For families who are looking to perk up their collections beyond the Grinch, we offer a few “new” classics, featuring crayons and spruce trees and little dogs and oodles of Christmas love.
Santa Calls - A richly illustrated, dazzling fantasy set in 1908, this is MB’s all-time favorite Christmas book. Santa sends a flying machine dubbed the Yuletide flyer to transport our young heroes from their home in Abilene Texas to the North Pole. This magical, swashbuckling adventure includes evil villains, snowball fights, and candy bombs, all as a boy learns not to underestimate his little sister. Parents might want to keep a box of tissues handy for the last page.
All the Colors of Christmas - This lyrical Christmas celebration draws readers into a whirling ribbon of colorful holiday moments. A delightful and unique take on the holidays, particularly great for younger readers.
The Great Spruce - A joyful, brightly illustrated holiday tale with an environmental focus. Alec and his grandfather share their beloved great spruce tree with New Yorkers in Rockefeller Center for Christmas, as long as the tree is returned to them after the celebration.
Olive the Other Reindeer - Instead of the lyric, ``All of the other reindeer,'' Olive the dog hears something else on the radio: ``Olive, the other reindeer.'' She concludes that she is to be Santa's canine helper, so heads up to the North Pole to join the Christmas Eve flight. Her doggy talents of chewing, sniffing, and fetching rescue Father Christmas from multiple mishaps in this zany and colorful story.
The Crayons’ Christmas - ’Tis the season for all of us to write our holiday wishlists. But everyone--even the crayons--know the best presents are the ones that you give. With real, folded letters from the Crayons that you can pull from their envelopes and read, games, punch-out ornaments, a poster, and a pop-up tree, this book is the perfect gift for for the holidays and for fans of The Day the Crayons Quit and The Day the Crayons Came Home.