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


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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.

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

  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.

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

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

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


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