Holiday Reads

How Do Dinosaurs Say Merry Christmas?

by Jane Yolen; illustrated by Mark Teague

Action/Adventure

From decorating the tree to wrapping presents, little dinosaurs love to celebrate Christmas. With holiday surprises around every corner, the award-winning team of Yolen and Teague create an engaging, fun gift sure to be read again and again. Full color.


The Twelve Burps of Christmas

by Nancy Krulik; illustrated by Aaron Blecha

Action/Adventure

George burps his way through the holidays! In the first Super Special of Nancy Krulik's popular series, George stars in two stories! Between the class play and his old best friend's surprise visit, the Christmas celebrations are shaping up to be a season of fun! But of course the magic burps--an even dozen of them--put a crazy spin on all his plans. If only Santa could leave George a cure for burps under the tree!


Tacky's Christmas

written by Helen Lester; illustrated by Lynn Munsinger

Action/Adventure

Deck the iceberg wrap a gifty Fa la la la la la la la la... Tacky, Goodly, Lovely, Angel, Neatly, and Perfect are celebrating the holiday with good cheer, singing, and lots of presents. Tacky's present is a little bit different, and not exactly what his friends had in mind, but when the Christmas merrymaking is interrupted by hunters in search of pretty penguins, it's Tacky's gift that helps to save the day.... A bonus CD of original carols inclu...


Duck & Goose: It's Time for Christmas!

by Tad Hills

Action/Adventure

Celebrate Christmas with Duck and Goose's new holiday board book! Our feathered friends are getting ready for Christmas. The only problem? Goose is more interested in skating, sledding, and making snow angels than in helping Duck decorate their Christmas tree. While Goose has the time of his life in the snow, it seems poor Duck will be left to do all the work. . . . Tad Hills's simple text and vivid, expressive illustrations make this sweet, funn...


Fa La La

by Leslie Patricelli

Action/Adventure

Oh, baby! Leslie Patricelli's one-haired wonder returns to revel in Christmas. It's almost Christmas, and baby simply cannot contain the exuberance. There are things to decorate: a tree, a gingerbread house, a doggy! There are very creative presents to make, Santa to see (must be brave), carols to sing, not to mention the big event itself. Come celebrate the season with humor and joy as everyone's favorite baby puts a special spin on Christmas.

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Christmas Parade

by Sandra Boynton

Action/Adventure

A delightful Christmas picture book filled with hilarious characters and dynamic art from the one and only Sandra Boynton! BOOM biddy BOOM biddy BOOM BOOM BOOM! What's that noise filling the room? From this rousing beginning unfolds Christmas Parade , a merry picture book from Sandra Boynton . As the dynamic parade of forty-six spiffy and intent animal musicians marches by, young readers will see animals and their instruments in turn: chickens wi...


The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

by Barbara Robinson; pictures by Judith Gwyn Brown

In this hilarious Christmas tale, a couple struggling to put on a church Christmas pageant is faced with casting the Herdman kids - probably the most inventively awful kids in history. You won't believe the mayhem - and the fun - when the Herdmans collide with the Christmas story head on! This delightful comedy is adapted from the best selling book and the only story ever to run twice in McCall's Magazine. "An American classic." -McCall's Magazin...


Ella Bella Ballerina and the Nutcracker

by James Mayhew

Action/Adventure

Christmas is coming, and Madame Rosa has prepared a surprise party for her ballet class. "Ella Bella, would you fetch the music box?" asks Madame Rosa. "Then we can have some dancing at our party." As the music begins playing, little Ella Bella is magically transported into the enchanting, festive world of The Nutcracker ballet. There, she meets the beautiful Clara and her wooden Nutcracker doll. Together, Ella and Clara must fight off the evil M...


Charlie and the Christmas Kitty

by Ree Drummond; illustrations by Diane deGroat

Action/Adventure

Why is there a great big tree in the house?!? And why are all these boxes underneath it? Hey-what is that?!? Where did it come from? Uh-oh. This isn't good. . . . This isn't good at all! In this hilarious follow-up to the New York Times bestselling picture book Charlie the Ranch Dog , Ree Drummond-the Pioneer Woman herself-delivers a story about getting into the holiday spirit and finding the good in all. Even though Charlie may not have put a ki...


Merry Christmas, Ollie!

written and illustrated by Olivier Dunrea

Action/Adventure

An endearing and beautifully rendered tale sure to be a family favorite. It's Christmas Eve. Gossie and Gertie hang their bright colored boots in the barn. Peedie and BooBoo hang their striped stockings in the barn. Ollie stomps through the snow. It's not easy to wait for Father Christmas Goose! With ample wry humor, beautiful ink-and-watercolor pictures, and irresistible charm, Olivier Dunrea shares the first holiday story of Gossie and friends....


The Christmas Genie

by Dan Gutman

Action/Adventure

It's the last day of school before Christmas vacation and Alex, Chase, and the rest of Mrs. Walter's fifth-grade class couldn't wish more for that final bell to ring. But the day takes a crazy turn when a mysterious meteorite crashes through their classroom window and a genie pops out. He will grant just one wish for the whole class to share. Be careful what you wish for!


White House White-out

by Ron Roy

Action/Adventure

At the White House, Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose meet the president's stepdaughter, KC, and her friend, Marshall (from the Capital Mysteries series). After the president's dog vanishes, the kids set out to find her, but it's not going to be easy. Illustrations.


Tyrannoclaus

by Janet Lawler; illustrated by John Shroades

Action/Adventure

"Tyrannoclaus" puts a prehistoric twist on the holiday favorite, "'Twas the Night Before Christmas." Full color.