Holiday Reads for Kids and Adults

It's time! ...to grab a fuzzy blanket, a mug of hot cocoa, and snuggle up with a great read. There are so many of those out there of course, but in December we get the perfect excuse to read something seasonally thematic- and what else could so thoroughly put you into the cheerful mindset of this time of year than a a cozy holioday story? So let's get started with our favorite holiday books for both adults and kids this year:

An Irish Country Christmas: A Novel (Irish Country Books #3) By Patrick Taylor Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780765366856
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Published: Forge Books - November 2nd, 2010

Christmas to Color: Coloring Book for Adults and Kids to Share By Mary Tanana, Mary Tanana (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Mary Tanana, Mary Tanana (Illustrator)
$15.99
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ISBN: 9780062443793
Published: HarperCollins - October 27th, 2015

12 Terrors of Christmas By John Updike, Edward Gorey (Illustrator) Cover Image
By John Updike, Edward Gorey (Illustrator)
$9.95
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ISBN: 9780764937101
Published: Pomegranate Communications - May 1st, 2006

The Big Book of Christmas Mysteries By Otto Penzler (Editor) Cover Image
By Otto Penzler (Editor)
$26.00
ISBN: 9780345802989
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Published: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard - October 22nd, 2013

The Night Before Christmas (Penguin Christmas Classics #3) By Nikolai Gogol, Anna Summers (Translated by), Konstantin Makovsky (Illustrator), Igor Grabar (Illustrator), Aleksei Kivshenko (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Nikolai Gogol, Anna Summers (Translated by), Konstantin Makovsky (Illustrator), Igor Grabar (Illustrator), Aleksei Kivshenko (Illustrator)
$18.00
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ISBN: 9780143122487
Published: Penguin Classics - October 8th, 2014

A Christmas Carol (Puffin Chalk) By Charles Dickens, Mary Kate McDevitt (Illustrator), Mark Peppe (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Charles Dickens, Mary Kate McDevitt (Illustrator), Mark Peppe (Illustrator)
$9.99
ISBN: 9780147512895
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Published: Puffin Books - October 16th, 2014

The Christmas Kid: And Other Brooklyn Stories By Pete Hamill Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9780316232746
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Published: Back Bay Books - October 29th, 2013

A Jane Austen Christmas: Celebrating the Season of Romance, Ribbons and Mistletoe By Carlo DeVito Cover Image
$16.95
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ISBN: 9781604335910
Published: Cider Mill Press - October 6th, 2015

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The Christmas Magic By Lauren Thompson, Jon J. Muth (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Lauren Thompson, Jon J. Muth (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780439774970
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Published: Scholastic Press - September 1st, 2009

Bookseller: Ev
Title: The Christmas Magic

Comments:

Oh, the lovely, gentle spirit of this story... As beautifully illustrated as it is told... I know exactly what Jon Muth (the illustrator) means when he says "this is the Santa I know in my heart."


My First Chanukah By Tomie dePaola (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Tomie dePaola (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780448448596
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Published: Grosset & Dunlap - September 11th, 2008

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'Twas Nochebuena By Roseanne Greenfield Thong, Sara Palacios (Illustrator) Cover Image
$17.99
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ISBN: 9780670016341
Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - October 16th, 2014

Bookseller: Zazu
Title: 'Twas Nochebuena

Comments:

As a Mexican-American, I get skeptical when I encounter supposedly multicultural books- they often get it so wrong! But this book is wonderful (and accurate)!!!

I love the festive Spanish vocab, colorful illustrations, and fun story.
This is the perfect book for multicultural families: kids who can relate will love seeing their unique holiday traditions in a storybook for once; others will be educated, inspired, and feel good about whatever unique holiday traditions their own family has!
Everyone's special!
Especially on Nochebuena...


Oskar and the Eight Blessings By Tanya Simon, Richard Simon, Mark Siegel (Illustrator) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781596439498
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - September 8th, 2015

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The Gingerbread Pirates By Kristin Kladstrup, Matt Tavares (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Kristin Kladstrup, Matt Tavares (Illustrator)
$16.99
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ISBN: 9780763632236
Published: Candlewick - September 8th, 2009

Bookseller: Ev
Title: The Gingerbread Pirates

Comments:

Ahoy, young mateys! Christmas is just on the horizon! This clever, very funny tale is a great read-aloud for the weeks before Christmas (or anytime, really, for young pirates).


How Do Dinosaurs Say Happy Chanukah? By Jane Yolen, Mark Teague (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Jane Yolen, Mark Teague (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780545416771
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Published: The Blue Sky Press - September 1st, 2012

Dreidel That Wouldnt Spin: A Toyshop Tale of Hanukkah By Martha Seif Simpson, Durga Yael Bernhard (Calligrapher) Cover Image
$16.95
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ISBN: 9781937786281
Published: Wisdom Tales - December 1st, 2014

How to Catch Santa (How To Series) By Jean Reagan, Lee Wildish (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Jean Reagan, Lee Wildish (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780553498394
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Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - October 20th, 2015

Simon and the Bear: A Hanukkah Tale By Eric A. Kimmel, Matthew Trueman (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Eric A. Kimmel, Matthew Trueman (Illustrator)
$16.99
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ISBN: 9781423143550
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - September 2nd, 2014