Here are a few books to celebrate the season, from winter to Hanukkah to Kwanzaa to Christmas.
No two alike
by Keith Baker.
Follows a pair of birds on a snowflake-filled journey through a winter landscape. Observations of branches and trees to entire forests show that even when things look similar, they are different. Like snowflakes, no two are alike.
by Jane Yolen
This is the tale of a winter’s night beneath a full moon. A father and daughter walk into the woods to find a Great Horned Owl.
retold by Tomie de Paola.
Years ago, when that first star shone above the manger, Befana's household chores kept her from finding the Baby King. Now she searches every day, leaving gifts for children on the Feast of the Three Kings.
A Hanukkah treasury
by Eric Kimmel
Stories, songs, recipes, and activities related to the celebration of Hanukkah.
The story of Kwanzaa
by Donna L. Washington
An introduction to Kwanzaa that provides a brief sketch of African-American history and the origins of the festival. It explains the structure and customs of the seven days of Kwanzaa, and a craft and cooking project are included.
by David Milgrim.
When Nicholas Duck finds a Santa hat and coat on his doorstep, he decides to look for Santa to tell him what he wants for Christmas. Meanwhile, all the other animals mistake him for Mr. Claus.
by Stacy McAnulty
Naughty comes easily to Ernest. Nice is harder. But maybe if Ernest writes to Santasaurus about all the ways he's tried to be helpful and well-behaved... maybe he can get the Jurassic Turbo Scooter X9 with the working headlight, racing fin, and secret compartment he really, really wants.
The Night before Christmasby Clement Moore
There are a few retellings of this classic tale. Perfect for reading while roasting chestnuts over an open fire.
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