiddish community of the author’s great-grandparents in the early twentieth century introduces young readers to Passover’s history.
Publication Date:2009
Publisher:NewSouth Books
Website:http://www.olswanger.com/shlemielcrooks.php
SOMEDAY WE WILL
Author:Pam Webb
Book Description:For grandparents and grandchildren separated by miles, Someday We Will helps ease anticipation anxiety. Especially suitable for Grandparents Day.
Publication Date:2020
Publisher:Beaming Books
Website:https://pam-webb.com/
SPIDER’S GIFT: A CHRISTMAS STORY
Author:Geraldine Marshall (Gutfreund)
Book Description:The story of the Nativity from the point of view of a spider, cricket, and honeybee, about how the ordinary spider finds her gift for Baby Jesus.
Publication Date:2016
Publisher:Pauline Book and Media
Website:http://www.amazon.com/author/gerrymarshall
THE STABLE CAT’S CHRISTMAS
Author:Christina Vrba
Illustrator:Gail Yerrill
Book Description:On the first Christmas Eve, a small cat discovers that a gift for the baby Jesus must come from the heart.
Publication Date:2017
Publisher:Ideals Books
Website:
THE STAR IN THE CHRISTMAS PLAY
Author:Lynne Marie
Illustrator:Lorna Hussey
Editor:Naomi Kruger
Book Description:This endearing Christmas story for ages 4 to 8 will resonate with children who are still learning to be comfortable in their own skin.
Publication Date:2018
Publisher:Beaming Books
Website:http://www.literallylynnemarie.com/
TALLIE’S CHRISTMAS LIGHTS SURPRISE! A HOLIDAY WHODUNIT
Author:Elaine Pease,
Book Description:Somebody took Tallie’s candy-cane Christmas lights from her playhouse roof! Was it Santa? A baby reindeer. Put on your invisibility blanket and help find the thief.
Publication Date:2012
Publisher:Pelican Publishing Company
Website:http://PeasePodbooks.com/
TAN HOU AND THE DOUBLE SIXTH FESTIVAL (TRANSLATION)
Author:Wu Chaozhu, Xiang Hua
Illustrator:Cai Gao, Wu Chaozhu, Xiang Hua
Translator:Helen Wang
Book Description:In China, the Double Sixth (6th day of the 6th month) is a day for celebrating and airing clothes in the sunshine.
Publication Date:2017
Publisher:Balestier Press
Website:https://chinesebooksforyoungreaders.wordpress.com/
TEN MICE FOR TET
Author:Pegi Shea, Cynthia Weill
Illustrator:To Ngoc Trang
Book Description:A family of mice prepares and celebrates Vietnamese New Year. Embroidered illustrations show rich culture. Great back matter!
Publication Date:2003
Publisher:Chronicle Books
Website:http://www.pegideitzshea.com/
THE TEXAS NUTCRACKER
Author:Jennifer Coleman
Illustrator:Wade Dillon
Book Description:A Texas-themed retelling of the Nutcracker, set at Fort Davis December 24, 1883, featuring a battle with a Rattlesnake King and dance of the Bluebonnet Fairy.
Publication Date:2018
Publisher:Pelican Publishing Company
Website:http://www.jcobooks.com/
THREAD OF LOVE
Author:Kabir Sehgal, Surishtha Sehgal
Illustrator:Zara González Hoang, Surishtha Sehgal
Book Description:Three siblings enjoy the Indian festival of Raksha Bandhan—a celebration of the special relationship between brothers and sisters—in this vibrant story.
Publication Date:2018
Publisher:Beach Lane Books (Simon & Schuster)
Website:http://zaralikestodraw.com/
TIME FOR CRANBERRIES
Author:Lisl Detlefsen
Book Description:From the cranberry bog to the Thanksgiving table, join Sam and his family as they harvest a classic American fruit.
Publication Date:2015
Publisher:Roaring Brook Press (Macmillan Publishers)
Website:http://www.lislhdbooks.com/
A TUBA CHRISTMAS
Author:Helen L. Wilbur
Illustrator:Mary Uhles
Book Description:Ava wants to play the tuba. And with encouragement from her teacher and a special concert, Ava gets her Christmas wish to make tuba music.
Publication Date:2018
Publisher:Sleeping Bear Press
Website:http://www.maryuhles.com/
TURKEY CLAUS
Author:Wendi Silvano
Book Description:Turkey needs Santa's help to keep from being eaten for Christmas dinner. But how can he get in to see Santa on Christmas Eve?
Publication Date:2012
Publisher:Two Lions, a division of Amazon Publishing
Website:http://www.wendisilvano.com/
THE TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS IN MICHIGAN
Author:Susan Thoms
Illustrator:Deb Pilutti
Book Description:It's holiday time in the Great Lakes State!
Publication Date:2010
Publisher:Sterling Publishing Co., Inc.
Website:http://www.debpilutti.com/
THE WEED THAT WOKE CHRISTMAS
Author:Alayne Kay Christian
Illustrator:Polina Gortman
Book Description:This is based on the inspiring true story of how a weed on a Toledo street corner helped spread the giving spirit far beyond its traffic island home.
Publication Date:2020
Publisher:Blue Whale Press
Website:https://gortmanillustration.com/
WHAT DO YOU CELEBRATE? HOLIDAYS AND FESTIVALS AROUND THE WORLD
Author:Whitney Stewart
Book Description:What Do You Celebrate? presents 14 special occasions where people dance, dress up, eat yummy foods, and enjoy other fun traditions.
Publication Date:2019
Publisher:Sterling Publishing Co., Inc.
Website:http://whitneystewart.com/
WHEN CHRISTMAS FEELS LIKE HOME
Author:
Book Description:Eduardo's family promises him that he will feel at home in his new country by the time Christmas comes. But first he adapt to a new culture.
Publication Date:2013
Publisher:Albert Whitman & Co.
Website:http://www.gretchengriffith.com/
WIGGLE YOUR HIPS WILDEBEEST
Author:Joan Sloane
Book Description:An abundance of fresh greens and chiggers and flying food celebrates the end of the African dry season.
Publication Date:2020
Publisher:MacLaren-Cochrane Publishing
Website:http://www.Joansloane.com/
WILLY THE TEXAS LONGHORN
Author:Alan Elliott
Illustrator:Stephanie Ford
Book Description:When Santa visits Texas, he encounters dense fog and needs a local's help to deliver gifts. Enter, not-so-fast Rudolph-Willy!
Publication Date:2013
Publisher:Pelican Publishing Company
Website:http://www.alanelliott.com/
THE WORST CHRISTMAS EVER
Author:Kathleen Bostrom
Book Description:After Matthew's family moves to California, nothing feels right anymore. When his beloved dog, Jasper, goes missing, only a Christmas miracle can save the day.
Publication Date:2019
Publisher:Westminster John Knox Press
Website:http://www.kathleenlongbostrom.com/
ZACH’S QUEST – A TALE FOR CHRISTMAS
Author:Matt Dragovits
Book Description:This beautifully illustrated children’s adventure reinforces important family values while using heartwarming characters to remind children of the “Reason for the Season."
Publication Date:2020
Publisher:Headline Books
Website:http://www.zachsquest.com/