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CHILDRENS CHRISTMAS BOOKS

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									CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS BOOKS

BRAILLE INSTITUTE LIBRARY SERVICES
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Introduction
Braille Institute Library Services is committed to providing high quality services and bibliographical support. To serve our patrons better we have prepared and produced a series of subject bibliographies. This bibliography serves as a reference guide to a selection of the available discs and cassettes and braille books in our collection. Each title in this bibliography has a brief description. Many titles were selected by the late Catherine Englund, former Braille Institute Reference Librarian. Most bibliographies have been expanded and compiled by Sherry Brent, the current Information Resources Librarian. Some titles and the works of certain authors that are no longer available have been deleted from bibliographies. To request specific titles not in this bibliography, or works by a specific author not listed in a series, please call us at 1-800-808-2555. For faster service in the 323 area code area call 660-3880. We believe each bibliography will promote interest by our patrons on the covered subjects. This series is dedicated to all 20,000 of our readers in Southern California. Henry C. Chang, Ph.D. Director of Library Services

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JUVENILE CHRISTMAS BOOKS BRAILLE BR 32 Uchida, Yoshiko. The Forever Christmas Tree When Takashi's big sister starts school, she tells her little brother what she learns about Christmas trees, which are unheard of in their little Japanese village. The children's efforts to provide themselves with a Christmas tree bring disaster, but end in happiness for an old man. For grades 3-5. BR 996 Sawyer, Ruth Joy to the World: Christmas Legends Six Christmas stories from ancient Arabia, Serbia, Ireland and Spain, with a Christmas carol accompanying each story. For grades 3-6. BR 1039 Moore, Clement Clarke The Night Before Christmas: A Visit from St. Nicholas A well-known Christmas poem written from a father's point of view. He watches incredulously as Santa and reindeer land on his roof. For grades K-3. BR 1571 Scarry, Patricia M. The Sweet Smell of Christmas Little Bear discovers that the joys of Christmas include many lovely smells. For grades K-3. A scratch n' sniff book. BR 1659 Berenstain, Stanley The Bears' Christmas Papa Bear can't wait to teach Small Bear how to enjoy all his Christmas gifts. True to form, however, the fearless father has a bad break on the
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ice skates and snowballs down the ski jump until his offspring comes to the rescue. For grades K-3. BR 1951 Branley, Franklyn Mansfield The Christmas Sky An astronomer explains many theories about the star that led the Wise Men to Bethlehem. This account is based on the annual Christmas lecture given at the Hayden Planetarium in New York City. For grades 4-7. BR 273 Zolotow, Charlotte Shapiro The Beautiful Christmas Tree The elegant neighbors on the block are annoyed when old Mr. Crockett buys a scrawny little Christmas tree which he plants in front of his house. Only years later do the neighbors discover his secret. For grades K-3. BR 2758 Langstaff, John M. Saint George and the Dragon: A Mummer's Play An old mummer's play full of buffoonery and slapstick humor, mixed with solemn moments of mystery and magic. Includes script, music, costume suggestions and stage instructions. For readers and amateur actors from grade 4 to adult. BR 2888 Rock, Gail The House without a Christmas Tree Touching Christmas story set in a small midwestern town in the 1940s. Every year Addie Mills begs for a Christmas tree, and every year her stern father refuses to buy one, never telling Addie why. Based on the CBS television special of the same name.

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BR 2987 Budbill, David Christmas Tree Farm A visit to a Christmas tree farm in Vermont follows the farmers from spring, when they transplant seedlings, to late fall and winter, when they cut the year's crop and finally take home their own Christmas tree. For grades K-3. BR 3089 Hoffman, Felix The Story of Christmas: A Picture Book The traditional Christmas story, echoing the King James version of the Bible, retold with dignity and reverence. For grades K-3. BR 3636 Francoise Noel for Jeanne-Marie Patapon, Jeanne-Marie's little lamb, worries because he has no wooden shoe to leave for Father Christmas to fill with presents. For preschoolgrade 2. BR 4275 Christmas Stories Round the World A Christmas tour of twelve countries, showing how children in other lands, as well as our own, enjoy the happiness and excitement of the holiday. Includes stories and descriptions of Christmas customs in each country. For grades 3-6. BR 4355 Wiggin, Kate Douglas The Birds' Christmas Carol First published in 1888 and a Christmas favorite ever since, this story tells how Carol Bird encourages the rest of the Bird family to make a merry Christmas with the poor Ruggleses, who live behind them. For grades 4-7.
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BR 4598 Paterson, Katharine Angels & Other Strangers: Family Christmas Stories Nine short stories that illuminate the essence of Christmas in contemporary life. One of the characters, a little girl, voices the spirit of the collection when she exclaims, "Happy Birthday, Jesus, and many happy returns of the day." For grades 5-8 and older readers. Especially appropriate for family sharing. BR 4656 Seuss, Dr. How the Grinch Stole Christmas One Christmas the Grinch, whose heart is two sizes too small, decides to steal all the presents from the people in the valley because they disturb him with their carols. For grades K-3. BR 4660 Moore, Clement Clarke The Night Before Christmas The popular Christmas poem that has been a favorite of American children and adults since the author wrote it for his own children in 1822. For readers of all ages. Also available as RC 12236 and RD 12236 under the title A Visit from St. Nicholas. BR 4769 Dalgleish, Alice, ed. Christmas: A Book of Stories Old and New A rich anthology of stories, poems, legends, and carols. Includes less familiar selections and such favorites as "A Visit from St. Nicholas," Dickens' "The Crachit's Christmas Dinner" and a Christmas story by Laura Ingalls Wilder. For grades 4-7 and older readers. BR 5077 The Cat on the Dovrefell: A Christmas Tale I Translated from the Norse by Sir George Webb Dasent

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A mirthful Norwegian folktale about a man, a great white bear, a pack of wild trolls and Christmas Eve. For preschool-grade 2 and older readers. BR 5457 Prelutsky, Jack It's Christmas Sprightly poems full of holiday cheer that range from sweet to funny. For grades K-3. BR 5636 Robinson, Barbara The Best Christmas Pageant Ever Everyone agrees that the Herdmans are the worst kids in the history of the world. When they hear about the free refreshments at Sunday School, the Herdmans not only show up, but also muscle their way into the lead roles of the annual Christmas pageant. For grades 4-7. BR 5922 Ets, Marie Hall Nine Days to Christmas Ceci, a little Mexican girl, is excited because she is finally old enough to buy a piñata for the village Christmas party. For grades K-3. Caldecott Medal. BR 6055 There's No Such Thing as a Chanukah Bush Sussman, Susan There's no such thing as a Chanukah bush, Sandy Goldstein. Robin would give almost anything to have a Christmas tree, but her parents, who are Jewish, won't even let her have a Chanukah bush. For grades 3-6. BR 6128 Berger, Barbara The Donkey's Dream

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A donkey has fantastic dreams while crossing the desert. At the end of the day, the lady who has been riding on his back gives birth to a special child, the baby Jesus. For preschool-grade 3. BR 6139 Merriam, Eve The Christmas Box On Christmas morning, mother leaves the bed unmade, and father forgets to put the cap back on the toothpaste as the entire family rushes downstairs to see what gifts Santa left under the tree. But all they find is one long, very thin box. For preschool-grade 3. BR 6281 Gantos, Jack Rotten Ralph's Rotten Christmas Christmas is coming--but Sarah's cat, Rotten Ralph, is as naughty as ever. A sweet kitten named Percy has moved into the household, and Ralph is jealous. For preschool-grade 2. BR 6299 Christmas Poems, Selected by Myra Cohn Livingston The joys and traditions of the Christmas season portrayed in new and old poems for family sharing. For grades K-3 and older readers. BR 6369 Carlson, Natalie Savage A Grandmother for the Orphelines The 51 orphans who live in an old castle in a forest south of Paris decide they need a grandmother to make their lives complete. So they begin to look for a lady with a big, soft lap and an apron smelling of gingerbread. Follows The Orphelines in the Enchanted Castle (BR 5009). For grades 3-6. BR 6372 Bemelmans, Ludwig Madeline's Christmas

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On Christmas Eve Madeline is the only one who is not sick in bed at Miss Clavel's school. Although she must do all the cooking and cleaning, the spunky little girl is not too busy to arrange a special Christmas treat for her beloved schoolmates. For preschool-grade 2. BR 6401 De Angeli, Marguerite Lofft The Lion in the Box The delivery man brings a huge box to the Scher house on Christmas Eve. He tells the children not to open the box because there's a lion in it. But next morning they do open it--and what a surprise! For grades 1-4. BR 6435 Holabird, Katherine Angelina's Christmas Angelina, her cousin Henry, and the rest of the Mouseling family share Christmas cheer with a lonely, retired postman. For grades K-2. BR 6457 Giblin, James The Truth about Santa Claus All about the history of Santa Claus, beginning with the account of Saint Nicholas in 230 A.D. Investigates the legends surrounding Saint Nicholas and describes how the figure of the modern Santa Claus developed. For grades 4-7 and older readers. BR 6458 Godden, Rumer The Story of Holly and Ivy Holly, a doll sitting on the store shelves, longs to be loved; Ivy, an orphan, wishes for a home; and Mrs. Jones, a childless wife, yearns for a little girl of her own. One magical Christmas a series of unusual events occurs to fulfill each person's wish. For grades 2-4 and older readers.

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BR 6467 Van Allsburg, Chris The Polar Express On a dark Christmas Eve, a boy who believes in Santa Claus boards a mysterious train, the Polar Express. He and the other children, still in their nightclothes, drink hot chocolate and sing carols as the train races through snowy landscapes, carrying them to a huge city at the North Pole to visit Santa Claus. For grades 1-3 and older readers. BR 6563 Cooney, Barbara Christmas A reverent retelling of the story of Jesus and of the many legends surrounding his birth. Also tells how Christians through the centuries have woven merry elements of ancient midwinter festivals into our celebration of the holiday. For grades 2-4. BR 6769 Peck, Robert Newton Soup on Ice In December the small town of Learning, Vermont, is colder than the North Pole. But Rob and his best friend Soup can't spend too much time worrying about the temperature--they've got big plans for the town's Christmas tree-lighting ceremony. For grades 4-7. BR 7031 Climo, Shirley The Cobweb Christmas A little old woman who lives deep in a forest in Germany waits many years for a Christmas miracle. Her wish finally comes true with the help of an army of spiders. For grades K-3. BR 7032 Menotti, Gian Carlo Amahl and the Night Visitors A crippled shepherd boy and his mother give shelter to the Wise Men on their way to Bethlehem. For grades 4-7.
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BR 7507 Speare, Jean A Candle for Christmas Tomas's parents promised to be back at the reservation "in lots of time for Christmas...." Now it is Christmas Eve, and Tomas is worried. Nurse Roberta, with whom he is staying, suggests that they trim a Christmas tree at his house. Shortly after they begin, Nurse Roberta is called away on an emergency. For grades 2-4. BR 7523 De Paola, Tomie An Early American Christmas Long ago many Americans did not celebrate Christmas. The author tells of one such New England village and of what happened when a family from Germany moved in, bringing their Christmas traditions with them. For grades K-3 and older readers. BR 8233 Kelley, Emily Christmas Around the World From country to country, Christians celebrate Christmas in many different ways. This book tells how Christmas is celebrated in Mexico, Iran, China, Sweden, Iraq, Spain and Norway. For grades 2-4. BRB 10878 Schulz, Charles M. Christmas is Together-Time This nostalgic account of the meaning of Christmas is interspersed with bright green and red illustrations and large print for the sighted and raised thermoform replicas of the famous Peanuts comic strip characters and braille text for the blind. For all ages.

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CASSETTE RC 7757 Estes, Eleanor The Coat-Hanger Christmas Tree Marianna and Kenny almost dread Christmas because their unconventional mother will not allow them to have a conventional Christmas tree. For grades 4-6. RC 9113 Hildick, Edmund Wallace Louie's Snowstorm Louie, the English milkman, finds his already-hectic Christmas Eve complicated by a blinding blizzard, a command performance as Santa, a burglar, and the birth of a customer's baby. For grades 5-8. RC 9941 Overton, Jenny The Thirteen Days of Christmas To marry off their oldest sister, the younger Kitson children advise her suitor to give her something imaginative at Christmas. The suitor arrives on Christmas morning with an untidy package containing a partridge in a miniature pear tree. Humorous holiday fare for grades 5-8. RC 11588 Janice Little Bear's Christmas Little Bear awakens early from his winter sleep, just in time for Christmas. For grades K-3. RC 12187 Barth, Edna Holly, Reindeer, and Colored Lights: The Story of the Christmas Symbols

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Traces the origin of many customs from around the world--pagan, Christian, and mythological, and tells of their importance in presentday Christmas celebrations. For grades 3-6. RC 12236 Seuss, Dr. How the Grinch Stole Christmas The Grinch, whose heart is two sizes too small, tries to abolish Christmas by stealing all the presents from the people in the valley. For grades K-3. RC 12236 Moore, Clement Clarke A Visit from St. Nicholas A Christmas Eve poem narrated by a father who watches incredulously as Santa and eight tiny reindeer land on his roof. For grades K-3. RC 12297 Van Woerkom, Dorothy Let Us Go to Bethlehem!: The First Christmas for Beginning Readers: Luke 2:1. 20 for Children A simple retelling of the birth of Jesus Christ, based on St. Luke's account. For grades K-3. RC 12422 Sawyer, Ruth Joy to the World: Christmas Legends Six Christmas stories from ancient Arabia, Serbia, Ireland and Spain, with a Christmas carol accompanying each story. For grades 3-6. RC 12578 Hope, Laura Lee Bobbsey Twins' Wonderful Winter Secret All four of the Bobbsey twins conspire to create a special Christmas for their parents. For grades 3-6.

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RC 12708 Kingman, Lee The Best Christmas Erkki was trying hard to make Christmas happy for his family, FinnishAmericans who lived in New England in the early 1900s. His unselfishness was rewarded with a surprise. For grades 4-6. RC 13229 Erickson, Russell E. Warton's Christmas Eve Adventure Lost in a blizzard the day before Christmas, Warton the toad makes two new friends during his attempts to get home in time for his favorite part of Christmas Eve. For grades 2-4. RC 13523 Rettich, Margaret The Silver Touch, and Other Family Christmas Stories Twenty-three humorous stories about the mix-ups, mishaps and triumphs of Christmas. For grades 4-7. RC 13585 Caudill, Rebecca A Certain Small Shepherd A little mute boy is given the part of one of the shepherds in a Christmas play. The pageant is canceled because of a blizzard, but a reenactment of the Nativity occurs in his family's barn, with an attendant miracle. For grades 3-6. RC 13917 Potter, Beatrix The Tailor of Gloucester A warm Christmas story about a funny old tailor and the kind mice who do him a good turn when he most needs it. For preschool-grade 2. RC 14379 Theroux, Paul A Christmas Card
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Lost in a New England snowstorm, a family finds shelter with a mysterious old man who vanishes the next morning, leaving behind a magical Christmas card. A delicate fantasy for grades 5-8 and older readers. RC 14433 Reeves, James, comp. The Christmas Book A festive collection of modern and traditional stories, legends, poems and carols, introduced by a brief history of Christmas customs. For grades 4-7 and older readers. RC 14554 MacKellar, William The Silent Bells A young Swiss girl dreams of the day the cathedral bells in her village, which no one has heard, will break their long silence. According to legend, the bells will peal only when a very special gift is presented at the creche on Christmas Eve. A tender story for grades 4-7. Also good for family sharing. RC 15056 Hodges, Cyril Walter Plain Lane Christmas The families who live above their shops on quaint, crooked Plain Lane fight City Hall when bulldozers and cranes threaten to demolish their neighborhood in the name of progress. A cheery Christmas story for grades 4-7 to share with older people. RC 15103 Wenning, Elisabeth The Christmas Mouse A church mouse from the beautiful Austrian village of Oberndorf explains his part in the creation of one of the best loved of all Christmas carols--"Silent Night." Story based on fact for grades K-3.

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RC 15379 Theroux, Paul A Christmas Card Lost in a New England snowstorm, a family finds shelter with a mysterious old man who vanishes the next morning, leaving behind a magical Christmas card. A delicate fantasy for grades 5-8 and older interested readers. RC 15898 Johnson, Lois, S., ed. Christmas Stories Round the World A Christmas tour of 12 countries, showing how children in other lands, as well as our own, enjoy the happiness and excitement of the holiday. Includes stories and descriptions of Christmas customs in each country. For grades 3-6. RC 16694 Paterson, Katherine Angels & Other Strangers: Family Christmas Stories Nine short stories that illuminate the essence of Christmas in contemporary life. One of the characters, a little girl, voices the spirit of the collection when she exclaims, "Happy birthday, Jesus, and many happy returns of the day!" For grades 5-8 and older readers. Especially appropriate for family sharing. RC 17052 Dalgleish, Alice, ed. Christmas: A Book of Stories Old and New A rich anthology of stories, poems, legends, and carols. Includes less familiar selections and such favorites as "A Visit from St. Nicholas," Dickens' "The Crachit's Christmas Dinner" and a Christmas story by Laura Ingalls Wilder. For grades 4-7 and older readers. RC 18427 Carlson, Natalie Savage The Family Under the Bridge

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A Parisian tramp lives a free and easy life until the cold winter day when he finds three children huddled in his usual spot under a bridge over the River Seine. A wry Christmas story for grades 3-6. RC 21756 Burch, Robert Christmas with Ida Early When a new preacher comes to town, Ida Early goes along with his plans for a living Christmas tableau. But her fun-loving nature makes it a most unusual celebration. Follows Ida Early comes over the mountain (RC 18904). For grades 4-7 and older readers. RC 22443 Moeri, Louise Star Mother's Youngest Child A grumpy old woman has never properly celebrated Christmas until the year that the Star Mother's youngest child comes to Earth to find out what Christmas is all about. For grades K-3 to share with parents and others. RC 22444 Garfield, Leon Fair's Fair A mysterious dog with a heavy iron key under its collar lures a homeless and thoroughly bedraggled orphan boy to a huge mansion for an adventure greater than he could ever have imagined. For grades 2-4 and older readers. RC 22849 Gantos, Jack Rotten Ralph's Rotten Christmas Christmas is coming--but Sarah's cat, Rotten Ralph, is as naughty as ever. A sweet kitten named Percy has moved into the household, and Ralph is jealous. For preschool-grade 2.

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RC 22882 Sussman, Susan There's No Such Thing as a Chanukah Bush, Sandy Goldstein Robin would give almost anything to have a Christmas tree, but her parents, who are Jewish, won't even let her have a Chanukah bush. For grades 3-6. RC 22909 Ets, Marie Hall Nine Days to Christmas Ceci, a little Mexican girl, is excited because she is finally old enough to buy a piñata for the village Christmas party. For grades K-3. Caldecott Medal. RC 23127 Christmas Poems, Selected by Myra Cohn Livingston The joys and traditions of the Christmas season portrayed in new and old poems for family sharing. For grades K-3 and older readers. RC 23245 Bemelmans, Ludwig Madeline's Christmas On Christmas Eve Madeline is the only one who is not sick in bed at Miss Clavel's school. Although she must do all the cooking and cleaning, the spunky little girl is not too busy to arrange a special Christmas treat for her beloved schoolmates. For preschool-grade 2. RC 23378 De Angeli, Marguerite Lofft The Lion in the Box The delivery man brings a huge box to the Scher house on Christmas Eve. He tells the children not to open the box because there's a lion in it. But next morning they do open it--and what a surprise! For grades 1-4.
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RC 23548 Robbins, Ruth Baboushka and the Three Kings A reverent retelling of the Christmas legend about an old woman who is too busy with her housework to accompany the three kings in their search for the Christ Child. For grades K-3 and older readers. Caldecott Medal. RC 23595 Carlson, Natalie Savage A Grandmother for the Orphelines The 51 orphans who live in an old castle in a forest south of Paris decide they need a grandmother to make their lives complete. So they begin to look for a lady with a big, soft lap and an apron smelling of gingerbread. Follows The Orphelines in the Enchanted Castle (BR 5009). For grades 3-6. RC 23625 Van Allsburg, Chris The Polar Express On a dark Christmas Eve, a boy who believes in Santa Claus boards a mysterious train, the Polar Express. He and the other children, still in their nightclothes, drink hot chocolate and sing carols as the train races through snowy landscapes carrying them to a huge city at the North Pole to visit Santa Claus. For grades 1-3 and older readers. RC 23630 Holabird, Katherine Angelina's Christmas Angelina, her cousin Henry, and the rest of the Mouseling family share Christmas cheer with a lonely, retired postman. For grades K-2. RC 23764 Branscum, Robbie The Adventures of Johnny May Christmas is coming and Johnny May wonders what to do to make the holiday special for her grandma and grandpa, who are so poor they eat
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pinto beans every day of the year. Perhaps she could shoot a deer for a Christmas feast--but can she bring herself to kill such a beautiful animal? Sequel to Johnny May (RC 11580). Some strong language. For grades 2-4. RC 24355 Thomas, Dylan A Child's Christmas in Wales The poet recalls the celebration of this special holiday and the feelings it evoked in him as a child. For grades 3-6. RC 24485 Sahagun, Bernardino de Spirit Child: A Story of the Nativity / Translated from the Aztec By John Bierhorst An English translation of an Aztec Indian folktale that describes the birth of Jesus Christ and the miracles that occurred on the night of his birth. For grades K-3. RC 24615 Godden, Rumer The Story of Holly and Ivy Holly, a doll sitting on the store shelves, longs to be loved; Ivy, an orphan, wishes for a home; and Mrs. Jones, a childless wife, yearns for a little girl of her own. One magical Christmas a series of unusual events occurs to fulfill each person's wish. For grades 2-4 and older readers. RC 24670 Giblin, James The Truth about Santa Claus All about the history of Santa Claus, beginning with the account of Saint Nicholas in 230 A.D. Investigates the legends surrounding Saint Nicholas and describes how the figure of the modern Santa Claus developed. For grades 4-7 and older readers.

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RC 25052 Gift, Patricia Reilly December Secrets Everyone in the class must pick one person to be especially nice to during the month of December. This person won't know who is being so kind till the last day before vacation, but Ms. Rooney will know. By the time Emily Arrow gets to choose her secret friend, the only one left is someone no one else has chosen: that fat crybaby, Jill Simon. Book four in the Kids of the Polk Street School series. For grades 2-4. RC 25420 Damjan, Misha December's Travels December, a young boy, is quite happy with his life until the North Wind comes to visit with stories about the other months. When he becomes too sad to finish the toys and other preparations for Christmas, the North Wind sends him on a trip to see March, June and October. There he enjoys a country fair; the sounds of crickets, frogs, and birds; and flying kites in the autumn winds. He returns home with a brandnew attitude and many delightful memories. For preschool-grade 2. RC 25615 Thayer, Jane The Puppy Who Wanted a Boy Petey, a puppy, wants a boy for Christmas more than anything else in the world. Just when it looks as if no boys are to be found, he stumbles upon 50 boys, all waiting to be his. For preschool-grade 2. RC 25813 Cavanagh, Francis, comp Favorite Christmas Stories: A Collection of Christmas Stories, Poems, and Legends A treasury of poems, traditional legends and contemporary stories reflecting the magic of Christmas. For grades 4-6.

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RC 26070 Wiggin, Kate Douglas The Birds' Christmas Carol First published in 1888 and a Christmas favorite ever since, this story tells how Carol Bird encourages the rest of the Bird family to make a merry Christmas with the poor Ruggleses, who live behind them. For grades 4-7. RC 26087 Herda, D. J. Christmas Describes the history and traditions of the Christmas season in many parts of the world. Includes popular carols and ideas for making gifts, foods and decorations. For grades 3-6. RC 26746 Schotter, Roni Efan the Great Ten-year-old Efan Little's family has never had a Christmas tree. This year he is determined to buy one, but his life's savings are not quite enough. Nevertheless, Efan finds a way to present a tree to the entire 128th Street, Harlem, New York, community. For grades K-3. RC 27144 Brown, Margaret Wise Christmas in the Barn The story of the birth of Jesus is presented in simple, rhythmic prose. For preschool-grade 2. RC 27670 Brown, Margaret Wise The Little Fir Tree A little fir tree growing at the edge of the forest is dug up each Christmas by a father and brought to his son, who cannot walk. Then one year the father does not come, and the little fir tree worries that he has been forgotten. For preschool-grade 2.

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RC 27963 Arico, Diane, ed. A Season of Joy: Favorite Stories and Poems for Christmas An anthology of short stories, poems and excerpts from longer works on Christmas. Includes "The Night Before Christmas," an adaptation of "A Christmas Carol" and "The Little Drummer Boy." For grades K-3. RC 28282 Rice, James Prairie Night Before Christmas While Santa is making his Christmas Eve rounds in the Texas Panhandle, a fierce blizzard sends Santa's reindeer scurrying back to the North Pole for warmth! With the help of two cowpokes and eight longhorn cattle, Santa manages to finish his deliveries. For preschoolgrade 2 and older readers. RC 28722 Mattingly, Christobel The Miracle Tree A woman, her husband and her mother, separated by the atomic bombing of Nagasaki, Japan, are reunited one Christmas by a very special tree. For grades 4-7 and older readers. RC 30768 Cohen, Barbara The Christmas Revolution When Simeon Goldfarb, who is Jewish, announces that he will not sing Christmas carols with the rest of his class, Emily Berg, who is also Jewish, decides to join him. The rest of the kids are surprised and mystified and resent the Jewish children's lack of Christmas spirit. And when the school Christmas tree is knocked down, Simeon is accused. For grades 3-6. RC 31285 Kelley, Emily Christmas Around the World
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From country to country, Christians celebrate Christmas in many different ways. This book tells how Christmas is celebrated in Mexico, Iran, China, Sweden, Iraq, Spain and Norway. For grades 2-4. RC 31501 Peck, Robert Newton Soup on Fire In December the small town of Learning, Vermont, is colder than the North Pole. But Rob and his best friend Soup can't spend too much time worrying about the temperature--they've got big plans for the town's Christmas tree-lighting ceremony. For grades 4-7. RC 32472 Hamilton, Virginia The Bells of Christmas The year is 1890 and Jason, who's twelve, cannot wait for Christmas to arrive. He loves the bells of Christmas, both the bells that ring and the Bells who are his relatives. Jason lives in Ohio by the National Road-the first overland link between the Atlantic coast and the passersby. Now he waits by the road in the hope that snow and the Bells will soon appear. For grades 3-6 and older readers. RC 33388 Walter, Mildred Pitts Have a Happy Chris wants a bicycle for his birthday, which falls on Christmas and always seems to go unnoticed. But his father is temporarily out of work. With the help of a large and supportive extended family, the help of friends and his own industry, Chris has a happy birthday, a merry Christmas and a wonderful Kwanzaa (an African-American holiday celebrated from December 26 through January 1). For grades 3-6 and older readers. RC 33430 Patteson, Nancy Ruth The Christmas Cup

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When eight-year-old Megan spends her hard-earned money on a beaten-up old milkshake cup at an auction, it is her grandmother who saves the day by suggesting that it be used as a "Christmas cup"--a place for them to collect spare change. At Christmas they'll take the coins, buy a gift for someone who has been especially kind to them, and deliver it. For grades 3-6. RC 33397 Polacco, Patricia Uncle Vova's Tree During the Christmas season cousins, grandparents, aunts, and uncles all go to Uncle Vova's house to celebrate the Epiphany in the Russian Orthodox tradition. While Grandma, Aunt Svetlana and Aunt Ykaterina prepare a festive dinner table, the children and Uncle Vova go to trim the tree that Uncle Vova and Aunt Svetlana first planted when they came to America. After Uncle Vova's death, the tree's magic surprises everyone. For grades K-3. TALKING BOOKS RD 6187 Seuss, Dr. How the Grinch Stole Christmas The Grinch, whose heart is two sizes too small, tries to abolish Christmas by stealing all the presents from the people in the valley. For grades K-3. RD 6187 Hoban, Russell Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas Emmet Otter, who does odd jobs, and his widowed mother, who takes in washing, want to give each other a fine Christmas gift, so both secretly enter the talent contest. For grades K-3. RD 6315 Hoban, Lillian Arthur's Christmas Cookies
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When Arthur decides to bake cookies for Christmas presents, they turn out as hard as rocks, but Arthur cleverly turns them into the perfect Christmas surprise. A copy of the print book is included. For grades K-3. RD 6342 Haywood, Carolyn Merry Christmas from Betsy One Christmas Betsy and her friends take a sleigh ride with a mysterious driver who claims to be Santa's twin brother. For grades 2-4. RD 6504 Robinson, Barbara The Best Christmas Pageant Ever Everyone agrees that the Herdmans are the worst kids in the history of the world. When they hear about the free refreshments at Sunday School, the Herdmans not only show up, but also muscle their way into the lead roles of the annual Christmas pageant. For grades 4-7. RD 6541 Brunhoff, Jean de Babar and Father Christmas Babar, the elephant king, travels to the land of ice and snow in search of Father Christmas. For grades K-3. RD 8096 Politi, Leo Pedro, the Angel of Olvera Street Because everyone says Pedro sings like an angel, it is only natural that he is chosen to lead La Posada, the traditional Christmas procession. For grades 1-3. RD 8308 Rock, Gail The House without a Christmas Tree

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Touching Christmas story set in a small midwestern town in the 1940's. Every year Addie Mills begs for a Christmas tree, and every year her stern father refuses to buy one, never telling Addie why. Based on the CBS-television special of the same name. For children and adults. RD 8414 Brown, Margaret Wise The Steamroller: A Fantasy On Christmas morning Daisy receives a big, black steamroller with a silver bell and a brass chimney. When the steamroller rolls its way to a Christmas disaster, Daisy's parents give her another ingenious gift to save the day. For grades K-3. RD 8438 McNeill, Janet We Three Kings Dan Agnew and his classmates are disgusted to learn this year's school drama will be a "childish" nativity play. Although local hoods destroy props and costumes at the last minute, the ingenious students still put on the best Christmas pageant the village has ever seen. RD 8460 Johnston, Tony Mole and Troll Trim the Tree Mole and Troll want their favorite decorations on their joint Christmas tree. Trouble arises when neither likes the other one's choices. For grades K- 3. RD 9062 Van Leeuwen, Jean The Great Christmas Kidnapping Caper A gang of mice make friends with the Santa Claus in Macy's department store. Winter promises to be cozy for the mice until Santa disappears, and the gang undergoes danger to solve the great Christmas kidnapping. For grades K-3.

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RD 10184 Gates, Wende Devlin Cranberry Christmas Mr. Whiskers faces a gloomy Christmas until Maggie and her grandmother help him outwit crabby old Cyrus Grape. Sequel to: Cranberry Thanksgiving (RD 7672). For grades 3-5. RD 11001 Tudor, Tasha Becky's Christmas Exciting preparations and joyous celebration of an old-fashioned Christmas. For grades 3-6. RD 12236 Seuss, Dr. How the Grinch Stole Christmas The Grinch, whose heart is two sizes too small, tries to abolish Christmas by stealing all the presents from the people in the valley. For grades K-3. RD 12236 Moore, Clement Clarke A Visit from St. Nicholas A Christmas Eve poem narrated by a father who watches incredulously as Santa and eight tiny reindeer land on his roof. For grades K-3. RD 13011 Hoffman, Felix The Story of Christmas: A Picture Book The traditional Christmas story, echoing the King James version of the Bible, retold with dignity and reverence. For grades K-3. RD 13069 Adshead, Gladys L. Brownies--It's Christmas

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When the playful Brownies trim a Christmas tree for Grandmother and Grandfather on Christmas Eve, the old couple reward the Brownies with a delightful surprise. For preschool- grade 2. RD 13074 Thayer, Jane The Puppy Who Wanted a Boy Petey, a puppy, wants a boy for Christmas more than anything else in the world. Just when it looks as if no boys are to be found, he stumbles upon 50 boys, all waiting to be his. For preschool-grade 2. RD 13116 Lenski, Lois I Like Winter Simple rhymes describe many sources of winter fun, including snowmen, sleds, Christmas and Valentine's Day. For preschool-grade 2. RD 13131 Carrick, Carol Paul's Christmas Birthday Paul, whose birthday comes on Christmas Eve, feels cheated until his sympathetic mother plans a wonderful birthday party complete with a visitor from outer space. For grades K-3. RD 13917 Potter, Beatrix The Tailor of Gloucester A warm Christmas story about a funny old tailor and the kind mice who do him a good turn when he most needs it. For preschool-grade 2. RD 15516 Hoban, Russell The Mole Family's Christmas A mole family, through their enterprising son, finds out about a fat man in a red suit who brings gifts down chimneys. For grades K-3.

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RD 16896 The Cat on the Dovrefell: A Christmas Tale / Translated from the Norse by Sir George Webb Dasent A mirthful Norwegian folktale about a man, a great white bear, a pack of wild trolls and Christmas Eve. For preschool-grade 2 and older readers. RD 18296 Lindgren, Astrid Of Course Polly Can Do Almost Everything Five-year-old Polly brags a lot, and her big brother and sister make fun of her. But Polly saves the day when the town's Christmas tree dealer sells out of trees and nobody else can find one. A warm, humorous family story for grades K-3. RD 19021 Climo, Shirley The Cobweb Christmas A little old woman who lives deep in a forest in Germany waits many years for a Christmas miracle. Her wish finally comes true with the help of an army of spiders. For grades K-3. RD 19337 Prelutsky, Jack It's Christmas Sprightly poems full of holiday cheer that range from sweet to funny. For grades K-3.

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