In my position as a technical processing assistant at the DeWitt Community Library, I catalog a lot of picture books. Unfortunately, I cannot review them all, but I do read them all and have assigned a 🙂 to my favorites. Below are a few I’ve cataloged recently. (Whenever possible, summaries have been taken directly from the books.)
I love Christmas, so I am super excited to share a sleighful of wonderful Christmas picture books, newly available At The Library!
🙂 What can a small angel give a most important baby? A Christmas story about the greatest gift of all.
Anticipating he will be eaten, a gingerbread boy cookie nervously awaits Santa’s arrival. When rough-housing puppies threaten Christmas morning joy, the cookie comes to the rescue, earning the Night Watchman job at the North Pole.
🙂 Sidekick Chick’s new mission for his best friend-and hero-Pug, who would rather sleep, involves dressing as Santa and spreading joy to everyone at Christmas.
🙂 Although the other reindeer laugh at him because of his bright red nose, Rudolph proves his worth when he is chosen to lead Santa Claus’ sleigh on a foggy night.
🙂 A lyrical invitation to watch for signs of the season’s approach-and revel in the homespun rituals that warm each family celebration.
Explores Latin American traditions for celebrating Christmas Eve in a text that combines English and Spanish words and follows the rhythm of Clement Moore’s “The Night Before Christmas”.
This delightful parody of The Night Before Christmas will leave readers of all ages shrieking with laughter.
🙂 An eager little Christmas tree, not very tall or well-shaped, is the last on the lot, but when it seems all hope of being covered with lights and ornaments is lost, a special person comes to take him home.
🙂 Little Blue Truck is spreading cheer by delivering Christmas trees to his animal friends.
A teddy bear in the toy department of a big store receives a new name and a new home from Santa.
These twenty-five short poems-composed by Santa himself-give you a peek into life at the North Pole as the December days tick down to Christmas.
A newly illustrated version of the traditional song.
🙂 In this not-so-silent night, God’s unique creatures come together for the singular purpose of celebrating the birth of Jesus.
🙂 With Duvoisin’s glorious artwork accompanying Clement C. Moore’s classic text, families now have a new edition of the story to treasure-and enjoy for generations to come. The special size makes this a perfect stocking stuffer.