Christmas Book List

Despite all attempts to add more hours into my days and thus extend the year, it is already December and Christmas is only 12 days away. This year, with the help of a couple wonderful publishers and publicists, I thought I’d put together a list of books to both help celebrate the holiday season and to give as gifts. Let’s get started! First things first, a few awesome Christmas themed books for those of you who celebrate:

Kat McGee Kat McGee and the School of Christmas Spirit
by Rebecca Munsterer
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Check back later today for a book feature of Kat McGee!

If Kat McGee had one Christmas wish, she’d wish to be special. Instead, she’s the boring middle in a family packed with sparkly siblings, including three sisters who have all starred as Mary in Totsville, Maine’s annual big-deal Christmas Pageant. All Kat’s done is wet her pants on a rollercoaster and earn herself the horrible nickname, “Kat McPee.” When she doesn’t get the part of Mary, Kat’s convinced that Christmas will be just another Kat McPee failure. But then Kat’s beloved Gram lets it slip that she went to school with Mrs. Claus. The Mrs. Claus. Before Kat knows it, a magical snowglobe whisks her away to the North Pole, where she makes friends, checks naughty and nice lists, and takes classes in cookie baking, reindeer training, and toy designing. It’s a Christmas miracle…but something is wrong. The North Pole is being threatened, and only Kat McGee can help. Kat McGee and The School of Christmas Spirit is about a modern girl in a magical adventure. Kat is about to learn who you can be if you believe in Christmas…and yourself.

Fancy Nancy Christmas Fancy Nancy: Splendiferous Christmas
by Jane O’Connor
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What could be fancier than Christmas?

Presents with elegant wrapping paper, festive decorations, Christmas cookies with sprinkles—and who could forget the tree? After all, there is no such thing as too much tinsel. Ooh la la! This year, Nancy is especially excited about decorating the Christmas tree. She bought a brand-new sparkly tree topper with her own money and has been waiting for Christmas to come. But when things don’t turn out the way Nancy planned, will Christmas still be splendiferous?

Mouse to the Movies If you take a Mouse to the Movies
by Laura Numeroff
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If you take a mouse to the movies, he’ll ask you for some popcorn. When you give him the popcorn, he’ll want to string it all together. Then he’ll want to hang it on a Christmas tree. You’ll have to buy him one…

The energetic little mouse from If You Give A Mouse A Cookie is back again, this time with a host of holiday antics.

Night before Christmas The Night Before Christmas
by Clement Clarke Moore, Jan Brett
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Who’s that peeking out of the sleigh?

As St. Nick and eight tiny reindeer descend through a brilliant night sky onto the roof of a Victorian house in a snowy New England village, the famous Christmas poem begins. The father of the family narrates the words just as Clement Moore wrote them, and artist Jan Brett captures the spirit in brilliant illustrations that reflect this memorable night. Visually she extends this favorite Christmas story for children, who will delight in watching the two mischievous stowaways from the North Pole enthusiastically exploring the sacks of gifts on the roof while St. Nick, unaware, journeys down the chimney… until the toys spill down onto the lawn and he turns with a jerk!

A Porcupine in a Pine Tree A Porcupine in a Pine Tree
by Helaine Becker & Werner Zimmermann
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Christmas, as only Canadians can celebrate it! Where else do Mounties frolic, squirrels enjoy a fine game of curling, and hockey players mark the season as lords-a-leaping? This hilarious, tongue-in-cheek re-setting of the popular Christmas carol is the perfect gift for Canadians new and old, young and young-at-heart.

Now, to the nitty gritty. Books to give as gifts! This list is broken down into sections, and composed of books that I love and recommendations from both Creston Books and Sourcebooks. Hopefully there is a little bit of something for everyone.

First, some great titles to give the elementary school teacher in your life:

Lola Goes to Work: A Nine-to-Five Therapy Dog by Marcia Goldman
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How to be Human: Diary of an Autistic Girl by Florida Frenz
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Cozy Light, Cozy Night by Elisa Kleven
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Rotten Pumpkin: A Rotten Tale in Fifteen Voices by David M. Schwartz
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Wolf Island by Celia Godkin
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The Story of Ferdinand by Munro Leaf
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Next up, some fantastic picture books that are perfect for both home and the classroom:

Stuck by Oliver Jeffers
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Library Lion by Michelle Knudsen
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Memoirs of a Goldfish by Devin Scillian
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Tyrannosaurus Drip by Julia Donaldson
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The Snatchabook by Helen & Thomas Docherty
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Don’t Push the Button by Bill Cotter
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For the middle grade reader in your family (or anyone, really):

Danny’s Doodles: The Jellybean Experiment by David A. Adler
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Rose by Holly Webb
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The Last Ride of Caleb O’Toole by Eric Pierpoint
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The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of her Own Making by Catherynne M. Valente
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The Dragonet Prophecy by Tui T. Sutherland
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And finally, the young adult section of this list, which I could have had much longer but thought I’d narrow it down:

Broken by CJ Lyons
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Scorched by Mari Mancusi
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I’m With Stupid by Geoff Herbach
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Six Months Later by Natalie Richards
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Half Lives by Sara Grant
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Perfect Ruin by Lauren DeStefano
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Variant by Robison Wells
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