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) 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 Cover Image
By Mary Tanana, Mary Tanana (Illustrator)
$15.99
ISBN: 9780062443793
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Published: HarperCollins - October 27th, 2015

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

The Big Book of Christmas Mysteries 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) 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) Cover Image
By Charles Dickens, Mary Kate McDevitt (Illustrator), Mark Peppe (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780147512895
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Published: Puffin Books - October 16th, 2014

The Christmas Kid: And Other Brooklyn Stories 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 Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781604335910
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Published: Cider Mill Press - October 6th, 2015

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The Christmas Magic 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 Cover Image
By Tomie dePaola (Illustrator)
$6.99
ISBN: 9780448448596
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Published: Grosset & Dunlap - September 11th, 2008

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'Twas Nochebuena Cover Image
$16.99
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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 Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781596439498
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - September 8th, 2015

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The Gingerbread Pirates 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? (How Do Dinosaurs...?) 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 Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781937786281
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Published: Wisdom Tales - December 1st, 2014

How to Catch Santa (How To Series) 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 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