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Winter Holiday Picture Books

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Candy Cane Lane
by Scott Santoro Details
Christmas decorations must find their way home after getting lost in a blizzard.
Christmas for Greta and Gracie
by Yasmeen Ismail Details
Greta and Gracie are sisters - Greta is chatty while Gracie is quiet and it's all fine until, one day, everything changes!
Is It Hanukkah Yet?
by Chris Barash Details
"From snow on the ground to making applesauce and latkes to lighting the menorah, this story shows the seasonal and traditional ways we know Hanukkah is on its way."
Kevin's Kwanzaa
by Lisa Bullard Details
Kevin is excited for his turn to light the candles on the last night of Kwanzaa. As he narrates through the week of Kwanzaa, readers learn about the origins, purpose, and rituals of this holiday.
Little Babymouse and the Christmas Cupcakes
by Jennifer L. Holm Details
Four-year-old Babymouse wants to replace the cookies her mom prepared for Santa with a special batch of her own pink-frosted cupcakes. But when her mother goes to check on baby brother, Babymouse hears a roar from the other room and must do what she can to defend the cupcakes from her fiery foe. Will there be any cupcakes left for Santa?
Penguin's Christmas Wish
by Salina Yoon Details
Penguin can't wait to celebrate Christmas with his family and friends. But when things don't go exactly as planned, Penguin learns to find holiday magic in the most unexpected places.
Stowaway in a Sleigh
by C. Roger Mader Details
Late one night, Slipper the cat awakens to find a furry-booted man in her home and, like any curious cat would, climbs into his big red sack.
The Christmas Eve Tree
by Delia Huddy Details
When the ugly little fir tree is taken to the city, no one wants to buy him; they prefer the big tall trees. But a homeless boy asks the shopkeeper if he can take the tree, and down by the river in a cardboard box, decorated with a few candles, the tree finds itself at the centre of a magical Christmas Eve it will never forget.
The Christmas Giant
by Steve Light Details
When two best friends, a giant and an elf, grow Christmastown's holiday tree, disaster strikes but the pair come up with a creative substitute.
The Day Santa Stopped Believing in Harold
by Maureen Fergus Details
Santa Claus stops believing that Harold, a small child, exists, and comes up with a plan to find out once and for all if Harold is real.
The Great Spruce
by John Duvall Details
The spruce tree his grandfather planted means a lot to Alec, so when men from the city want to cut it down for the town Christmas tree, Alec offers a compromise.
The Huron Carol
by Saint Br├ębeuf Details
Ilustrator Ian Wallace brings to life a traditional Canadian Christmas carol.
The Lost Gift: a Christmas Story
by Kallie George Details
Four animal friends--Bird, Rabbit, Deer, and Squirrel--deliver a package for Santa on Christmas Eve.
The Night Before Hanukkah
by Natasha Wing Details
In rhyming text, a family celebrates the eight-day celebration of Hanukkah.
The Nutcracker
by  New York City Ballet Details
For the first time, this beloved holiday story is told based on George Balanchine's quintessential production. The storyline mimics the choreography of the famous ballet and the illustrations are inspired by the backdrops and scenery from the actual New York City Ballet production.
Updated 12/02/2016

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