Children - Holiday

Get your Christmas books today

Christmas is just around the corner but you can still get your Christmas books today.

I've added a few more to my will read Christmas list:

Merry Pinkmas! by Victoria Kann:  Join Pinkalicious as she celebrates Christmas in author and illustrator Victoria Kann's newest book. It comes with poster, cards, and sticker sheet! You and your little one can celebrate in a very special way!

The Twelve Days of Christmas by Susan Jeffers: The Twelve Days of Christmas are told a little differently when our heroine Emma gets involved. It takes a special someone to help her out! (READ MORE)

Pinkalicious: Merry Pinkmas! Cover Image
By Victoria Kann, Victoria Kann (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780062189127
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: HarperFestival - September 24th, 2013

Turkey books and a good time

Today's blog is a little different than usual.  Instead of telling you about books I have read, I will tell you about books I want to read before and during the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday.

I am a big fan of the Macy Day Parade.  I watch as much as I can and yes.....I still have my old favorite balloons and floats I look for. And, of course, new ones. I'm just as excited as the little kids when Little Bill, Abby Cadabby,  Scooby Doo and Kermit float by.  And I can't wait for you-know-who......the big guy himself!  The little kid in me also can't wait to read Milly and the Macy's Parade by Shana Corey and illustrated by Brett Helquist.   The publisher has the description as: When a spirited little girl named Milly imagines a way to combine her family's old world traditions with their new American heritage, she helps create a treasured American pastime.   And it looks like a book that will be a traditional read in my household!

Milly and the Macy's Parade Cover Image
By Shana Corey, Brett Helquist (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780439297554
Availability: Hard to Find - May no longer be available
Published: Scholastic Inc. - October 1st, 2006

Santa Claus and the Three Bears

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By Maria Modugno, Jane Dyer (Illustrator), Brooke Dyer (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780061700231
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: HarperCollins - September 24th, 2013

The three bears return from their Christmas Eve stroll to find their pudding eaten, their chairs broken, their beds slept in - and the intruder is still there! With a red jacket and a fluffy beard, could it be Santa? ~ Reviewed by Martha Cornwell

The Christmas Wish

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By Lori Evert, Per Breiehagen (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780449816813
Availability: Backordered
Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - September 10th, 2013

A beautiful Nordic Christmas tale with breathtaking photographs of the author's daughter. Anja wants to become one of Santa's elves. With the help of a menagerie of friends, she finds her way to the North Pole. A new holiday classic in the tradition of The Polar Express. ~ Reviewed by Martha Cornwell

My True Love Gave to Me

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My True Love Gave to Me: Twelve Days of Christmas Cover Image
By Scott McKowen (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781770852310
Availability: Special Order
Published: Firefly Books - June 27th, 2013

The illustrations that grace our cover and adorn the page numbers are from this lovely clothbound book. The inspiration for this volume comes from the illustrator's mother who silkscreened her own cards every holiday season. While a few liberties have been taken this fresh approach is at once thoughtful and humorous. ~ Reviewed by Jessica Wood

Treats but no tricks

Halloween is Thursday but there is still time to get your Halloween books.

A few that I think you’ll just sink your teeth into are the following:

The 9 Lives of Alexander Baddenfield by John Bemelmans Marciano and illustrated by Sophie Blackall

Vampirina Ballerina Hosts a Sleepover by Anne Marie Pace


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ISBN: 9780147512338
Availability: Hard to Find - May no longer be available
Published: Puffin Books - August 14th, 2014


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