Day 4: Holiday Picture Books (with characters you know!)

dinosaur-vs-santaDinosaur vs. Santa by Bob Shea

Dinosaur has accepted the challenge to get ready for Christmas!  He’s written the letter, decorated the tree…but can he stay awake on Christmas Eve and see Santa?  ROAR!

This is for: dino fans who are ready for Christmas!

Share with: ages 2-5.

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madeleines-christmasMadeline’s Christmas by Ludwig Bememlans

During the holidays, all the girls (and Miss Clavel!) fall ill at the orphanage.  It’s up to the littlest – Madeline – to care for her friends.

This is for: fans of the Madeline series.  Knowing the characters helps in this case.

Share with: ages 4-7.

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pete_christmasPete the Cat Saves Christmas by Eric Litwin

‘Twas the Night Before Christmas + rocking Pete tunes = a new holiday classic. Pete sings his way through the story, remind all kids that it’s giving that makes the season.

This is for: parents looking to show that giving is cool in a fun, sing-song story.

Share with: ages 2-8.

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eloise-at-christmastimeEloise at Christmastime by Kay Thompson

What is more magical that her home in the Plaza Hotel in New York at Christmastime?  Nothing.!  Eloise is thankful for her lovely holiday, and remembers to show it.

This is for: lovers of NYC and urban holidays.

Share with: ages 4+.

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merry_christmas_splatMerry Christmas, Splat by Rob Scotton

It’s Christmas Eve, and Splat tries to help his chances of getting a gift from Santa by helping around the house.

This is for: kids who are worried that they’ve been too naughty to get a present from Santa.

Share with: ages 2-7.

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Read this to learn why this list was created…and be sure to look for other posts, too!

(There were even more common children’s book characters I didn’t include (crazy, I know).  Find them here and here and here and here!)

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