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Holiday Books

StorkNet is proud to feature some of our own members' very favorite infant, toddler and children's books, tapes, videos and CDs. If you have a favorite that isn't listed here, let us know.

Happy Holidays!

Peter Claus and the Naughty List
Naughty or nice? Peter Claus thinks this yearly question is most unfair. As Santa's son, he should know. For the second year in a row his name appears on the dreaded Naughty List. That means no presents for Christmas! But Peter doesn't remember misbehaving-at least not enough to deserve such a harsh punishment. Taking the reins to Santa's sleigh, Peter rounds up all the naughty children the world over. He wants Santa to hear their side. Maybe then Santa will see that not receiving gifts at Christmas isn't the fairest way to deal with kids who do bad deeds. Peter's not sure if his plans will work, but he does know a lot of boys and girls need his help if they have any chance of waking up to a merry Christmas. Ages 4-8. Click here to peek inside the book.
To Purchase: Amazon.com | Amazon.ca (Canada)

Zigazak! A Magical Hanukkah Night
On the first night of Hanukkah, two tricky devils arrive in the town of Brisk to cause mischief. They use a magic word - zigazak! - to make dreidels dance and latkes fly. The good citizens of Brisk panic and appeal to their wise rabbi for help. He triumphs over the devils in a contest of wits, and soon sends them packing. But his real triumph is the ability to see the good in all things, even devils' tricks, helping the townsfolk enjoy their most magical Hanukkah ever. Author: Eric Kimmel; illustrated by Jon Goodell; Ages 4-8
To Purchase: Amazon.com | Amazon.ca (Canada)

Gaspard and Lisa's Christmas Surprise
Another hilarious misadventure for Gaspard and Lisa! It's almost Christmas and Gaspard and Lisa need to find a present for their teacher, fast. Gaspard is full of ideas, but none of them seems quite right. Luckily, Lisa comes up with a clever idea just in time. With the help of some glue and a plastic shower curtain, Gaspard and Lisa manage to surprise their teacher with the perfect Christmas gift. Ages 4-8
To Purchase: Amazon.com | Amazon.ca (Canada)

The Snowman Storybook
An enchanting story of a young boy and a snowman who share a magical night of friendship, fun, and flying. James wakes in the morning to find the snow falling. He ran into the yard and began making a snowman. Imagine his surprise when that night the snowman comes to life! James shares some of his world with the snowman and then the snowman takes James on a wonderful trip through the night. Of course we all know what happens to snowmen when the sun comes up in the morning. A beautiful book with delightful artwork and a quick reading story! Words by Raymond Briggs
To Purchase: Amazon.com | Amazon.ca (Canada)

Arthur Decks the Hall
Getting ready for Christmas with Arthur and D.W. has never been more fun! All the holiday excitement—from baking cookies to trimming the tree to watching for the arrival of Santa—is packed into this sturdy interactive board book, all decked out with flaps to flip and stickers to stick. There are surprises and presents under seventeen flaps. An adult may need to open flaps the first time the book is used. Created especially for the youngest Arthur fans, here is hour after hour of Christmas fun! Author: Marc Brown
To Purchase: Amazon.com | Amazon.ca (Canada) | Amazon.UK

Hooray For Hanukkah! In a new and different approach to the traditional observance of Hanukkah, one family's celebration of the joyous Jewish winter holiday is seen from the perspective of the family menorah. From the first night and the first candle, the menorah describes how the family celebrates and how it feels to glow with more light each night. The emphasis on light gives the story of this family holiday an especially warm tone. Here is a lovely story for a family to enjoy together!
Author: Fran Manushkin
To Purchase: Amazon.com | Amazon.ca (Canada) | Amazon.UK

How the Grinch Stole Christmas
"The Grinch hated Christmas! The whole Christmas season! Now, please don't ask why. No one quite knows the reason."
The Grinch, whose heart is two sizes too small, hates Who-ville's holiday celebrations, and plans to steal all the presents to prevent Christmas from coming. To his amazement, Christmas comes anyway, and the Grinch discovers the true meaning of the holiday. Author: Dr. Seuss
To Purchase: Amazon.com | Amazon.ca (Canada) | Amazon.UK

Mr. Willowby's Christmas Tree
Mr. Willowby's Christmas tree came by special delivery. Full and fresh and glistening green—The biggest tree he had ever seen.
That's the trouble. Mr. Willowby's Christmas tree is so tall, it can't stand up straight in his parlor. Mr. Willowby asks his butler to chop off the top of the tree. What happens to the treetop? Where will it be for Christmas? Snuggle up with this story and follow along through a forest full of friendly creatures who get to share Mr. Willowby's Christmas joy.
Author: Robert Barry
To Purchase: Amazon.com | Amazon.ca (Canada) | Amazon.UK

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