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Book List For Holiday Reading 2007

November and December

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:

  • Baby Day, Susan Heyboer O’Keefe
  • Peekaboo Morning, Rachel Isadora
  • Merry Christmas, Mouse!, Laura Numeroff
  • I Love You Always And Forever, Jonathan Emmett
  • Five Little Monkeys With Nothing To Do, Eileen Christelow
  • The Mitten, Jan Brett
  • Everywhere Babies, Susan Meyers
  • Peedie, Olivier Dunrea
  • My Blankie, Patricia Ryan Lampl
  • Sheila Rae’s Peppermint Stick, Kevin Henkes

Two- and three-year-old children will enjoy:

  • The Great Turkey Race, Steve Metzer
  • The Three Bears’ Christmas, Kathy Duval
  • One Winter’s Day, M. Christina Butler
  • Llama Llama Mad At Mama, Anna Dewdney
  • Can You Growl Like A Bear?, John Butler
  • Little Rabbit’s Christmas, Harry Horse
  • Five Silly Turkeys, Salina Yoon
  • On the First Night of Chanukah, Cecily Kaiser
  • Light the Lights!, Margaret Moorman
  • Let It Snow, Holly Hobbie

Four- and five-year-olds will enjoy:

  • Mooseltoe, Margie Palatini
  • Olive, The Other Reindeer, Vivian Walsh
  • Bear’s First Christmas, Robert Kinerk
  • Where, Oh Where, Is Santa Claus?, Lisa Wheeler
  • Farmer Dale’s Red Pick-Up Truck, Lisa Wheeler
  • Tiger Can’t Sleep, S. J. Fore
  • Santa’s Stuck, Rhonda Greene
  • Snowy’s Special Secret, Guido van Genechten
  • The First Day Of Winter, Denise Fleming

Five-year-olds and up will enjoy:

  • A Bed For Winter, Karen Wallace
  • On the First Night of Chanukah, Cecily Kaiser
  • Diary Of A Fly, Doreen Cronin
  • Ghost Ship, Mary Higgins Clark
  • Oh, The Places You’ll Go!, Dr. Seuss
  • Legendary Creatures Of Myth And Magic, Marianna Mayer
  • The Paper Bag Princess, Robert Munsch
  • Snow Day!, Lester L. Laminack
  • Santa’s Eleven Months Off, Mike Reiss
  • Christmas In The Trenches, John McCutcheon
  • Old Tom’s Holiday, Leigh Hobbs