HOLIDAY READS FROM CANDLEWICK PRESS
Who is on your list this year?
for TINY TOTS
Where’s Santa Claus? (board book)
By Ingela P. Arrhenius
Five beautifully illustrated spreads show a series of friendly Christmassy creatures hiding behind bright felt flaps. With gold foil on the cover and a mirror on the final page, this is a perfect book to share with very little ones.
Baby’s First Cloth Book: Christmas
By Lisa Jones & Edward Underwood
Explore the world with Baby Boo! These charming cloth books combine bold images of faces and animals, high-contrast patterns, first words, and the simplest of stories, making them perfect gifts for babies. Features a cloth-and-Velcro handle that can be strapped to a stroller and crinkly pages for tiny hands.
for SMALL NATURE LOVERS
Little Fox in the Snow
By Jonathan London, illustrated by Daniel Miyares
Follow a young red fox on a snowy day in this striking glimpse of woodland life in winter from Jonathan London and Daniel Miyares.
A red fox emerges from its burrow one wintry morning, a fiery streak against stark white surroundings, driven by hunger and curiosity to investigate its world. Encountering a mouse, a hare, and a wolverine, the little fox takes on the role of both hunter and hunted before returning to the safety of its den, where — perhaps — it dreams of something more. Jonathan London’s poetic text and Daniel Miyares’s stunning impressionistic paintings provide an evocative portrait of a fox and its place in the natural world.
Little Christmas Tree
By Jessica Courtney-Tickle
One white and snowy night, a little Christmas tree stands alone in the forest. Everything is white and lifeless. As the night goes on, there are signs of life: an orange fox, a red-breasted robin, a cloud of fireflies. By the end of the book, the little Christmas tree is transformed by nature. Another glorious lift-the-flap exploration of nature in the same series as Little Tree and Little Honeybee.
By Michael Morpurgo, illustrated by Kerry Hyndman
Longing carries a lone robin home for Christmas in a tender, universal tale that will resonate with families anticipating a joyful holiday reunion.
A plucky robin, lost and alone, sets out on an epic journey, guided only by a call in his heart saying “come home!” He wills his wings to beat faster, lifting him over great mountains and dark forests, through blinding blizzards and rolling fog, across the wide, wild sea. Can he find his way back to his family in time for Christmas? Combined with Kerry Hyndman’s striking illustrations of the red-breasted bird against a sweeping, snowy terrain, Michael Morpurgo’s poetic narrative will stir any reader who has ever yearned to reunite with loved ones or welcome them home.
for FAMILY TOGETHERNESS
By Michael Rosen; illustrated by Tony Ross
A timely retelling of A Christmas Carol for the whole family about a smartphone-obsessed dad.
This Christmas, join Michael Rosen and Tony Ross with their unforgettable retelling of Charles Dickens’s beloved holiday classic. Harry Gruber plays the role of Scrooge in his school’s production of “A Christmas Carol,” and he is extra nervous about tonight’s performance because his father is in the audience — not away for business, as usual. Will the story’s message of Christmas cheer and the redemptive power of love reach his father’s distracted Scrooge heart?
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