Picture Books At The Library: Christmas Edition 2016

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In my position as a technical processing assistant at the DeWitt Community Library, I catalog a lot of new picture books. Unfortunately, I cannot review them all, but I do try to read them all. Below are a few I’ve cataloged recently.

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On Christmas Eve, Santa looks everywhere for his special Christmas underwear with no luck. Will he have to wear shamrock long johns instead?

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Clark the Shark spends too much time trying to figure out who his Secret Santa is and not enough time being a good Secret Santa himself.

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A young boy named Alec and his grandfather lend their giant spruce tree to the city for the Christmas celebration.

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Santa is moving too quickly to see who actually lives in each house he visits. Will it be a Christmas disaster?

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Exquisitely illustrated version of The Nutcracker ballet with a surprise at the end.

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Clementine is a teeny-tiny girl who lives with her average-sized family. It’s mostly fun being the smallest, but Christmas can be tricky.

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Celebrates the joyful season of Christmas and the story of the nativity, told through the performance of a children’s Christmas pageant.

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When the Gingerbread Baby hears about the Christmas Festival, he wants to rush down to the village with his band.

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Greta likes to tell her younger sister Gracie everything she knows, especially about Santa.

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Santa has stopped believing in a boy named Harold.

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Maple and Willow love trees and now they are getting their first real Christmas tree.

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A retelling of Margaret Wise Brown’s book of the same name, (originally published in 1952) that tells the story of Jesus’s birth, with new illustrations by Anna Dewdney.

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Penguin discovers holiday magic in the most unexpected places.

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It’s Christmas Eve at the Babymouse house, and all is well, or is it?

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Hannah Greyweather’s life is changed when she finds a magic wish-granting boot in the forest outside her home.

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One windy Christmas Eve, a present tumbles out of Santa’s sleigh. Santa doesn’t notice, but four little animal friends do.

 

 

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One by one, from field and forest, the animals make their way to the barn. But the shy little fox has nothing to offer. So sweet and gorgeously illustrated.

 

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Late one night, Slipper the cat awakens to find a furry-booted man in her home and, like any curious cat would, climbs into his big red sack. Beautiful!

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