December 3, 2012

HOLIDAY EXTRAVAGANZA POST: Non-Traditional Children's Holiday Books


Today's holiday post is all about children's holiday books.  However, instead of listing the classics such as The Nutcracker or new favorites such as The Polar Express, I thought I would share some wonderful non-traditional books for kids for this time of year.  Scroll through the list as there are a variety of books.  You will find something that catches your fancy.  Enjoy! :)



by Joanne Oppenheim
Illustrated by Fabian Negrin



by Selina Alko



by Helen Recorvits
Illustrated by Gabi Swiatkowska



by Dimitrea Tokunbo
Illustrated by Lisa Cohen

by Laura Krauss Melmed
Illustrated by Elizabeth Schlossberg



by Stephen Krensky
Illustrated by S.D. Schindler



by Ellen Jackson



by Mary Pope Osborne
Illustrated by Sal Murdocca



by Danielle Novack
Illustrated by Phyllis Harris



by Philip Yates
Illustrated by Sebastia Serra



by Deborah Newton Chocolate
Illustrated by Cal Massey



by Tony Johnston
Illustrated by Leonard Jenkins



by Caralyn Buehner



by Vivian Walsh
Illustrated by J. Otto Seibold



by Andrew Clements



by Jan Brett



by Alma Flor Ada and F. Isabel Campoy
Illustrated by Vivi Escriva



by Eric Carle



by H.A. Rey



by Wendy Pfeffer
Illustrated by Jesse Reisch



by Colleen Monroe
Illustrated by Michael G. Monroe




by Jane Monroe Donovan 



by Rick Osborne and James Griffin
Illustrated by Jim Griffin



by Robert Frost
Illustrated by Susan Jeffers



by Katya Krenina
Illustrated by Eric A. Kimmel



by Linda Glaser
Illustrated by Nancy Cote



by Angela Shelf Medearis
Illustrated by Daniel Minter



by Lauren Stringer


by Nancy Tillman



The Legend of Old Befana (Italian Christmas story)
by Tomie dePaola



by Gloria Houston
Illustrated by Barbara Cooney



by Leslea Newman
Illustrated by Kyrsten Brooker



by Deborah Underwood
Illustrated by Renata Liwska



Hanukkah Moon  (dreidel pinata!)
by Deborah Da Costa
Illustrated by Gosia Mosz



by Sepp Bauer
Illustrated by Else Wenz-Vietor



by Virginia Kroll
Illustrated by Loretta Lopez



by Eric A. Kimmel
Illustrated by Trina Schart Hyman



by John McCutcheon
Illustrated by Henri Sorensen


by O. Henry
Illustrated by P.J. Lynch


by Lita Judge


8 comments:

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  2. Aliens Love Panta Clause is so cute and funny. The whole Aliens Love Underpants series is cute. I like the picks you have there I almost bought the Christmas Quiet Book when in Hawaii.

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  3. Holy cow what a great selection! And I love Tomie dePaola - I'd get anything by him!

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  4. I enjoy him, too! I have actually seen this book mentioned on another blog, too, as a great way to introduce other traditions to children.

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  5. I want to get the Christmas Quiet book for my SELF! lol

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  6. Olive seems to be a recurring book on the Christmas lists

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  7. Definitely worth checking out for Wiggles! It's delightful.

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