For the 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 a whole bunch of Christmas love.
Santa Calls: Art Atchinson Aimesworth—inventor, crime fighter, and all-around whiz kid—journeys north with his sister Esther and his pal Spaulding, by special invitation from Santa himself. Why did Santa call them to the North Pole? Art wants to know. But when Esther is taken by the Queen of the Dark Elves, Art must put his questions aside and save his sister.
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 Crayon's 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.