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Classic Holiday Stories

Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, or other traditions, get in the spirit of the season with these tales that evoke nostalgia and fun.
 
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Snowy Day, The
by Ezra Jack Keats Illustrated by Ezra Jack Keats

Wake up with Peter to a snow-covered day where adventure awaits. No book has captured the magic and sense of possibility of the first snowfall better than The Snowy Day.

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Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins
by Eric A. Kimmel Illustrated by Trina Schart Hyman

In this Caldecott Honor book, Hershel outwits the goblins that haunt the old synagogue and prevent the village people from celebrating Hanukkah.

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How the Grinch Stole Christmas!
by Dr. Seuss

The Grinch, whose heart is two sizes too small, hates Who-ville's holiday celebrations, and plans to steal all the presents to prevent Christmas from coming. To his amazement, Christmas comes anyway, and the Grinch discovers the true meaning of the holiday.

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Hardcover Picturebooks: $10.50

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Thea Stilton SE: The Secret of the Snow
Series: Thea Stilton
by Thea Stilton

Join Thea Stilton and the Thea Sisters in their third magical special edition adventure!

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Oh, What a Christmas!
by Michael Garland Illustrated by Michael Garland
Get Ready for a Christmas Comedy with This Uproariously Silly Picture Book

The sweetest and goofiest barnyard animals discover they can fly — and save the night for children when Santa’s reindeer fly away without him on Christmas Eve.

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K Is for Kwanzaa
by Juwanda G. Ford Illustrated by Ken Wilson-Max

Celebrate Kwanzaa from A to Z! Each letter of the alphabet represents an important word or fascinating fact about Kwanzaa. Explore all that is central to Kwanzaa: cultural heritage, family, and community.

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Snow Bunny's Christmas Wish
by Rebecca Harry Illustrated by Rebecca Harry

The only present Snow Bunny truly wants for Christmas is a friend.

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Light the Lights!
by Margaret Moorman Illustrated by Margaret Moorman

In a heartwarming holiday story, an interfaith family celebrates two special traditions.

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The Big Snowball
by Wendy Cheyette Lewison Illustrated by Maryann Cocca-Leffler
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How Do Dinosaurs Say Happy Chanukah?
by Jane Yolen Illustrated by Mark Teague

With more than 9 million books in print, America's favorite dinosaurs can't wait to celebrate Chanukah!

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Dinosaur Christmas
by Jerry Pallotta Illustrated by Howard McWilliam

What did Santa use to pull his sleigh before he had reindeer? Dinosaurs!

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On the First Night of Chanukah
by Cecily Kaiser Illustrated by Brian Schatell

In this Chanukah twist on a favorite song, young readers can count down the eight nights of Chanukah with special gifts on every page!

On the first night of Chanukah, my mother gave to me
A menorah burning bright for all to see!

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How Do Dinosaurs Say Merry Christmas?
by Jane Yolen Illustrated by Mark Teague

Ho! Ho! Ho! America's favorite dinosaurs can't wait to celebrate Christmas!


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Seven Candles for Kwanzaa
by Andrea Davis Pinkney Illustrated by Brian Pinkney

Come celebrate Kwanzaa!

Every year, for seven days beginning December 26, African Americans celebrate their heritage during the Kwanzaa holiday. In this book, you can find out about that special time so you can celebrate the seven days of Kwanzaa, too.

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I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Dreidel
by Caryn Yacowitz Illustrated by David Slonim

A family drives through the snow to visit their beloved bubbe, who spreads out a Chanukah supper for everyone to enjoy. But one dish goes a little wrong:

"I know an old lady who swallowed a dreidel,
A Chanukah dreidel she thought was a bagel...
Perhaps it's fatal."

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Clementine for Christmas
by Daphne Benedis-Grab

An irresistible and timeless Christmas story by the author of The Angel Tree.

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Frosty's New Friends
by Steve Nelson Illustrated by Richard Cowdrey
Frosty promised he'd be back again someday! With a tip of his magic hat, Frosty returns for a new adventure. Only this time, he's not alone. What will happen when Frosty is joined by Snowpup and Snowboy?
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Polar Express, The
by Chris Van Allsburg Illustrated by Chris Van Allsburg

Late one Christmas Eve, a boy boards a mysterious train: The Polar Express bound for the North Pole. Once there, Santa offers the boy any gift he desires. The boy asks for one bell from the harness of a reindeer. The bell is lost. On Christmas morning, the boy finds the bell under the tree.

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Night of Las Posadas, The
by Tomie dePaola Illustrated by Tomie dePaola

Tomie dePaola's glorious paintings are as luminous as the "farolitos" that light up on the Plaza in Santa Fe for the procession of "Las Posadas," the tradition in which Mary and Joseph go from door to door seeking shelter at the inn on Christmas Eve.

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The Nutcracker
by E.T.A. Hoffmann , Jane B. Mason
A fantastic Christmas adventure!

It's Christmas Eve and Marie has found a funny-looking nutcracker under the tree. Marie's godfather says this nutcracker once saved a beautiful princess from a horrible spell cast by the wicked Mouse Queen. But Nutcracker is in danger-the Mouse King seeks revenge!
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The Trees of the Dancing Goats
by Patricia Polacco Illustrated by Patricia Polacco

Trisha loves the eight days of Hanukkah, when her mother stays home from work, her Babushka makes delicious potato "latkes, " and her Grampa carves wonderful animals out of wood as gifts for Trisha and her brother.

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Olive, the Other Reindeer
by Vivian Walsh , J.otto Seibold Illustrated by J.otto Seibold

Olive is merrily preparing for Christmas when suddenly she realizes, "Olive... the other Reindeer... I thought I was a dog. Hmmm, I must be a Reindeer!" So she quickly hops aboard the polar express and heads to the North Pole.

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The Mitten
by Jan Brett Illustrated by Jan Brett
This award-winning book will keep readers toasty-warm on the coldest of nights. Author and illustrator Jan Brett’s love of folk and fairy tales is apparent in this beautifully illustrated picture book for little readers.
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