Countdown to Christmas with Brilliant Books!

The countdown has begun!  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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A Polar Bear in the Snow Cover Image
By Mac Barnett, Shawn Harris (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781536203967
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Candlewick - October 13th, 2020

December 1st:

We all Love Mac Barnett!  From Mac B, Kid Spy to Extra Yarn, he's a wonderful storyteller. This latest picture book is so lovely for our youngest readers with  simple playful text following a polar bear on a wintry outing. The art is a totally unique paper collage style, just beautiful!


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Santa Baby Cover Image
By Jonathan Stutzman, Heather Fox (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250255617
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - September 8th, 2020

December 2nd:

Poor Santa, he's feeling old and tired and just not quite what he used to be. (I think we all know what that feels like these days, 2020 has been rough!) Calling on his Santa magic, he wishes to be young again, but, oops! He went to far and has turned into a baby! Hilarity ensues, just in time for Christmas.


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Pick a Pine Tree: Midi Edition Cover Image
$12.00
ISBN: 9781536216028
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Candlewick - September 29th, 2020

December 3rd:

Lots of Christmas tree decorating fun: festive and sweet.


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Christmas Parade Cover Image
By Sandra Boynton, Sandra Boynton (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9781534478060
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Little Simon - September 15th, 2020

December 4th:

In classic Boynton style, animals march in a Christmas parade!  Lively and fun, with lots of sing-song sounds for little ears.


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Snow Birds Cover Image
By Kirsten Hall, Jenni Desmond (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781419742033
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Abrams Books for Young Readers - November 3rd, 2020

December 5th:

With beautiful illustrations and poetic text, this is one that will be a favorite all winter long.


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5 More Sleeps ‘til Christmas Cover Image
By Jimmy Fallon, Rich Deas (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250266477
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Published: Feiwel & Friends - October 27th, 2020

December 6th:

With vibrant illustrations and rhymed text perfect for reading aloud, this new book will become a favorite for little ones who just can't wait for Christmas.


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The Very Hungry Caterpillar's 8 Nights of Chanukah Cover Image
By Eric Carle, Eric Carle (Illustrator)
$9.99
ISBN: 9780593226087
Availability: Backordered
Published: World of Eric Carle - October 13th, 2020

December 7th:

With the start of Hanukkah just days away, here's a fun board book from Eric Carle. There's a page for each night's celebration.  It's informative too, with Hebrew and Yiddish words throughout.


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The Clockwork Crow Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781536214918
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Published: Walker Books US - September 8th, 2020

December 8th:

A snowy magical tale part fantasy/part mystery set in Wales, The Clockwork Crow would make a great holiday read aloud. A young orphaned child and a magical mechanical crow set off to rescue a young boy taken by the Fae. The bit of peril makes it exciting, with a happy ending to bring it all together.


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Penguins and Polar Bears: A Pretty Cool Introduction to the Arctic and Antarctic Cover Image
By Gestalten (Editor), Grace Helmer (Illustrator), Alicia Klepeis
$24.95
ISBN: 9783899558517
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Little Gestalten - November 24th, 2020

December 9th:

This book is beautiful, with a delightful matte cover and nostalgic illustrations. It's great for a wide age range of picture book readers, super informative, but not overwhelming.


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Latkes, Latkes, Good to Eat Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780358395423
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Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - September 8th, 2020

December 10th:

A celebratory folktale for Chanukah, available in a board book edition for little readers.


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Astrid the Unstoppable Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781536213225
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Published: Candlewick - November 10th, 2020

December 11th:

Pippi Longstocking meets Heidi meets Anne Shirley in this tale of an irrepressible girl in a mountain village who navigates unexpected changes with warmth and humor.


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The Crayons' Christmas Cover Image
By Drew Daywalt, Oliver Jeffers (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9780525515746
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Penguin Workshop - October 15th, 2019

December 12th:

We all love the Crayon books, here's a fun holiday version full of activities and games to enjoy.


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When Winter Comes: Discovering Wildlife in Our Snowy Woods Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781632172730
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Little Bigfoot - October 13th, 2020

December 13th:

When the woods are quiet under winter's snow, there is still so much to discover! This is a great book about discovering winter wildlife while enjoying time outside.


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The Polar Bear Explorers' Club (The Polar Bear Explorers’ Club #1) Cover Image
By Alex Bell, Tomislav Tomic (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9781534406476
Availability: Ships from our warehouse today
Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - November 12th, 2019

December 14th:

Because she's a girl, Stella Snowflake Pearl isn't allowed to join the explorers in the Polar Bear Explorer's Club. Needless to say, she finds her way in and adventure ensues. With magical creatures, an examination of inclusiveness and gender, this is a multi-layered fantasy adventure in an icy land.


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Cozy Cover Image
By Jan Brett, Jan Brett (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780593109793
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - October 20th, 2020

December 15th:

Jan Brett's books are always a hit, this one stars a musk ox named Cozy. Beautiful as always and a sweet story about friendship


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Over and Under the Snow Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781452136462
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Chronicle Books - September 9th, 2014

December 16th:

One of our favorite books for curious kids all about what is happening under the snow in winter.


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The Bear and the Star Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062660374
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Published: Greenwillow Books - September 24th, 2019

December 17th:

A peaceful book of gathering and celebration, a bear searches out the perfect tree and gathers with friends to decorate together.


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The Shortest Day Cover Image
By Susan Cooper, Carson Ellis (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780763686987
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Published: Candlewick - October 22nd, 2019

December 18th:

Susan Cooper's poem celebrating the Winter Solstice is gorgeously captured here with illustrations by Carson Ellis. A celebration that embraces the darkness and rebirth.


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The Nutcracker and the Mouse King: The Graphic Novel Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781596436817
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: First Second - September 8th, 2020

December 19th:

With vivid illustrations and a fresh take on the story of The Nutcracker, this is a middle grade Christmas book that's worth enjoying year round.


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The Great Santa Stakeout Cover Image
By Betsy Bird, Dan Santat (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781338169980
Availability: Ships from our warehouse today
Published: Arthur A. Levine Books - September 3rd, 2019

December 20th:

For a little Christmas mischief, check out this fun caper from award-winning author/illustrator duo Betsy Bird and Dan Santat.


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Mr. Willowby's Christmas Tree Cover Image
By Robert Barry, Robert Barry (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780385327213
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Published: Doubleday Books for Young Readers - October 17th, 2000

December 21st:

Oh no!  Mr. Willowby's Christmas tree is too tall.  But that's an easy fix--just lop off the top.  But what will become of that leftover bit of tree?  It turns out this tree's story is just beginning...


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Share Some Kindness, Bring Some Light Cover Image
By Apryl Stott, Apryl Stott (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534462380
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - October 27th, 2020

December 22nd:

A sweet seasonal story about not judging a book (or a bear, in this case!) by it's cover, and what it truly means to be kind.


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Meerkat Christmas Cover Image
By Emily Gravett, Emily Gravett (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781534476790
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - September 15th, 2020

December 23rd:

Sunny the Meerkat loves Christmas, but is frustrated that his Kalahari Christmas doesn't look anything like the snowy landscapes in stories and Christmas cards.  So he sets out to find a proper Christmas, with a tree and snow and everything!  But the further from home he ventures, the more he begins to realize that his snowy Christmas is missing something even more important.


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Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening Cover Image
By Robert Frost, Susan Jeffers (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780525467342
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Published: Dutton Books for Young Readers - September 24th, 2001

December 24th:

As our calendar comes to an end this Christmas Eve, we finish with a beautiful new edition of a classic.  With updated illustrations and a beautiful vellum dust jacket, this gentle poem is a perfect Christmas Eve read for the whole family, and the book itself a keepsake to treasure.