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by Chris Van Allsburg
This holiday tradition is a must! A magical train ride on Christmas Eve takes a boy to the North Pole to receive a special gift from Santa Claus.
by Ekaterina Trukhan
Baby’s favorite book series (rip-proof, drool-proof, and nontoxic–designed for the way babies “read” with their mouths) now celebrates Hanukkah!
by Mirelle Messier & Gabrielle Grimard
Discover the sights, sounds and magic of a night at the ballet that will prepare children for their first theatrical experience.
The Night of His Birth
by Katherine Paterson
Mary joyfully examines her newborn baby’s features as she marvels at this gift that God has shared with everyone.
The Shortest Day
by Susan Cooper
A quiet celebration of the winter solstice and the Yuletide season, this poem written in 1974 is lovingly illustrated by Carson Ellis.
I Spy Christmas
by Walter Wick
Everyone can search for Santa and his elf, a sleigh, snowmen, silver bells and jingle bells, mittens, candy canes, and more hidden in Santa’s workshop and under the Christmas tree.
by Caleb Zane Huett
The Santa Trials begin when Santa announces his retirement and opens up the job to any kid who wants to apply.
The Crayons’ Christmas
by Drew Daywalt
A pop-up Christmas tree and ten novelty items including letters readers can pull from their envelopes, games, and punch-out ornaments make this fun for the elementary school set.
Fred & Tator’s Christmas Star Christmas Spirit
By Diane Shapley-Box
Four animal friends take off to the mountains for an adventurous Christmas vacation. The carefree trip turns into a serious mission when the friends face an unexpected challenge. Together, the pals and mountain animals find the true meaning of the Christmas Spirit. applepiepub.com