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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 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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I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Dreidel
by Caryn Yacowitz Illustrated by David Slonim
You've never seen Hanukkah or the "I Know an Old Lady" story like this before . . . through hilarious takes on the world's greatest works of art!

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

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.

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How Do Dinosaurs Say Happy Chanukah?
by Jane Yolen Illustrated by Mark Teague

Illustrations and rhyming text present some of the different ways a well-behaved dinosaur can celebrate the eight days and nights of Chanukah.

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Snow Bunny's Christmas Wish
by Rebecca Harry

The only present Snow Bunny truly wants for Christmas is a friend.Snow Bunny lives all by herself deep in the wintry forest. When she is too late to mail her letter to Santa, she decides to take it to the North Pole herself. Along the way, she meets other animals who need her help.

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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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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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Mitten, The
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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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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