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Holiday 2012: Holiday Books for Kids

If your looking for some new Holiday books to add to your collection, or some new books to read on Christmas Eve here are a few great books that are new for this year.

The Christmas Quiet Book– A Christmas companion to the New York Times bestselling The Quiet Book and The Loud Book.

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.

Christmas Wombat by Jackie French – A cute and quirky offering from the creators of Diary of a Wombat.

“Slept. Scratched. Slept.” Indeed, it seems like Christmas will be just another day for the wombat . . . until she smells carrots! In this charming picture book, the star of Diary of a Wombat goes head to head with Santa’s reindeer in competition for carrots—and wins. Then, as an accidental stowaway on Santa’s sleigh, she learns that carrots are internationally available. No wonder she isn’t hungry for treats on Christmas morning! Engaging illustrations delightfully complement the spare text in this unique, wombat’s-eye view of a favorite holiday.

The Christmas Tugboat: How the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Came to New York City – A true story of one family’s adventure delivering the iconic tree to New York City by tugboat.

Nothing says Christmas like a Christmas tree, and the Rockefeller Center tree in New York City has said it beautifully since 1931. But how does the tree get there? One year, the tugboat captain (and author) George Matteson, his wife, and their daughter traveled by tug to fetch the giant tree. This dramatic picture book tells the story of their real-life journey up the Hudson River, and James Ransome’s striking paintings capture the excitement of the trip and the pride of the young girl who helped steer the tug into New York Harbor.

Happy Hanukkah, Curious George – A brand-new, tabbed board book with a foil-stamped cover, latke recipe and instructions for constructing a dreidel.

It is the eighth night of Hanukkah, and George and his friends have gathered for a celebration. They light the menorah, spin the dreidel, make latkes, and learn the importance of mitzvah! In this tabbed board book, youngsters will even find a tasty latke recipe and instructions for constructing a dreidel, with rules for play. A festive foil-stamped cover makes this a fine holiday gift for fans of Curious George.

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Amanda Acuña an influential Mom Blogger. She created MommyMandy as an online resource to the parenting community. She is married to her high school sweetheart and has three daughters, ages 14,11, 5 and a son who is 2. They currently reside in Texas.

3 Responses to “Holiday 2012: Holiday Books for Kids”

  1. Christine Wooldridge says:

    yay for a Hanukkah book!

  2. judy gardner says:

    i would like to get these books to read to the kids this Christmas season – thanks for sharing!

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