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Simon and the Bear by Eric A. Kimmel; Matthew Trueman (Illustrator)Before Simon sails to America, he promises his family that he will get a job and send for them. Simon's mother knows he will need a miracle, so she reminds him to celebrate Hanukkah wherever he may be. Little does either of them know that Simon will spend the first night of Hanukkah on an ice floe after his ship sinks. Simon lights the first candle, and it attracts a visitor: a polar bear. Does she eat him? No! She shares his latkes, enjoys his songs, goes fishing for him, and even keeps him warm at night. This fanciful Hanukkah tale celebrates eight miracles.
Publication Date: 2014-09-02
Beautiful Yetta's Hanukkah Kitten by Daniel M. Pinkwater; Jill Pinkwater (Illustrator)Yetta, beautiful Yetta, manages to escape from the butcher's shop. But now she is lost in Brooklyn--a strange place filled with rude rats and dangerous buses! !?????? geVAHLT! Oh, dear! But then, brave Yetta saves a small green bird from a sneaky cat, and his friends, the wild parrots of Brooklyn, are very grateful. ¡Muchas gracias, gallina hermosa! ¡mooCHAS grahSEEas, gahYEEna ehrMOsa! Thank you very much, beautiful chicken! Has beautiful Yetta found her new home? Inspired by real events, this multilingual story by Daniel Pinkwater is a witty, warm, and wonderful read-aloud for any age.
Publication Date: 2014-10-14
Hanukkah Bear by Eric A. Kimmel; Mike Wohnoutka (Illustrator)Bubba Brayna's legendary latkes lure an unexpected visitor into her home in this playful Hanukkah tale from a master storyteller. Bubba Brayna makes the best latkes in the village, and on the first night of Hanukkah, the scent of her cooking wakes a hungry, adorable bear from his hibernation. He lumbers into town to investigate, and Bubba Brayna--who does not see or hear very well--mistakes him for her rabbi. She welcomes the bear inside to play the dreidel game, light the menorah, and enjoy a scrumptious meal. However, after her well-fed guest leaves, there's a knock at the door--it's the rabbi, and all of Brayna's other friends, arriving for dinner. But there are no latkes left--and together, they finally figure out who really ate them. Lively illustrations by Mike Wohnoutka, portraying the sprightly Bubba Brayna and her very hungry guest, accompany this instant family favorite, a humorous reworking of Eric A. Kimmel's earlier classic tale, The Chanukkah Guest. A traditional recipe for latkes is included in the back matter, along with interesting, digestible facts about the history and traditions of Hanukkah. A 2013 National Jewish Book Award Winner, this book is perfect for a holiday story time with children-- either in the classroom or at home, as an introduction for young readers to the traditions and customs of Hanukkah, and as a classic to return to year after year.
Publication Date: 2013-09-01
Duck and Goose, It's Time for Christmas! (Oversized Board Book) by Tad Hills (Illustrator)This Duck & Goose large-format board book is perfect for the littlest of readers! New York Times bestselling author and illustrator Tad Hills brings our favorite feathered friends out to celebrate Christmas in this sturdy, large-sized board book. Goose wants to make snow angels and go sledding-but Duck knows it's time for Christmas! Preschoolers won't be able to resist this board book filled with Christmas cheer. The large size makes this a perfect book for sharing during a storytime or lap time. "Duck and Goose have taken their places alongside Frog and Toad and George and Martha as fine examples of friendship, curiosity and problem-solving."--Kirkus Reviews "Charming, funny, simple, and surprising. . . .Hills is master of the light comic touch."--The Boston Globe
Publication Date: 2011-09-13
Wishes for Christmas by Fern MichaelsWith the holidays approaching Sisterhood member Maggie Spitzer wants to bring joy to a teacher from her past, while Toots and the Godmothers investigate a mystery surrounding a designer at an exclusive Charleston firm.
Publication Date: 2015-01-01
This Is Christmas by Tom Booth (Illustrator)From the author and illustrator of Night at the Stadium and Day at the Beach comes a modern holiday classic about a chipmunk who has to learn the true meaning of Christmas. It is Christmas Eve and Little Chipmunk asks his mother, "What is Christmas, Mama?" His Mama tells him that Christmas is many things and as they walk together through the woods, Little Chipmunk sees badgers decorating their burrow with bright red berries, ducks exchanging holidays greetings on golden leaves, beetles carrying presents on their shiny backs, and geese singing in the winter sky. Each time he asks his mother if this is Christmas, and each time she answers, that yes, this is part of Christmas. Night falls and Little Chipmunk and his Mama snuggle in to sleep. When he wakes up on Christmas morning, he is surprised by the wonderland that greets him: all the world is blanketed in deep snow. And, then, one by one, Chipmunk and his mother see the geese, the badgers, the ducks, and the beetles, as well as some new forest friends--all gathered to celebrate joy and friendship, beauty and wonder, love and kindness--all of what Christmas truly means.
Publication Date: 2018-09-18
The ABCs of Christmas by Jill Howarth (Illustrator)Celebrate the Christmas holiday while learning your ABCs in this beautifully illustrated alphabet board book! Spread the joy of Christmas with this sparkly board book that features clever word associations and delightfully festive illustrations.
Publication Date: 2016-09-27
Construction Site on Christmas Night by Sherri Duskey Rinker; A. G. Ford (Illustrator)From the author of the #1 New York Times bestselling Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Siteseries. More than two million copies have sold across the series! Created for lovers of Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site, as well as fans of Sherri Duskey Rinker's storytelling and AG Ford's art, this beautiful holiday picture book shows Excavator, Bulldozer, Crane, Dump Truck and Cement Mixer building a new home for fire engines. As they finish their big, important job, they get their own Christmas surprises. Your kids will have fun discovering the special surprise awaiting each vehicle as much as they will love rhyming along with the story. This cute book is sure to be a classic! Art by illustrator AG Ford. * A Christmas tale with a great message * Teaches kids the joy of giving and the value of work * Rhythmic patterns make reading fun Fans of Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site, Mighty, Mighty Construction Site, and Excavator's 123will be excited about this children's holiday book. * Ideal Christmas gift for little ones * Perfect book for children who like construction, trucks, fire engines, cars, and building things * Parents, grandparents, and teachers will have fun reading this action-packed story to kids
Publication Date: 2018-10-16
We Wish for a Monster Christmas by Sue Fliess; Claudia Ranucci (Illustrator)We wish for a furry monster, A big, hairy, scary monster, Our own stomping, chomping monster, for Christmas this year! Dear Santa: please bring us a MONSTER for Christmas! This hilarious parody of the traditional carol stars two siblings who want something just a little more special than the usual toys for their Christmas gift. Mom and Dad refuse--so they appeal to a higher power: Santa. And since they've been good all year, he delivers. But having a monster in the house may not be all it's cracked up to be . . . as the kids discover when he turns their playroom to rubble and causes tons of trouble. Now, what will they do? Delighted readers will sing along with the merry song.
Publication Date: 2017-10-03
Tough Cookie by Edward Hemingway (Illustrator)Once upon a time, while Fox was visiting the land of Holiday Treats, a little cookie--still warm from the bakery oven--burst out the front door looking sweet and ready to be devoured. But, as it turns out, Cookie is not as fast as he thinks and when Fox finally catches him, they're both in for a big surprise: Sugar Cookie does not taste delicious--and he's certainly not fit to be eaten. What's an unsavory cookie to do? Is there another option for this not-so-sweet treat?With echoes of Holt's bestselling Arnie the Doughnut and the folktale classic The Gingerbread Man, this inventive story celebrates the joy of being accepted for who we are.A Christy Ottaviano Book
Publication Date: 2018-09-11
I Got the Christmas Spirit by Connie Schofield-Morrison; Frank Morrison (Illustrator)In the same feel-good style ofI Got the Rhythm, this exuberant picture book explores the joys of the holiday season, once again illustrated by award-winning artist Frank Morrison. It's the most wonderful time of the year, and a mother and daughter are enjoying the sights and sounds of the holiday season. The little girl hears sleigh bells ringing and carolers singing. She smells chestnuts roasting--CRUNCH! CRUNCH! CRUNCH!--and sees the flashing lights of the department store windows--BLING! BLING! BLING! She spreads the spirit of giving wherever she goes. And when she reaches Santa, she tells him her Christmas wish--for peace and love everywhere, all the days of the year.
Publication Date: 2018-09-04
My Christmas Wish for You by Lisa Swerling; Ralph LazarI Wish You More meets "I wish you a Merry Christmas" in this sweetly spirited book by the bestselling creators behind Happiness Is . . . . A festive gift spreading joy and Christmas cheer! Each star you see on Christmas Eve is a wish that's come true for those who believe. So many millions of wishes come true! Here are a handful that I wish for you . . From the bestselling creators of Happiness Is . . . comes a touching celebration of the holiday spirit, from spreading Christmas cheer to spending sweet moments together with the ones you love. Featuring an affirming rhyming text and charming illustrations with bright pops of Pantone colors, this merry and bright celebration of the holiday season makes a wonderful gift, reminding readers of what Christmas is truly about: togetherness, the spirit of giving, and spreading goodwill with heaps of heart. TIMELESS MESSAGE OF GOODWILL: This gifty picture book is a fresh take on the enduring "wishing moment" of the Christmas season, with a generosity of spirit that will inspire readers of all ages to celebrate the holidays, and their loved ones, with wonder and appreciation. A CHRISTMAS GIFT FOR EVERYONE: From its clever twist on a classic Christmas theme to its colorful, compelling illustrations and irresistible object quality, this sweet seasonal offering makes a thoughtful gift for children, friends, and family members alike. BESTSELLING AUTHOR-ILLUSTRATOR TEAM: Ralph Lazar and Lisa Swerling have created a well-loved and bestselling brand with an art style that's accessible, recognizable, and emotionally resonant. Perfect for fans of Happiness Is . . ., this ebullient ode to the holiday season is also sure to delight new readers and gift-givers full of the Christmas spirit. Perfect for: * Gift-givers * Parents * Fans of Lisa Swerling and Ralph Lazar
Publication Date: 2021-10-05
The Twelve Days of Christmas by LeUyen Pham (Illustrator)A dazzling rendition of the classic Christmas song by New York Times bestselling and Caldecott Honor illustrator LeUyen Pham, sure to be a holiday family favorite for years to come. Count the twelve days of Christmas as you dance through a magical holiday festival featuring people, costumes, and instruments from all corners of the globe. It's a diverse and global celebration that brings a fresh new look to the classic song. Never has this rhyme been more enchanting or wide-reaching. Your family will love making it a part of their holiday reading tradition.
Hello Winter! by Shelley RotnerVivid photographs of frozen wonderlands and cold-weather fun come together in a lively tribute to winter by an acclaimed author-photographer. This third book in a celebrated series about the seasons takes children from the shortest day of the year to the approach of spring. In beautiful photographs and a short text ROTNER notes changes in the physical earth as winter approaches as well as animal and plant adaptations. A glossary is included.
Peep and Ducky It's Snowing! by David Martin; David Walker (Illustrator)David Martin and David Walker bring the littlest readers a story full of snow-day fun, complete with snacks, surprises, and, best of all, friendship."It's snowing!" yells Peep. "It's snowing!" yells Ducky. And they both have sleds. Lucky, lucky, lucky.What could be a more perfect toddler adventure? When the snow starts to fall, Peep and Ducky climb into their sleds for a race, landing happily on each other after hitting a bump. Then they're on to building a snowman. But when the top half crashes, someone kicks snow and both friends get mad . . . until they crack each other up. With irresistible illustrations and a singsong text that begs to be read aloud, David Martin and David Walker usher the winsome duo into another season.
Warriors in Winter by Mary Pope Osborne; A. G. Ford (Illustrator)Travel back in time in the magic tree house with Jack and Annie in this #1 bestselling series and meet the greatest warriors of all--the Romans! We are warriors! Jack and Annie have met knights, pirates, ninjas, and Vikings, but they have never met the most fearsome warriors of all- Roman soldiers. When the magic tree house whisks them back to the early 100s AD, Jack and Annie find themselves in a Roman camp. Their mission- Be like a warrior. That is easier said than done! The Roman soldiers are much scarier in person--and suspicious of strangers. Then a mysterious man riding a black horse gives Jack and Annie some advice to help them on their mission. But the man may not be who he seems. Will Jack and Annie be good warriors? Can they learn what makes the Roman soldiers so great? And who is the mysterious rider . . . ? Did you know that there's a Magic Tree House book for every kid? Magic Tree House- Perfect for readers who are just beginning chapter books Merlin Missions- More challenging adventures for the experienced reader Fact Trackers- Nonfiction companions to your favorite Magic Tree House adventures If you're looking for Merlin Mission #31- Summer of the Sea Serpent, it was renumbered as part of the rebrand in 2017 as Merlin Mission #3.
Publication Date: 2019-01-08
When the Snow Is Deeper Than My Boots Are Tall by Jean Reidy; Joey Chou (Illustrator)Find a frosty window./ Watch the flakes fall./ Look! The snow is deeper than my toes are tall. With young, rhyming verse, Jean Reidy captures the joy and excitement of a big snowfall. As the snow climbs over a girl's toes, ankles, shins, and boots, there's more and more fun to be had--snowmen, sledding, snow angels, and, finally, a cup of hot cocoa by a warm fire.Godwin Books
Publication Date: 2019-11-05
Winter's Coming by Jan Thornhill; Josée Bisaillon (Illustrator); Josée Bisaillon (Illustrator)A sweet STEM introduction to the concept of seasons and animal adaptation Lily, a young snowshoe hare, is surprised to notice the leaves changing color in her forest home. She hears from the other animals that "Winter's coming," but who-- or what--is Winter? As Lily learns the ways in which her forest friends prepare for winter's arrival, she becomes more and more worried about what she should be doing. Finally, the brown bear points out that Lily has been preparing without even knowing it: her fur is thickening and turning white to help her camouflage in the changing weather. Complemented by illustrations in a mix of collage, drawing, and digital montage, this story introduces the many ways in which different animals adapt to survive winter.
Publication Date: 2014-10-15
Winter Is for Snow by Robert Neubecker (Illustrator, Cover Design by)Winter is for sledding, friends, snowmen, penguins! Winter is for snow! In a rambunctious ode to everything winter, two siblings explore a snowy wonderland . . . and end up in the cozy warmth of family. Delve into Robert Neubecker's expressive and rejuvenating illustrations that celebrate snow and the coziness of friends and family at home. Only Robert Neubecker's magic touch could make kids love winter this much!