Christmas Books

Dream Snow Board Book
Carle, Eric

Eric Carle's classic Christmas book is now available as a board book! Perfect for holiday gift-giving and stocking stuffing.

It's December 24th, and the old farmer settles down for a winter's nap, wondering how Christmas can come when there is no snow! In his dream he imagines a snowstorm covering him and his animals--named One, Two, Three, Four and Five--in a snowy blanket. But when the farmer awakens, he finds that it has really snowed outside, and now he remembers something! Putting on his red suit, he goes outside and places gifts under the tree for his animals, bringing holiday cheer to all.

Clever lift-the-flaps reveal the animals hidden under the snow in the farmer's dream, making this board book edition a treat for all ages.

Praise for Dream Snow

"Few in number are the parents who have made it through their toddler's years on just one copy of Carle's The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Dream Snow has similar ingredients: a simple story, lively collage-like illustrations and a fun gimmick for little hands . . ." --Time

"This is a simple, well-told story about a simple farmer. . . . Viewers. . . will want to get their hands on it." --The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

"Carle fans and toddlers learning the basics will . . . enjoy the gentle text and creative design features." --Booklist

"The pictures are in Carle's trademark richly colored and textured collages that capture the snowy magic of Christmas." --Kirkus Reviews

Item No. 9780399173141
$9.99
Merry Christmas from The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Carle, Eric

This gorgeous little gift book from The Very Hungry Caterpillar is the perfect way to say "Merry Christmas!"


Join The Very Hungry Caterpillar for a celebration of all that is festive during the holiday season. This beautiful book features Eric Carle's bright, colorful artwork of Christmas delights--from presents to snowflakes and even Santa Claus--with The Very Hungry Caterpillar making an appearance alongside each one. This sweet little book is the perfect Christmas present for readers young and old.

Item No. 9781524784249
$8.99
The Very Hungry Caterpillar's Christmas 123
Carle, Eric

Join the Very Hungry Caterpillar for some Christmas counting fun in this delightfully festive board book. The pages are filled with Eric Carle's distinctive artwork, from 1 jolly Santa Claus to 10 beautifully wrapped presents. And children will love to spot the Very Hungry Caterpillar making an appearance with every number in this perfect Christmas gift!

Item No. 9780448490090
$9.99
A Child's Christmas in Wales - Softcover
Dylan Thomas
Of all the modern holiday classics, this is perhaps the best known and best loved. In humorous, sonorous, nostalgic prose, Dylan Thomas recalls the church-going, the tree-trimming, the food, the carols and games, not of one childhood Christmas but of them all: he distills here the Perfect Dream of Christmas. For this edition, the immortal Edward Ardizzone produced 30 delightful watercolors and drawings (and if you're clever you can recognize Cardiff as the Welsh town in which the story is set) as a perfect counterpoint to Thomas's lilting words.
Item No. 9780879235291
$9.95
A Christmas Carol
Zwerger, L
The internationally acclaimed illustrator Lisbeth Zwerger spent over two years creating the illustrations for her interpretation of this beloved story. She lends her signature wit, charm, and insightful clarity to pictures that add new dimension and depth to Dickens's tale of the redemption of parsimonious Ebenezer Scrooge by the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future. The result is a splendid new edition that's sure to be cherished by generations to come.
Item No. 9780735812598
$19.95
Arthur's Christmas
Brown, Marc
Time is running out! Only two more days till Christmas and Arthur can't decide what to give the most important person on his list: Santa. D.W. can't understand why Arthur is having so much trouble. "Just do what I do. Get everyone the same thing, " she advises. But Arthur is determined to find something special.
Item No. 9780316109932
$7.99
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De Brunhoff, Jean
Every child's favortie elephant, Barbar, returns in this unusual and heartwarming Christmas story by Jean de Brunhoff.

Babar's children have caught wind of a fellow in Man's country named Father Christmas who brings joy and toys to little children. "If only we could bring him here," they wish. So they write the Christmas saint a letter inviting him to visit them. When they get no reply, Babar, ever the good father, rushes out to find the red-suited one. After much searching, and with the help of a dog named Duck, Babar reaches Father Christmas's workshop in the snow. Can Babar find a way to bring him to Elephants' country?

Item No. 9780375814440
$15.95
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Holm, Matthew
NEW YORK TIMES bestselling and Newbery Honor winning author Jennifer Holm teams up with Matthew Holm to bring you a fully illustrated graphic novel series packed with humor and kid appeal--BABYMOUSE!

With multiple Children's Choice awards and over 1.7 million books in print, kids, parents, and teachers agree that Babymouse is perfect for fans of Junie B. Jones, Ivy and Bean, Big Nate, Dork Diaries, and the Ramona chapter books!

'Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house, not a creature was stirring, except for . . . Babymouse.
The holidays are here and everyone's enjoying their favorite traditions--eating latkes, decorating for Kwanza, singing holiday songs, and most of all, being with family. Well, everyone except Babymouse. Babymouse only has one thing on her mind--PRESENTS!!! And whether she has to face down the ghosts of mean girls past or outsmart Santa himself, she'll do whatever it takes to make sure she gets the present she wants. Will Babymouse find a whiz-bang under the tree? Will she learn the true meaning of the holidays? And what do you get for a narrator, anyway? Find out in A Very Babymouse Christmas--the 15th graphic novel in the hilarious, award-winning Babymouse series!

Here's what people are saying about Babymouse!

The Chicago Sun-Times:
"Move over, Superman, here comes Babymouse!"

Starred Review, The Horn Book:
"Nobody puts Babymouse in the corner!"

Booklist:
"Cute, smart, sassy Babymouse is fun and funny, and this book, like its predecessors, will draw reluctant readers as well as Babymouse fans."

The Bulletin:
"An almost absurdly likeable heroine."

Item No. 9780375867798
$6.99
Calico the Wonder Horse
Burton, Virginia Lee
Way out west in Cactus county lived a horse named Calico. She wasn't very pretty, but she was smart and could run like greased lightning. When villain Stewy Stinker threatens to hold up Santa Claus on Christmas Eve, will Calico the Wonder Horse be able to save the day? This gift edition celebrates the 75th Anniversary of this classic tale by Caldecott medalist Virginia Lee Burton, the author of Mike Mulligan and the Steam Shovel. With an updated cover, it's the perfect holiday present for children of all ages.
Item No. 9780547575728
$14.99
Calico the Wonder Horse (Softcover)
Burton, Virginia Lee
In comic-strip format, this action-packed western drama is complete with cattle rustling and kidnapping, a stampede, a holdup, and a thrilling chase. From start to bang-up finish, Calico the Wonder Horse outruns and outsmarts the double-dyed villains -- and, of course, saves the day! "Complete with lightening bolt and clouds of churned-up dust, for its tale of good and evil in the wild West." --Publishers Weekly
Item No. 9780395845417
$7.99
Charlie and the Christmas Kitty
Drummond, Ree

Ree Drummond, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Pioneer Woman Cooks series of books, and her lovable hound Charlie are back just in time for the holidays in Charlie and the Christmas Kitty.

With expressive illustrations by Diane deGroat, a delicious recipe from Ree Drummond, and the hilarious antics of Charlie, this hardcover picture book makes an excellent gift.

In this follow-up to the New York Times bestselling picture book Charlie the Ranch Dog, Ree Drummond--the Pioneer Woman herself--delivers a story about getting into the holiday spirit and finding the good in all. Even though Charlie may not have put a kitty on his Christmas list, he learns that if you keep an open heart, new friends can come in unexpected packages.

Why is there a great big tree in the house?!?
And why are all these boxes underneath it?
Hey--what is that?!? Where did it come from?
Uh-oh. This isn't good. . . . This isn't good at all!


Item No. 9780061996573
$17.99
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Carle, Eric

Perfect for fans of the New York Times bestseller Hugs and Kisses for the Grouchy Ladybug and Merry Christmas from the Very Hungry Caterpillar!

From the World of Eric Carle comes a brand-new book starring the Grouchy Ladybug, who needs just a little nudge to get into the holiday spirit.

Christmas means joy for all.

Snowflakes glisten white,

Stars shine bright . . .

. . . time to have a ball.

Bah, humbug!

. . . says the Grouchy Ladybug.

Christmas brings out the very best, even in those grouchier than the rest. This book is a celebration of all that is festive, with beautiful artwork from the amazing World of Eric Carle that captures Christmas's delights--from smiling snowmen to shiny ornaments, candy canes, and more.

Featuring an array of charming wintry scenes and lovely rhyming text, Christmas Cheer for The Grouchy Ladybug is the perfect gift for spreading good cheer!

Item No. 9780062932266
$9.99
Christmas Cookies
Rosenthal, Amy Krouse

From the beloved New York Times bestselling author of I Wish You More, Amy Krouse Rosenthal, this scrumptious follow-up to the bestselling Cookies: Bite-Size Life Lessons captures the real spirit of the Christmas season. Makes a thoughtful gift, especially accompanied with some home-baked cookies.

From making the same kind of cookies at the same time each year (tradition) to decorating them with lots of sprinkles (celebrate), emergent readers will gobble up gentle holiday lessons in this charming book.

Amy Krouse Rosenthal's timeless morsels of wisdom paired with Jane Dyer's cozy illustrations are as irresistible as the aroma of cookies fresh from the oven. Perfect for learning concept words as well as for readers of all ages as they celebrate the true meaning of Christmas.

Item No. 9780060580247
$12.99
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Ungerer, Tomi
On the day before Christmas, the four Mellop brothers each get the same brilliant idea - to surprise the family with a splendid Christmas tree. As a result, Christmas Eve at the Mellops' is filled with too many trees and far too many tears. But the Mellops are as resourceful as ever, and before long, all four brothers are trotting through the town, spreading Christmas trees and Christmas cheer to one and all.
Item No. 9780714862507
$12.95
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Jerdine Nolen
One holiday season Ellie makes three wishes: that her parents will see that her friend Billy Lee is not imaginary; that snow will fall on Septon's Creek for the first time in fifty years; and that joy will return--especially to her parents, who always seem worried lately. Billy Lee always says, "There is magic in believing something good with all your heart." When Ellie begins to believe, all kinds of miracles occur, from broken tree lights twinkling again, to angel shapes appearing in snow, to the biggest one of all: a baby brother arriving soon.
     Designed for families to read together on Christmas Eve, this story captures all the wonder and mystery of the holiday.
Item No. 9780786818716
$16.99
Christmas Magic
Thompson, Lauren
Best-selling author, Lauren Thompson, and Best-selling Caldecott Honor Book artist Jon J Muth join forces to present a story that is filled with the magic, wonder, and love of Christmas.
Far, far North, when the nights are longest and the stars shine brightest, Santa begins to prepare for his big night of giving. He gathers his reindeer, feeds them parsnips and berries, and polishes his bells and his sled. Then lovingly, he chooses toys for every child in the world. For Santa loves them all, and he knows what each child at heart wants most. Then, with the thrum of magic that makes reindeers fly, he spreads the Christmas joy and warmth throughout the world--as he always has -- and always will until the end of time.
Item No. 9780439774970
$16.99
Christmas Tree (Softcover)
Martin, David
Sweet illustrations and simple language bring Christmas to life for the youngest of children in this delightful sticker book.

At Christmastime, a tree from the outside comes inside, just waiting to be decorated. And did you know that some of the tree's ornaments are inspired by outdoor things, too -- like a snowflake, a ball, a bird, and a star? Spare language and luminous collage paintings offer a fresh, inviting look at well-loved traditions.

Item No. 9780763679682
$5.99
Christmas Tree - Board Book
Martin, David
Sweet illustrations and simple language bring the holidays to life for the youngest of children.

At Christmastime, a tree from the outside comes inside, just waiting to be decorated. And did you know that some of the tree's ornaments are inspired by outdoor things, too -- like a snowflake, a ball, a bird, and a star? Spare language and luminous collage paintings offer a fresh, inviting look at well-loved traditions.

Item No. 9780763630300
$5.99
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French, Jackie

"Slept. Scratched. Slept." Indeed, it seems like Christmas will be just another day for the wombat . . . until she smells carrots! In this charming picture book, the star of Diary of a Wombat goes head to head with Santa's reindeer in competition for carrots--and wins. Then, as an accidental stowaway on Santa's sleigh, she learns that carrots are internationally available. No wonder she isn't hungry for treats on Christmas morning! Engaging illustrations delightfully complement the spare text in this unique, wombat's-eye view of a favorite holiday.

Item No. 9780547868721
$16.99
Christmas: A Pop-Up Mini Book
Sabuda
Inspiring pop-ups from Robert Sabuda's bestselling pop-up book THE CHRISTMAS ALPHABET beautifully form the word "Christmas" in this stocking-stuffer sized book.
Item No. 9781623481551
$14.95
Cranberry Christmas
Devlin, Wende
Snow blankets the cranberry bogs, the scent of pine is in the wind and, in the tiny village of Cranberryport, Mr. Whiskers sits, steeped in gloom. Christmas is fast approaching, and his pond frozen smooth should be aswirl with skating children. Mr. Whiskers himself ought to be darting delightedly among them. But not this year.

Crabby Cyrus Grape has spoiled all that by claiming the pond as his own. Alas, Mr. Whiskers cannot locate the deed that might prove otherwise. To compound his troubles, he gets a letter from his busybody sister announcing a Christmas visit.

While Mr. Whiskers broods, Maggie and Grandmother, his old friends from the other side of the dunes, get to work putting Mr. Whiskers' harum-scarum cottage in order. Their help manages to turn a potentially dreary holiday into a joyful occasion.

Everyone who loved Cranberry Thanksgiving is sure to welcome back its sprightly 1976 sequel. As in the previous tale, the Devlins provide a special holiday bonus, a recipe for scrumptious cranberry cookies.

Item No. 9781930900684
$18.95
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Daywalt, Drew
A brand-new Crayons book from the #1 New York Times best-selling duo Drew Daywalt and Oliver Jeffers, just in time for the holidays. This special book has letters, games, ornaments, a poster, and even a pop-up Christmas tree!

'Tis the season for all of us to write our holiday wishlists. But everyone--even the crayons--know the best presents are the ones that you give. In this unique book, readers get to see how Duncan, the crayons, and their families celebrate the holidays. With real, folded letters from the Crayons that you can pull from their envelopes and read, games, punch-out ornaments, a poster, and a pop-up tree, this book is the perfect gift for fans of The Day the Crayons Quit and The Day the Crayons Came Home.

Praise for The Day the Crayons Came Home
Winner of the Goodreads Choice Award for Best Picture Book of 2015!
A Wall Street Journal Best Book of 2015!
One of Parents Magazine's Ten Best Children's Books of 2015!
A Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year!
"Funnier than the creators' original blockbuster."--Parents Magazine
"Mr. Daywalt's text blends with Mr. Jeffers's illustrations to make a picture book that will have children clamoring for more crayon adventures."--The Wall Street Journal
"Continues its predecessor's pleasing, goofy conceit...Once again, both Daywalt's text and Jeffers' illustrations are endearing."--New York Times Book Review
"By telling stories from the points of view of crayons, giving voices to the small and ignored, Daywalt and Jeffers have created two books that offer plenty of charm and fun, but also make children feel deeply understood."--The Boston Globe
* "A masterwork of humor and design . . . Sure to be as popular as The Day the Crayons Quit."--Booklist, starred review
* "A brilliant, colorful tale that begs to be read aloud and a must-have for all collections."--School Library Journal, starred review
* "Once again, Daywalt and Jeffers create rich emotional lives and personalities for their colorful cast, and it's hard to imagine a reader who won't be delighted."--Publishers Weekly, starred review
"Not only stands on its own merit, but may be even more colorful than the original."--Huffington Post
"Drew Daywalt and Oliver Jeffers once again offer perceptive and frequently hilarious insights...The Day the Crayons Came Home will have readers of all ages chuckling--and will inspire kids' empathy and imagination in equal measure."--BookPage

Praise for The Day the Crayons Quit
The #1 New York Times bestselling phenomenon--over two years on the bestseller list!
Winner of the E.B. White Read-Aloud Award
Amazon's 2013 Best Picture Book of the Year
A Barnes & Noble Best Book of 2013
Goodreads' 2013 Best Picture Book of the Year
* "Hilarious . . . Move over, Click, Clack, Moo; we've got a new contender for the most successful picture-book strike." -BCCB, starred review
"Jeffers . . . elevates crayon drawing to remarkable heights." -Booklist
"Fresh and funny." -The Wall Street Journal
"This book will have children asking to have it read again and again." -Library Media Connection
* "This colorful title should make for an uproarious storytime." -School Library Journal, starred review
* "These memorable personalities will leave readers glancing apprehensively at their own crayon boxes." -Publishers Weekly, starred review
"Utterly original." -San Francisco Chronicle

Item No. 9780525515746
$19.99
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Tavares, Matt
From the celebrated creator of Red and Lulu comes the story of a brave little doe who meets Santa and changes Christmas forever.

Dasher is an adventurous young reindeer with a wish in her heart. She spends her days with her family under the hot sun in a traveling circus, but she longs for a different life -- one where there is snow beneath her hooves and the North Star above her head. One day, when the opportunity arises, Dasher seizes her destiny and takes off in pursuit of the life she wants to live. It's not long before she meets a nice man in a red suit with a horse-drawn sleigh -- a man named Santa. And soon, with the help of a powerful Christmas wish, nothing will be the same.

Item No. 9781536201376
$17.99
Eloise at Christmastime (Hardcover)
Thompson, Kay
Yes
Here she is at Christmastime
Complete with tinsel and holly
Singing fa la la la lolly
And over the roar of the jingle bells
You can hear hear hear her say
It's absolutely Christmas
But I don't mind a bit
I give everyone a present
For that's the thing of it
So when it's everly Christmastime
And you're under your Christmas trees
Simply tinkle a bell and have a trinkle
And remember
Me
Eloise
Item No. 9780689830396
$19.99
Emmet Otter's Jug Band Christmas
Hoban, Russell
The inspiration for the beloved Jim Henson film is back in print after over 40 years.

In 1977, when Jim Henson debuted the now-classic film Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas, few knew it was based on a story written and illustrated by Russell and Lillian Hoban, creators of Bread and Jam for Frances and other treasured children's books. With an enduring score by the great Paul Williams, the movie remains a holiday viewing tradition in homes across America. Now the book that started it all is back in print, in a beautiful gift edition that will thrill Muppets fans young and old.

Inspired by the classic tale "The Gift of the Magi," the story begins in a poor country cottage, as Emmet Otter dreams of buying his Ma a piano for Christmas, while Ma dreams of buying Emmet a guitar. When a village talent contest is announced, both imagine their dreams coming true. But what they don't imagine finding is their real reward--the power of love, family, and hope in hard times. It is a story that reaches into a reader's heart and reminds us all that fortune favors the brave.

A Bank Street College of Education 2018 Best Children's Book of the Year

"[A] welcome reissue of the Hobans' 1971 story . . . Colorful illustrations of the close-knit animal community contain
plenty of warmth."--The Horn Book

Item No. 9781524714574
$14.99