Classic Holiday Stories
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.
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.
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!
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.
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."
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.