From New York City to the North Pole, and many exotic destinations in-between, this collection will give your little ones a window into stories and holiday traditions from around the world.
The Jolly Christmas Postman: Fancy Christmas in the English countryside with some of your favorite storybook characters? This whimsically illustrated classic celebrates a time before email with an interactive picture book full of real letters to read aloud from the likes of the Big Bad Wolf and all the King’s Men.
Miracle on 133rd Street: A New York City community lacking in Christmas spirit is brought together by the aroma of Mami’s Puerto Rican roast wafting from the corner pizzeria. Bold, lively illustrations capture the swirling energy of the holidays in this lovely story about new traditions and community joy.
Last Stop on the Reindeer Express: A magical mailbox transports a little girl on an exciting voyage over many exotic lands to reach her grandfather just in time for the holidays. Stunningly illustrated with a quilt-like design that features die-cuts and hidden doors, this interactive holiday story will be especially appreciated by families that can't be together for Christmas.
A World of Cookies for Santa: Vibrant illustrations showcase the Christmas-cookie traditions of dozens of spots around the globe. Head to the Philippines, where children leave out puto seko cookies and ginger tea for Santa; jet to Russia for a honey-spice cookie; then set out for Malawi for a sweet potato cookie! Recipes are included for several of the treats.
Red and Lulu: Red and Lulu live in a cozy nest in a particularly beautiful evergreen tree. When the unthinkable happens, separation and miles cannot keep a determined cardinal from his loved one in an ode to serendipity and Christmas miracles.