WE’RE GOING ON A BEAR HUNT: CHRISTMAS ACTIVITY BOOK, Candlewick Entertainment, Candlewick Press

There's so much to make, do, and discover in the countdown to Christmas! Fun facts about the weather, winter, animals, and Christmas traditions. Easy-to-follow recipes, seasonal crafts, and color-in sticker activities. Inspiring ideas for how to get involved during this magical time of year. Out November 2018 32  Pages Approx. MY THOUGHTS: I received this … Continue reading WE’RE GOING ON A BEAR HUNT: CHRISTMAS ACTIVITY BOOK, Candlewick Entertainment, Candlewick Press

DASHER, by Matt Tavares, Candlewick Press

From the celebrated creator of Red and Lulu comes the story of a brave little doe who meets Santa and changes Christmas forever. Dasher is an adventurous young reindeer with a wish in her heart. She spends her days with her family under the hot sun in a traveling circus, but she longs for a … Continue reading DASHER, by Matt Tavares, Candlewick Press

THE CHRISTMAS SHOES, by Donna VanLiere, St. Martin’s Press

Out 2001 Sometimes, the things that can change your life will cross your path in one instant-and then, in a fleeting moment, they're gone. But if you open your eyes, and watch carefully, you will believe.... Robert is a successful attorney who has everything in life-and nothing at all. Focused on professional achievement and material … Continue reading THE CHRISTMAS SHOES, by Donna VanLiere, St. Martin’s Press

BAH! HUMBUG! By Michael Rosen, Illustrated Tony Ross, Walker Books/Candlewick Press

A timely retelling of A Christmas Carol for the whole family about a smartphone-obsessed dad. This Christmas, join Michael Rosen and Tony Ross with their unforgettable retelling of Charles Dickens's beloved holiday classic. Harry Gruber plays the role of Scrooge in his school's production of "A Christmas Carol," and he is extra nervous about tonight's performance because his father is in the audience -- not away for business, as usual. Will the story's message of Christmas cheer and the redemptive power of love reach his father's distracted Scrooge heart?

LITTLE CHRISTMAS TREE, by Jessica Courtney-Tickle, Big Picture Press/Candlewick Press

  One white and snowy night, a little Christmas tree stands alone in the forest. Everything is white and lifeless. As the night goes on, there are signs of life: an orange fox, a red-breasted robin, a cloud of fireflies. By the end of the book, the little Christmas tree is transformed by nature. Another … Continue reading LITTLE CHRISTMAS TREE, by Jessica Courtney-Tickle, Big Picture Press/Candlewick Press

SNOOPY: BOOGIE DOWN, by Schultz, Andrews McMeel Universal

Is your baseball team getting beat sixty-eight to nothing? Are you caught in the rain without an umbrella? Have you finally worked up the courage to call your crush only to get the wrong number? Don't worry! The Peanuts gang has the cure for your worries. Join Linus as he awaits the Great Pumpkin, Peppermint … Continue reading SNOOPY: BOOGIE DOWN, by Schultz, Andrews McMeel Universal

GHOSTS OF GREENGLASS HOUSE, GREENGLASS HOUSE SERIES, BOOK #2, by Kate Milford, Clarion Book, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books For Young Readers

Welcome back to the irresistible world of Greenglass House where thirteen-year-old Milo is, once again, spending the winter holidays stuck in a house full of strange guests who are not what they seem. There are fresh clues to uncover as friends old and new join in his search for a mysterious map and a famous … Continue reading GHOSTS OF GREENGLASS HOUSE, GREENGLASS HOUSE SERIES, BOOK #2, by Kate Milford, Clarion Book, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books For Young Readers

THE SANTA THIEF, by Alane Adams, Spark Press, Book Review

Out Now For Purchase! Description It’s winter in Girard, Pennsylvania and the pond is completely frozen over—ready for a young boy to go skating!—but Georgie’s ice skates are too small. All Georgie wants for Christmas is a new pair of skates. But times are tough in 1920s Pennsylvania, and he gets the disappointing news Santa … Continue reading THE SANTA THIEF, by Alane Adams, Spark Press, Book Review