Countdown to Christmas with Brilliant Books!

 

Follow along with our bookish advent calendar as we reveal a delightful new book for young readers each day until Christmas!


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Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Sleigh! By Mo Willems Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781454952770
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Union Square Kids - September 5th, 2023

December 1st:

Everyone's favorite, Mo Willems latest pigeon book is a great way to kick off the holiday season!


How Does Santa Go Down the Chimney? By Mac Barnett, Jon Klassen (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Mac Barnett, Jon Klassen (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781536223767
Availability: Not Currently In-Store; May require 2-3 days before shipping
Published: Candlewick - September 12th, 2023

December 2nd:

Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen do not disappoint with this fantastic book asking the big question, How Does Santa go Down the Chimney? With curiosity and comical illustrations, they really ask all the right questions and have clever ideas for everything!


Eight Nights of Lights: A Celebration of Hanukkah By Leslie Kimmelman, Hilli Kushnir (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Leslie Kimmelman, Hilli Kushnir (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9780063242487
Availability: Not Currently In-Store; May require 2-3 days before shipping
Published: HarperCollins - September 12th, 2023

December 3rd:

With Hanukkah beginning next week, this interactive story book would make a great addition to the festivities with candle-shaped mini books to read each night. 


The Children of Noisy Village By Astrid Lindgren, Florence Lamborn (Translated by), Ilon Wikland (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Astrid Lindgren, Florence Lamborn (Translated by), Ilon Wikland (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780140326093
Availability: Not Currently In-Store; May require 2-3 days before shipping
Published: Puffin Books - February 2nd, 1988

December 4th:

This is one of my family's all time favorites! Spending time in Noisy Village is always cozy!


Red & Green By Lois Ehlert, Lois Ehlert (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Lois Ehlert, Lois Ehlert (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781534401723
Availability: Not Currently In-Store; May require 2-3 days before shipping
Published: Beach Lane Books - September 12th, 2023

December 5th:

The format of this book makes it extra special, with cut outs and shaped pages. It's colorful and great for reading to little ones!


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The Wheel of the Year: An Illustrated Guide to Nature's Rhythms By Fiona Cook, Jessica Roux (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Fiona Cook, Jessica Roux (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781524874803
Availability: Not Currently In-Store; May require 2-3 days before shipping
Published: Andrews McMeel Publishing - October 24th, 2023

December 6th:

This book is a beautiful addition to your solstice and other nature centric celebrations! Probably the book I am most excited to add to my collection this winter season.


Where Do Diggers Celebrate Hanukkah? (Where Do...Series) By Brianna Caplan Sayres, Christian Slade (Illustrator) Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780593646700
Availability: Not Currently In-Store; May require 2-3 days before shipping
Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - September 26th, 2023

December 7th:

For your Hanukkah-celebrating transportation fans!


Harry Potter: Official Christmas Cookbook By Elena Craig, Jody Revenson Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9798886630886
Availability: Not Currently In-Store; May require 2-3 days before shipping
Published: Insight Editions - October 3rd, 2023

December 8th:

A fun pick for the young chefs and bakers in your life who are also Harry Potter fans.


The Christmassy Cactus By Beth Ferry, A. N. Kang (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Beth Ferry, A. N. Kang (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780063039643
Availability: Not Currently In-Store; May require 2-3 days before shipping
Published: HarperCollins - September 12th, 2023

December 9th:

A cactus jealous of all the fuss over the Christmas tree learns about self love. The illustrations are nice and in a lovely color palette, adding to a very sweet story.


A Christmas Carol By Charles Dickens, P.J. Lynch (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Charles Dickens, P.J. Lynch (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9780763631208
Availability: Not Currently In-Store; May require 2-3 days before shipping
Published: Candlewick - September 12th, 2006

December 10th:

I recently came across this version of A Christmas Carol while helping a patron find a beautiful edition to gift to their grandchildren. I'm a big fan of P.J. Lynch's illustrations which really lend themselves to the Victorian setting.


Latkes and Applesauce: A Hanukkah Story By Fran Manushkin, Kris Easler (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Fran Manushkin, Kris Easler (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781623541569
Availability: Not Currently In-Store; May require 2-3 days before shipping
Published: Charlesbridge - September 27th, 2022

December 11th:

This is a really sweet and hopeful edition to any Hanukkah book collection


Chloe’s Lunar New Year By Lily LaMotte, Michelle Lee (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Lily LaMotte, Michelle Lee (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780063076518
Availability: Not Currently In-Store; May require 2-3 days before shipping
Published: HarperCollins - January 3rd, 2023

December 12th:

The Lunar New Year is just around the corner!


Juniper’s Christmas By Eoin Colfer Cover Image
$22.99
ISBN: 9781250321947
Availability: Not Currently In-Store; May require 2-3 days before shipping
Published: Roaring Brook Press - October 31st, 2023

December 13th:

With bigger themes for older readers, I think this will make a great family read aloud. 


Winter: A Solstice Story (The Solstice Series) By Kelsey E. Gross, Renata Liwska (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Kelsey E. Gross, Renata Liwska (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781665908139
Availability: Not Currently In-Store; May require 2-3 days before shipping
Published: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books - October 10th, 2023

December 14th:

Soft and delicate illustrations of woodland creatures celebrate the bringing of the light. Snowy and cozy.


Out Cold-A Little Bruce Book (Mother Bruce Series) By Ryan T. Higgins Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781368090223
Availability: Not Currently In-Store; May require 2-3 days before shipping
Published: Disney Hyperion - October 3rd, 2023

December 15th:

Everyone loves curmudgeonly Bruce! This wintery book brings lots of silly fun.


Holy Night and Little Star: A Story for Christmas By Mitali Perkins, Khoa Le (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Mitali Perkins, Khoa Le (Illustrator)
$15.99
ISBN: 9780593578049
Availability: Not Currently In-Store; May require 2-3 days before shipping
Published: WaterBrook - September 5th, 2023

December 16th:

Told from the perspective of the star, this is a beautiful book that celebrates the nativity story.


Merry and Hark: A Christmas Story By April Genevieve Tucholke, Rebecca Santo (Illustrator) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781643752389
Availability: Not Currently In-Store; May require 2-3 days before shipping
Published: Algonquin Young Readers - October 3rd, 2023

December 17th:

Based on the saw-whet owl discovered in the Rockefeller Christmas tree in 2020, this tells the story of the little owls journey. I appreciate this one as the story of the owl's home being taken is hard and I think this telling gives space for that while ending on a happy note.


Dasher Can't Wait for Christmas By Matt Tavares, Matt Tavares (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Matt Tavares, Matt Tavares (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781536230130
Availability: Not Currently In-Store; May require 2-3 days before shipping
Published: Candlewick - September 5th, 2023

December 18th:

I loved the first Dasher book from Matt Tavares. Their illustrations are beautiful and the stories are cozy. I also love that Dasher is depicted as a girl!


Our Italian Christmas Eve By Danielle Sedita, Francesco Sedita, Luciano Lozano (Illustrator) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780593621868
Availability: Not Currently In-Store; May require 2-3 days before shipping
Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - October 10th, 2023

December 19th:

It's always fun to see your traditions celebrated or to get a peek at someone else's.