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Book List For Holiday Reading


This is the perfect time to purchase books for young readers and listeners. Children value time for active play with toys and other children but also the time for alone reading. Children of all ages enjoy reading or being read to. Books are gifts that keep on giving long after the holiday is past. Surprise a child with a book that will teach, delight and give many happy moments of pleasure.

Infants and toddlers will enjoy the following titles:

  • Christmas, Robert Sabuda
  • The Mitten, Jan Brett
  • Gingerbread Baby, Jan Brett
  • Baby Day, Susan Heyboer O’Keefe
  • Peekaboo Morning, Rachel Isadora
  • Olivia Forms A Band, Ian Falconer
  • K is for Kwanzaa, Juwanda Ford

Two-year-olds to five-year old children will enjoy:

  • There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Bell!, Lucille Colandro
  • Who Will Guide My Sleigh Tonight?, Jerry Pallotta
  • The Biggest, Best Snowman, Margery Cuyler
  • Snowmen at Christmas, Caralyn Buehner
  • Christmas Trolls, Jan Brett
  • Seven Days of Kwanzaa, Ella Grier
  • The Polar Express, Chris Van Allsburg
  • This Is the Dreidel, Abby Levine
  • The Runaway Latkes, Leslie Kimmelman
  • The Very Snowy Christmas, Diana Hendry

Five-year-olds and up will enjoy:

  • Hanukkah, Oh Hanukkah, Susan L. Roth
  • Counting to Christmas, Nancy Tafuri
  • Lion Dancer, Kate Waters and Madeline Slovenz-Low
  • Winter is the Warmest Season, Lauren Stringer