Holiday Book Round Up!

In the Holly Jolly North Pole

A Pop-Up Adventure

Joel Stern; Illustrated by Nancy Leschnikoff

Publisher: Little Simon

Ages 3 – 5, Grades P – k

Join Santa’s helpers on a journey through his workshop in this cheerful, sturdy holiday pop-up book!

Whose Prints?

Kari Allen; Illustrated by Kim Smith

Publisher: Little Simon

Board Book/Shaped or Plus

Ages All Ages, Grades P up

Go on a snowy adventure through the woods and match animals to their tracks in this beautiful board book with die-cuts throughout!

Brave Little Bear

Steve Small; Illustrated by Steve Small

Paula Wiseman Books

Picture Book

Ages 4 – 8, Grades P – 3

From internationally acclaimed picture book creator Steve Small comes a tender story about fear of change and what it means to be brave.

Elves Are the Worst!

Alex Willan; Illustrated by Alex Willan

S&S Books for Young Readers

Picture Book

Ages 4 – 8, Grades P – 3

Gilbert the Goblin infiltrates Santa’s workshop to prove that goblins are better workers than elves in the side-splitting latest installment in The Worst! picture book series, where even the strangest of creatures can become the best of friends.

Cat Sees Snow

Laura Gehl; Illustrated by Fred Blunt

Simon Spotlight

Ready-to-Read Ready-to-Go!

Ages 3 – 5, Grades P – k

From Laura Gehl, author One Big Pair of Underwear and Goat Wants to Eat, comes another side-splitting Ready-to-Go! Ready-to-Read about three animal friends on their first snow day! Cat sees snow. Dog cannot blow the snow. Pig is slow in the snow. Can they still have fun in the snow?

A Gift from Daniel

Maria Le; Illustrated by Jason Fruchter

Simon Spotlight

Ready to Read Pre-Level 1

Ages 3 – 5, Grades P – k

A new generation of children love Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, inspired by the classic series Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood!

Daniel Tiger makes gifts for family and friends in this holiday-themed Pre-Level 1 Ready-to-Read.

Red & Green

Lois Ehlert; Illustrated by Lois Ehlert

Beach Lane Books

Picture Book

Ages 0 – 8, Grades P – 3

The classic story of the night before Christmas gets a humorous twist in this engaging holiday picture book filled with die-cuts from the acclaimed and beloved picture book creator, Lois Ehlert.

The Snow Man: A True Story

Jonah Winter; Illustrated by Jeanette Winter

Beach Lane Books

Picture Book NF

Ages 0 – 8, Grades 0 – 3

Meet the man living alone in the mountains whose hobby of measuring snowfall led to a global understanding of climate change in this nonfiction picture book from celebrated mother-son team Jonah and Jeanette Winter.

Merry Christmas, Strega Nona

Tomie dePaola; Illustrated by Tomie dePaola

S&S Books for Young Readers

Picture Book

Ages 4 – 8, Grades P – 3

In this holiday follow-up to Tomie dePaola’s Caldecott Honor–winning Strega Nona, our favorite Grandma-Witch is back and bringing her magic to Christmas with a town feast—can she count on Big Anthony as her only helper?

The Cat on the Dovrefell

A Christmas Tale

Tomie dePaola; Illustrated by Tomie dePaola

S&S Books for Young Readers

Picture Book

Ages 4 – 8, Grades P – 3

A very large cat may be the key to saving Christmas in this wryly humorous retelling of the Norwegian fairy tale The Cat on the Dovrefjell.

Merry Mischief

A QUIX Book

Alan Katz; Illustrated by Sernur Isik

On Sale: 09/05/23

Aladdin

Chapter Book

Ages 5 – 8, Grades k – 3

The Elf Academy elves take on babysitting in this fourth and final book in a series about a young elf’s merry misadventures, part of the Aladdin QUIX line of fun-to-read, short chapter books that’s perfect for emerging readers!

Chiller Thriller!

Joe McGee; Illustrated by Ethan Long

Aladdin

Chapter Book

Ages 7 – 10, Grades 2 – 5

The Junior Monster Scouts befriend a lonely yeti in the hilarious seventh chapter book of the Junior Monster Scouts series!

A Lift-the-Flap Book with 35 Flaps! (Clever Publishing)

Clever’s popular board book series continues with Guess What’s for Christmas, which invites young readers to learn all about Christmas. Each full-page spread introduces a new holiday theme, from exploring Santa’s workshop to baking festive treats, finding gifts under the Christmas tree, and playing in the snow. Each turn of the page provides a new, engaging activity that will keep kids entertained.

Elena Feldman, Clever Publishing

It’s Christmas Eve, and the forest animals are excited for the holiday. But they’re worried, too—there’s no snow, so they’re not sure that Santa Claus will be able to visit them in his sleigh. Will they be able to find a way to make it snow? Christmas in the Forest is an interactive and fun story!

Winter has descended upon Hedgehog’s forest home! As he prepares his home for the chilly season, Hedgehog wonders: How does everyone else spend the season? Join Hedgehog on this colorful, brightly-illustrated journey as he visits all of his forest animal friends to make sure they’re prepared for the long months ahead! I love that kids will learn about Winter!

by Nora Watkins

Children will love to complete the 30 fun puzzles in this book! I loved the characters in this activity book. Children will have so much fun with this one! It’s a fun Christmas holiday book but also for the season of Winter! Snowy Mazes is sure to be a hit!

Christmas is one of the most special times of the year for the young narrator and her brother—and it’s even more special when they spend it with Nana and Grandpa! Children will love this Christmas story!

Happy Holidays!

Self Disclosure: I received free copies of the above books to spotlight for the upcoming holiday. Cover images also provided.

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