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‘Tis the Season…

It’s that time of year again. You know the one I’m talking about. Only a few days left in November, a Thanksgiving spent with friends and family still fresh in our minds, and the faint taste of cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie still lingering in the subconscious. So of course it makes total sense that one can’t walk down the street without being bombarded by the sights and sounds of Christmas. That’s right, the excruciatingly catchy songs, the candy canes, and the endless seas of faux evergreen decked with red ribbon have arrived to drag our inner Grinches kicking and screaming into the holiday season! While my own inner Grinch is certainly mumbling and grumbling to himself about having to buy gifts and being subjected to a nonstop barrage of awful Christmas music for the next month, my inner Who is very excited. In fact, he’s marching willingly into the holiday season, waving and caroling as he does. So, to celebrate the 12 30 days of Christmas, here are three great books sure to get you in the holiday spirit.

Thomas & Friends: Thomas’ Christmas Delivery by Rev. W. Awdry, illustrated by Tommy Stubbs
Available in Honeybee November

Merry and heartwarming, this snow-filled adventure finds the favorite train giving Santa a helping hand.

Dinosaur Christmas by Jerry Pallotta, illustrated by Howard McWilliam
Available in Firefly November

Big, bold illustrations and a funny, imaginative story turn the night before Christmas into an unforgettable sleigh ride with Santa.

Pete the Cat Saves Christmas by Eric Litwin, illustrated by James Dean
Available in SeeSaw November

In this fun Christmas tale with a hilarious twist, Santa gets sick and calls on this groovy cat to fill in and save the day.

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  1. Nancy O

    Excellent choices! Primary students love Dinosaur Christmas, the story and the wonderful illustrations. Pete The Cat Saves Christmas is another great story starring a character young students have come to love. Both are stories that will be read over and over in a class or home!

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