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December 21, 2018

I love, love adding winter-themed books to my libraries at home and at school. Plus, the kids always get so excited when they see these books hit the shelves. They know what winter means, and the excitement on their faces when the first talks of winter and snow are so...

December 20, 2018

Watch out, The Little Engine that could. Here comes The Little Snowplow that could!

In a winter-themed story by Lora Koehler, we meet a new little snowplow. He is new to the truck team, and the older, bigger trucks are positive that he will not be able to keep up.

In ord...

December 19, 2018

The Christmas hymn of Silent Night has long been a classic of the holiday. In the story, titled Silent Night, Lara Hawthorne utilizes her illustrating talents to create beautiful depictions of the night the Jesus was born. 

Each illustration is stunning, and they all...

December 18, 2018

No one can resist that one button. You know the one. The one that we are all dying to touch but are under strict directions to not go near.

As we all know, that idea never seems to turn out in our favor, and naturally, the temptation becomes just too much. The button is...

December 17, 2018

It has never been widely known how the Sugar Plum Fairy came to be. But, all that changed when a little girl name Plum took center-stage in a magical, holiday-based story.

Plum is a kind little girl with deep purple hair. She lives in an orphanage with lots of other c...

December 14, 2018

I cannot go through this holiday season without sharing the 2018 Caldecott winning book, Wolf in the Snow! 

Friends, this book is just breath-taking! Every image that Matthew Cordell created is soft and so gentle. They fit the word-less book just brilliantly.

The limited...

December 13, 2018

If you are like me and have a preschooler or toddler with a wild imagination, you will want to check out this fun series by Elise Parsley!

In many wild and wacky adventures, a precarious preschooler named Magnolia finds out the hard way that there are just some objects...

December 12, 2018

Children always get excited for Christmas. The lights, the tree, and don't forget all the presents.

In The Broken Ornament, by Tony DiTerlizzi, Jack is crazy excited for the upcoming holiday. As he is decorating the tree, he keeps telling his parents that they have to m...

December 11, 2018

Jan Brett’s wintery tales have always been magical, and The Snowy Nap is a welcomed addition to Jan Brett’s previous novels that we all adore.

This new story has everything that we have come to love from Jan Brett’s stories.  There is a heart-warming story, packed with...

December 10, 2018

In The First Christmas Night, lyricist, Keith Christopher, rewrites the words of a classic Christmas story. As you read, you will notice that this story goes along with the rhymes and rhythms of the story, Twas the Night Before Christmas. Instead of telling the story...

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