Christmas

My Penguin Osbert

By Elizabeth Cody Kimmel

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Joe finally gets a present from Santa that he really wants: a real, live penguin! But a real penguin needs creamed herring for dinner (yuck….) and is sad and lonely until Joe shares his ice cold baths with him.

Suggested for ages 6 - 9

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The Christmas Knight

By Jane Louise Curry

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An impoverished knight finds a miracle when his cherry tree blooms on Christmas Day, but greedy servants get in his way when he tries to take the fruit to the King.

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Apple Tree Christmas

By Trinka Hakes Noble

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In 1881, when their apple tree is felled by a storm just before Christmas, a young farm girl and her family discover that the tree was important to each of them for different reasons.

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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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Merry Christmas, Strega Nona

By Tomie DePaola

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Strega Nona fans will enjoy this warm holiday tale in which Big Anthony plans a surprise Christmas party for Strega Nona.

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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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