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Pretime Piano, Primer Level (Beginning Reading): Christmas by Nancy Faber
Ella Bella Ballerina and The Nutcracker
James Mayhew - 2012
"Ella Bella, would you fetch the music box?" asks Madame Rosa. "Then we can have some dancing at our party." As the music begins playing, little Ella Bella is magically transported into the enchanting, festive world of The Nutcracker ballet. There, she meets the beautiful Clara and her wooden Nutcracker doll. Together, Ella and Clara must fight off the evil Mouse King so they can break the evil spell that has transformed a handsome prince into the Nutcracker doll. When the spell is broken and the prince comes to life, he leads Clara and Ella to a magic forest where they dance to the music of the famous Nutcracker ballet. On the last page of this beautifully illustrated story, young readers learn about the origins of The Nutcracker ballet, its music written in 1892 by the composer Piotr Tchaikovsky for Russia's famous Imperial Ballet.
John Hollander - 1999
This garland of Christmas poems contains not only the ones you would insist on finding here ("A Visit from St. Nicholas," "Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming," and "The Twelve Days of Christmas" among them) but such equally enchanting though lesser-known Yuletide treasures as Emily Dickinson's "The Savior must have been a docile Gentleman," Anthony Hecht's "Christmas Is Coming," Rudyard Kipling's "Christmas in India," Langston Hughes's "Shepherd's Song at Christmas," Robert Graves's "The Christmas Robin," and happy surprises like Phyllis McGinley's "Office Party," Dorothy Parker's "The Maid-Servant at the Inn," and Philip Larkin's "New Year Poem."
12 Days of Christmas
Rachel Isadora - 2010
The gorgeous, wonderfully detailed collage illustrations, comprised of colorful kente cloth and cut paper, feature tribal drummers and dancers, traditional clothing and native wildlife, making every scene as visually striking as the last.
We Three Kings
Gennady Spirin - 2007
Each from a different region, each beckoned by the same gleaming star, each bearing treasures, each wishing to welcome a newborn asleep in a manger's hay -- a baby named Jesus, who would change the world.This beloved Christmas carol, written in 1857, celebrates the wise men's journey and the first Christmas night. Internationally renowned artist Gennady Spirin pays his own type of homage with paintings so exquisitely detailed and wrought that they, too, are a gift -- to that baby in the manger and to you.
The Beautiful Christmas Tree
Charlotte Zolotow - 1972
In this timeless story Mr. Crockett teaches his snobbish neighbors that "beauty is as beauty does," when he rescues a scrawny tree. With years of loving care, the little pine grows strong, bringing songbirds and new friends to a lonely old man. The vibrant color palette and fresh compositions of Yan Nascimbene lend a modern look to a holiday staple. This new edition not only celebrates the spirit of Christmas but reaffirms our faith-almost thirty years since its first publication-in the basic goodness of people all year round.
Bob: And 6 More Christmas Stories
Sandra Boynton - 1999
He says his name is Bob. The winsome tale of Bob opens this book of seven Boynton Christmas stories. Using the colorful picture tabs, little children can choose the story they want to hear:* Bob* Merry Christmas Party* The Star* A Big Box* Eight Wishes* Wake Up!* Christmas LullabyEvery perfectly silly selection is just right for snuggling by, all December long. And highly approved by Bob.
Jingle Bell Pop: How to Make A Holiday Hit
John Seabrook - 2018
Before Halloween’s ghosts and ghouls have even had their chance to come out of the shadows, sleigh bells and ribbons begin to materialize at the mall and towering tinsel-tinged trees appear in our living rooms. But the most telltale sign of the arrival of yuletide festivities is the unceasingly merry melody of the seasonal songbook, from "Silent Night" to "Santa Baby." Love them or loathe them, these holiday earworms are here to stay. But how do these songs endure for decades? And why are there so few contemporary Christmas carols?In this holly jolly Audible Original, New York Times bestselling author and New Yorker columnist John Seabrook uncovers the mysteries of the holiday music machine, exploring how these hits were made and why they’ve dominated the soundwaves each and every winter. From the mid-century reign of songwriter Johnny Marks ("Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer") to the manufactured musical nostalgia of modern holiday hits like "All I Want for Christmas Is You," Seabrook, alongside a cast of singers, songwriters, and producers, reveals the untold stories behind the songs that have us rockin’ around the Christmas tree year after year.
Christmas Stories: Cute Stories for Kids Ages 4-8
Uncle Amon - 2014
This is an excellent read for early and beginning readers. Big and bright illustrations for younger readers! Kindle Unlimited and Amazon Prime members can read this book for FREE! These stories are great for quick bedtime stories and cute tales to be read aloud with friends and family! Excellent for early and beginning readers Great for reading aloud with friends and family Christmas stories and adventures about Christmas Funny and Hilarious Christmas jokes & illustrations for kids FREE Christmas coloring book downloads included Story List & Activities: Special Christmas Manners Christmas Morning Fun Christmas Baking Contest Black Boots and the Freezing Cold The Christmas Surprise Christmas Jokes Christmas Coloring Book This books is especially great for traveling, waiting rooms, and read aloud at home. Funny Christmas Jokes for Kids Q: What Christmas carol do parents love the most?A: Silent Night! HAHA! Q: What did the snowman say to his friend?A: I think I smell carrots! LOL! Q: What are Santa’s helpers taught at an early age?A: The elf-abet! HAHA! Q: What was the monkey’s favorite Christmas song?A: Jungle bells! Your child will be entertained for hours! Scroll up and click 'buy' and spend some quality time with your child! MERRY CHRISTMAS! 100% Money Back GuaranteeTags: Christmas, Christmas books, christmas stories, kids christmas stories, christmas stories for kids, childrens christmas stories, christmas stories for children, Christmas, books, ebooks, Santa Claus, Christmas tree, short stories, bedtime stories, gifts, Rudolph, Christmas elf, kids stories, stories for kids, Christmas stories, short stories for kids, short stories, stories for kids, Christmas jokes, kids christmas stories, childrens christmas stories, kids christmas books, childrens christmas books, books for kids, santa claus, reindeer, santa, thanksgiving turkey, bedtime stories, kids books, ebooks, books for kids, jokes, kids, hilarious, children, kid, kids books, childrens books, childrens book, kids book about christmas, elementary, kids book, books for kids, childrens book, book, thankful, kindle book, kindle ebook, comedy, kindle unlimited, kindle unlimited books for kids, kindle unlimited books for children, humor, early reader, beginning reader, kids comedy, bedtime stories, free ebooks, ebooks free, stories for kids, preschool, ages 3-5, ages 6-8, ages 9-12, preteen, beginning readers, beginner reading, kids stories, children stories
Sugar Plums in St. Thomas
Loni Ree - 2020
The shell around my heart is iron-hard and I'm perfectly happy this way, but my family is fed up with my grumpy attitude. They give me a tropical vacation for Christmas hoping I'll return a changed man. Little do they know…Ginger WestI march to the beat of my own drum. I'm tired of seeing the disappointment in my parents' eyes when I show up on Christmas Day without a husband. To avoid my perfect family Christmas, I book a solo vacation to paradise. Hopefully, I'll return a changed woman. Little do I know…An early morning run brings Simon face-to-face with the most beautiful woman he's ever seen. When he blunders his way through their meeting, his little sugarplum's sass emerges, and she smashes right through the shell surrounding his heart. The sand doesn’t soften the blow as he falls hard and fast.The Grinch has found his own little sugarplum in St. Thomas, and she isn’t going to make things easy for him. Simon might have his work cut out for him, but he'll do whatever it takes. After all, he's determined to keep his beautiful sugarplum.If you like over-the-top, insta-love romance with a little bit of humor, this quick read is the perfect story for you.