Christmas

Little Ones

You Are My Merry Little Christmas

NEW!

By Joyce Wan
Cartwheel Books

  • September 27, 2016
  • $6.99
  • Ages 3 and under

Share the joy of Christmas with this adorable little board book full of sparkle and sweetness.

Here comes an irresistible, glittery Christmas-themed story from the Queen of Cute, Joyce Wan!

This holly-jolly board book includes Wan's iconic bold lines, glitter, and embossing on the cover as well as eye-catching spreads featuring an irresistible cast of chubby, happy characters, such as a cheerful reindeer, a sweet sugar cookie, a dancing sugarplum, and more. And at the end of the story you can't help but repeat "Baby, you light up my life!" to your own bundle of joy.

It's a wonderful first introduction to Christmas -- featuring iconic images of the season on every page!

 



My Snow Globe: A Sparkly Peek-Through Story

NEW!

By Megan E. Bryant; Illustrated by Melissa Iwai
Cartwheel Books

  • September 27, 2016
  • $7.99
  • All ages

Journey through glittery snowscapes in this magical snow globe story full of beautiful wintertime scenes and surprising animal friends!

A charming new snow globe-inspired board book just in time for the holidays! This shaped board book looks just like a snow globe with a clear acetate window and shimmery glitter on every die-cut layered page. Kids won't be able to resist turning the pages, reading the lyrical story, and watching the colorful illustrations by Melissa Iwai come to life. With adorable forest animals hidden on every spread, here's a glorious gift book to treasure all throughout the snowy season.

 



Merry Christmas, Stinky Face

NEW!

By Lisa McCourt, Illustrated by Cyd Moore
Cartwheel Books

  • September 27, 2016
  • $3.99
  • Ages 3 and under

Fans of I Love You, Stinky Face will love spending Christmas with their favorite pal!

Fans of I Love You, Stinky Face, will love this Christmas story! Stinky Face loves Christmastime . . . but he still has plenty of questions. What if a big, wintry wind blows his Christmas tree away? What if one of the reindeer gets his antlers stuck in the branches that hang over the roof? Luckily, his imaginative Mama knows how to reassure him that Christmas will be magical!

I Love You, Stinky Face has sold over 1 million copies and still counting!

 



Stick Man

NEW!

By Julia Donaldson, Illustrated by Axel Scheffler
Arthur A. Levine Books

  • September 27, 2016
  • $12.99
  • Ages 4-8

A new look for a perennial Christmas favorite by the creators of Room on the Broom!

Stick Man lives in the family tree
With his Stick Lady Love and their stick children three.

But one day, Stick Man is carried off by a mischievous dog who wants to play fetch! Things go from bad to worse as Stick Man is carried farther and farther away from home. Lonely and lost, Stick Man wants nothing more than to be home with his family for Christmas. And when he helps Santa Claus out of a bind, he finds the perfect ticket home!

From the creators of Room on the Broom, this perennial Christmas favorite and perfect read-aloud is now available in a bright, eye-catching holiday edition.

 



Christmas at Last!

By Sam Hearn, Illustrated by Penny Dann
Cartwheel Books

  • October 2015
  • $10.99
  • Ages 3–5

 

A special Christmas gift book with glitter and die-cut pages that look just like stockings!

Christmas is here! Read along and help the Bear family open their presents by turning the clever die-cut pages that look just like stockings. But each gift is very mysterious. Why would Santa give a hat, a scarf, shiny buttons, and a carrot to different members of the family? Santa must have something up his sleeve!

 



Christmas Board Book (Can You See What I See?)

By Walter Wick
Cartwheel Books

  • September 2015
  • $6.99
  • Ages 3–5

 

This delightful Christmas board book uses photographs from The Night Before Christmas in Walter Wick's bestselling Can You See What I See? series.

Toddlers and preschoolers will love to find the hidden trinkets and toys in each spread using the picture clues. The photographs feature a gingerbread house, Christmas cookies, and, of course, Santa Claus. A perfect Christmas stocking stuffer!

 



Clifford's Christmas

By Norman Bridwell
Cartwheel Books

  • September 2011
  • $3.99
  • Ages 3-5

It only takes a little to BE BIG! It's Christmas time for Emily Elizabeth and Clifford! While they count down the days to their favorite holiday, Clifford makes a snowman, gets a tree, and finds a surprise in his stocking. The BE BIG campaign invites everyone, big and small, to take action and raise awareness for how CLIFFORD'S BIG IDEAS can make the world a better place.

 



The Night Before Christmas

By Clement Clarke Moore, Illustrated by David Ercolini
Orchard Books

  • October 2015
  • $16.99
  • Ages 3–5

Creatures of all shapes and all sizes will be stirring with laughter in David Ercolini’s overly decked out, Christmas-splendored illustrated picture book of the classic poem The Night Before Christmas.

Ercolini breathes new life into an unrivaled classic with his over-the-top, vibrant illustrations featuring fun, accessible scenes of holiday mayhem and spirited cheer. It’s “The Night Before Christmas” as you’ve never seen it before!

 



How Do Dinosaurs Say Merry Christmas?

By Jane Yolen/Illustrated by Mark Teague
The Blue Sky Press

  • September 2012
  • $16.99
  • Ages 0-3

From decorating the tree to wrapping presents, little dinosaurs love to celebrate Christmas-and everything about it. With ornaments on the branches and carolers singing at the door, the spirit of Christmas is finally here and filling the hearts of families everywhere. But when the stockings are hung on the chimney, and the cookies are left out for Santa, how can little dinosaurs go to sleep? It's so exciting! How can they possibly calm down and behave? Children will laugh out loud as dinosaurs secretly lick candy canes, take sneaky peeks at gifts, and disrupt the traditional family feast. With holiday surprises around every corner, the award-winning team of Jane Yolen and Mark Teague create an engaging, fun gift sure to be read again and again, year after year. How do dinosaurs say Merry Christmas? The same way they say Happy Chanukah: With an abundance of love, joy, memory, and gratitude.

 



The Littlest Elf

By Brandi Dougherty/Illustrated by Kirsten Richards
Scholastic Inc.

  • September 2012
  • $4.99
  • Ages 3-5

From the New York Times bestselling team that brought us The Littlest Pilgrim comes a sweet new holiday follow-up filled with Christmas cheer and adorable stickers! Oliver may be the littlest elf in the North Pole, but he has a big desire to discover his very special job in Santa's workshop! But after getting lost in the toy shop, making a mess at the book shop, and falling in the mixing machine at the bakery, is the littlest elf just too little? Perhaps he just needs the littlest reindeer to remind him what Christmas is all about!

 



My Christmas Treasury

By Cheryl Ryan, Lucille Colandro, Steven Kroll/Illustrated by Jared D. Lee
Scholastic Inc.

  • September 2012
  • $8.99
  • Ages 4-8

This merry treasury of stories will warm every heart with holiday tales of sharing, caring, and bearing good tidings of Christmas cheer! Three stories at one low price in a padded, keepsake format!

Includes:
* THE BIGGEST CHRISTMAS TREE EVER! by Steven Kroll and Jeni Bassett
* THERE WAS AN OLD LADY WHO SWALLOWED A BELL! by Lucille Colandro and Jared Lee
* CHRISTMAS MORNING by Cheryl Ryan Harshman and Jenny Mattheson.

 



My Santa Claus

By Lily Karr/Illustrated by Jay Johnson
Scholastic Inc.

  • September 2012
  • $4.99
  • Ages 3-5

With sweet illustrations and a simple Christmas holiday story inside, this novelty board book is made to look exactly like Santa Claus—complete with a shiny suit and fuzzy beard. It's the perfect Christmas gift for active readers getting ready for the season!

 



Oh, What a Christmas!

By Michael Garland
Scholastic Press

  • September 2011
  • $16.99
  • Ages 4-8

When the harness to Santa's sleigh breaks mid-flight, Dasher, Dancer, and the rest of the reindeer gang fly off into the night...leaving Santa and all of his presents stranded! Who will guide Santa's sleigh and save Christmas now? Luckily, Santa lands by a tiny barn filled with sleepy animals. With a twinkle in his eye, Santa sees a solution and wonders how well can cows, sheep, goats, pigs, and an old hound dog fly? OH, WHAT A CHRISTMAS! is an upbeat and humorously sweet holiday story about Santa's soon-to-be-classic wild and crazy sleigh ride one special Christmas Eve.

 



Snow Bunny's Christmas Wish

By Rebecca Harry
Orchard Books

  • September 2013
  • $16.99
  • Ages 4-8

The only present Snow Bunny truly wants for Christmas is a friend. Snow Bunny lives all by herself deep in the wintry forest. When she is too late to mail her letter to Santa, she decides to take it to the North Pole herself. Along the way, she meets other animals who need her help. It's only when Santa brings her home in his sleigh that Snow Bunny realizes she has made her wish come true all on her own! Children will love Rebecca Harry's beautiful illustrations and the dazzling foil details sprinkled throughout. This sweet Christmas story about the power of kindness is sure to be a family favorite.

 



Middle Grade

On Christmas Eve

NEW!

By Daphne Benedis-Grab
Scholastic Press

  • October 29, 2016
  • $3.99
  • Ages 7-10

A heartfelt gift for every family, sure to be shared over and over each year.

Eight-year-old Tess is convinced this is the year she will finally meet Santa and experience the "Christmas magic." She also wishes with all her heart that her best friend's ill father will recover. Tess's faith in the season results in a Christmas Eve so wondrous, so sparkling, readers won't be able to help but feel transformed. Like trimming the tree and It's a Wonderful Life, baking cookies and White Christmas, ON CHRISTMAS EVE is sure to bring new holiday magic to readers' lives.

 




 

Rainbow Magic Special Edition: Cheryl the Christmas Tree Fairy

By Daisy Meadows
Scholastic Paperbacks

  • September 2012
  • $6.99
  • Ages 7-10

Rachel and Kirsty are staying at a cozy cabin in the woods for Christmas! But everything is going wrong. Even their Christmas tree is missing! The girls think they know who's causing all the holiday trouble…and they're right! Jack Frost and his goblins have stolen Cheryl the Christmas Tree Fairy's magic tree, gift, and star. Without them, Christmas won't be festive or fun. Rachel and Kirsty have to do something, or Jack Frost will make this Christmas a catastrophe!

 



Clementine for Christmas

By Daphne Benedis-Grab
Scholastic Press

  • September 2015
  • $16.99
  • Ages 8–12

Daphne Benedis-Grab captured our hearts with The Angel Tree (2014) and now she returns with "Clementine for Christmas"; a heartwarming story that sparkles with humor, sweetness and true Christmas spirit.

Josie’s timid, but she comes out of her shell when she and her dog, Clementine, volunteer at the local hospital during the holiday season. Between her beloved Clementine and a load of Christmas fun, what more could she need? Oscar’s parents are fighting more and more--and so is he. He gets into trouble at school, and his punishment? Volunteer hours at the local hospital. Gabby’s life seems perfect. She’s the star of the soccer team, super stylish, and everyone looks up to her. But she has a secret, and if it gets out, she'll lose everything. Then, Clementine disappears, Oscar’s parents separate, and Gabby ends up in the hospital. All Josie wanted was to help make the perfect Christmas, but it seems like things couldn’t get any worse. Can Josie, Oscar, and Gabby find a way to save the holiday?

 



Revenge of the Angels

By Jennifer Ziegler
Scholastic Press

  • September 2015
  • $16.99
  • Ages 8–12

The Brewster triplets are back in "Revenge of the Angels," a new and hilarious holiday story by Jennifer Ziegler. Full of the same shenanigans as "Revenge of the Flower Girls," this book promises another laugh-out-loud sister adventure—right in the middle of the Christmas season.

When we last saw them, Dawn, Darby, and Delaney Brewster stopped their big sister from marrying the wrong guy, proving that they can accomplish a lot when they work together. Now, they are turning their smarts and high-energy hijinks to something completely different: their local Christmas pageant! They’ve been practicing looking wise and stroking long, fake beards in preparation for their roles. But what if they’re not cast as the wise men? What if instead they have to play angels in the pageant? Distasteful. Deplorable. Dreadful. And it’s not like anything else is going their way this holiday season, either. Can the triplets figure out what to get for their mom, solve a mystery about a stolen Santa, and recover their holiday spirit in time for the pageant? Of course they can! And they’ll do it with humor and charm, or they’re not the Brewster triplets.

 



The Angel Tree

By Daphne Benedis-Grab
Scholastic Press

  • September 30, 2014
  • $16.99
  • Ages 8-12

Every Christmas in the small town of Pine River, a tree appears in the town square—the Angel Tree. Some people tie wishes to the tree, while others make those wishes come true. Nobody’s ever known where the tree comes from, but the mystery has always been part of the tradition’s charm. This year, however, four kids who have been helped—Lucy, Joe, Max, and Cami—dare determined to solve the mystery and find out the true identity of the town’s guardian angel, so that Pine River can finally thank the person who brought the Angel Tree to their town.

This is a heartwarming Christmas mystery, full of friendship, discovery, and loads of holiday cheer!

 



Goosebumps Most Wanted Special Edition #2: The 12 Screams of Christmas

By R.L. Stine
Scholastic Paperbacks

  • September 30, 2014
  • $7.99
  • Ages 8-12

Kate and Rachel are rivals in everything. Since they both dream of being actors, the girls compete enthusiastically to get the lead role in a new holiday pageant. Written by their drama teacher, Mr. Piccolo, the musical show is called The 12 Screams of Christmas. It’s about a family that spends Christmas Eve in a haunted house. After rehearsals in the school auditorium don't go well, Mr. Piccolo decides to take the whole cast to a deserted old house in the woods where they can soak up the atmosphere and get better at their parts. Kate and Rachel are both excited to have major roles. But after they hear screams and voices in the night, and see strange things moving through the darkness, they realize the old house is actually haunted.