Celebrate Christmas and New Year’s: Children’s Books

Christmas and New Year’s are times to spend with family, and create memories. This year, the challenge to safely create family special moments is greater, but with a little ingenuity it can be done. Penguin Books has come up with 13 Festive Family Activities to Get You in the Christmas Spirit. They write, “The run-up to Christmas 2020 is certainly going to be a little different. But you don’t have to go to a Christmas market or a Santa’s grotto to experience the mirth and merriment of the season.” I really like the activities they list – they are safe, simple and fun ways to spend special moments with your kids. You’ll find below a diverse list of Christmas and New Year’s eBooks including Spanish titles that are great to share with young readers, and also listed are Christmas craft titles to inspire you and your family to get creative this season. The titles also offer links to our catalog in case you would like to place holds on books which can be picked up in the Library’s vestibule once you receive notification that they are ready and waiting for you – enjoy and have a happy and safe holiday season!

Christmas Stories for Young Readers:

Daddy Christmas Hanukkah Mama by Selina Alko
Grades K-2
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The Night Before Christmas by Jan Brett
Grades K-3
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A Bad Kitty Christmas by Nick Bruel
Grades K-3
OverDrive
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Pete the Cat's 12 Groovy Days of Christmas by James Dean
Grades Pre-K-3
OverDrive
Hoopla
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The Legend of Old Befana: An Italian Christmas Story by Tomie dePaola
Grades K-3
OverDrive
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The Legend of the Poinsettia by Tomie de Paola
Grades K-3
OverDrive
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The Night of Las Posadas by Tomie dePaola
Grades K-3
OverDrive
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Nueve días para Navidad by Marie Hall Ets
Grades 1-3
OverDrive
Hoopla
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Olivia Helps with Christmas by Ian Falconer
Grades 1-3
OverDrive
Hoopla
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All-I’ll-Ever-Want Christmas Doll by Patricia McKissack and Jerry Pinkney
Grades K-3
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Era la víspera de Navidad by Clement C. Moore
Grades K-3
OverDrive
Hoopla
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Dora's Christmas Star by Nickelodeon (Read-Along)
Grades K-3
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Dragon's Merry Christmas by Dav Pilkey
Grades K-2
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Merry Christmas Curious George by H.A. Rey, Cathy Hapka & Mary O’Keefe Young
Grades Pre-K-3
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Construction Site on Christmas Night by Sherry D. Rinken
Grades K-3
OverDrive
Hoopla
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Native American Night Before Christmas by Gary Robinson
Grades K-3
OverDrive
Hoopla
I Love you Through and Through at Christmas Too!/En Navidad también te quiero! by Bernadette Rossetti-Shustak
Grades K-3
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I Got the Christmas Spirit by Connie Schofield-Morris
Grades K-3
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A Charlie Brown Christmas by Charles M. Schultz (Read-Along)
Grades 1-3
OverDrive
Hoopla
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It's Christmas, David! by David Shannon
Grades K-3
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Too Many Tamales by Gary Soto
Grades K-2
OverDrive
Hoopla
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The Legend of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer by Joe Trolano (Read-Along)
Grades K-3
OverDrive
Hoopla
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The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg (Read-Along)
Grades K-3
OverDrive
Hoopla
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La historia de la Navidad by Jane Warner Watson
Grades K-3
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A Very Quacky Christmas by Frances Watts
Grades Pre-K-2
OverDrive
Penguin's Christmas Wish by Salina Yoon
Grades Pre-K-2
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Christmas Craft Books:

Paper Crafts for Christmas by Randel McGee
Grades K-4
OverDrive
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Christmas Presents Kids Can Make by Kathy Ross
Grades K-5
OverDrive
Hoopla
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Navidad en papel by Soren Thaae
Grades K-6
OverDrive
Fun Christmas Crafts to Make and Bake by Catherine Woram
Grades Pre-K-6
OverDrive
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Origami for Christmas by Tina Ray
Grades 2-6
OverDrive
Hoopla

New Year’s Stories:

Felíz New Year, Ava Gabriela! by Alexandra Alessandri & Addy Rivera Sonda
Grades K-3
OverDrive
Hoopla
Library Catalog

Frog and Friends Celebrate Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s
by Eve Bunting & Josée Masse
Grades K-2
OverDrive
Hoopla
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Squirrel’s New Year’s Resolution by Pat Miller & Kathi Ember
Grades K-2
OverDrive
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The Night Before New Year’s (Read-Along)
by Natasha Wing, Amy Wummer & Gregory St. James
Grades K-3
OverDrive
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