Thursday, August 15, 2013

Holiday fare

Christmas in August, Hanukkah as well. Get some early book shopping done with these books that celebrate holidays.

MY PEN PAL, SANTA by Melissa Stanton with illustrations by Jennifer A. Bell. Random House, 2013. A girl and Satan maintain a year long correspondence between Christmases.

THE 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS by Jane Cabrera. Holiday House, 2013. Four magic mice, 8 elves baking, and other new characters are part of this version of the traditional Christmas classic.

HANUKKAH BEAR by Eric Kimmel with illustrations by Mike Wohnoutka. Holiday House, 2013. Bubba Brayna is a little nearsighted. When Bear enters her home, she mistakes him for the Rabbi and prepares a plentiful Hanukkah meal for him.

THE SMALLEST GIFT OF CHRISTMAS by Peter Reynolds. Candlewick Press, 2013. Sometimes the smallest package can hold the greatest treasure.

HANUKKAH IN ALASKA by Barbara Brown with illustrations by Stacey Schuett. Holt, October 2013. Northern Lights, a menorah, and an obstinate moose team up to make for a memorable Hanukkah.

SANTA CLAUS AND THE THREE BEARS by Maria Modugno with illustrations by Jane and Brooke Dyer. Harper, 2013. This version of Goldilocks will be perfect for holiday reading aloud.

THE CHRISTMAS WISH by Lori Evert with illustrations (photographs) by Per Breieagen. Random House, 2013. Anja's desire to help oput Santa involves an arduous journey accompanied by many Arctic animals.

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