Cozy Holiday Books for Kids

The Shortest Day Cover Image
By Susan Cooper, Carson Ellis (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780763686987
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Published: Candlewick - October 22nd, 2019

In this seasonal treasure, Newbery Medalist Susan Cooper’s beloved poem heralds the winter solstice, illuminated by Caldecott Honoree Carson Ellis’s strikingly resonant illustrations.

So the shortest day came,
and the year died . . .

Owl Moon Cover Image
ISBN: 9780399214578
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Published: Philomel Books - October 23rd, 1987

Celebrating 30 years of the beloved classic Owl Moon from renowned children's book author Jane Yolen and Caldecott Medal-winning illustrator John Schoenherr!

Late one winter night a little girl and her father go owling. The trees stand still as statues and the world is silent as a dream. Whoo-whoo-whoo, the father calls to the mysterious nighttime bird.

A Hanukkah with Mazel Cover Image
By Joel Edward Stein, Elisa Vavouri (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781467781763
Published: Kar-Ben Publishing (R) - August 1st, 2016

Misha, a poor artist, has no one to celebrate Hanukkah with until he discovers a hungry cat in his barn. The lucky little cat, whom Misha names Mazel, inspires Misha to turn each night of Hanukkah into something special. He doesn't have money for Hanukkah candles, but he can use his artistic skills to bring light to his home--as Mazel brings good luck to his life.

-- "Journal.

The Legend of the Poinsettia Cover Image
ISBN: 9780698115675
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Published: Puffin Books - October 6th, 1997

In Mexico, the poinsettia is called flor de la Nochebuenao flower of the Holy Night. At Christmastime, the flower blooms and flourishes, the quite exquisite red stars lighting up the countryside.

This Mexican legend tells how the poinsettia came to be, through a little girl's unselfish gift to the Christ Child.

Katy and the Big Snow Cover Image
ISBN: 9780395185629
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Published: Clarion Books - April 3rd, 1974

Katy, a brave and untiring tractor, who pushes a bulldozer in the summer and a snowplow in the winter, makes it possible for the townspeople to do their jobs.
 In 2009, we are celebrating the 100th anniversary of Virginia Lee Burton's birth. As part of this celebration a glitter-cover edition of Katy and the Big Snow, complete with snowy stickers, has been crea

The Snowy Day Board Book Cover Image
ISBN: 9780670867332
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - January 1st, 1996

The magic and wonder of winter’s first snowfall is perfectly captured in Ezra Jack Keat’s Caldecott Medal-winning picture book. This celebrated classic has been shared by generations of readers and listeners, a must-have for every child’s bookshelf.
New York Public Library's #1 book on the list of “Top Check Outs of All Time”

Hanukkah Bear Cover Image
By Eric A. Kimmel, Mike Wohnoutka (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780823431694
Published: Holiday House - August 31st, 2014

Bubba Brayna’s legendary latkes lure an unexpected visitor into her home in this playful Hanukkah tale from a master storyteller.

Seven Spools of Thread: A Kwanzaa Story Cover Image
ISBN: 9780807573167
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Published: Albert Whitman & Company - September 1st, 2000

In an African village live seven brothers who make life miserable with their constant fighting. When their father dies, he leaves an unusual will: by sundown, the brothers must make gold out of seven spools of thread or they will be turned out as beggars.

Little Red Ruthie: A Hanukkah Tale Cover Image
By Gloria Koster, Sue Eastland (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780807546468
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Published: Albert Whitman & Company - August 1st, 2017

It was a chilly winter in the northern woods, but Ruthie did not mind. Dressed in her favorite puffy red coat, she was going to spend Hanukkah with her grandmother, who lived on the other side of the forest. Ruthie was bringing sour cream and applesauce to go along with the yummy latkes. She carefully packed her basket and kissed her mother good-bye. Snow began to fall.

White Snow, Bright Snow Cover Image
By Alvin Tresselt, Roger Duvoisin (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780688411619
Published: HarperCollins -

* Caldecott Medal Winner * ALA Notable Book *

The classic Caldecott Medal–winning picture book about a neighborhood transformed by a delightful snowfall, from the legendary picture book duo Alvin Tresselt and Roger Duvoisin.

Li'l Rabbit's Kwanzaa Cover Image
ISBN: 9780060728182
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Published: Katherine Tegen Books - December 15th, 2020

Share this Kwanzaa story with your family or in the classroom. "Very bright, playful, textured pictures capture the spirit of community that is the essence of the holiday. The two final pages about 'The Nguzo Saba––The Seven Principles of Kwanzaa' will take kids back to the story to find the holiday message in action."*

The Very Hungry Caterpillar's 8 Nights of Chanukah Cover Image
By Eric Carle, Eric Carle (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780593226087
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Published: World of Eric Carle - October 13th, 2020

Celebrate Chanukah with The Very Hungry Caterpillar!

Light the menorah, spin the dreidel, sing songs, and so much more in this sweet board book! This festive counting story makes for a fine holiday gift for fans of The Very Hungry Caterpillar, all while introducing young readers to the wonderful traditions of Chanukah.

Snowflake Bentley Cover Image
ISBN: 9780547248295
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Published: Clarion Books - December 28th, 2009

In this Caldecott Medal–winning picture book, the true story of Wilson Bentley and his singular fascination with snowflakes is rendered in rich prose and gorgeous artwork, perfect for the holidays, snow days, and everyday.

Wilson Bentley was always fascinated by snow.