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.


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


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.


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


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


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


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.


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


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


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


Santa has stopped believing in a boy named Harold.


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


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.


Penguin discovers holiday magic in the most unexpected places.


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


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


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




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.



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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