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Friday, December 6, 2013

Christmas is for Kids, and Kids love Books!

 Snowy days and Christmas cheer await families this year!  In “When It Snows” by Richard Collingridge, you will discover the magic of snow by following a boy and his teddy bear on a wondrous snowy adventure to a surprising place. “Santa Is Coming to Canada” details his cross-country visit! In the fractured fairytale, “Santa Claus and the Three Bears” by Maria Modugno, Santa plays the role of Goldilocks with hilarious results!  Join young Zoomer in “Zoomer’s Out-of-This –World Christmas” by Ned Young as he celebrates the festivities with a goofy space family.  If your preschoolers are doing a Christmas show at school, you may wish to read “The Perfect Christmas Pageant” by Joyce Meyer. In this book, Hayley, the Hippo, when asked to direct the annual Christmas pageant for Everyday Zoo, has one challenge after another. Christmas carols are lots of fun to sing!  Try the junior kit “Frosty the Snowman” by Steve Nelson in which children can sing along to a CD, while looking at the beautiful illustrations in the picture book. Great for road trips!  If your kids like to make their own Christmas gifts and cards, have them get into the Christmas spirit by using  The Duct Tape Book:  25 Projects to Make with Duct Tape” by Jolie Dobson and “A Christmas Drawing Wonderland” by Jennifer M. Besel.
      Snow and penguins unite in “The Chilly Little Penguin” by Russell Punter where Perry the Penguin, who lives at the South Pole, tries to get warm! Perfect for beginning readers, while chapter book readers will enjoy “The Life of Ty: Penguin Problems” by Lauren Myracle, which follows mischievous Ty, a second-grader, as he becomes a big brother! For older children, a new Transformer book called “Switching Gears” by Ryder Windham will have them loving robots! Teens will enjoy “Winter White” a Belles novel by Jen Calonita where Izzie enjoys the magnificent Cotillion Ball in Emerald Cove. So get warmed up with a good wintery book!

Recommendations by Linda Youmans, Youth Collections and Systems Librarian for the ORL

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