Best Holidays & Celebrations Books for 10 Year Olds

Here are the top 30 holidays & celebrations books for 10 year olds. Please click Read Review to read book reviews on Amazon. You can also click Find in Library to check book availability at your local library. If the default library is not correct, please follow Change Local Library to reset it.

1. Nancy and Plum

by: Betty MacDonaldMary GrandPreJeanne Birdsall
Release date: Oct 26, 2010
Number of Pages: 242
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It was Christmas Eve. Big snowflakes fluttered slowly through the air like white feathers
and made all of Heavenly Valley smooth and white and quiet and beautiful.

So begins the story of two orphaned sisters at Mrs. Monday’s Boarding School. But nothing is heavenly for Nancy and Pamela (aka Plum): their parents died in a tragic accident years ago, they’re constantly punished by the cruel Mrs. Monday, and they’re all alone for the holidays.

Luckily, Nancy and Plum have each other, and though their prospects may be bleak, they’re determined to change their lot for the better. If their plan works, the spirited sisters will never spend Christmas at the cold, dark boarding school again. But what will they find on the other side of Mrs. Monday’s gate?

Adventure, warmth, unforgettable characters, and unexpected kindness abound in this classic story by Betty MacDonald, which was originally published in 1952. With illustrations by the acclaimed Mary GrandPré and an introduction by Jeanne Birdsall, National Book Award–winning author of The Penderwicks, this edition introduces the spunky, beloved heroines to a new generation of fans.

From the Hardcover edition.

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Children’s Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Family Life > Orphans & Foster Homes

2. How the Grinch Stole Christmas! Book and Grinch (Classic Seuss)

by: Dr. Seuss
Release date: Sep 22, 2015
Number of Pages: 64
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A Grinch book and plush package perfect for holiday gift-giving!
 
Is there any better holiday gift than a copy of Dr. Seuss’s beloved classic How the Grinch Stole Christmas? Yes! A copy of the book packaged in a sturdy gift box with a 14-inch tall, exclusively-available soft plush Grinch! Now children of all ages can read the story while they cuddle with the iconic character whose heart grows three sizes when he learns the true meaning of Christmas. Also included exclusively in this package is a 32-page paperback “Good Deed Journal.” Filled with simple activities and room for children to write and draw, it’s the perfect way to encourage children to grow their own hearts by helping others.
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Children’s Books > Literature & Fiction > Poetry > Dr. Seuss

3. A Christmas Memory

by: Truman Capote
Release date: Oct 28, 2014
Number of Pages: 48
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Truman Capote’s boyhood Christmas memoir rereleased in a beautiful new package, which includes a CD with the audio version of the text.

     The classic story of Truman Capote’s childhood Christmas ritual is more endearing than ever in this newly redesigned package.

     In celebration of A Christmas Memory‘s enduring appeal, this repackaged edition retains Beth Peck’s evocative watercolors and an audio CD narration by the venerable Celeste Holm (originator of the Ado Annie role in the 1943 Broadway hit “Oklahoma!” and an Academy Award-winning actress). Originally published in 1956, this is the story from Capote’s childhood of lovingly making fruitcakes from scratch at Christmas-time with his elderly cousin, and has stood the test of time to become known as an American holiday classic. In its new size, it’s perfect for reading alone or reading aloud, or following along while listening to the audio version.

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Children’s Books > Holidays & Celebrations > Christmas

4. Welcome Comfort

by: Patricia Polacco
Release date: Sep 27, 1999
Number of Pages: 40
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It’s not easy being Welcome Comfort-a foster child always moving from home to home and getting picked on by the kids at school. Even Christmas, the most wondrous time of the year, isn’t so wonderful for Welcome, who has no family, no presents, and no Santa Claus. “Santa! He’s not even real!” But when Mr. Hamp, the school custodian, becomes his closest friend, Welcome’s life changes forever. Now he has someone to visit and a family to be a part of. Yet Christmas is still a lonely time for Welcome since the Hamps go away every year and there’s still no sign of Santa. “Child, he’ll find you” says Mr. Hamp. “Maybe he hasn’t come because you haven’t believe hard enough.” Accompanied by art that radiates the brilliance of the season, Patricia Polacco’s heartwarming journey through the generations of a boy’s life proves that “believing is seeing” and ask if perhaps there isn’t a Santa Claus inside every one of us.
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Children’s Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Family Life > Orphans & Foster Homes

5. Striped Ice Cream

by: Joan M. Lexau
Release date: Nov 01, 1992
Number of Pages: 128
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Becky knows her inner-city family is too poor even to buy her favorite ice cream for her birthday, but they seem to be going out of their way to be mean, whispering and planning something behind her back. Reissue.
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Children’s Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Family Life

6. Ultimate Sticker Collection: LEGO Spooky! (Ultimate Sticker Collections)

by: DK
Release date: Aug 18, 2014
Number of Pages: 96
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Before the candy and the costumes, get kids excited for Halloween with the all-new Ultimate Sticker Collection: LEGO Spooky! Young LEGO fans can now learn more about the monsters, ghouls, and other ghostly minifigure from the LEGO universe, including the LEGO Monster Fighters. Packed with over 1,000 reusable stickers, they can create their own monster scenes and or decorate their Halloween bags with their favorite spooky minifigures using this new LEGO sticker collection from DK!
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Children’s Books > Activities, Crafts & Games > Activity Books

7. Monster Museum

by: Marilyn SingerGris Grimly
Release date: Aug 04, 2009
Number of Pages: 40
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Welcome, brave souls, to the Monster Museum!
 
On your left, see the Zombie do his walk.
Look out for the mummy (she’s snapped and come unwrapped).
Frankenstein’s grumpy—they gave him a bride, but never a name.
 
Come in, if you dare, and meet all the slimy, screaming, slithery friends and fiends. They’re just dying to show you a good time!
 
Gris Grimly’s colorful caricatures perfectly complement the playful beat of Marilyn Singer’s poems to create a ghastly good Halloween read.
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Children’s Books > Literature & Fiction > Chapter Books & Readers > Beginner Readers

8. The Sparkle Egg

by: Jill HardieChristine Kornacki
Release date: Feb 01, 2014
Number of Pages: 32
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A new Easter tradition from the author of The Sparkle Box.

Easter is coming, and Sam loves Easter! But this year, he is upset about a lie he told his parents. Even though he apologized and they forgave him, Sam can’t shake the feeling that he is a bad kid for what he did. Meanwhile, his parents help him make a special Easter craft called a Sparkle Egg. His mom tells him to write anything he feels sorry about or ashamed of on a piece of paper and put it inside his Sparkle Egg.

On Easter morning, when he opens his Sparkle Egg expecting a surprise, Sam finds that it is empty! His parents explain that because Jesus died and rose again, we are forgiven. Like the tomb that first Easter Day, Sam’s egg is empty — and Sam’s wrongdoing is completely forgiven. Once he accepts this forgiveness fully, Sam realizes a truth: we can sparkle and shine with God’s light when we let God’s gift of grace into our hearts.

This touching story will strike a deep chord with readers of all ages, and the Sparkle Egg tradition will help readers and their families grasp the totality of God’s perfect grace. Ages 4-8.

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Children’s Books > Literature & Fiction > Religious Fiction > Christian

9. Lulu in La La Land

by: Elisabeth Wolf
Release date: Aug 06, 2013
Number of Pages: 274
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Lights! Camera! ACTION!

Lulu in LA LA Land

A screenplay by Lulu Harrison

Scene 1:

ZOOM IN on Hollywood mega stars LINC and FIONA HARRISON singing happy birthday to their daughter LULU. Lulu blows out the candles, and they all gather for a group hug—

CUT!

If only real life were like the movies. Instead, Lulu Harrison’s massively important eleventh birthday is just three weeks away—and her parents still haven’t RSVPed!

Lulu’s not like the rest of her glamorous Hollywood family. She likes tamales and they like tofu. She likes gardening and they like grooming. But all she wants for her birthday is for her whole family to be there. Together. So this year she’s planning a super fabulous SPA-tacular party. But what if trying to fit in leaves Lulu feeling even more like she was cast in the wrong family?

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Children’s Books > Arts, Music & Photography > Performing Arts

10. The Best Eid Ever

by: Asma Mobin-UddinLaura Jacobsen
Release date: Oct 01, 2007
Number of Pages: 32
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Young readers can learn about Eid, a religious holiday celebrated by Muslim families every year, as well as the Hajj pilgrimage, when Muslims travel back to Mecca for the Eid, in this picture book written by Dr. Asma Mobin-Uddin and illustrated by Laura Jacobsen.

This Eid, Aneesa should be happy. But, her parents are thousands of miles away for the Hajj pilgrimage. To cheer her up, her Nonni gives her a gift of beautiful clothes, one outfit for each of the three days of Eid. At the prayer hall, Aneesa meets two sisters who are dressed in ill-fitting clothes for the holiday. She soon discovers that the girls are refugees – they had to leave everything behind when they left their native country to live in America. Aneesa, who can’t stop thinking about what Eid must be like for them, comes up with a plan – a plan to help make it the best Eid holiday ever.

School Library Journal says: “[A] beautifully composed story. . . . This is a welcome contribution, giving much-needed visibility to a celebration observed by over ten million people in North America.”

Library Media Connection says: “After reading this book, children will have a greater appreciation for the Muslim culture and will have no problem realizing that love is an action word.”

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Children’s Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Family Life > Multigenerational

11. Artie: The First Artificial Christmas Tree

by: Dee ManerDelton Gerdes
Release date: Sep 01, 2016
Number of Pages: 32
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“Artie watched the trees. When they saw children misbehave, a fine mist flowed from their branches. When touched by this mist, children stopped bickering, babies stopped crying, and parents started smiling. “What’s that coming from your branches?” asked Artie. “That’s Christmas Spirit…” Artie is delighted when a family selects him to be their Christmas tree. But, because he’s not a real tree, he doubts he has enough Christmas Spirit to bring the children the hope, joy, love and peace they need. Who can help Artie believe in himself? No one knows more about Christmas Spirit than Santa. That jolly old elf soon sets Artie straight. Any tree?just like any person?has an infinite amount of Christmas Spirit to share, if it comes from the heart. Artie: The First Artificial Christmas Tree shows children how important it is to share Christmas Spirit. Artie’s struggle to feel worthy of the special work of the evergreens will encourage young readers facing their own obstacles and help them to understand the importance of developing their own special talents. Timeless watercolors capture the enduring magic of the Christmas season and will inspire readers to spread cheer through the holidays?and beyond. Artie’s story shows that with Christmas trees, just like with people, it’s what’s inside that matters!”
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Children’s Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Friendship, Social Skills & School Life > Self-Esteem & Self-Respect

12. Earth Day–Hooray! (MathStart 3)

by: Stuart J. MurphyRenee Andriani
Release date: Jan 20, 2004
Number of Pages: 40
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Earth Day is on the way, and Ryan, Luke, and Carly have a plan. If they manage to collect and recycle 5,000 aluminum cans, they can make enough money to buy some beautiful flowers for nearby Gilroy Park.

CAN they do it?

Counting the cans gives Ryan, Luke, and Carly — along with readers — a lesson in place value. And facts about recycling throughout the story will help readers understand how important it is to take care of the earth.

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Children’s Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Health > Diseases

13. Fiona the Flower Girl

by: Carley RoneyKnot Magazine EditorsLorena Siminovich
Release date: Jan 23, 2008
Number of Pages: 40
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This picture book is the perfect gift for soon-to-be flower girls. Girls will enjoy reading the story of Fiona, a first-time flower girl who discovers how exciting it is to play a special part in a wedding. The book includes a flower-shaped keepsake necklace the child can wear, as well as a comprehensive guide for parents with tips on how to prepare girls for the big day.

WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD Small parts. Not for children under 3 years.

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Children’s Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Family Life > Marriage & Divorce

14. The Girls’ Revenge (Boy/Girl Battle Book 4)

by: Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
Release date: Dec 24, 2008
Number of Pages: 162
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This fourth book about the Hatford brothers and the Malloy sisters begins shortly before Christmas, three months after the Malloys move to Buckman, WV. As the holiday season approaches, the boys and girls continue to play pranks on one another and begin to learn the consequences of their actions. Caroline Malloy and Wally Hatford are partners for their fourth-grade December project and discover that, instead of annoying one another, they need to learn how to work together in order to receive a passing grade. Told in their alternating viewpoints, the story moves quickly, continuing the mischief and humor of the previous novels. Readers will be especially taken with precocious and dramatic Caroline, who will stop at nothing for revenge. While it is not necessary to read the first three books, fans of the series will enjoy references to the characters’ past pranks and will delight in the promise of future additions to this ongoing battle between these rivals.

From the Trade Paperback edition.

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Children’s Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Family Life > Siblings

15. Have a Fairy Christmas (The Magic Library Book Series 2)

by: Kymberlee Miller
Release date: Dec 06, 2013
Number of Pages: 97
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New Friends, Unicorns, and the Winter Court…

That’s what’s in store this holiday season for Holly Daniels. Two days before Christmas, she takes a special trip to the mall to see Santa Claus. He sends her to the library on a quest to find a book that could make her dreams come true.

Since moving to Montana, Holly hasn’t made any new friends. And, being an only child can be very lonely. All that could change when Holly meets Dylan, the princess of the Winter Court in the Fairy Realm.

Christmas fun and Fairy enchantment is on its way in,
Have a Fairy Christmas!

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Children’s Books > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy & Magic

16. The Nativity

by: Ruth Sanderson
Release date: Jul 07, 2010
Number of Pages: 32
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For centuries, the Gospels have brought to audiences of all ages the story of the birth of Christ, from the breathtaking appearance of the angel Gabriel to the arduous journey of the three wise men, from Herod’s chilling decree to the return of Joseph, Mary, and Jesus to Nazareth. The text of this book, drawn from the books of Matthew and Luke, becomes all the more vivid when paired with the luminous and detailed illustrations of talented artist Ruth Sanderson. Elaborate borders combine the traditional elements of an illuminated manuscript with a contemporary palette to make this spectacular volume a book to be treasured and shared with family and friends.
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Children’s Books > Holidays & Celebrations > Christmas

17. Pumpus Has A Glowing Idea!

by: Praba SoundararajanJack Spellman
Release date: Oct 09, 2015
Number of Pages: 14
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Pumpus the Pumpkin loveslearning about science and inventions. In this adventure, he and his friendsare excited to go camping on Halloween; but when they realize they forgotsomething, Pumpus must use his book of ideas and inventions to solve theirproblem using the concept of friction.
 
This is the first storyin a series of books by Dr. Praba Soundararajan, the founder of BOON-dah.BOON-dah’s mission is to grow and nurture our children’s creativity andcuriosity through the integration of imagination with science, and to inspirethem to become the next generation of scientists and inventors who willtransform our lives and the world around us.
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Children’s Books > Holidays & Celebrations > Halloween

18. You’re Invited

by: Jen MaloneGail Nall
Release date: May 19, 2015
Number of Pages: 336
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Four best friends start a party-planning business in this fresh, funny tween novel from the authors of At Your Service and Breaking the Ice.

Twelve-year-old Sadie loves helping her mom with her wedding planning business, and with Sadie’s mad organizational skills, she’s a natural! That’s why it’s so devastating when her mother “fires” her after a Little Mermaid–themed wedding goes awry.

Enter Sadie’s best friends: sporty Vi, ace student Lauren, and boy-crazy Becca. The girls decide that in order to get Sadie’s mom to reconsider, they have to make her see how amazing Sadie is at party planning. Except no one’s gonna hire a twelve-year-old to plan a wedding. A birthday party, though? Definite possibility.

Before long, RSVP—your one-stop shop for the most creative parties in town—is born. Of course, Sadie can’t wait to prove herself to her mom, but the other girls also have their reasons for enlisting: Vi has her eye on the perfect gift for her hardworking dad, and Becca’s all aflush at the thought of connecting with Ryan, the new Irish cutie in town. And though Lauren thinks she’s too busy with summer studies to “officially” join, she’s willing to help out in any way she can.

But in this particular party-planning business, nothing goes according to plan! Sadie’s mom is a perpetual no-show, Vi’s archrival is dead set on ruining her summer, Becca can’t seem to get Ryan to glance in her direction, and Lauren keeps choosing studying over her friends. Is the girls’ friendship strong enough to survive a business? Or does RSVP spell the end of these BFFs?

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Children’s Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Friendship, Social Skills & School Life > Girls & Women

19. Children’s Passover Fun Book: 68 Pages: Seder | Haggadah | Afikomen | Moses | Ten Plagues | Chametz | Matzah | Songs

by: Rachel MintzDavid Levin
Release date: Mar 06, 2015
Number of Pages: 7
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68 Colorful Pages!! Your Kids Will Enjoy Learning About Passover

This book for children is all about reviving the basic themes of Passover in a fun way!
( Length: 68 pages and not 7 pages…)
With 68 colorful pages! your kids will enjoy and remember what is Chametz, Matzah, the Ten Plagues, Ten Commandments, Four Cups, Eliyahu Hanavi, the Children of Israel Exodus from Egypt and more..
The book contains the MUST KNOW Passover Seder song for children – Ma-Nish-Tana!
The four questions with Hebrew & English translation, so your kids can practice before the Seder.

Entertaining Activities & Puzzles

You will find dozens of entertaining puzzles for little ones 5-8, like a search for Chametz around the house, seeking for the Afikoman in different rooms or looking for the lost Four Cups of Wine.
Inside the book, the kids will meet Dave who will show them around and add value while they do the activities.

This is not a Jewish Orthodox “study book” for Passover
But a light way to familiarize the main Jewish traditional themes of passover.
It’s not only games and puzzles, there are lots of information items about the main themes for the parents too. The 68 colorful images and icons will help your kids in a friendly way to be ready for the Passover Seder dinner.

It’s for Non Jewish Children Too
The book can be a nice and easy way for non-Jewish children and adults catch up some of the Passover story, and basic ideas. If your kids are invited to a Jewish Passover Seder dinner, then this book can help them get acquainted with the traditional “buzz-words” and the history as it is passed from generation to generation.

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Children’s Books > Religions > Judaism

20. Murf the Monster’s First Christmas

by: L.H. Hill
Release date: Dec 02, 2015
Number of Pages: 25
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Mark is a ten year old boy who has a monster named, Murf. Murf is a red, furry monster with big ears and green eyes. He is very sweet and lovable even though he farts and burps when he is excited or scared.
It’s Christmas time, but Murf doesn’t understand what Christmas is about. You see, this is Murf’s very first Christmas. Mark and his friend Joey set out to show Murf what Christmas is all about.
But in the end, it’s Murf who shows them the true meaning of Christmas.
This is a fun, short chapter book with beautiful illustrations. Great for kids 5 -10 years old. Your kids will love Murf.
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Children’s Books > Humor > Cartoons

21. Big Honey Dog Mysteries HOLIDAY COLLECTION (Halloween, Christmas & Easter stories for kids): A dog detective holiday mystery adventure for children ages 9 to 12 years

by: H.Y. Hanna
Release date: Oct 20, 2014
Number of Pages: 213
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“If you love dogs or mysteries, this is the book for you!”
“If you want to get your middle grade reader interested in picking up books, then this is a great place to start.” – Net Galley reviewer

Celebrate your favourite holidays with this collection of exciting short mysteries featuring Honey the Great Dane sleuth and her canine friends. In NIGHT OF FLYING SHADOWS, a creepy visitor on Halloween night sends the dogs on a dangerous mission through a haunted forest. Then Honey and her friends find themselves deciphering a mysterious note during a snowy Christmas in MESSAGE IN A BAUBLE. And in TREASURE FROM THE PAST, the dog detectives race to uncover a long-lost secret over an Easter weekend.

Perfect for fans of animal fiction, dog stories and classic mystery series like Nancy Drew and the Famous Five. Kids and dog lovers of all ages will love this action-packed collection filled with suspense and humour. A great middle grade read or a book for parents and children to enjoy together.

Collect the other books in this series:
– Curse of the Scarab (Book 1)
– A Secret in Time (Book 2)

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PRAISE FOR THE BIG HONEY DOG MYSTERIES:
Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards 2014 – GOLD Medal Winner
Children’s Literary Classics Book Awards 2014 – GOLD Medal Winner
Readers’ Favorite International Book Awards 2014 – SILVER Medal Winner
The Wishing Shelf Independent Children’s Book Awards 2013 – Finalist

“Dog lovers young and old will love this rip-roaring, bark-serious adventure… highly recommended” ~ Midwest Book Review

“If you want to get your middle grade reader interested in picking up books, then this is a great place to start.” – Net Galley reviewer

“My daughter NEVER reads and couldn’t put this book down.” – Amazon reviewer

“The author has a great voice with a wonderful sense of humour.” – Indie Abode Book Reviews

“I just adored this mystery. Ms. Hanna knows how to hook her readers in, both young and old.” – Night Owl Reviews (Top Pick)

“We are loving this book. My 10 year old son who has a short attention span cannot get enough.” – Amazon reviewer

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Children’s Books > Mysteries & Detectives

22. The Last Ornament

by: Judith Vicary SwisherMolly Mann
Release date: Apr 01, 2010
Number of Pages: 36
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Offering a new way to wind down the holidays, this fun and unique picture book shows the annual family tradition of taking down the Christmas tree from a new and original perspective—that of the ornaments. Showing how these decorations feel about their role during and after Christmas, the story focuses on a single toy engine who is forgotten on the tree in the cold night and how his fellow ornaments take action. This book provides enjoyable yearly reading and a new game to play each year, with rewards for finding the last ornament. Ornaments can then be stored year to year in the book pockets provided.

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Children’s Books > Holidays & Celebrations > Christmas

23. Meet Mr. and Mrs. Green

by: Keith Baker
Release date: Mar 01, 2004
Number of Pages: 75
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Mr. and Mrs. Green are ready for some fun, and you’re invited! Come along as they go camping, eat stacks of pancakes, and try their luck at the County Fair. (Snow cones, anyone?) Whatever the Greens are up to, it’s sure to be an adventure, because life with these two is always full of surprises–not to mention chocolate bars, marshmallows, and rainbow sprinkles!
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Children’s Books > Animals > Alligators & Crocodiles

24. Monster’s Halloween Challenge

by: Maryann SerraJennifer Sheehan
Release date: Oct 02, 2016
Number of Pages: 32
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Monster’s Halloween Challenge is a humorous rhyming picture book
story geared toward boys and girls 4-10 years old. 
It takes place Halloween night when witches, warlocks, werewolves, zombies, Frankenstein and other ghastly ghouls come together for a gathering.
 Moonlit Monster poses a dare, challenging the group to a “Crazy Dance Contest.” Party guests are encouraged to come and boogie woogie and do their finest! Along with humor, the story embodies a theme of PEACE and WORLD LOVE.
Parents and children all over the world will fall in LOVE with Monster’s Halloween Challenge!
Monster’s Halloween Challenge Video is now available on YouTube! Visit Moonlit Monster and friends rockin out to the song “Shufflin My Feet” from “Uncle Moondog’s” “New Goldfish” album by musical genius Mike McManus.
 This exciting collaboration brings you the Monster Bash of the Year! Your children won’t want to miss it!
Do the chicken dance and make duck calls, Boogie away with these Halloween oddballs!
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Children’s Books > Holidays & Celebrations > Halloween

25. Mr. Putter & Tabby Smell the Roses

by: Cynthia RylantArthur Howard
Release date: Sep 13, 2016
Number of Pages: 40
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Mr. Putter wants Mrs. Teaberry’s birthday to be extra special this year. So how about a trip to the Conservatory to see the beautiful trees and plants and flowers? It will be heavenly. And it is! Mr. Putter and Tabby and Mrs. Teaberry and Zeke sniff the air. They smell the roses. They learn the plant facts. It’s the perfect celebration . . . until Zeke finds the banana tree.

The Mr. Putter & Tabby early reader series has been long beloved by children, parents, and teachers. This new volume is as funny and endearing as ever.

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Children’s Books > Animals > Cats

26. My Weird School Halloween 3-Book Box Set

by: Dan GutmanJim Paillot
Release date: Jul 22, 2014
Number of Pages: 368
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With more than 10 million copies sold, the My Weird School series really gets kids reading!

Three hilarious Halloween chapter books in one great box!

It’s a weird Halloween spook-tacular! From a school secretary with a haunted house to a teaching assistant who might be a vampire, A.J. and the gang from Ella Mentry School have had some weird and wacky Halloween nights. But it’s no trick: you can find all three Halloween adventures in this one box, including My Weird School Special: It’s Halloween, I’m Turning Green!, which features thirty-two pages of bonus trivia, puzzles, and games, My Weird School #13: Mrs. Patty Is Batty, and My Weird School Daze #10: Miss Mary Is Scary.

Perfect for reluctant readers and word lovers alike, Dan Gutman’s hugely popular My Weird School series has something for everyone. Don’t miss the hilarious adventures of A.J. and the gang.

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Children’s Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Friendship, Social Skills & School Life > School

27. Becoming a Ballerina: A Nutcracker Story

by: Lise FriedmanMary DowdleMary Dowdle
Release date: Oct 11, 2012
Number of Pages: 48
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The perfect holiday gift for every young ballet lover.

Go backstage at the ballet with real-life thirteen-year-old dancer Fiona. Dozens of gorgeous, full-color photographs welcome readers into Fiona’s world, as she goes from auditions, to rehearsals, to opening night playing Clara, the lead child’s role in Boston Ballet’s The Nutcracker. Experience the nerves, the hard work, and ultimately the thrill of performing on the big stage with a professional company. This is a beautiful holiday gift that young dancers will cherish all year round.

From the Hardcover edition.

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Arts & Photography > Performing Arts > Dance > Classical

28. Filipino Celebrations: A Treasury of Feasts and Festivals

by: Liana RomuloCorazon Dandan-Albano
Release date: Mar 10, 2012
Number of Pages: 48
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This multicultural children’s book is full of Filipino holidays, culture, language and stories!

In the Philippines, people love to celebrate—holidays are filled with music and dancing, sometimes with colorful costumes, and always with great food! Rich with detailed watercolors and cultural flavor, Filipino Celebrations: A Treasury of Feasts and Festivals makes major holidays (like Christmas) and family gatherings (like weddings and birthdays) come alive.

From these pages, children will learn the history of each holiday, its cultural influences, the varied ways in which people celebrate in different regions of the Philippines, special customs and food, key words and phrases (in English and Tagalog), and more. Games, songs, and other activities invite young readers to join in the fun. New and familiar holidays take on a special flavor as children learn about the diverse cultures that make up this wonderful island nation. Perfect for Filipino-American families looking to share the unique culture of the Philippines, educators interested in promoting multiculturalism in the classroom, or anyone interested in the country, Filipino Celebrations will encourage children ages five to ten to participate and learn while having fun.

Celebrations and festivals include:

  • Mga Kaarawan—Birthdays
  • Semana Santa—Holy Week
  • Mga Barrio Fiestas—Town Festivals
  • Mga Binyag—Baptisms
  • Araw ng Kalayaan—Independence Day and more!
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Children’s Books > Holidays & Celebrations > Non-religious

29. Shepherds to the Rescue (Gospel Time Trekkers)

by: Maria Grace DatenoPaul Cunningham
Release date: Aug 25, 2013
Number of Pages: 71
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In this first volume of the Gospel Time Trekkers series, children ages 6-9 are taken on a journey that imaginatively retraces the birth of Jesus through the experiences of modern siblings Hannah, Caleb, and Noah.
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Children’s Books > Literature & Fiction > Historical Fiction > Ancient Civilizations

30. A Great White Christmas

by: Cody VandeZande
Release date: Dec 14, 2015
Number of Pages: 21
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As Santa heads out to deliver gifts on Christmas Eve, he encounters trouble over Australia. Unexpected friends arrive to help save the day, and along the way Santa learns a valuable lesson. Join Santa, Oli, and the rest of the crew in this unique Christmas tale!
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Children’s Books > Animals > Marine Life

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