Congratulations to Shelby Kring, winner of the holiday book giveaway!
I raise my 2 beautiful nieces Due to circumstances of why they moved in with me, they could not bring their toys, books, clothes, ect. They absolutely love reading, but do not have many books anymore. I love they way they light up over books and would love to see them add more to their collection, but books are not cheap and being a 21 year old single aunt, I don’t have the means to fill their shelves, though I wish I could.
Share the celebration of the holiday season with your children!
We’ve put together a list of our favorite picks for the holiday season and we hope you’ll consider picking one (or more!) of these books for the children in your life.
These books were featured on Sunday Morning Magazine with Rodney Lear, which airs Sundays at 7 a.m. on the radio stations Q102, B-105, Rewind 94.9 and 97.3 The Wolf. Check out Sunday Morning Magazine on Facebook by clicking here!
One lucky family will win each of these featured books! To enter the contest, leave a comment telling us why you’d like to win. We’ll choose a winner on Tuesday, December 18.
The Santa Trap by Jonathan Emmett
Bradley Bartleby is bad – VERY BAD – and Santa Claus knows it. So when Bradley empties his stocking to find nothing but a pair of socks, he hatches a devious plan. If Santa won’t give him the gift he wants, Bradley will just have to steal them… with dynamite, trapdoors and a tiger or two, Santa doesn’t stand a chance. Or does he?
Daddy Christmas & Hannukkah Mama by Selina Alko
I am a mix of two traditions. From Daddy Christmas and Hannukkah Mama. How lucky am I?
Holiday time at Sadie’s house means golden gelt sparkling under the Christmas tree, candy canes hanging on eight menorah branches, voices uniting to sing carols about Macabees and the manger, and latkes on the mantel awaiting Santa’s arrival.
Selina Alko’s joyous celebration of blended families will make the perfect holiday gift for the many Americans who celebrate both Christmas and Hanukkah.
The Christmas Quiet Book by Deborah Underwood
The holidays are filled with joyful noise. But Christmas is sometimes wrapped in quiet: “Searching for presents quiet,” “Getting caught quiet,” and “Hoping for a snow day quiet.” Irresistibly cute, soft colored pencil illustrations of bunnies, bears, and more paint a magical holiday picture indeed.
How Do Dinosaurs Say Merry Christmas? by Jane Yolen, MarkTeague
From decorating the tree to wrapping presents, little dinosaurs love to celebrate Christmas. With holiday surprises around every corner, the award-winning team of Yolen and Teague create an engaging, fun gift sure to be read again and again.
How Do Dinosaurs Say Happy Chanukah? by Jane Yolen, MarkTeague
Illustrations and rhyming text present some of the different ways a well-behaved dinosaur can celebrate the eight days and nights of Chanukah.
Snowman Magic by Katherine Tegen
When George stays home from school for a snow day, he finds himself staring out the window, bored. But when he sees the beautiful white slopes in his yard, he gets himself dressed to face the cold weather. George starts rolling the snow into balls and assembling them into a snowman. After his snowman is made, something unexpected happens! How long will George’s enchanted fun with his new friend last? In this original tale, Katherine Tegen has captured all the magic of the snowman, while Brandon Dorman’s lush illustrations truly bring him to life.
The Carpenter’s Gift by David Rubel
Henry and his out-of-work father have just finished a long day selling Christmas trees in Midtown Manhattan. Before heading home, they give away the last few trees to construction workers, who decorate the tallest one—the first Rockefeller Center tree! On Christmas morning, Henry awakes to a surprise. The workers have gathered outside his family’s drafty shack with enough lumber to build a simple, decent home. The gift of a hammer from one of the carpenters changes Henry’s life. With renewed hope for the future, young Henry plants a pinecone he has saved from the Rockefeller Center tree. Over his lifetime, the pinecone grows into a towering spruce. But the circle of giving is not yet complete….Written by children’s historian David Rubel in collaboration with Habitat for Humanity, and illustrated by Jim LaMarche, The Carpenter’s Gift celebrates the Christmas tree at Rockefeller Center, an American tradition. Each year, the tree is milled into lumber that Habitat for Humanity uses to build a simple, decent home with a family in need.
Santa from Cincinnati by Judi Barrett
As you might imagine, the early life of Santa Claus was a liiiiiiiittle different from the childhood of your average kid. His first words were “ho hoho!” By five he was wearing a fake beard and mustache, and could rarely be found without his favorite stuffed reindeer. It was clear from a very young age that he was destined for uniqueness….
Despite this, his parents went to great lengths to keep the normalcy in his life. They had him learn guitar (he was in a rock band!), and play baseball (he had quite an arm), and even do chores (okay—here he was like any other kid on earth—he hated chores). But there was no stopping Santa from being Santa, and one winter, he began to make his lists. He checked them twice, and delivered toys to children all over Cincinnati. Then, all over Ohio. Then—the world.
Compiled from his baby book, family photos, and report cards, Santa from Cincinnati provides a full-spectrum view of the boy who grew to be the man who grew to be Santa.
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