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Must-Read Stories for Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa

The Twelve Days of Christmas - Laurel Long Arthur's Christmas: An Arthur Adventure - Marc Brown The Snowman - Raymond Briggs 'Twas the Night Before Christmas - Clement C. Moore, Matt Tavares The Polar Express - Chris Van Allsburg How the Grinch Stole Christmas! - Dr. Seuss A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens Room for a Little One: A Christmas Tale - Martin Waddell The Christmas Candle - Richard Paul Evans The Message of the Birds - Kate Westerlund, Feridun Oral

When the weather outside is frightful, why not curl up with a roaring fire, a piping hot mug of cocoa (complete with marshmallows), and one of these holiday-themed stories suggested by Crickhollow Books:


Christmas Reads


1. The Twelve Days of Christmas, Laurel Long, Age Range: 3-5


2. Arthur’s Christmas, Marc Brown, Age Range: 3-6


3. The Snowman, Raymond Briggs, Age Range: 3-7


4. Twas the Night Before Christmas, Clement Clark Moore, Age Range: 3-7


5. The Polar Express, Chris Van Allsburg, Age Range: 4-8


6. How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Dr. Suess, Age Range: 5-9


7. A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens, Age Range: 10+


Christmas (Christian) Reads


1. Room for a Little One: A Christmas Tale, Martin Waddell, Age Range: 2-6


2. The Christmas Candle, Richard Evans, Age Range: 4+


3. The Message of the Birds, Kate Westerlund, Age Range: 3-5


Hanukkah Reads


1. Hanukkah Bear, Eric Kimmel, Age Range: 4-7


2. The Story of Hanukkah, David Adler, Age Range: 5-8


3. Oh Hanukkah, Cathy Goldberg Fishman, Age Range: 5-8


4. Chanukah Lights, Michael Rosen, Age Range: 5-9


Kwanzaa Reads


1. The Rugrats’ First Kwanzaa, Stephanie Greene, Age Range: 4-8


2. Kwanzaa, Deborah M. Newton Chocolate, Age Range: 5-8


3. The Seven Days of Kwanzaa, Angela Shelf Medearis, Age Range: 8-12


4. Kiesha’s Kwanzaa, Jacqueline Grant, Age Range: 9-12