A standout among books to share on Christmas Eve. Kirkus reviews starred review "The Christmas Choir series launches with this reverent and accessible adaptation of a favorite carol. Publishers weekly starred reviewsilent night, all is bright Celebrate the magic of Christmas with this beautifully illustrated book, holy night All is calm, based on the world's best-loved carol.
NativityBeach Lane Books #ad - In the spirit of her acclaimed dog Heaven and Cat Heaven, Newbery Medalist Cynthia Rylant illustrates the nativity story in her powerful folk art style. Cynthia rylant takes the beloved text of the nativity story, as told in the King James Bible, and lovingly illustrates it in her simple but bold style that has been called “stunning” by School Library Journal.
. As she did with the creation story, Rylant has created a sublime take on a classic story that will appeal to readers of all ages.
Last Stop on the Reindeer ExpressDoubleday Books for Young Readers #ad - But when she stumbles across a magical mailbox, Mia finds herself inside the Reindeer Express and is whisked away on an exciting voyage over many exotic lands, reaching Grandpa just in time. It's an interactive holiday story that will be especially appreciated by families that can't all be together for Christmas.
Die-cut pages and lift-the-flap doors—some pleasingly challenging to find—creatively provide a sense of magic throughout. Young readers will love opening doors that lead into the next page, peeking through holes into the next scene, and opening the card that Mia made for Grandpa. The magic of christmas is found on every page of this imaginative holiday picture book, peek-through holes, with doors that open into the next page, and even a card to open and read! A fun Christmas experience for children to treasure.
Last Stop on the Reindeer Express #ad - Christmas is coming but Mia has no time to send the card she made to Grandpa, who lives far away. The book's delightful, quiltlike design and geometric shapes allow readers' eyes to move easily across the pages to spot hidden doors and windows. Kirkus, starred review "A stunner. Uplifting. Publishers weekly"thoughtful die-cuts and flaps enhance the jewel-toned illustrations, by turns fantastical and homey.
Pick a Pine TreeCandlewick #ad - Joyously drawn and rhythmically written, friends, this celebration of family, and the holiday season is as merry as the tradition it depicts. With style and warmth, stringing tinsel, the author-illustrator of alan’s Big, at long last, debut author Patricia Toht and Jarvis, evoke all the rituals of decorating the tree — digging out boxes jam-packed with ornaments and tree trimmings, and, Scary Teeth, turning on those twinkling lights.
. A festive read-aloud brimming with all the joy and excitement of christmastime — beginning, one of the most important of all, with picking out a tree!Part of the magic of the Christmas season stems from the traditions that families and friends take part in every year: hanging up stockings; putting lights in the windows; and, of course, picking out and taking home the Christmas tree.
Who Built the Stable?: A Nativity PoemAtheneum Books for Young Readers #ad - Who built the stable where jesus lay? multiple Coretta Scott King Award–winner Ashley Bryan has a very good idea in this beautiful and moving new layer to the nativity story. Riding in an open jeep across the plains of africa, beloved and nationally acclaimed author and illustrator Ashley Bryan found himself comparing the terrain to Jerusalem, and the bumpy journey to that of Mary’s travel on a donkey.
Who built the stable? is a celebration of Christmas, of the kindness of children, and of the new hope born with each new baby. And he came up with a question: who built the manger where mary and Joseph found shelter?The answer is conveyed in this beautifully crafted picture book that envisions a young boy, a shepherd and carpenter both who, out of love and kindness, cleared the way for another shepherd and carpenter to be born on Christmas day.
Who Built the Stable?: A Nativity Poem #ad - The boy looked in the infant’s eyes And in his heart he knew The babe would be a carpenter He’d be a shepherd too. Told in gentle rhyme and illustrated with Ashley Bryan’s enormous talent, this is a picture book that captures the reason for the season in all its wonder and beauty.
A Very Noisy ChristmasThe Good Book Company #ad - Far from it. It was filled with shouting, singing and screaming! It was as noisy as any of our Christmas celebrations. Now that's something worth shouting about!A wonderful Christmas gift for children aged 3-6 years old. This fun and fresh retelling of the Christmas story comes with sound effects so that children can join in as parents read to them.
Some think that Christmas was a ""Silent Night"". But it also shows children that at the heart of the Christmas story is something we should all be quiet and see: God's son Jesus was born, so that we can be friends with God forever.
Home by Another Way: A Christmas StoryFlyaway Books #ad - Home by another way: a christmas Story features breathtaking artwork from illustrator Melanie Cataldo and is perfect for gift-giving. In this beautiful retelling of their adventure, joseph, Taylor captures the power of one very special star and gives readers a new perspective on the three wise men and their encounters with King Herod, Mary, and baby Jesus.
In the time of king herod, "where is the child who has been born king of the Jews? For we observed his star at its rising, after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea, asking, wise men from the East came to Jerusalem, and have come to pay him homage. Matthew 2:1–2 this enchanting christmas story by beloved author and preacher Barbara Brown Taylor follows the three wise men on their world-changing journey to Bethlehem.
The Christmas Promise Tales That Tell the TruthThe Good Book Company #ad - He wasn't any ordinary king, like the ones we see on TV or in books. He would be different. He would be a new king; a rescuing king; a forever King! This book helps pre-school children discover exactly how God kept His Christmas Promise. A long, long time ago so long that it's hard to imagine God promised a new King.
Superb illustrations by catalina Echeverri and faithful, Bible-centered story-telling by Alison Mitchell combine to make this a book that both parents and children will love. A captivating retelling of the Christmas story showing how God kept His promise to send a new King.
RefugeLittle, Brown Books for Young Readers #ad - Little brown Books for Young Readers. A poetic and refreshing look at the classic Christmas story that's never been more relevant, Refuge asks readers to consider the modern day implications of being forced to flee your home country. 1 from the sales of each print book sold in the United States until October 2017 will go to the UN refugee agency, USA for UNHCR.
. This timely gift book offers a moving new perspective on the nativity story-evoking the struggle of Mary, Joseph and Baby Jesus as refugees traveling in a strange land, seeking the protection and kindness of strangers. Everyone may already know the story of how jesus was humbly born in a manger, but Refuge is a lyrical depiction of what came next: the new family's travels through the desert, fleeing Herod's soldiers in order to find a safe place to welcome their son into the world.
The Night of His BirthFlyaway Books #ad - Yet what’s most wondrous is that this child is not just Mary’s own but a gift that God has shared with everyone. The night of his birth is a Junior Library Guild Selection. Poetic text by newbery medalist katherine paterson and striking images by Lisa Aisato reveal the intimacy of that unforgettable night long ago, when the mother of Jesus was the first to welcome him into a world he would change forever.
. Sing out, my soul, the wonder. Little brown Books for Young Readers. Mary’s baby has arrived, his wild hair, she examines her newborn’s tiny mouth, and she can’t contain her joy! As Joseph sleeps, his little hands.
The Tree That's Meant to BeDoubleday Books for Young Readers #ad - Zommer’s illustrations capture piney textures and manage to imbue the scraggly arboreal underdog with heart and personality. The horn book"finely brushed textures are applied with care throughout, conveying a sense of richness. Publishers weekly Little brown Books for Young Readers. This christmas, families can together this heartfelt, gorgeous holiday story about a lonely little Christmas tree that learns what it means to be loved—with a powerful message to children that they are perfect just as they are.
A small, crookled fir tree is left all alone after the others near it in the forest are chosen by families as Christmas to bring home. Families will love making this part of their holiday traditions, as a perfect book to talk about kindness, generosity, and the true meaning of Christmas. Critics love this new christmas classic:"beautiful to behold"—Kirkus"lyrical language and harmonious art"—Booklist "Children will identify with the little tree’s plight and might find some adventure searching for 'decorations' in the woods for their own trees.
The Tree That's Meant to Be #ad - School library journal"underscores the message that Christmas is about companionship and togetherness. But when the forest animals gather around the lonely little tree to cheer it up and celebrate the season, it finds the warmth of the holidays in the heart of a cold, snowy forest. This is a charming and classic-feeling holiday picture book with a timely message about celebrating our differences and sticking by our friends.