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Drummer Boy

Loren Long - 2008
    And when it is still and quiet, the drummer boy plays, boom pum pum boom pum, and warms the child?s heart. But one day the drummer boy is accidentally knocked into the trash, sending him on a journey he never imagined?a journey on which he continues to play his drum, warming the hearts of others, from a rat to an owl to a snowman. And in a touching conclusion, his own heart is warmed as he plays to his most perfect audience: the baby in a manger. Loren Long brings this story of an unforgettable little drummer boy to vivid life with his timeless and magical art.

Mr. Men: The Night Before Christmas

Roger Hargreaves - 2008
    Christmas to arrive.

Father Christmas Needs a Wee

Nicholas Allan - 2009
    . ."At each different house that he visits Father Christmas drinks and eats all the goodies left out for him. Before long he really, really, really needs a wee. So much so that he even forgets to leave the presents behind. But he dashes back, delivers all the pressies and flies home at high speed to avoid an embarassing accident . . . there's just one tiny problem . . . he's lost his house key!Find out what happens and whether Father Christmas ever gets to relieve himself in this brilliant and fabulously funny counting book from the talented author/illustrator Nicholas Allan!

The Biggest Snowball Ever!

John Rogan - 1988
    A little snowball fight turns into the biggest snowball ever, sweeping up everyone in its path -- and tomorrow is Christmas Day! Will the children be rescued in time?

Peppa Pig: Peppa's Christmas

Neville Astley - 2015
    Perfect for little ones at Christmas time!

A Christmas Wish for Corduroy

B.G. Hennessy - 2014
    He sets out across the store to ask Santa Claus for help, but he can’t visit without wearing a special outfit! After stopping to try on hats, boots, and even baby clothes, Corduroy finally arrives at the North Pole. Can Santa help Corduroy find a new home in time for Christmas? With warm humor and classic art, A Christmas Wish for Corduroy takes readers back to the beginning and shows how Corduroy became the beloved bear we know today. This is a heartwarming story about the power of hope, perseverance, and friendship--an important addition to any Corduroy collection.

On Christmas Eve

Margaret Wise Brown - 1961
    Then, with no sound but there own thumping hearts, the children creep downstairs to see the glorious tree and to make a Christmas wish.Margaret Wise Brown's magical story captures all the wonder and mystery of a child's Christmas Eve. Nancy Edwards Calder's exquisite paintings highlight all the details that make this night so special.

Ladybug Girl Loves...

David Soman - 2010
    Ladybug Girl is Lulu, a little girl who loves to dress up in her ladybug costume and use her imagination to turn every moment into an adventure. In this board book, readers will learn about the many loves of Ladybug Girl, from climbing the tallest trees to playing with her friends on the playground. And her beloved dog, Bingo, is always by her side!

A Very Fiona Christmas

Richard Cowdrey - 2019
    A Very Fiona Christmas teaches children about:The true meaning of the holidays by sharing the wonders and excitement of the seasonFriendship, the importance of helping others, and the power of laughterThis adorable picture book is great for readers ages 4-8, and includes:Art by New York Times bestselling artist Richard Cowdrey (Fiona the Hippo; Bad Dog, Marley)A beautiful holiday themed cover that shimmers and shines with foil and glitterCheck out other titles in the Fiona the Hippo series: Fiona the Hippo, Fiona, It’s Bedtime, and Fiona Helps a Friend.

Sad Santa

Tad Carpenter - 2012
    His reindeer and elves can't lift his spirits, and even a vacation with Mrs. Claus doesn't do the trick. Will Santa ever feel like his old holly-jolly self again? This quirky, funny, and completely unique picture book by hot young hipster illustrator Tad Carpenter will appeal to kids and parents alike.

Half A World Away

Libby Gleeson - 2006
    debut of an incredible new illustrator introduces two everyday friends whose closeness endures no matter how far apart they are."If I call Amy really loudly, she'll hear me, won't she?" Louie asked his mom. His mom shook her head. "Amy is half a world away." Amy and Louie are the best of friends. They build towers as high as the sky, they look for magical creatures in clouds, and they always greet one another with their special call: "Coo-ee!" But when Amy's family moves far across the ocean, the color drains out of their lives---until Louie finds a way to restore their special bond. A perfect book for any friends separated by a move, this is the unforgettable story of a friendship lost and found.

Bah! Humbug?

Lorna Balian - 1977
    Margie writes to Santa Claus asking him for a new teddy bear since her teddy, Herold, is looking a bit shabby. Her bossy older brother Arthur believes that Santa Claus is a humbug and plans to prove it by creating a trap to catch him. Lorna's delightful illustrations show that Arthur might be wrong about Santa after all. An endearing Christmas tale that will delight both boys and girls alike.

Crispin: The Pig Who Had It All

Ted Dewan - 2000
    Crispin is the pig who has it all. And each Christmas he gets even more. But his toys always break or become boring. This year Santa has left Crispin a mysterious box that promises to be the "very best thing in the whole wide world." What could it possibly be?

That's Not My Snowman...

Fiona Watt - 2006
    The bright pictures, with their patches of different textures, are designed to develop sensory and language awareness. Babies and toddlers will love turning the pages and touching the feely patches.

How to Catch a Snowman

Adam Wallace - 2018
    Will the snowman teach our heroes a lesson they'll never forget? Who snows!I don't thumpity-thump or give warm hugs—that's for my snowman friends to do.Clever kids will try to trap me,but who will catch me...YOU?