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December 2013 Calendar of Children's Books


Cover art of Christmas Is Here children's Christmas picture book
Simon & Schuster
    Sundown November 27 Through December 5 - Hanukkah
  • Celebrate Hanukkah _ This nonfiction picture book, with brief text and many illustrations, provides a good introduction to Hanukkah.
  • Hanukkah Haiku - The use of haiku and festive illustrations make this informative book particularly appealing.
  • Top Hanukkah Books - This is an annotated directory of a number of the best children's books about Hanukkah.
    December 1 - Birthday of Jan Brett
  • Home for Christmas - This picture books features one of Brett's entertaining stories about trolls.
  • Jan Brett's Christmas Treasury - This large holiday book includes 7 winter and holiday stories, each of which was previously published as a separate picture book.
  • The Three Snow Bears - Brett's retelling of the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears is set in the Arctic and features an Inuit girl.
    December 26-January 1 - Kwanzaa
  • Celebrate Kwanzaa - This nonfiction picture book, with its many colorful photographs, does a good job of explaining the African American celebration.
  • Favorite Children's Kwanzaa Books - Here you'll find a mix of Kwanzaa fiction and nonfiction for children.

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