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Product Type: Books
Age: Early Elementary School Years
Categories: Holiday Books
Subcategories: Christmas

 


2005 Award
Santa Claus Is Comin to Town
(J. Fred Coots & Haven Gillespie/illus. by Steven K, HarperCollins $16.99 Score:) Kellogg creates a joyous and bustling celebration as the town gets ready for Santa. He brings the 1934 classic song to life, capturing the excitement of the season. 3 & up.

Age: Preschool,Early School Years. Award Year: 2005.

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2005 Award
Uncles and Antlers
(Lisa Wheeler/illus. by Brian Floca, Atheneum $15.95 Score:) A jolly romp as Octavia the reindeer extols the virtues of her seven uncles. A bouncing rhyme with lots of counting mixed in, they all join in once a year to help pull Santa's sleigh. No Rudolph in this version! 4 & up.

Age: Preschool,Early School Years. Award Year: 2005.

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Babushka
(retold by Sandra Ann Horn/illus. by Sophie Fatus, Barefoot Books $16.95 Score:) Babushka is so busy cleaning that she almost misses the amazing events that are happening when an angel comes to her yard, a star appears in the sky and three wise men come to her door. Unlike the Italian Christmas Witch, Babushka finds her way to Bethlehem, learning much along the way! 4-8.

Age: Early School Years. Award Year: 2003.

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2003 Award
Christmas Tapestry
(by Patricia Polacco, Philomel $16.99 Score:) Leave it to Patricia Polacco to write an ecumenical holiday book. It all begins when the Weeks family moves to Detroit and the family pitches in to get their father's church in shape. Water damage in the church just before Christmas couldn't happen at a worse time! But when they find a tapestry in a second hand store they also happen to find the Jewish woman who embroidered it, and this discovery leads to yet another miracle! 8 & up.

Age: Early School Years,Later School Years. Award Year: 2003.

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2003 Award
I See a Star
(by Jean Marzollo/illus. by Suse MacDonald, $7.95 Score:) Any child who has appeared in the Christmas Pageant will enjoy this rebus counting book that captures the cast getting dressed for the show. Once they learn what the rebus pictures stand for, even prereaders can "read" along! 4 & up.

Age: Preschool,Early School Years. Award Year: 2003.

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2003 Award
The Night Before Christmas
(by Clement Clarke Moore/illus. by Robert Sabuda, Little Simon $25 Score:) Not since Sabuda did his Twelve Days of Christmas has there been such a spectacular holiday pop-up! From the mouse in the spinning clockworks to the sled flying over a pop-up snow-covered village, this is a book of "Oooooohs!" and "Aaaaahhhhhhs!" All ages.

Age: Preschool,Early School Years,Later School Years. Award Year: 2003.

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2003 Award
Who's That Knocking on Christmas Eve?
(by Jan Brett, Putnam $16.99 Score:) Who can keep the trolls from eating Kyri's Christmas feast? It's a boy from Finnmark who comes with his ice bear and frightens the trolls. A satisfying adventure for a winter's night! 5–9.

Age: Early School Years. Award Year: 2003.

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2004 Award
The Christmas Gift for Mama
(Lauren Thompson/illus. by Jim Burke, Scholastic $16.95 Score:) Inspired by O. Henry’s “Gift of the Magi,” a tender story about a child who trades her treasured doll to replace a broken china figure that her mother loved. A moving story about the ache of loss and the joy of giving. We dare you to read it without a tear! 6–10.

Age: Early School Years,Later School Years. Award Year: 2004.

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2004 Award
The 12 Days of Christmas
(Tad Hills, Little Simon $9.99 Score:) Anita Pig is swamped with the wonderful gifts her true love brings as you open the flaps and see the newest gift revealed. A small but pleasing book to sing. All ages.

Age: Infants,Toddlers,Preschool,Early School Years,Later School Years. Award Year: 2004.

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2004 Award
The Miracle of the Poinsettia
(Joanne Oppenheim/illus. by Fabian Negrin, Barefoot Books $16.99 Score:) Understandably, one of our new favorite titles. Inspired by an old Mexican folktale and our own family’s love of Mexico. With nothing to bring to the baby Jesus, Juanita gives from her heart with a miraculous outcome. 6 & up.

Age: Early School Years,Later School Years. Award Year: 2004.

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