Merry Christmas 2012

Christmas

by Molly Aloian

Nonfiction, Action/Adventure

Come inside and learn all about this popular seasonal celebration, from its ancient Christian roots to the holiday extravaganza it has become today. Young readers will learn all about Christmas, including its beliefs and customs.


Christmas Crafts

by Jean Eick; illustrated by Kathleen Petelinsek

Action/Adventure, Nonfiction

Through easy-to-follow instructions and step-by-step illustrations, this book shows readers how to make Christmas crafts and decorations using everyday objects and craft materials. Activities and games are also included, as well as a brief description of the holiday.


Curious George Christmas Carols

musical artwork by H.A. Rey

Nonfiction

This beautiful book and accompanying CD features 10 carols as well as songbook lyrics, music notation, and illustrations by H. A. Rey. The 30-minute CD will include original recordings of these songs: O Christmas Tree, Deck the Halls, We Three Kings, Good King Wenceslas, I Saw Three Ships, O Come, All Ye Faithful, The First Noel, O Little Town of Bethlehem, Hark! The Herald Angels Sing, and Silent Night. With gold foil on the cover, its classic i...


The Night Before Christmas

by Clement C. Moore

Action/Adventure, Nonfiction

Since it was first published anonymously in 1823, the poem "The Night Before Christmas" has enchanted children with the story of St. Nicholas climbing down the chimney and filling all the stockings before springing back to his sleigh. Many families read the poem every year, and now they have an edition to treasure. The poem, faithfully reproduced here, is accompanied by Charles Santore's lavish illustrations.


Christmas Things to Draw

by Fiona Watt; designed and illustrated by Katrina Fearn

Action/Adventure, Nonfiction

32 + stickers; Jolly Santa, busy elves and twlinkly trees are some of the wonderful Christmassy things you will find in this imaginative drawing book. Use the ideas to make your own Christmas cards or follow the simple step-by-step instructions exactly to create delightful pictures.


Do Rabbits Have Christmas?: poems

by Aileen Fisher; illustrated by Sarah Fox-Davies

Action/Adventure, Nonfiction

Do rabbits have Christmas? Do rabbits get presents? Do they have secrets and smiles on their faces? Aileen Fisher addresses these and other child-friendly questions in this sparkling collection of wintertime poems. Sarah Fox-Davies's charming art brings each delightful poem to life, and with an introduction by acclaimed poet Karla Kuskin, Do Rabbits Have Christmas? is a sweet, snowy read for children and rabbits alike!


Jingle Bells

as told and illustrated by Iza Trapani

Action/Adventure, Nonfiction

"Baa, Baa, black sheep, have you any wool? Yes sir, yes sir, three bags full." This charming story told in lyrical verse will inspire young readers to share the best of themselves. An industrious black sheep has wool aplenty, but little else for her friends. Horse needs hay, Mouse needs cheese, and Pig needs slop, but the poor black sheep has none of these. When her dissatisfied friends confront Sheep about her inability to share, they find that ...


Usborne Sing-along Christmas Carols with CD

illustrated by Rosalinde Bonnet

Action/Adventure, Nonfiction

This delightful book contains a selection of well-loved traditional Christmas carols. The tunes on the CD have been specially arranged for little children to sing along.


Adventures in Cartooning: Chistmas Special

by James Sturm, Andrew Arnold, Alexis Frederick-Frost

Action/Adventure, Nonfiction, Arts

Christmas is coming! The Magic Cartooning Elf and his friend the Knight help Santa make a Christmas comic. But will kids put away their iPads, smart phones, and video games long enough to read a book? The latest in the beloved Adventures In Cartooning series, Adventures in Cartooning: Christmas Special will inspire children to pick up a pencil and draw up a snow storm! No charger or batteries are needed for this terrific holiday gift.


Merry Christmas, Everywhere!

by Arlene Erlbach with Herb Erlbach

Nonfiction

Presents Christmas greetings and traditions, with related activities, from around the world.


Merry Things to Make

by Diane Cherkerzian and Colleen Van Blaricom

Nonfiction

All crafts can be made with recyclable items and everyday materials found around the house. Easy-to-follow directions and full-color illustrations ensure success.


Christmas Fun: a Spot-It Challenge

by Jennifer L. Marks

Action/Adventure, Nonfiction

Simple text invites the reader to find items hidden in Christmas-themed photographs.


A Pioneer Christmas: celebrating in the backwoods in 1841

by Barbara Greenwood; illustrated by Heather Collins

Action/Adventure, Nonfiction

Combining fiction and non-fiction, this dramatic story set in the snowy backwoods follows the Robertson family as they prepare for Christmas in 1841. They are excitedly expecting visitors from afar but as a winter storm begins to rage, the family fears for the safety of the travellers. How will Andrew and Sophie - with a baby on the way - fare on such a dangerous journey? Each chapter of the story is enhanced by information about the pioneer peri...