Great books to get in the holiday spirit!
Here at OOM we’re counting down the days to the holidays. To help get in the spirit and make the days feel quicker, we’re reading some great books from Scholastic. Check out the list below of books for readers of all ages to enjoy.
Our Little Deer (Made With Love) (All Ages) by Sandra Magsamen: Babies and toddlers will love holding, touching, and reading this merry little board book with soft, cozy reindeer antlers. With Sandra Magsamen's signature message of love, this book shows every little deer how special they are during the holiday season and all through the new year.
Dreidel, Dreidel, Dreidel! (Ages 3 and under) by Shahar Kober: Introduce your child to an exciting Hanukkah tradition with this shaped board book made to look just like a dreidel! Using the classic song "I Have a Little Dreidel," follow along as the different animal families light the menorah, fry the latkes, and of course, spin the dreidel. A sweet board book to celebrate the holiday.
You Are My Merry Little Christmas (Ages 3 and under) by Joyce Wan: This holly-jolly board book includes Wan's iconic bold lines, glitter, and embossing on the cover as well as eye-catching spreads featuring an irresistible cast of chubby, happy characters, such as a cheerful reindeer, a sweet sugar cookie, a dancing sugarplum, and more.
Merry Christmas, Stinky Face (Ages 3 and under) by Lisa McCourt, illustrated by Cyd Moore: Stinky Face loves Christmastime, but he still has plenty of questions. What if a big, wintry wind blows his Christmas tree away? What if one of the reindeer gets his antlers stuck in the branches that hang over the roof? Luckily, his imaginative Mama knows how to reassure him that Christmas will be magical!
Clifford Celebrates Hanukkah (Ages 3–5) by Norman Bridwell: Clifford and Emily Elizabeth are celebrating their first Hanukkah. They love hearing the story of Hanukkah, eating "latkes" (fried potato pancakes) and "sufganiyot" (fried jelly donuts), and playing dreidel. After dinner, Clifford and Emily Elizabeth take a trip into town to see the giant menorah. But when they get there, they discover that one light is broken. It's too late in the evening to call a handyman, but maybe Clifford is big enough to help save Hanukkah!
Santa Pups (Ages 3–5) by Jerry Pallotta, illustrated by Will Terry: Award-winning author Jerry Pallotta delivers a humorous Christmas tale that reimagines what Santa's sleigh ride would be like with dogs. Young dog lovers will bark and howl along as they see Santa Claus give every dog a chance. Will Terry's illustrations show the zany fun of what happens when Santa lets dogs do a reindeer's job.
Fly Guy's Ninja Christmas (Fly Guy #16) (Ages 4–8) by Tedd Arnold: It's Christmazzz Eve and Fly Guy doesn't have a present to give his best friend, Buzz. But when he goes out to look for one, Fly Guy meets a stranger in the house whom he has to fight off with his ninja action. Will Fly Guy defeat the stranger? Will he find a present for Buzz?
There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Bell! (Ages 4–6) by Lucille Colandro, illustrated by Jared D. Lee: In this version of the classic rhyme, the hungry old lady swallows a bell, bows, gifts, a sack, a sleigh, and some reindeer! She's about to swallow a candy cane for dessert, when she hears a jolly "Ho! Ho! Ho!" Santa Claus is waiting for a ride. Watch what happens when she whistles, with amazing results! Now in a sturdy board book format.
Stick Man (Ages 4–8) by Julia Donaldson, illustrated by Axel Scheffler: A new look for a perennial Christmas favorite by the creators of Room on the Broom! One day, Stick Man is carried off by a mischievous dog who wants to play fetch! Things go from bad to worse as Stick Man is carried farther and farther away from home. Lonely and lost, Stick Man wants nothing more than to be home with his family for Christmas. And when he helps Santa Claus out of a bind, he finds the perfect ticket home!
Giselle the Christmas Ballet Fairy (Rainbow Magic: Special Edition) (Ages 7–10) by Daisy Meadows: Every year, Giselle the Christmas Ballet Fairy's special magic helps every holiday ballet show run perfectly. But when Jack Frost crashes a performance and steals her magic objects, it looks like everything will be ruined! Rachel and Kirsty need to get the magic objects back in time for the Fairyland Christmas Eve ballet performance. If they don't succeed, holiday shows everywhere will be ruined by Fairyland's biggest grinch!
Jingle (Swindle #8) (Ages 8–12) by Gordon Korman: Instead of going away for winter break, Griffin Bing and his friends been signed up to volunteer at a local Christmas extravaganza as elves. It's not easy being an elf. Not when Santa is bad news and Rudolph is being played by a Doberman who makes up his own rules wherever he goes. But being an elf is nothing compared to being blamed when a prized Christmas possession—worth over 10 million dollars—is stolen right from under your nose. It's time for these elves to get off the shelf and track down a Christmas thief!