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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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How the Grinch Stole Christmas!
by Dr. Seuss
The Grinch plots to ruin the Christmas of every Who in Who-ville. Imagine his shock when he discovers that Christmas just comes, no matter what!
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The Polar Express
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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Twas The Night B'fore Christmas
Melodye Rosales retells Clement Clark Moore's famous poem, "A Visit From St. Nicholas," using African-American illustrations and vocabulary. Her expressive illustrations add joy and wonder to a familiar tale.
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Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins
by Eric A. Kimmel Illustrated by Trina Schart Hyman , Barbara Mayer

A traveler rids a village synagogue of ghosts. A Caldecott Honor Book.

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

"Olive the other reindeer?" thinks Olive. "I always thought I was a dog — but I must be a reindeer!" And while Santa and his reindeer are a bit surprised that a dog wants to join the reindeer team, in the end, Olive and her unusual skills are just what Santa needs. Full color.

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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. Having carefully researched this Ukrainian tale, she renders each picture with true authenticity.

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The Nutcracker
by 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 Snowy Day
by Ezra Jack Keats Illustrated by Ezra Jack Keats

Wake up with Peter to a snow-covered day where adventure awaits. In simple words and beautiful pictures, this Caldecott-winning book conveys the silent wonder of a city snowfall and a small boy's solitary delight in it.

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