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December 2014 Calendar of Children's Books


Cover art of Christmas Is Here children's Christmas picture book
Simon & Schuster
Cover art of children's Hanukkah book Celebrate Hanukkah with Light, Latkes, and Dreidels

Celebrate Hanukkah, National Geographic Holidays Around the World

National Geographic Society
Cover art of Celebrate Kwanzaa, a children's nonfiction picture book

Celebrate Kwanzaa

National Geographic Society
  • 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 10 - Birth Date of Author Mary Norton
  • The Borrowers
  • Sunset December 16 to December 24 - Chanukah / Hanukkah
  • Celebrate Hanukkah _ Nonfiction book in picture book format
  • Top Hanukkah Books - This is my annotated list of recommended children's books about Hanukkah.
  • Hanukkah Haiku - Festive, colorfully illustrated collection of haiku about one family's celebration of Hanukkah
  • 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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