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

 


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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2004 Award
Who'll Pull Santa's Sleigh Tonight?
(Laura Rader, HarperCollins $12.99 Score:) Santa’s reindeer are all down with the flu! Who will pull Santa’s sleigh? Many, many creatures volunteer for the job and Santa even tries to create a giant reindeer. A jolly little story with a sweet ending. 4–8.

Age: Early School Years. Award Year: 2004.

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2004 Award
The Man Who Walked the Earth
(Ian Wallace, Groundwood $17.95 Score:) A mysterious stranger knocks on the door on Christmas night. Father has been gone for months looking for work and Mother hopes that wherever he is someone will welcome him as she welcomes this stranger -- who turns out to be a macician who casts a spell strong enough to bring about another miracle.

Age: Early School Years. Award Year: 2004.

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2004 Award
The Runaway Pumpkin
(by Kevin Lewis/illus. by S. D. Schindler, Orchard $15.95 Score:) Follow the rolling pumpkin as it thumps and bumps its way past all the members of the Baxter family and ends up doing what pumpkins do. A fun read-aloud. 3–6.

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

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2004 Award
Thanksgiving at the Tappletons'
(by Eileen Spinelli/ illus. by Megan Lloyd, HarperCollins $14.99 Score:) From the moment Mrs. Tappleton opens the front door and drops the turkey that slides into the pond, the stage is set for a Keystone Cops comedy. But all’s well that ends well, even among a family of wolves. 5 & up.

Age: Early School Years. Award Year: 2004.

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2004 Award
My First Kwanzaa
(by Karen Katz, Holt $14.95 Score:) For the youngest reader, here are simple explanations of the holiday and the meaning of each of the days as a new candle is lit. 3–6.

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

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2006 Award
Three French Hens
(by Margie Palatini/illus. by Richard Egielski, Hyperion $15.99 Score:) Three French hens are shipped from Paris to Philippe Renard, but the address is smudged! So the three deliver themselves to the address of Phil the Fox. In this merry mix-up, the generosity of the three saves them from a dreadful fate. When Phil the Fox tries to give his feathered friends Christmas gifts, they announce that they celebrate Hanukkah . . . so they celebrate both holidays. 4 & up.

Age: Preschool,Early School Years. Award Year: 2006.

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2006 Award
We Gather Together...Now Please Get Lost!
(by Diane deGroat, Chronicle $6.95 Score:) Gilbert is none too happy to be partners with Phillip on the class trip to Pilgrim Town. But when he tries to hide and lose Phillip, he gets stuck in the bathroom, and it’s Phillip who finds and saves him. A lively book about being thankful and friendship. 6 & up.

Age: Early School Years. Award Year: 2006.

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2006 Award
Dear Santa Claus
(by Alan Durant/ illus. by Vanessa Cabban, Candlewick $14.99 Score:) Gilbert is none too happy to be partners with Phillip on the class trip to Pilgrim Town. But when he tries to hide and lose Phillip, he gets stuck in the bathroom, and it’s Phillip who finds and saves him. A lively book about being thankful and friendship. 6 & up.

Age: Preschool,Early School Years. Award Year: 2006.

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2007 Award
Yoon and the Christmas Mitten
(by Helen Recorvits/illus. by Gabi Swiatkowska, Farrar Straus $16 Score:) A tender story about a Korean girl who believes in Mr. Santa Claus, no matter how many times her parents tell her this is not their custom. When Christmas eve comes, Yoon hangs up a mitten, since she has no stocking. A gem. 5 & up.

Age: Early School Years. Award Year: 2007.

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