Tag Archives: holidays

Over the River & Through the Wood

I’m taking some time off to be with my family over the holidays this year, so my posting here will continue to be spotty.  In the meantime, enjoy this modern and madcap holiday picture book. Over the River & Through the … Continue reading

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Winterfrost

I was first introduced to the concept of nisse when my family had a Danish exchange student back in the 90s. I was delighted to find this beautifully Christmassy tale about them nominated for this year’s Cybils award. Wishing all … Continue reading

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Shall I Knit You a Hat?

Taking a break from knitting on my son’s Christmas present to write about this sweet Christmas picture book featuring knitting! Shall I Knit You a Hat? by Kate Klise. Illustrated by M. Sarah Klise. When Mother Rabbit hears that a … Continue reading

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Counting to Christmas

Yesterday, I linked one of my very first holiday book posts up to holiday book round-up at What Do We Do All Day. I realized a) that my holiday posts seem to very poorly tagged, which is bad for me … Continue reading

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Hannukah for Wee Ones

My favorite Hanukkah book for years has been Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins. I’ll happily pull it out and read it to whoever wants to listen every year. As I noted in my review, though, it’s really too wordy for … Continue reading

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Snow Party

Snow Party by Harriet Ziefert. Illustrated by Mark Jones For those people who are looking (even if only sometimes) for a celebratory winter book that is not a Christmas or even a Hanukkah book to share with children, I humbly … Continue reading

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Hershel and Hanukkah Goblins

Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins by Eric Kimmel. Illustrated by Trina Schart Hyman I’m not anywhere close to Jewish, and I know that Hanukkah is a pretty minor Jewish holiday as such things goes. Still, I’ve always loved both the … Continue reading

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The Return of the Light

The Return of the Light by Carolyn McVickar Edwards I’m a little late writing this book up, as the winter solstice has now been and gone. However, here is a nice little collection of folk tales from around the world … Continue reading

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Favorite Holiday Books

A few favorite holiday books (mostly for children): The Nativity with pictures by Julie Vivas I first discovered this book in library school. Julie Vivas is an Australian illustrator who does beautifully expressive watercolors. Her Nativity is a long way … Continue reading

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Snow Stories

You may wonder at my long silence, or you may think that I have been too busy with holiday preparations and a baby to read of late. And while I have indeed been busy, I have yet been diligent in … Continue reading

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