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The Kids' Catalog of Hanukkah
Holiday Favorite: 1204
Click to enlarge "It is a rich source of crafts, games, stories. A book to be used again and again. It has one of my stories."--Hazel Krantz, Ft. Collins, Colorado.

Christmas Presents: Holiday Poetry
Holiday Favorite: 1104
Click to enlarge "This is wonderful to read outloud and share with groups, also it's been recently reprinted with wonderful new illustrations.--Lee Bennett Hopkins, Briarcliff Manor, New York.

Cobweb Christmas
Holiday Favorite: 1104
Click to enlarge "This is wonderful to read outloud and share with groups, also it's been recently reprinted with wonderful new illustrations.--June Gillespie, Keystone, South Dakota.

Night Tree
Holiday Favorite: 1104
"This was a favorite book of my sister, Charlotte Seymour, a school librarian in Portland, Oregon. For years, she shared it with her students at this time of year and talked about decorating a tree with food for the animals." --Lucille Lettow, a Professor and Youth Collection Librarian from Cedar Falls, Iowa.

The Other Wise Man
Holiday Favorite: 1203
"It teaches that we can be rewarded by persistence. I used to present it as a 10 minute dramatic fictionalized story, so I had opportunity to learn all of its ways of reaching others." --Mary Brite, magazine columnist from Colorado Springs, Colorado.

The Polar Express
Holiday Favorite: 1203
"Breathtaking story of the good will of Christmas. Illustrations are superb, evoking the myth of Santa and the North Pole." --Frank Barry, an author from Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Christmas in the Country
Holiday Favorite: 1203
"My favorite holiday title is Christmas in the Country, for Diane Goode's beautiful illustrations and for the meaningful text describing a family's love and warmth." --Sally Derby, Children's author from Cincinnati, Ohio.

Little House in the Big Woods
Holiday Favorite: 1203
"Christmas in this book is so simple and wonderful. The focus is on the love and togetherness of family. There are always descriptions of being warm and cozy in the house in the woods as Pa played the fiddle by the fire for Laura and Mary. This always gives me a sense of peace and well-being." --Connie L. Hein, children's author from Windsor, Colorado.

Snakes Don't Miss Their Mothers
Holiday Favorite: 1203
"It's based on my tradition of picking up Christmas cats from an animal shelter several years in a row. The book takes place at Christmas in an animal shelter called Critters, where amidst the cats and dogs there is a snake named Marshall. All are longing for homes." --M.E. Kerr, children and YA author.

Northern Nativity
Holiday Favorite: 1203
"My favorite holiday title is Northern Nativity." --Jane Hertenstein, Chicago, IL.

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