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CRRL Kids: Magical Christmas Books

Angela and the Baby Jesus
Angela and the Baby Jesus By McCourt, Frank (Book - 2007 ) FICTION McC Available in some locations

Annotation:Six-year-old Angela of Limerick, Ireland, worries for the Baby Jesus on the altar of St. Joseph's Church near School House Lane where she lives and on the damp, cold December nights the baby is sure to need her help.

The Bells of Christmas
The Bells of Christmas By Hamilton, Virginia (Book - 1989 ) FICTION Ham Available in some locations

Annotation:Twelve-year-old Jason describes the wonderful Christmas of 1890 that he and his family celebrated in the their home in Springfield, Ohio.

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever By Robinson, Barbara (Book - 1972 ) FICTION Rob Available in some locations Holds: 4 on 13 copies

Annotation:The six mean Herdman kids lie, steal, smoke cigars (even the girls) and then become involved in the community Christmas pageant.

Carl's Christmas
Carl's Christmas By Day, Alexandra (Board Book - 1992 ) FICTION Day All copies in use Availability details

Annotation:A family's faithful dog and the baby left in his charge share an adventure-filled Christmas Eve in this wordless picture book.

The Candle in the Forest
The Candle in the Forest And Other Christmas Stories Children Love (Book - 2007 ) FICTION Can Available in some locations
Cat in the Manger
Cat in the Manger By Foreman, Michael (Book - 2001 ) FICTION For Available in some locations

Annotation:A small cat reminisces about events that took place around the manger where it was sleeping on the night the baby Jesus was born.

A Child's Christmas in Wales
A Child's Christmas in Wales By Thomas, Dylan (Book - 1985 ) 828 Th Available in some locations

Annotation:A Welsh poet recalls the celebration of Christmas in Wales and the feelings it evoked in him as a child. Also available as a video and an audio book.

Children of Christmas
Children of Christmas Stories for the Season By Rylant, Cynthia (Book - 1987 ) FICTION Ryl Available in some locations

Annotation:Rylant shares stories of the season mostly set in the hills of West Virginia and western Virginia where she grew up. All these stories deal with sad, lonely, displaced people and how they find a spot of warmth and happiness on Christmas Eve.

Christmas at Long Pond
Christmas at Long Pond By George, William T. (Book - 1992 ) FICTION Geo Available in some locations

Annotation:A father and son set off at dawn to find a Christmas tree in a field by Long Pond. They pass a doe and her two fawns, a wood pecker searching for carpenter ants, and a fox. The tree they choose - like the landscape - is beautiful.

A Christmas Carol
A Christmas Carol By Dickens, Charles (Book - 2000 ) FICTION Dic Available in some locations

Annotation:A miser learns the true meaning of Christmas when three ghostly visitors review his past and foretell his future.

Christmas Day in the Morning
Christmas Day in the Morning By Buck, Pearl S. (Book - 2002 ) FICTION Buc Available in some locations

Annotation:A boy surprises his father on Christmas morning by getting up early and milking the cows on their farm.

The Christmas Doll
The Christmas Doll By Woodruff, Elvira (Book - 2000 ) FICTION Woo Available in some locations

Annotation:As Christmas approaches, Lucy, a ten-year-old orphan living on the streets of London, is overjoyed to be given the job of sewing hearts for the dolls in ThimbleBee's Doll Shop.

A Christmas Memory
A Christmas Memory By Capote, Truman (Book - 1989 ) FICTION Ca Available in some locations

Annotation:A reminiscence of a Christmas shared by a seven-year-old boy and his eccentric and elderly cousin, with its rituals and its special love.

The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey
The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey By Wojciechowski, Susan (Book - 2007 ) FICTION Woj Available in some locations

Annotation:The widow McDowell and her seven-year-old son Thomas ask the gruff Jonathan Toomey, the best wood-carver in the valley, to carve the figures for a Christmas creche.

The Christmas Quiet Book
The Christmas Quiet Book By Underwood, Deborah (Book - 2012 ) FICTION Und Available in some locations

Annotation:"The holidays are filled with joyful noise. But some Christmas moments come wrapped in quiet: the hush of snow, the silence of a winter walk, the peacefulness of twinkling lights. Deborah Underwood and Renata Liwska celebrate all kinds of Christmas quiets in this magical ode for readers to savor while snuggling up by the fire or settling in for a long winter's nap. This time, the best-selling makers of The Quiet Book and The Loud Book! team-up to create a sweet book of all of the different kinds of quiet we hear during the holiday season."

The Gift of the Magi
The Gift of the Magi By Henry, O. (Book - 2008 ) FICTION Hen Available in some locations

Annotation:A husband and wife sacrifice treasured possessions in order to buy each other Christmas presents.

Grace at Christmas
Grace at Christmas By Hoffman, Mary (Book - 2011 ) FICTION Hof Available in some locations

Annotation:Grace loves everything about Christmas, especially acting out all the parts in the Nativity. But when strangers come to stay with Grace and her family, she wants to say "no room at the inn." Will Grace learn to give up the spotlight and make these new friends feel welcome?

How the Grinch Stole Christmas
How the Grinch Stole Christmas By Seuss (Book - 1957 ) FICTION Seu Available in some locations

Annotation:"The Grinch hated Christmas! The whole Christmas season! / Now, please don't ask why. No one quite knows the reason." Can the grinchy guy with the heart two sizes too small learn the true meaning of Christmas? Fun to read again and again!

The Little Drummer Boy
The Little Drummer Boy By Keats, Ezra Jack (Book - 2000 ) FICTION Kea Available in some locations

Annotation:An illustrated version of the Christmas carol about the procession to Bethlehem and the offer of a poor boy to play his drum for the Christ Child.

The Little Fir Tree
The Little Fir Tree By Brown, Margaret Wise (Book - 2005 ) FICTION Bro Available in some locations

Annotation:A lonely little fir tree, standing by itself at the edge of the forest, has its life transformed when a father takes it home to serve as a living Christmas tree for his bedridden son.

A Little House Christmas
A Little House Christmas Holiday Stories From the Little House Books By Wilder, Laura Ingalls (Book - 1994 ) FICTION Wil Available in some locations

Annotation:A collection of stories which describe the experiences of a pioneer girl and her family as they celebrate various Christmases in the big woods in Wisconsin, on the prairie in Indian Territory, and on the banks of Plum Creek.

The Little Match Girl
The Little Match Girl By Pinkney, Jerry (Book - 1999 ) 398.2 Pi Available in some locations

Annotation:The wares of the poor little match girl illuminate her cold world, bringing some beauty to her brief, tragic life. Adapted from the Hans Christian Andersen story.

Marvin's Best Christmas Present Ever
Marvin's Best Christmas Present Ever By Paterson, Katherine (Book - 1997 ) FICTION Pat Available in some locations

Annotation:Every year, his sister May makes the best presents, but this year, Marvin knows how to bring Christmas to his family's trailer all year long.

The Night Before Christmas
The Night Before Christmas A Poem By Moore, Clement Clarke (Book - 2006 ) FICTION Moo Available in some locations

Annotation:The famous poem about an important Christmas Eve visitor.

The Nutcracker
The Nutcracker By Spinner, Stephanie (Book - 2008 ) FICTION Spi Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 20 copies

Annotation:In this retelling of the original 1816 German story, Godfather Drosselmeier gives young Marie a nutcracker for Christmas, and she finds herself in a magical realm where she saves the nutcracker and sees him change into a handsome prince.

One Starry Night
One Starry Night By Thompson, Lauren (Book - 2011 ) FICTION Tho All copies in use Availability details Holds: 1 on 4 copies

Annotation:One starry night, as all sorts of animals watch over their young, Mary and Joseph watch over their baby boy, Jesus, in Bethlehem.

The Polar Express
The Polar Express By Van Allsburg, Chris (Book Plus CD - 2010 ) FICTION Van All copies in use Availability details

Annotation:A magical train ride on Christmas Eve takes a boy to the North Pole to receive a special gift from Santa Claus. Winner of Caldecott Medal in 1986.

Presents for Santa
Presents for Santa By Ziefert, Harriet (Book - 2000 ) FICTION Zie Available in some locations

Annotation:All of Mrs. Mouse's children want to surprise Santa with presents for him instead of asking for something for themselves. For the very beginning reader.

Silver Packages
Silver Packages An Appalachian Christmas Story By Rylant, Cynthia (Book - 1997 ) FICTION Ryl Available in some locations

Annotation:Every year at Christmas a rich man rides a train through Appalachia and throws gifts to the poor children who are waiting, in order to repay a debt he owes the people who live there.

The True Gift
The True Gift A Christmas Story By MacLachlan, Patricia (Book - 2009 ) FICTION Mac Available in some locations

Annotation:All year long Lily and Liam look forward to Christmas on their grandparents' farm. It's always the perfect trip -- walking to the lilac library, trimming the tree, giving gifts. But this year, thanks to a white cow alone in the meadow, things will be different. This Christmas, Lily and Liam will find out the meaning of a true gift.

The Twelve Days of Christmas in Washington, D.C
The Twelve Days of Christmas in Washington, D.C By Ransom, Candice F. (Book - 2010 ) FICTION Ran Available in some locations

Annotation:Olivia writes a letter home each of the twelve days she spends exploring the nation's capital at Christmastime, as her cousin James shows her everything from a wood thrush in a scarlet oak tree to twelve sparkly pine trees near the National Christmas Tree. Includes facts about Washington, D.C.

Who's That Knocking on Christmas Eve
Who's That Knocking on Christmas Eve By Brett, Jan (Book - 2002 ) FICTION Bre Available in some locations

Annotation:A boy from Finnmark and his ice bear help scare away some hungry trolls so that Kyri and her father can enjoy their Christmas Eve meal.

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With all its holiday traditions and celebrations, December is a magical month. Prepare for Christmas with some of these great holiday books from the library.


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