Agee, Jon. IF SNOW FALLS: A
STORY FOR DECEMBER. One December night, a child dreams of an old man who
makes a secret thing in his workshop that he later brings to the child's house
through the falling snow. c1982.
Ahlberg, Janet. THE JOLLY
CHRISTMAS POSTMAN. A
Jolly Postman delivers Christmas cards to several famous fairy-tale characters
such as the Big Bad Wolf, Cinderella, and the Three Bears. Each card may be
removed from its envelope page and read separately. c1991.
Aoki, Hisako. SANTA'S FAVORITE
STORY. When Santa tells the
forest animals he may be too tired to deliver presents, they are afraid there
won't be a Christmas anymore. Santa
then tells the story of the first Christmas and they learn the true meaning of
the day. c1982.
Barry, Robert E. MR. WILLOWBY'S
CHRISTMAS TREE. Mr.
Willowby's Christmas tree is too tall, so he trims off the top and gives the top
to the upstairs maid for her tree, and she finds it too tall, so she cuts off
the top, which the gardener uses for his tree, but it is too tall . c1963.
Bridwell, Norman. CLIFFORD'S
Briggs Briggs, Raymond. FATHER
and brief text follow a rather disgruntled Santa Claus on his annual rounds. c1973.
Brown, Margaret Wise. CHRISTMAS
IN THE BARN. A poem telling
of the birth of a child in a barn among the animals, with illustrations which
depict the barn and people of a twentieth-century farm. c1952.
Brown, Margaret Wise. ON
CHRISTMAS EVE. c1961.
Bruna, Dick. THE CHRISTMAS BOOK.
A simple retelling of the birth of Jesus. [1981, c1964]
Brunhoff, Jean de. BABAR AND
FATHER CHRISTMAS. c1987.
Bunting, Eve. DECEMBER.
A homeless family's luck changes after they help an old woman who has
even less than they do at Christmas. c1997.
Bunting, Eve. NIGHT TREE.
A family makes its annual pilgrimage to decorate an evergreen tree
with food for the forest animals at Christmastime. c1991.
Carrick, Carol. PAUL'S CHRISTMAS BIRTHDAY.
A young boy has mixed feelings about having a birthday the day
before Christmas. c1978.
Chalmers, Mary. MERRY CHRISTMAS,
HARRY. Harry the cat is
delighted when Santa Claus brings him his Christmas wish. c1977.
Clifton, Lucille. EVERETT
ANDERSON'S CHRISTMAS COMING. Relates,
in verse, the excitement and joy of a young boy anticipating as well as
celebrating Christmas in the city. c1971.
Davidson, Amanda. TEDDY'S FIRST
CHRISTMAS. Teddy climbs out
of a big red box under the tree to enjoy some Christmas Eve adventures.
Dedieu, Thierry. PETIT SOLDAT
NOEL. ENGLISH. THE LITTLE CHRISTMAS
SOLDIER. On Christmas Eve, a wooden soldier tells the other toys
how, years ago during a very cold winter, he sacrificed his legs to keep his
family warm. c1993.
De Paola, Tomie. AN EARLY
AMERICAN CHRISTMAS. The inhabitants of a New England village never make
much fuss about Christmas until a new family moves in and celebrates the holiday
in a special way. c1987.
Devlin, Wende. CRANBERRY
CHRISTMAS. Mr. Whiskers
faces a gloomy Christmas until Maggie and her grandmother help him straighten
out his house and find the deed to the nearby pond. c1991.
Dubanevich, Arlene. PIGS AT CHRISTMAS.
As Christmas approaches and panicking pigs prepare for their holiday
festivities, one little pig wonders nervously if Santa will really deliver
everything as promised. c1986. J
Factor, June. SUMMER.
Christmastime in the life of an Australian family.
Gackenbach, Dick. CLAUDE THE
DOG; A CHRISTMAS STORY. Claude, the dog, gives away all his Christmas
presents to his down-and-out friend but receives an even better present from his
young owner. c1974.
Gantos, Jack. ROTTEN RALPH'S ROTTEN CHRISTMAS.
Rotten Ralph, the cat, is not at all nice to the Christmas visitor. c1984.
Seuss, Dr. HOW THE GRINCH STOLE
CHRISTMAS. The Grinch tries to stop Christmas from arriving by stealing
all the presents and food from the
village, but much to his surprise it comes anyway. Could Christmas be more than
Heath, Amy. SOFIE'S ROLE.
On the day before Christmas, Sofie makes her big debut serving
customers in her family's busy Broadway Bakery. Includes recipes on lining
Henry, O. THE GIFT OF THE
MAGI. A husband
and wife sacrifice treasured possessions in order to buy each other
Christmas presents. c1982.
Herriot Herriot, James. THE
CHRISTMAS DAY KITTEN. The
famous veterinarian/writer shares the true story of how an independent-minded
stray cat gives a woman and her three Basset
hounds a Christmas present. c1986.
Hoban, Lillian. ARTHUR'S
CHRISTMAS COOKIES. Arthur finds a way to enjoy his Christmas cookies even after
he discovers they can't be eaten. c1972.
Hoban, Russell. EMMET OTTER'S
JUG-BAND CHRISTMAS. Both
Ma Otter and her son, Emmet, hope to win the $50 talent show prize and surprise
each other with a special Christmas present. c1971.
Hoff, Syd. SANTA'S MOOSE. Milton, the big clumsy moose, helps Santa one Christmas
when his load is too heavy for the reindeer to pull. c1979.
Howard, Elizabeth Fitzgerald. CHITA'S
CHRISTMAS TREE. Papa
and Chita leave downtown Baltimore in a buggy to find a Christmas tree in the
deep woods. c1989.
Hughes, Shirley. LUCY &
TOM'S CHRISTMAS. Follows a
young brother and sister as they wrap presents, hang paper chains, write letters
to Santa, and wake up to many surprises on Christmas morning. c1981.
Jewell, Nancy. CHRISTMAS LULLABY.
A story in rhyme about the animals that attended the Baby Jesus. c1994.
Davis, Katherine Kennicott. THE
LITTLE DRUMMER BOY. c1968.
Kent, Jack. THE CHRISTMAS PIŅATA.
Considered useless by the potter and his family because it is cracked,
a little pot becomes the center of attention when it is chosen to make a
Christmas pinata. c1975.
Kroll, Steven. SANTA'S
CRASH-BANG CHRISTMAS. A
succession of annoyances causes Santa to wish he were at home rather than on his
Christmas Eve journey. c1978.
McCutcheon, Marc. GRANDFATHER'S CHRISTMAS CAMP.
When Grandfather's three-legged dog Mr. Biggins disappears on
Christmas Eve, Lizzie and Grandfather go up the mountain to find him and have an
unusual adventure. c1995.
Moorman, Margaret. LIGHT THE LIGHTS!: A STORY ABOUT CELEBRATING HANUKKAH
& CHRISTMAS. c1994.
Nordqvist, Sven. PETTSON FAR
JULBESOK. ENGLISH. MERRY CHRISTMAS, FESTUS AND MERCURY. Unable to
continue with Christmas preparations because of his injured foot, old man Festus
and his cat Mercury face a bleak Christmas until the neighbors come to the
Nussbaumer, Mare AWAY IN A
MANGER; A STORY OF THE NATIVITY. Retells
the story of the birth of Jesus with a Swiss setting. c1965.
Peet, Bill. COUNTDOWN TO
adopts a plastic toy sack and paints his sleigh psychedelic colors only to
discover he has destroyed a magic necessary to Christmas. c1972.
Politi, Leo. THE NICEST GIFT. A little boy living in a Los Angeles barrio is
desolate when Christmas Day arrives and his lost dog still hasn't been found.
Pushker, Gloria Teles. TOBY
BELFER NEVER HAD A CHRISTMAS TREE. Living in a small Louisiana town where
hers is the only Jewish family, Toby Belfer gives a party for her friends in
order to explain Hannukah, including the story of Judah Maccabee, the
significance of the menorah, how to make potato latkas, and how to play the game
of dreydl. c1991.
Richter, Konrad. SANKT NIKOLAUS
KOMMT. ENGLISH. WIPE YOUR FEET, SANTA CLAUS! c1985.
Roberts, Bethany. WAITING-FOR-CHRISTMAS
STORIES. Papa Rabbit tells
his children seven bedtime stories on Christmas Eve. c1994.
Rylant, Cynthia. HENRY AND MUDGE
IN THE SPARKLE DAYS: The Fifth Book Of Their Adventures.
In the winter Henry and his big dog Mudge play in the snow, share
a family Christmas dinner, and gather around a crackling winter
Say, Allen. TREE OF CRANES. A Japanese boy learns of Christmas when his mother
decorates a pine tree with paper
Slate, Joseph. WHO IS COMING TO
OUR HOUSE? The animals in the
stable prepare for the arrival of baby Jesus. c1988.
Speare, Jean E. A CANDLE FOR CHRISTMAS. Tomas desperately wishes his
parents, gone for two weeks to attend to their cattle, would be home on the
reservation in time for Christmas.
Sun, Chyng Feng. MAMA BEAR. When Mei-Mei fails in her attempt to earn money through a
cookie sale for the expensive toy bear she wants for Christmas, her mother helps
her see a special gift she has had all along. c1994.
Thayer, Jane. THE PUPPY WHO
WANTED A BOY. When Petey the
puppy decides that he wants a boy for Christmas, he discovers that he must go
out and find one on his own. c1985.
Trivas, Irene. EMMA'S CHRISTMAS.
A farm girl is courted by a prince who presents her with gifts of
the twelve days of Christmas, finally winning her and moving to the farm.
Tudor, Tasha. TASHA TUDOR'S
JPB Van Allsburg
Van Allsburg, Chris. THE POLAR
EXPRESS. A magical train
ride on Christmas Eve takes a boy to the North Pole to receive a special gift
from Santa Claus. c1985.
JPB Van Rynbach
Van Rynbach, Iris. CECILY'S
does not seem as interested in the Christmas preparations
as her sister Amelie, until the big day arrives. c1988.
Watson, Clyde. HOW BROWN MOUSE
KEPT CHRISTMAS. On
Christmas Eve the mice feast and make merry around the family's Christmas tree,
in full view of the sleeping cat, and Brown Mouse inadvertently does a kindness
for the family. c1980.
MAX'S CHRISTMAS. Despite his sister Ruby's admonitions, Max waits up on
Christmas Eve to see Santa Claus coming down the chimney. c1986.
Weinberg, Larry. THE FORGETFUL
BEARS HELP SANTA. When
Mr. Forgetful Bear sees Santa's clothes and reindeer, he forgets who he is and
delivers toys to children. c1988.
Wilhelm, Hans. SCHNITZEL'S FIRST
CHRISTMAS. A puppy can't think
what he wants for Christmas, but Santa knows just the thing. c1989.
Yeomans, Thomas. FOR EVERY CHILD
A STAR: A CHRISTMAS STORY. On
a particularly brilliant starlit night, an old man finds his sleep interrupted
several times by the unusual activity outside his window. c1986.
Zolotow, Charlotte. THE
BEAUTIFUL CHRISTMAS TREE. Although
everyone laughs when Mr. Crockett plants a straggly pine tree in front of his
house, his loving care is rewarded in time. c1972.
& Young People NonFiction
Winthrop, Elizabeth. A CHILD IS
BORN: THE CHRISTMAS STORY. An
illustrated retelling of the birth of Jesus. c1983.
232.921 H711s Hoffmann,
Felix. THE STORY OF CHRISTMAS: A PICTURE BOOK.
Modern text and drawings retell the story of the birth of
Jesus Christ. c1975.
Bohrs, Mary Ann. GETTING READY
FOR CHRISTMAS. A reading, a suggestion for a psalm and hymn, a prayer
thought, and a question to think about for each of twenty-two days during the
Christmas season. c1976.
Cuyler, Margery. THE ALL-AROUND
CHRISTMAS BOOK. Includes
discussions of the origin and symbolism of Christmas, together with
Christmas-related crafts and recipes. c1982.
Anderson, Joan. CHRISTMAS ON THE
PRAIRIE. Recreates Christmas
Eve and Christmas morning in 1836 in the fictional village of Prairietown,
Indiana, to show how the holiday was celebrated in a typical frontier community.
J 394.2 A591C
Anglund, Joan Walsh. CHRISTMAS
IS A TIME OF GIVING. c1961.
Feingold, Helen. THE JOY OF
Hart, Cynthia. JOY TO THE WORLD:
A VICTORIAN CHRISTMAS. c1990.
Kelley, Emily. CHRISTMAS AROUND
THE WORLD. Describes
Christmas traditions in Mexico, Iran, China, Sweden, Iraq, Spain, and Norway.
Patent, Dorothy Hinshaw. CHRISTMAS
TREES. Discusses the origins
of the Christmas tree and methods of farming Christmas trees. c1987.
Weil, Lisl. SANTA CLAUS AROUND
THE WORLD. Describes how
people around the world celebrate Santa's arrival. c1987.
Rogers, Barbara Radcliffe. THE
WHOLE CHRISTMAS CATALOGUE. Christmas
Arthur, Mildred H. HOLIDAYS OF
LEGEND; FROM NEW YEARS TO CHRISTMAS. Traces the origins of holidays
such as Easter, Christmas, and May Day describing the various customs and
celebrations connected with each. c1971
Apy, Deborah. TREASURED TALES OF
CHRISTMAS. 10 short Christmas tales. c1980.
Cooney, Barbara. CHRISTMAS.
Presents the background of Christmas as we know it today,including
the story of Jesus' birth, the ancient pagan festivities that have been
incorporated into the occasion, and customs of many different countries that
have become part of this festival. c1967
De Paola, Tomie. THE FAMILY CHRISTMAS TREE BOOK. A family discusses the origin of the Christmas
tree as it decorates its own. c1980.
J 394.2682 P317c
Patterson, Lillie. CHRISTMAS IN
BRITAIN AND SCANDINAVIA. Briefly traces the history of the Christmas
celebration in Scandinavia and the British Isles and describes the holiday
decorations, songs, customs, and foods of the particular countries. c1970.
Sandak, Cass R. CHRISTMAS.
Traces the pre-Christian origins of the Christmas celebration and discusses
the customs associated with this holiday since the birth of Christ.
Stevens, Patricia Bunning. MERRY
CHRISTMAS!: A HISTORY OF THE HOLIDAY. Traces the history and
development of the Christmas holiday from ancient pagan festivals to
contemporary American celebrations. c1979.
Whyte, Malcolm. THE
MEANINGS OF CHRISTMAS. c1973.
Mikolaycak, Charles. BABUSHKA:
AN OLD RUSSIAN FOLKTALE. Retells
the traditional tale of the old lady who, having missed her chance to take gifts
to the newborn Christ Child, still wanders leaving gifts for all children in
hopes that, one day, she will come upon Him. c1984.
J 398.242 D419le
DePaola, Tomie. THE LEGEND OF THE POINSETTIA. When Lucida
is unable to finish her gift for the Baby Jesus in time for the Christmas
procession, a miracle enables her to offer the beautiful flower we now call the
Blough, Glenn Orlando. CHRISTMAS
TREES AND HOW THEY GROW. c1961.
Holz, Loretta. THE CHRISTMAS
SPIDER: A PUPPET PLAY FROM POLAND, & OTHER TRADITIONAL GAMES, CRAFTS AND
AMERICAN CHRISTMAS CRAFTS AND FOODS. c1984.
Inderieden, Nancy,editor. HOW TO
HAVE FUN MAKING CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS.
Simple instructions for making Christmas ornaments with easily
available materials. c1974.
Cutler, Katherine N. CRAFTS FOR
CHRISTMAS. Instructions for
making nearly fifty gifts, decorations, and foods for Christmas using natural
materials and discardable miscellaneous items. c1974.
Parish, Peggy. DECEMBER
DECORATIONS: A HOLIDAY HOW-TO BOOK. Directions very young readers can follow for making Christmas
and Chanukah decorations for home and school from inexpensive household
Pettit, Florence Harvey. CHRISTMAS
ALL AROUND THE HOUSE; TRADITIONAL DECORATIONS YOU CAN MAKE. Instructions
for making a variety of Christmas decorations, crafts, and foods that originated
in different parts of the world. c1976.
Supraner, Robyn. MERRY
CHRISTMAS!: THINGS TO MAKE AND DO. Christmas
projects for decorations, gifts, and cards. c1981.
Tichenor, Tom. CHRISTMAS TREE
CRAFTS. Directions for
making Christmas tree ornaments from felt. Patterns are included. c1975.
Weiss, Ellen. THINGS TO MAKE AND
DO FOR CHRISTMAS. Christmas
projects include directions for making cards, games, decorations, and things to
YP 782.28 J88
JOY TO THE WORLD : A CHRISTMAS SONGBOOK. c1992.
WE WISH YOU A MERRY CHRISTMAS: SONGS OF THE SEASON FOR YOUNG PEOPLE. An
illustrated collection of Christmas songs and carols from various countries for
beginning and intermediate musicians. c1989.
Yolen, Jane. HARK! A CHRISTMAS
SAMPLE. A collection
of stories, poems, legends, folktales, and carols relating to Christmas. c1991.
Moore, Clement Clarke. THE NIGHT
BEFORE CHRISTMAS. A
well-known poem about an important Christmas Eve visitor. c1980.
Belting, Natalia Maree. CHRISTMAS
FOLK. Presents in blank verse the traditions and folklore of an Elizabethan
Christmas season from November 30th through January. c1969.
Teasdale, Sara. CHRISTMAS CAROL.
An illustrated version of the poem describing all those that were present
at the singing of the first Christmas carol. c1993.
NEWBERY CHRISTMAS: FOURTEEN STORIES OF CHRISTMAS BY NEWBERY AWARD-WINNING
AUTHORS. A collection of
stories about Christmas, by Newbery Award-winning authors such as Eleanor Estes,
E.L. Konigsburg, Madeleine L'Engle, and Katherine Paterson. c1991.
Thomas, Dylan. A CHILD'S
CHRISTMAS IN WALES. A Welsh poet recalls the celebration of
Christmas in Wales and the feelings it evoked in him as a child. c1985.
& Young People Fiction
Baum, L. Frank (Lyman Frank). THE LIFE AND ADVENTURES OF SANTA CLAUS.
Describes the life of Santa Claus from birth through old age and into
Bates, Betty. SAY CHEESE.
When Christy wins $100 in a radio contest, she is torn between
buying Christmas presents for her large family and buying a new dress for
Cohen, Barbara. THE CHRISTMAS REVOLUTION. Fourth-grader
Emily is forced to think about her Jewish heritage when the new boy, an Orthodox
Jew, refuses to participate in the
school Christmas celebrations. c1988.
D548ch Dickens, Charles. A
CHRISTMAS CAROL: BY CHARLES DICKENS. A miser learns the true meaning of
Christmas when three ghostly visitors review his past and foretell his future.
Hamilton, Virginia. THE BELLS OF
CHRISTMAS. Twelve-year-old Jason describes the wonderful Christmas of 1890 that he and his family celebrate
in their home in Springfield, Ohio. c1989.
Kempadoo, Manghanita. LETTERS OF
THANKS. Lady Huntington's
thank you notes reflect her feelings as her true love, Lord Gilbert, continues
to send her outlandish gifts during the twelve days of Christmas. c1969.
Markham, Marion M. THE CHRISTMAS
PRESENT MYSTERY. Twin
sisters Mickey and Kate combine their skills to discover the explanation for a
mysterious face that has appeared in a family
Mattingley, Christobel. THE
MIRACLE TREE. Separated by
the explosion of the atomic bomb, a husband, wife, and mother carry on with
their lives in the ruins of Nagasaki and are eventually reunited one Christmas
by a very special tree. c1985.
Menotti, Gian Carlo. AMAHL AND THE NIGHT VISITORS. Relates how a crippled young shepherd comes to accompany
the three Kings on their way to pay homage to the newborn Jesus. c1986.
Momaday, N. Scott. CIRCLE OF
WONDER: A NATIVE AMERICAN CHRISTMAS STORY. A mute Indian child has an extraordinary experience one
Christmas when, following a figure who seems to be his beloved dead grandfather,
he becomes part of a circle in which he, animals, nature, and all the world join
in a moment of peace and good will. c1999.
Dickens, Charles. A CHRISTMAS
CAROL. [sound recording] (57 min.) Evokes Dickens' world in
characterizations and music.) Caedmon, c1987.
Tazewell, Charles. THE LITTLEST ANGEL. THE BELLS OF CHRISTMAS.
[sound recording] (45 min.) The
littlest angel is a disappointment to all the heavenly hosts until he presents
the Christ child with his most precious possession. In The Bells of Christmas,
an elderly angel repairs a bell and saves the glorious music of Christmas day.
TAPE 394.26 D54ch
Dickens, Charles. CHARLES
DICKENS' A CHRISTMAS CAROL. [sound recording.] 1 sound cassette (56:25 min.)
TAPE 394.268 E12ch
Earhart, Ruth. CHRISTMAS ALL
OVER THE WORLD. [Sound recording] 4
Christmas customs of other countries. Includes
carols and some foreign phrases pertaining to the Nativity, native terms and
different ways to say "Merry Christmas" Accompanying instructional
leaflet provides follow-up questions, suggested activities, vocabulary and words
to the carols. The specified
instructional and interest levels span grades 1 through 4.
Clarke. THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS. [sound recording] Random House,
Side 1 read-along
version--Side 2 listening version.
HOW THE GRINCH
STOLE CHRISTMAS [videorecording] (52 min.) Family Entertainment, c2000.
Presents the tale of
the mean-spirited Grinch and his attempts to steal the Christmas celebration of
Who-ville. Also included is "Horton hears a Who!" in which a big-eared
elephant named Horton protects the tiny inhabitants of Who-ville.
Weston Woods Studios, Inc. MORRIS'S DISAPPEARING BAG. [videorecording]
(10 min.) Morris, the youngest child, is spurned on Christmas his brothers
and sisters. He is not having much fun until he discovers a present he had
overlooked--a disappearing bag that makes people invisible. c1982.
Thompson, Sue Ellen. HOLIDAY SYMBOLS. "A guide to
the legend and lore behind the people, places, food, animals, and other symbols
associated with holidays and holy days, feasts and fasts, and other
celebrations, covering popular, ethnic, religious, national, and ancient events,
as observed in the United States and around the world. c2000.