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Seasonal Stories for Early Elementary Schoolers

Whether capturing meaningful moments or taking a laugh-out-loud look at holiday icons, these books inspire sugar-plum dreams.
 
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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: $13.50

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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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Paperback Picturebooks: $5.39

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Milly and the Macy's Parade
by Shana Corey Illustrated by Brett Helquist

Treat your child to a festive story of how one small person makes a big difference.

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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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Paperback Picturebooks: $3.59

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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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Hardcover Picturebooks: $11.89

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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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Hardcover Picturebooks: $9.09

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Rainbow Magic SE: Cheryl the Christmas Tree Fairy
Series: Rainbow Magic
by Daisy Meadows

Christmas cheer has disappeared! Rachel and Kirsty are staying at a cozy cabin in the woods for Christmas. But everything is going wrong. Even their Christmas tree is missing! The girls think they know who's causing all the holiday trouble, and they're right!

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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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Hardcover Picturebooks: $11.89

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My Christmas Treasury
by Steven Kroll , Cheryl Ryan , Lucille Colandro Illustrated by Jared D. Lee
The perfect gift for Christmas! A holiday treasury with three favorite stories!

This merry treasury of stories will warm every heart with holiday tales of sharing, caring, and bearing good tidings of Christmas cheer! Three stories at one low price in a padded, keepsake format!

Includes:
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Gingerbread Bear, The
by Robert Dennis Illustrated by Tammie Lyon

Run, run, try if you dare! Can anyone catch the Gingerbread Bear?

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Frosty the Snowman
by Steve Nelson , Jack Rollins , Walter Rollins Illustrated by Sam Williams

Cool stickers let kids help this lovable snowman come to life in this interactive version of the favorite story.

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Who Will See Their Shadows This Year?
by Jerry Pallotta Illustrated by David Biedrzycki

It's February 2 and all the animals are tired of winter. But why should the groundhog always be famous for seeing his shadow? Who else wants to try? A chicken? A polar bear? A camel?

None of those seems quite right. So who will see their shadows this year?

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Let It Snow
by Maryann Cocca-Leffler Illustrated by Maryann Cocca-Leffler

This snow-filled 8x8 is the second in a seasonal series from Maryann Cocca-Leffler.

From building snowmen to drinking hot chocolate by the fire's warm glow, Let It Snow celebrates wonders of winter!

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Paperback Picturebooks: $3.59

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Clifford's First Snow Day
by Norman Bridwell Illustrated by Norman Bridwell

Not long ago, Clifford the Small Red Puppy experienced his first autumn. Now he leaps into his first winter with fluffy white snow, a sled ride, and exciting winter fun. Emily Elizabeth recalls a snowy day when Clifford was a puppy.

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Geronimo Stilton #12: Merry Christmas, Geronimo!
Series: Geronimo Stilton, Book #12
by Geronimo Stilton

Enter the world of Geronimo Stilton, where another funny adventure is always right around the corner. Each book is a fast-paced adventure with lively art and a unique format kids 7-10 will love.

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One Yellow Daffodil
by David A. Adler Illustrated by Lloyd Bloom
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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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Santa Claustrophobia
by Mike Reiss Illustrated by David Catrow
From Simpsons writer Mike Reiss and two-time New York Times Best Illustrated Books of the Year-winner David Catrow comes a hilarious follow-up to their best-selling How Murray Saved Christmas.

Meet Doc Holiday.

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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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The Story of Holly and Ivy
by Rumer Godden Illustrated by Barbara Cooney
Ivy, Holly, and Mr. and Mrs. Jones all have one Christmas wish. Ivy, an orphan, wishes for a real home and sets out in search of the grandmother she's sure she can find. Holly, a doll, wishes for a child to bring her to life. And the Joneses wish more than anything for a son or daughter to share their holiday.
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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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Hold Christmas In Your Heart
by Cheryl Willis Hudson Illustrated by Cheryl Willis Hudson

Christmas means special family times are here — times of merriment, good cheer, and love. Cheryl Willis Hudson has compiled a wonderful book that celebrates this special time through a collecton of traditional African American songs, stories, and poems.

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Bear Stays Up for Christmas
Series: Bear Books
by Karma Wilson Illustrated by Jane Chapman

"The day before Christmas, snuggled on his floor,

Bear sleeps soundly with a great big snore...."

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How Santa Got His Job
by Stephen Krensky Illustrated by S. D. Schindler

Have you ever wondered what Santa did before he was Santa?

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A Child's Christmas in Wales
by Dylan Thomas

This gem of lyric prose has enchanted both young and old and is now a modern classic.

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The Last Straw
by Frederick H. Thury Illustrated by Vlasta van Kampen
Hoshmakaka, a proud, old camel, is chosen to perform a very special task — he is to carry the wise men's gifts to the new baby king in Bethlehem. At first Hoshmakaka is reluctant. He has other commitments, after all: the water drinking competition in Rangal and the cud-chewing convention in Beemish.
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Latkes and Applesauce: A Hanukkah Story
by Fran Manushkin Illustrated by Robin Spowart
The beloved story of a joyous Hanukkah celebration--reissued in Scholastic Bookshelf paperback!

The Menasche family enjoys a joyous holiday celebration despite a scarcity of food. Includes notes on Hanukkah, a bibliography, a recipe for making latkes, and rules for playing dreidel.
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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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Dragon's Merry Christmas
by Dav Pilkey Illustrated by Dav Pilkey
Award-winning author/illustrator of the Captain Underpants series, Dav Pilkey's gentle blue Dragon (from the hit TV series) will charm beginning readers with his delightful Christmas adventures!
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Paperback Picturebooks: $4.79

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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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Paperback Picturebooks: $6.29

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Olive, the Other Reindeer
by J. Otto Seibold , Vivian Walsh 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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Schol Rdr Lvl 1: Can You See What I See? Christmas Read-and-Seek
by Walter Wick

From the photographer of the bestselling I Spy books and creator of the Can You See What I See? series comes a Christmas search-and-find reader chock-full of fun. Children can read the simple text and use the picture clues to search for dozens of hidden trinkets and toys. Full color.

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Christmas at Last!
by Sam Hearn Illustrated by Penny Dann

A special Christmas gift book with glitter and die-cut pages that look just like stockings!

It's Christmas at last,
and outside it's snowing.
The stockings are hanging.
The fire is glowing.

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