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A Holiday Reading List

Alanna Marcelletti
Kids of all ages can have a fantastic time with a book in hand and the holiday season is a great time to catch up and read the classics-or introduce something new.

‘Tis the season for hot chocolate and cozy reading by the fire. Whether you’re looking for the perfect read-aloud or a thoughtful gift, here are some great winter stories to check out!
Picture Books:
  1. The Christmas Quiet Book by Deborah Underwood
  2. How Do Dinosaurs Say Happy Chanukah? By Jane Yolen
  3. Li’l Rabbit’s Kwanzaa by Donna Washington
  4. Mr. Willowby’s Christmas Tree by Robert Barry
  5. Sneezy the Snowman by Maureen Wright
  6. Snowmen at Night by Caralyn Buehner
  7. The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats
  8. Toys Meet Snow by Emily Jenkins
  9. Wolf in the Snow by Matthew Cordell
  10. Wombat Divine by Mem Fox
Early Readers:
  1. Fly Guy’s Ninja Christmas by Tedd Arnold
  2. Henry and Mudge and the Snowman Plan by Cynthia Rylant
  3. Mouse and Mole: A Winter Wonderland by Herbert Yee
  4. Pete the Cat: Snow Daze by James Dean
  5. Poppleton in Winter by Cynthia Rylant
Chapter Books:
  1. Judy Moody and Stink: The Holly Joliday by Megan McDonald
  2. Magic Tree House #44: A Ghost Tale for Christmas Time by Mary Pope Osborne
  3. My Weird School #14: Miss Holly is Too Jolly by Dan Gutman
  4. A Shiloh Christmas by Phyllis Naylor
  5. Winter According to Humphrey by Betty G. Birney
  1. Over and Under the Snow by Kate Messner
  2. Snowflake Bentley by Jacqueline Briggs Martin
  3. The Story of Hanukkah by David Adler
  4. Weird but True Christmas: 300 Festive Facts to Light Up the Holidays by National Geographic Kids
  5. Winter Bees & Other Poems of the Cold by Joyce Sidman
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