Magical Christmas Books

A Child's Christmas in Wales

By Dylan Thomas

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A Welsh poet recalls the celebration of Christmas in Wales and the feelings it evoked in him as a child. Also available as a video and an audio book.

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A Christmas Carol

By Charles Dickens

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The classic ghost story in which Mr. Scrooge learns the true meaning of Christmas.

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A Christmas Memory

By Truman Capote

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A reminiscence of a Christmas shared by a seven-year-old boy and his eccentric and elderly cousin, with its rituals and its special love.

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A Little House Christmas: Holiday Stories from the Little House Books

By Laura Ingalls Wilder

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A collection of stories which describe the experiences of a pioneer girl and her family as they celebrate various Christmases in the big woods in Wisconsin, on the prairie in Indian Territory, and on the banks of Plum Creek.

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Carl's Christmas

By Alexandra Day

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A family's faithful dog and the baby left in his charge share an adventure-filled Christmas Eve in this wordless picture book.

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Children of Christmas: Stories for the Season

By Cynthia Rylant

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Rylant shares stories of the season mostly set in the hills of West Virginia and western Virginia where she grew up. All these stories deal with sad, lonely, displaced people and how they find a spot of warmth and happiness on Christmas Eve. I’ve read “All the Stars in the Sky” to my son, when he would listen, or myself for years now and still cry each time. Rylant understands the spirit of the season.

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Christmas at Long Pond

By William T. George

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A father and son set off at dawn to find a Christmas tree in a field by Long Pond. They pass a doe and her two fawns, a wood pecker searching for carpenter ants, and a fox. The tree they choose - like the landscape - is beautiful.

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Grace at Christmas

By Mary Hoffman

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Grace loves everything about Christmas, especially acting out all the parts in the Nativity. But when strangers come to stay with Grace and her family, she wants to say "no room at the inn." Will Grace learn to give up the spotlight and make these new friends feel welcome?
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How the Grinch Stole Christmas

By Dr. Seuss

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"The Grinch hated Christmas! The whole Christmas season! / Now, please don't ask why. No one quite knows the reason."
Can the grinchy guy with the heart two sizes too small learn the true meaning of Christmas? Fun to read again and again!

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Marvin's Best Christmas Present Ever

By Katherine Paterson

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Every year, his sister May makes the best presents, but this year, Marvin knows how to bring Christmas to his family's trailer all year long.

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