Saturday, December 29, 2012

Favorite Christmas Children's Books

The Gift of the Magi by O. Henry, illus. by P. J. Lynch


The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey by Susan Wojciechowski, illus. by P. J. Lynch

An Orange for Frankie by Patricia Polacco

Christmas Tapestry by Patrica Polacco. She has also written: Welcome Comfort, The Trees of the Dancing Goats, and Uncle Vova's Tree. 

The Last Straw by Fredrick H. Thury, illus. by Vlasta van Kampen

The Baker's Dozen: A Saint Nicholas Tale by Aaron Shepard, illus. by Wendy Edelson

The Miracle of Saint Nicholas by Gloria Whelan, illus. by Judith Brown

A Christmas Dress for Ellen by Thomas S. Monson. He has also written A Christmas Train: A True Story

Christmas Oranges by Linda Bethers and Ben Sowards

Good King Wenceslas by John M. Neale and Tim Ladwig

The Year of the Perfect Christmas Tree by Gloria Houston, illus. by Barbara Cooney

Room for a Little One, A Christmas Tale by Martin Waddell, illus. by Barbara Firth

The Legend of the Poinsettia by Tomie dePaola. Other Christmas stories by Tomie dePaola include The Night of Las Posadas, The Legend of Old Befana, Joy to the World: Tomie's Christmas Stories, The Story of the Three Wise Kings, The Friendly Beasts, Merry Christmas Strega Nona, The Clown of God, Christmas Remembered, Jingle the Christmas Clown, An Early American Christmas, Country Angel Christmas, The Family Christmas Tree Book, Four Friends at Christmas, and more.

The Story of Holly and Ivy by Rumer Godden, illus. by Barbara Cooney. Another edition is illustrated by Christian Birmingham

Christmas in Noisy Village by Astrid Lindgren, illus. by Ilon Wikland

Too May Tamales by Gary Soto, illus. by Ed Martinez

Letters from Father Christmas by J. R. R. Tolkien

Shoemaker Martin by Leo Tolstoy, illus. by Bernadette Watts. There is also a DVD titled Martin the Cobbler.

The Legend of the Christmas Rose by Selma Lagerlof, retold by Ellen Greene, illus. by Charles Mikolaycak

The Legend of the Christmas Rose by William H. Hooks, illus. by Richard A. Williams

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