Magical Christmas Books

The True Gift: A Christmas Story

By Patricia MacLachlan

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All year long Lily and Liam look forward to Christmas on their grandparents' farm. It's always the perfect trip -- walking to the lilac library, trimming the tree, giving gifts. But this year, thanks to a white cow alone in the meadow, things will be different. This Christmas, Lily and Liam will find out the meaning of a true gift.
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The Twelve Days of Christmas in Washington, D.C.

By Candice Ransom

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Olivia writes a letter home each of the twelve days she spends exploring the nation's capital at Christmastime, as her cousin James shows her everything from a wood thrush in a scarlet oak tree to twelve sparkly pine trees near the National Christmas Tree. Includes facts about Washington, D.C.
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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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One Starry Night

By Lauren Thompson

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One starry night, as all sorts of animals watch over their young, Mary and Joseph watch over their baby boy, Jesus, in Bethlehem.
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The Christmas Quiet Book

By Deborah Underwood

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"The holidays are filled with joyful noise. But some Christmas moments come wrapped in quiet: the hush of snow, the silence of a winter walk, the peacefulness of twinkling lights. Deborah Underwood and Renata Liwska celebrate all kinds of Christmas quiets in this magical ode for readers to savor while snuggling up by the fire or settling in for a long winter's nap. This time, the best-selling makers of The Quiet Book and The Loud Book! team-up to create a sweet book of all of the different kinds of quiet we hear during the holiday season."
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Who's That Knocking On Christmas Eve?

By Jan Brett

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A boy from Finnmark and his ice bear help scare away some hungry trolls so that Kyri and her father can enjoy their Christmas Eve meal.

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The Polar Express

By Chris Van Allsburg

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A magical train ride on Christmas Eve takes a boy to the North Pole to receive a special gift from Santa Claus. Winner of Caldecott Medal in 1986.

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The Bells of Christmas

By Virginia Hamilton

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Twelve-year-old Jason describes the wonderful Christmas of 1890 that he and his family celebrated in the their home in Springfield, Ohio.

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Silver Packages: An Appalachian Christmas Story

By Cynthia Rylant

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Every year at Christmas a rich man rides a train through Appalachia and throws gifts to the poor children who are waiting, in order to repay a debt he owes the people who live there.

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Rotten Ralph's Rotten Christmas

By Jack Gantos

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Rotten Ralph the cat strikes again! First he unravels the sweater that Sarah is knitting for him and then walks on the piano as she practices. But he gets much, much worse when sweet Percy moves in.

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