Day 3: Holiday Books for Kids

    Get in the holiday spirit with these delightful reads.

    There's nothing quite as magical as a childlike sense of wonder—something that's always heightened during the holiday season. Keep that amazement alive with these enchanting holiday books for kids. From Tomie dePaola's An Early American Christmas to celebrating with everyone's favorite turtle, Franklin, these books are sure to keep you, and the children in your life, in high spirits. 

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    Buy Don't Call Me Christina Kringle at Amazon

    Don't Call Me Christina Kringle

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    This December, a girl who hates Christmas is in for the surprise of her life

    Ten-year-old Christina Lucci absolutely despises everything about Christmas. The carols, the eggnog, the decorations—and most of all, Santa Claus. And for good reason: It all reminds her of her firefighter father, who loved the holiday season but died on the job last Christmas. For Christina, no Christmas will ever be merry again. To make things worse, this year, her grandfather’s shoe repair shop is failing. Bills keep piling up and the bank is ready to seize the shop. What Christina needs is a Christmas miracle.

    With the holidays fast approaching, Christina’s miracle comes in the form of magical brownies, spunky little creatures who just happen to be great at repairing shoes. These tiny helpers have the power to turn Christina’s whole life around—and maybe even get her back in the Christmas spirit.

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    Buy An Early American Christmas at Amazon

    An Early American Christmas

    By Tomie Depaola

    A new family shows the neighborhood what Christmas is all about

    In this small New England village, no one makes much of a fuss about Christmas—until a new family moves in, that is. The family works tirelessly to prepare for the holiday: decorating the house, hand-dipping candles, baking mounds of delicious cookies, and carving nativity pieces. In the end, these new neighbors show their small village how to celebrate the holiday in a very special way.

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    An Early American Christmas

    By Tomie Depaola

    Buy Giant Cold at Amazon

    Giant Cold

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    Can a child defeat a frozen giant and bring summer back to Apple Island?

    It’s the last night of a family’s holiday on a tropical island filled with black beaches, sweetfruit, and red-necked looby birds. Their final adventure is to climb the island’s tallest mountain before they leave in the morning. But when the child—who might be you—wakes up the next morning, the world has become a frozen wasteland and the father has been transformed into ice.


    Setting out in search of Giant Cold, a frozen monster no one has ever seen, you—now a tiny elf—meet two giants: white-beard, a scholar; and black-beard, a sailor. You’re forced to live inside a bottle and travel with black-beard—until the looby birds snatch up the bottle. Flying over forests, fields, and seas, you must rescue Apple Island from Giant Cold and his armies of wind, snow, and ice. With only the warmth of your own life—a tiny spark—you take on the powerful giant. Riding the wind up to the mountain peak, your tiny size will become your greatest asset as you make a surprising discovery about yourself.

    Giant Cold is a strikingly original, big-hearted fantasy about love, family, and finding your way home.

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    Buy The Mystery at Snowflake Inn at Amazon

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    Grandfather is taking everyone on a special holiday trip to an old-fashioned New England inn. The Aldens have fun playing in the snow, ice skating, and working puzzles. Then suddenly they become part of a very special puzzle when mysterious things start to happen.

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    Buy Franklin's Christmas Gift at Amazon

    Franklin's Christmas Gift

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    Franklin the turtle gets into the holiday spirit in the storybook series that inspired the beloved television show Franklin and Friends!

    In this Franklin Classic Storybook, Franklin can’t decide what to donate to his school’s Christmas toy drive. At first, all of his toys seem too special to give away, then nothing seems special enough. With some inspiration from his Great Aunt Harriet, Franklin finally comes up with the perfect gift.

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    Buy Corey's Christmas Wish at Amazon

    Corey's Christmas Wish

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    Christmas is tough when your parents are divorced, but Corey has a plan to bring 
    everyone the merriest Christmas ever

    With the County Animal Rescue League preparing for its annual Christmas party, the Pony Tails are busy shopping for Christmas presents for all of the animals. But Corey is distracted. It’s the first Christmas since her parents got divorced, and the only present she wants this year is for them to get back together.

    To make matters worse, Corey’s mom has been spending a lot of time with Mr. Lee. Corey worries that Mr. Lee will propose, and then there will be no hope of her family reuniting. It may take a Christmas miracle for Corey to be happy this holiday season.

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    Buy A Baby Born in Bethlehem at Amazon

    A Baby Born in Bethlehem

    By Martha W. Hickman

    This beautiful retelling of the traditional Nativity story captures all the drama and joy, beginning with the angel’s amazing announcement to Mary. Giuliano Ferri, an award-winning Italian illustrator, illuminates the story with his watercolors.

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    A Baby Born in Bethlehem

    By Martha W. Hickman

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    A Homemade Together Christmas

    By Maryann Cocca Leffler

    A family of adorable pigs decides that for Christmas this year they will make their gifts to one another rather than buy them. Each family member is excited to try. Momma makes breakfast, Dad makes a blanket, and sister Rosie sings a song. But the littlest pig, Luca, struggles to come up with an idea. What can he make?

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    A Homemade Together Christmas

    By Maryann Cocca Leffler

    Buy Christmas for a Kitten at Amazon

    Christmas for a Kitten

    By Robin Pulver

    It’s winter, and a lonely abandoned kitten is trying to survive in the woods. Each night, as he hunts for food, the warm glow of houses fills him with longing. While a family carries in its Christmas tree, the kitten slips into their house. Then—danger—a fierce dog lives there! The kitten has not found a haven after all. But it is Christmas Eve, a night when magical things can happen. Robin Pulver’s gentle story and Layne Johnson’s dramatic paintings evoke the wonder and joy of Christmas.

    Christmas for a Kitten

    By Robin Pulver

    Buy Freddie Ramos Stomps the Snow at Amazon

    Freddie Ramos Stomps the Snow

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    When a freak spring blizzard buries Starwood Park, Freddie works with Mr. Vaslov to clear the sidewalks using a new invention—Zapato Power snowshoes! But not even the snow can stop a thief from causing trouble in the neighborhood. Can Freddie solve the case, even if it means helping Erika, the Starwood Park bully?

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    Buy Freddy Goes to the North Pole at Amazon

    Freddy Goes to the North Pole

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    Originally published between 1927 and 1958, the 26 classic books about Freddy the Pig are going on to delight a sixth generation of children. Freddy the Pig, the “Renaissance Pig” (The New York Times Book Review) of Bean Farm, is back to thrill his fans of all ages in these all-American children’s classics.

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