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  • Details about Stick Man

    Stick Man

    Julia Donaldson; Axel Scheffler (Illustrator)

    From the creators of The Gruffalo , a new hero for the holidays! Stick Man lives in the family tree, with his Stick Lady Love and his stick children three. But one day Stick Man is separated from his family, and all he wants is to get back to them in time for Christmas. He dodges dogs, navigates rushing rivers, escapes dangerous fireplaces... but he's farther away from home than ever. When Santa arrives with his sleigh and in need of help, is it Stick Man's opportunity to save Christmas and fin……more

  • Details about Elfis

    Elfis

    Pete Fornatale; Alan Katz; Peter Fornatale; Dani Jones (Illustrator)

    In a hilarious parody of the most popular songs from The King himself, Elfis inspires his fellow elves through his gift of music--and in the process saves Christmas, too. Full color.…more

  • Details about A Merry Christmas Cookbook

    A Merry Christmas Cookbook

    Disney Book Group Staff; Disney Storybook Artists Staff (Illustrator)

    Treat your taste buds to a feast of traditional holiday delights! With simple step-by-step instructions, helpful cooking tips, color photographs, and charming character art, this book is the perfect way for parents and children to make holiday magic in the kitchen! A rating system lets kids know how difficult the recipes are, and cooking tips are sprinkled throughout. Kids will enjoy making Rolly's Spotted Cranberry Pancakes, Sugar Rush Popcorn Gumdrop Garland and Anna's Frozen Ice Candy!…more

  • Details about The Great Spruce

    The Great Spruce

    John Duvall; Rebecca Gibbon (Illustrator)

    Together with his grandpa, a young boy finds a way to save his favorite tree in this heartwarming Christmas tale. Alec loves to climb trees-the little apple trees, the wide willow trees, even the tall locust trees. But his favorite is the great spruce, with its sturdy trunk and branches that stretch up to the sky. Alec's grandpa planted it as a sapling years and years before Alec was born, and every Christmas, Alec and his grandpa decorate the tree together, weaving tinsel and lights through its……more

  • Details about A Christmas Tree for Pyn

    A Christmas Tree for Pyn

    by Olivier Dunrea

    Christmas is coming. In the craggy rocks on the snowy mountainside, tiny Pyn has her heart set on decorating her very first Christmas tree. But, "No Christmas tree," Papa says. Still, Pyn won't take no for an answer. She knows that a Christmas tree is just the thing their cottage needs to make the season festive and cheery. Pyn is determined to find the perfect Christmas tree - no matter what. With this story of the love between a father and daughter, Olivier Dunrea captures the true spirit of C……more

  • Details about Christmas Tree Farm

    Christmas Tree Farm

    Ann Purmell; Jill Weber (Illustrator)

    Most shoppers don't know that a family has worked all year long planting, pruning, measuring, and tagging trees. This vibrantly illustrated book shows the entire process from seedling to decorated tree as a warm-spirited family carries on a holiday tradition.…more

  • Details about The Twelve Days of Christmas

    The Twelve Days of Christmas

    Greg Pizzoli (Illustrator)

    Elephant is delighted to get a gift, but as the twelve days of Christmas continue, presents pile higher and higher! A partridge in a pear tree? Cute! But soon, her dad despairs. Two turtle doves? THREE French hens?! And just what are they supposed to do with ten lords a-leaping? Kids will love each silly spread in this raucous take on the classic carol that is perfect for reading aloud around the fireplace.…more

  • Details about A World of Cookies for Santa: Follow Santa's Tasty Trip Around the World

    A World of Cookies for Santa: Follow Santa's Tasty Trip Around the World

    M. E. Furman; Susan Gal (Illustrator)

    A World of Cookies for Santa takes readers across the globe to see all the treats that await Santa on Christmas Eve. Head to the Philippines, where children leave out puto seko cookies and ginger tea for Santa; jet to Russia for a honey-spice cookie; then set out for Malawi for a sweet potato cookie! When you've returned home, the journey's still not over--M. E. Furman provides recipes for children to bake some of Santa's cookies for themselves. A World of Cookies for Santa is a multicultural ……more

  • Details about Mooseltoe

    Mooseltoe

    Margie Palatini; Henry Cole (Illustrator)

    'Tis the night before Christmas and Moose is determined to make everything perfect for the big day. With checklist in hoof and ho ho ho's on his mind, he makes sure everything is perfect. He wraps, he decorates, he bakes and he sings. He does it all, except one thing. Somehow, some way, some moosetake has occurred, and one little item has gone unchecked. Moose has forgotten the Christmas tree. Nothing will ruin this Moose family's Christmas, though, and with a little imagination (and a lot of gl……more

  • Details about Holiday Crafting and Baking with Kids: Gifts, Sweets, and Treats for the Whole Family!

    Holiday Crafting and Baking with Kids: Gifts, Sweets, and Treats for the Whole Family!

    Jessica Strand; Aimée Herring (Photographer)

    Holiday Crafting & Baking with Kids will bring the whole family together for some good holiday fun. Children ages four and up will love selecting their own materials and digging into these cheerful projects. There is something here for everyone and every winter occasion Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Christmas, New Year's, and Boxing Day! Step-by-step instructions, helpful templates, and color photos make it a cinch for little ones to follow along. Best of all, the materials and ingredient……more

  • Details about 'Twas Nochebuena

    'Twas Nochebuena

    Roseanne Greenfield Thong; Sara Palacios (Illustrator)

    'Twas Nochebuena and all through our casa , every creature was kneading tamale masa ... It's Christmas Eve, and you're invited to a Nochebuena celebration! Follow a family as they prepare to host a night filled with laughter, love, and Latino tradition. Make tasty tamales and hang colorful adornos (decorations) on the walls. Gather to sing festive canciones (songs) while sipping champurrado (hot chocolate). After the midnight feast has been served and the last gifts have been unwrapped, it's t……more

  • Details about Daddy Christmas and Hanukkah Mama

    Daddy Christmas and Hanukkah Mama

    Selina Alko

    I am a mix of two traditions. From Daddy Christmas and Hanukkah Mama. How lucky am I? Holiday time at Sadie's house means golden gelt sparkling under the Christmas tree, candy canes hanging on eight menorah branches, voices uniting to sing carols about Macabees and the manger, and latkes on the mantel awaiting Santa's arrival. Selina Alko's joyous celebration of blended families will make the perfect holiday gift for the many Americans who celebrate both Christmas and Hanukkah.…more

  • Details about Llama Llama Holiday Drama

    Llama Llama Holiday Drama

    Anna Dewdney

    Llama Llama holidays. Jingle music. Lights ablaze. How long till that special date? Llama Llama has to wait. If there's one thing Llama Llama doesn't like, it's waiting. He and Mama Llama rush around, shopping for presents, baking cookies, decorating the tree . . . but how long is it until Christmas? Will it ever come? Finally, Llama Llama just can't wait any more! It takes a cuddle from Mama Llama to remind him that "Gifts are nice, but there's another: The true gift is, we have each other.……more

  • Details about The Perfect Christmas

    The Perfect Christmas

    Eileen Spinelli; JoAnn Adinolfi (Illustrator)

    Family one: exquisite pastries, a beautifully trimmed tree, and festive cello music. Family two: an artificial tree, rock hard candy, and custom kazoo carols. Full of silly humor, this cheerful picture book proves that no matter how you celebrate Christmas, it's the spirit of the holiday that counts the most.…more