The Cobweb Christmas by Shirley Climo; Christmas Eve is a time of magic and wonder. Tante has heard tales of animals speaking and bees humming carols, but has never experienced it herself. Then a midnight visitor lets in the spiders she has swept away and they spin her a miracle—the tradition of tinsel. Poignant and old-fashioned, this story touches readers young and old.
Herschel and the Hanukkah Goblins by Eric Kimmel. As Herschel of Ostropol enters this little town late one night, he discovers that Hanukkah is no longer celebrated because goblins haunt the synagogue on the hill. Throughout the eight nights of Hannukah, Herschel outwits them all, even the king of the goblins. A Caldecott honor book by master storyteller, Eric Kimmel, will keep listeners spell-bound, right up to the exciting conclusion.
The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein. Although not a traditional Christmas story, this touching tale of giving instead of receiving is classic Silverstein, with its charming pen and ink illustrations. Readers will be drawn to its simplistic style while its profound message is moving and everlasting.
The Worst Person’s Christmas by James Stevenson. No longer in print, this book is a classic and worth seeking at used bookstores. Mr. Worst is a stereotype “Scrooge” character who hates everything to do with Christmas until he accidently and comicly winds up at a Christmas party and feels the warmth of sharing the holiday with friends.
Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey by Susan Wojciechowski. This touching story tells of a woman who asks a hardened woodcarver to carve a nativity scene for her son and in so doing, touches his heart as well. Classic “scrooge” with a new twist.
Moosletoe by Margie Palatini. Moose struggles to make all his Christmas preparations absolutely perfect, until he must come up with a substitute Christmas tree. His clever solution is delightfully heartwarming.
Olive, the Other Reindeer by J. Otto Seibold. An endearing dog mistakenly believes he is a reindeer and arrives at the North Pole just in time to help. Although the other reindeer are reluctant to let a dog join them, his unusual talents come in handy and save the day!
Jolly Christmas Postman by Allan Ahlberg. Fans of the Jolly Postman series will delight in this edition with letters and presents included.
Pete the Cat Saves Christmas by Eric Litwin. Can’t get enough of Pete the Cat? In this updated version of the classic “Night Before Christmas” Pet the Cat rocks on, and saves Christmas, showing that the spirit of Christmas is giving it your all.
Dewey’s Christmas at the Library by Vicki Myron. Dewey sees frenzy of activity surrounding the upcoming holiday—Christmas trees, wreathes, bells, and bows, and finds a way to add his own touch with a simple ball of red yarn. Tender story that will warm the hearts of animal lovers everywhere.
Santa’s 911 Meeting by Genie Byrd. This delightful story of a collaborative emergency effort to save Christmas when Santa and his reindeer fall ill is sure to become a favorite.