Christmas

Presents for Santa

By Harriet Ziefert

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All of Mrs. Mouse's children want to surprise Santa with presents for him insteading of asking something for themselves. For the very beginning reader.

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Messy Bessey's Holidays

By Patricia McKissack and Fredrick McKissack

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Whether they're celebrating Christmas, Kwanzaa, New Years or Hanukkah, everybody likes cookies. Bessey and her mother bake a big batch to share with the neighbors.

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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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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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The Legend of the Poinsettia

By Tomie DePaola

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When Lucida is unable to finish her gift for the Baby Jesus in time for the Christmas procession, a miracle enables her to offer the beautiful flower we now call the poinsettia.

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Going Home

By Eve Bunting

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A Mexican father and mother love their children and want them to have all the opportunities they can so they travel a long way to work in the fields of California. But when it's Christmas, it's time to go home to Mexico and gather all the family together again for a special celebration.

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The Unlikely Romance of Kate Bjorkman

By Louise Plummer

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Seventeen-year-old Kate writes, "If you’re turned off by anything with "romance" in the title, don’t be," in the story of her first real boyfriend. 

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Twas the Night Before Christmas

Sugar-plums, reindeer, and long winter's naps! How well do you remember this holiday classic? Try our online quiz, and see! Need a little help? The poem is available to read online. Add something special to your holiday traditions - print out a copy to share on Christmas Eve.

Christmas Around the World

If it's December, it's time for that familiar topic for reports: Christmas Customs Around the World. Fortunately, the library has a number of resources to help you.