If you’re looking for some new wintry adventures or heartwarming holiday stories to share with your children this year, search no further. BookTrib has created a list of fun new holiday tales that will delight the whole family and add some extra warmth and magic to your home.
Stanley E. Wiklinski has created a new Christmas classic. When a terrible blizzard strikes and Santa’s reindeer come down with the flu, our jolly hero must find another way to deliver his gifts to the anxious children around the world. Beautiful illustrations accompany an adventurous plot that illustrates the importance of teamwork and creative thinking. Check out our review for more!
This story is a wonderful blend and appreciation of both Hanukkah and Christmas traditions. While Hanukkah Harvie and Santa Claus seem to hilariously clash at first, this odd couple uniquely illustrates at the end how two people with different faiths don’t have to fight. In fact, they can overlook differences and become wonderful friends. This children’s book is both an entertaining read, and also educational in its important message of respectful coexistence.
Written and illustrated by one talented man, Vern Kousky’s hero, Harold the bear, teaches children the importance of giving to those in need, and impresses the importance of inner character over material worth.
By Calliope Glass (Disney Books)
Everyone’s favorite character from “Frozen” returns to enchant adults and children alike in his newest feature book Olaf and the Three Polar Bears. In this twist on the classic, Olaf, always bound for adventure (alright, misadventure) wanders into the home of three polar bears deep in the woods in the kingdom of Arendelle.
Toni DiTerlizzi is a New York Times bestselling author and illustrator who has created unique and fanciful books like The Spider & the Fly and Kenny & the Dragon. This time, with the help of a Christmas fairy, DiTerlizzi emphasizes the importance of emotional connections over material items in this moving tale you’ll want to share with your family every year.
I’m the Grinch (Illumination’s The Grinch)
If you took your kids to see Illumination’s new movie “Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch,” this book will be perfect for story time. Complete with Christmas cards and over 50 glitter stickers, this new adaptation of the beloved story has lots of fun surprises your kids will enjoy.
The mice at the North Pole are busy decorating something big for Christmas, but what is it? Ethan Long builds suspense in this witty children’s book with a surprise ending.
The beloved team of Oliver and Patch is back! Oliver and his trusty pup Patch visit the zoo with their friend Ruby to see lots of exciting animals. When all three take on the mission of returning the adorable penguin Peep back home, they must use teamwork and compromise to persevere.
Sherri Duskey Rinker, author of the #1 New York Times bestsellers Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site and Mighty, Mighty, Construction Site is back with another winner, this time with a yuletide theme. As all the trucks are preparing for Christmas by pitching in to build a special gift, they each receive presents themselves.
The signs of winter are revealing themselves to Little Owl in the forest. Leaves are falling, his other animal friends are hibernating and there’s a fresh gusty chill in the air. Rediscover the wonder and magic of changing seasons as your little ones become as captivated as Little Owl in this enchanting story.
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