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There are so many Christmas books. Here are just a few fabulous ones
you might not know about in our libraries:

The carpenter's gift: a Christmas tale about the Rockefeller Center tree, by David Rubel


In Depression-era New York City, construction workers at the Rockefeller Center site help a family in need-
-a gift that is repaid years later in the donation of an enormous Christmas tree.

The Christmas boot, by Lisa Wheeler
                                                                        Hannah Greyweather's life is changed when she finds a magic wish-granting boot in the forest outside her home.

A Christmas Carol, by Charles Dicken

A beautiful abridgement by Brett Helquist of Dickens' beloved tale of a miser who learns the true meaning
of Christmas when three ghostly visitors review his past and foretell his future.
Santa from Cincinnati, by Judi Barrett
A baby in Cincinnati whose first words are "ho ho ho" grows up to become Santa Claus.

Great Joy, by Kate DiCamillo

Just before Christmas, when Frances sees a sad-eyed organ grinder and his monkey performing near her apartment, she cannot stop thinking
about them, wondering where they go at night, and wishing she could do something to help

Welcome Comfort, by Patricia Polacco

Welcome Comfort, a lonely foster child, is assured by his friend the school custodian that there is a
Santa Claus, but he does not discover the truth until one wondrous and surprising Christmas Eve.
Stick Man, by Julia Donaldson

Stick Man ends up far away from his family tree when he is fetched by a dog, thrown by a child, used as a snowman's arm,
and even put on a fire, but finally Santa Claus steps in to make sure that Stick Man and his family have a joyous Christmas.

Gingerbread Christmas, by Jan Brett
Gingerbread Baby and his friend, Matti take his gingerbread band to the Christmas Festival where they are a hit--until
the aroma of gingerbread reaches the children, signaling the time to run away.

The night tree, by Eve Bunting

A family makes its annual pilgrimage to decorate an evergreen tree with
food for the forest animals at Christmastime.
Too many tamales, by Gary Soto

Maria tries on her mother's wedding ring while helping make tamales for a Christmas family get-together.
Panic ensues when hours later, she realizes the ring is missing.
The legend of the poinsettia, by Tomie dePaola

When Lucida is unable to finish her gift for the Baby Jesus in time for the Christmas procession, a
miracle enables her to offer the beautiful flower we now call the poinsettia.

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