Best Holidays & Celebrations Books for 3 Year Olds

Here are the top 30 holidays & celebrations books for 3 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. Celebrate Durga Puja With Me! (From The Toddler Diaries)

by: Shoumi SenAbira Das
Release date: Oct 11, 2016
Number of Pages: 22
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Durga Puja is here! What does it mean to a child? New clothes, laughing with friends, yummy food and being immersed in a colorful cultural experience. Step into this book and share in Riya’s excitement as you watch this festival come alive!

‘Celebrate Durga Puja With Me!’ is part of the series ‘From The Toddler Diaries’ and celebrates Durga Puja as experienced by 3 year old Riya. This artful portrayal of the ‘5 Days of Pujo’ appeals to young and old alike. Shashti, Saptami, Ashtami, Navami and Bijoya Dashami – the cultural colors have a pronounced Bengali connection, but are universal to Durga Puja celebrations the world over. Woven in poetry and color, it is easy to read and has been enthusiastically endorsed by children and their parents.

A charming and informative book. A great way to introduce children to the culture.
~ Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni, Award winning author of ‘The Mistress of Spices’ and ‘Before We Visit the Goddess’

When I read Shoumi Sen’s Celebrate Durga Puja With Me, brilliantly illustrated by Abira Das, I must admit that I want to witness at least one Durga Pujo in my life…
~ Indian Moms Connect

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Children’s Books > Holidays & Celebrations > Religious

2. Angel Birthdays: A Day to Remember, A New Way to Heal, A Celebration of Life

by: Erin GarayKristin Abbott
Release date: Oct 01, 2013
Number of Pages: 32
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When Gracie and Jakes Grandma passes away, these children come up with a brilliant plan to help them grieve and celebrate their grandmas lifeto host an Angel Birthday Party to celebrate their grandmas angel birthday.  They buy balloons, bake her favorite cake, and create their own memorable gifts to celebrate her special day.  Angel Birthdays is a heartfelt book that encourages children and adults alike to reframe this universal experience.  This story is positive, reassuring, and provides families with tangible activities they can incorporate into their own healing process.  It is a true gift for any child, family, or friend who is celebrating an Angel Birthday of a loved one.
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Self-Help > Death & Grief > Grief & Bereavement

3. Where’s My Sweetie Pie?

by: Ed Emberley
Release date: Jan 01, 2010
Number of Pages: 14
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I’ve looked low,
I’ve looked high, but…
Where’s my sweetie pie?

Little ones will love listening and playing along with this adorable lift-the-flap book from beloved Caldecott Award-winning author/illustrator, Ed Emberley. Featuring a heart-shaped die-cut on the front cover and seven fun lift-the-flaps inside, this interactive board book shows a variety of cuddly critters hiding in all different places-but there’s no sweetie pie to be found! The anticipation of what’s hiding on the next page will keep kids guessing and giggling all the way to the surprise ending-when a double lift-the-flap reveals a heart-shaped mirror and shows who the real sweetie pie is!

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Children’s Books > Holidays & Celebrations > Valentine’s Day

4. What Is God Like? (Little Blessings)

by: Kathleen BostromElena Kucharik
Release date: Feb 02, 1998
Number of Pages: 80
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Featuring the charming Little Blessings characters by Elena Kucharik, What Is God Like? uses questions asked by children ages 3 to 6 to answer fundamental questions about who God is and what he is like.
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Children’s Books > Religions > Christianity > Bible > Reference & Interpretation

5. Snow

by: Cynthia RylantLauren Stringer
Release date: Nov 01, 2008
Number of Pages: 40
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Cynthia Rylant’s lyrical descriptions of the sights and feelings evoked by falling snow blend gorgeously with the rich and beautiful world created by Lauren Stringer’s illustrations, in which a young girl, her friend, and her grandmother enjoy the many things a snowy day has to offer.

(20081006)

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Children’s Books > Science, Nature & How It Works > Nature > Weather

6. Kiss Kiss! (Classic Board Books)

by: Margaret WildBridget Strevens-Marzo
Release date: Dec 16, 2008
Number of Pages: 26
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In this board book edition of a simple and sweet picture book, Baby Hippo sets out one morning to wander through the jungle. As he passes different pairs of animal parents and babies, he hears “Kiss, kiss!” Finally, he realizes what forgot to do! He goes back the way he came to give his mama a big kiss!
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Children’s Books > Animals

7. The Goopy Ghost of Halloween

by: V.R. Duin
Release date: Feb 02, 2012
Number of Pages: 24
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With vivid illustrations that sing the praises of the darkest and most delightful aspects of Halloween, The Goopy Ghost by V. R. Duin is a fantastically fun rhyming tale that celebrates the goopiest of ghostly goo. When siblings Steven and Sally trace the lines of what can only be described as the fiercest of all pumpkin faces and have their father carve the expression, they never imagine that the goo they toss in the rubbish bin will return to haunt them. A goopy ghost whose “Boo!” includes candy thieving, this ghoul roams the house to find a new house—one that isn’t on fire. Absolutely unforgettable, this ghost story is perfect for even the youngest of beginning readers and is sure to become a Halloween classic.
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Children’s Books > Holidays & Celebrations > Halloween

8. Miss Bindergarten Celebrates the Last Day of Kindergarten (Miss Bindergarten Books)

by: Joseph SlateAshley Wolff
Release date: Apr 06, 2006
Number of Pages: 40
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Miss Bindergarten and her class have had a great year in kindergarten! They have gone on a field trip, marked the 100th day, created a circus, and even survived a wild day. But now the school year is over, and it’s time to remember, to celebrate, and for Miss Bindergarten to say,”Goodbye, kindergarten. It’s been a special year.”

The bestselling Miss Bindergarten series comes to a sweet and jubilant conclusion by honoring an important passage: the last day of kindergarten. Filled with last-day classroom celebration ideas, it’s also a perfect gift to commemorate graduation and moving-up ceremonies!

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Children’s Books > Animals

9. Epossumondas Saves the Day

by: Coleen SalleyJanet Stevens
Release date: Nov 01, 2006
Number of Pages: 48
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It’s Epossumondas’s birthday, so Mama’s whipping up his favorite biscuits. But she’s plumb out of sody sallyraytus! (That’s baking soda to all you Yankees.) Everybody knows you can’t make big, fluffy biscuits without sody. One by one, Baby Gator, Auntie, and Mama scoot to the store to fetch some. But when no one comes back, it’s up to Epossumondas to run out and see what’s what–until he runs smack into a great, huge, ugly Louisiana snapping turtle!

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Children’s Books > Animals > Mammals

10. December’s Gift: An Interfaith Holiday Story

by: Ashley Smith-SantosStasie BittonSandra Salsbury
Release date: Sep 28, 2015
Number of Pages: 34
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Join Clara and her two grandmothers, Bubbe and Grammy, in their warm kitchens during the December holidays.  Clara’s experiences in December’s Gift are very specific to her family: frying latkes with Bubbe and baking cookies with Grammy.  Hot oil and sugary stars tell two stories of different miracles as the two grandmothers recount holiday memories and cooking traditions.  Clara comes to realize how she is being given December’s gift and will give both traditions to her own family someday.  Clara’s experiences of both cultures are rich and inviting, offering children the opportunity to see themselves reflected in her world.
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Children’s Books > Holidays & Celebrations > Christmas

11. Chick

by: Ed VereEd Vere
Release date: Feb 16, 2010
Number of Pages: 16
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An egg cracks–crickety crack–and out comes a little yellow chick! He peeps, he cheeps, he eats, and at the very end, he sleeps under Mommy’s wing–zzzzzz. Each eye-popping page in this interactive novelty book invites the reader to jump in and play with the chick, and Ed Vere’s art is appealing and brightly colored .
Ed Vere’s new pop-up book is the perfect Easter gift for all your little chicks!

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Children’s Books > Animals > Birds

12. The Goopy Ghost at Thanksgiving

by: V. R. Duin
Release date: Feb 02, 2012
Number of Pages: 33
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Goopy is ghostly, goopy, and adored by kids everywhere! Goopy Ghost is the beloved, boo-tiful spirit that is always eager to help the Brown family. In the third installment of this vibrantly illustrated rhyming children’s book series, a storm threatens to ruin Thanksgiving and the Brown’s family home. Enter Goopy to scare up some fun for the entire family.
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Children’s Books > Holidays & Celebrations > Thanksgiving

13. ‘Twas Nochebuena

by: Roseanne Greenfield ThongSara Palacios
Release date: Oct 16, 2014
Number of Pages: 40
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‘Twas Nochebuena and all through our casa

every creature was kneading tamale masa

It’s Christmas Eve, and you’re invited to a Nochebuena celebration! Follow a family as they prepare to host a night filled with laughter, love, and Latino tradition. Make tasty tamales and hang colorful adornos (decorations) on the walls. Gather to sing festive canciones (songs) while sipping champurrado (hot chocolate). After the midnight feast has been served and the last gifts have been unwrapped, it’s time to cheer, “Feliz Navidad and to all a good night!”

Savor the magic of Nochebuena with a holiday tale you’ll want to read again and again. 

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

14. The Curious Cats’ Christmas: A Pop-Up Adventure!

by: George WhiteYevgeniya YeretskayaMonika Brandrup
Release date: Aug 01, 2011
Number of Pages: 8
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Join the Curious Cats as they explore their festively decorated house, play with ornaments, baubles and presents, and discover what a fun holiday Christmas is! Watch the scenes unfold as you follow Snowflake, Mittens, Holly and all the other kitty-cats on their merry pop-up adventure!
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Children’s Books > Animals > Cats

15. The Great Easter Egg Hunt (A VeggieTales Book)

by: Melinda RumbaughGreg FritzLisa ReedAruna Rangarajan
Release date: Feb 01, 2014
Number of Pages: 16
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A fun new VeggieTales music book about the greatest prize of Easter.

The Great Easter Egg Hunt is finally here! The Veggies are so excited and can’t wait to see what is inside their eggs. Petunia wants an egg with something sparkly and pretty, Laura and Junior are hoping for candy, and Larry is searching for silliness, as usual.

When the hunt is done, Junior is the only one who hasn’t found what he’d hoped for — his egg is empty! But as Bob explains, that is the best egg of all, for it represents the empty tomb and Jesus’ Resurrection on Easter. Children will love this fun book with the true meaning of Easter woven throughout — and they will love pushing the button to hear the classic song, ‘Christ the Lord Is Risen Today,’ sung by their VeggieTales favorites! Ages 2-5.

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

16. Octonauts and the Great Christmas Rescue

by: Grosset &amp Dunlap
Release date: Oct 13, 2015
Number of Pages: 32
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The Octonauts are planning to spend Christmas with Professor Inkling. But when they arrive, the Octonauts discover that a rockslide has endangered the lives of the local creatures! With the help of Tweak’s latest invention—the amazing Gup X—the Octonauts rescue all the creatures and save Christmas. This 8×8 also includes a festive sheet of stickers!
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Children’s Books > Animals > Fish

17. 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

18. I Remember Abuelito: A Day of the Dead Story: Yo Recuerdo Abuelito: Un Cuento del Dia de los Muerdos (Spanish and English Edition)

by: Janice LevyLoretta LopezMiguel Arisa
Release date: Sep 01, 2007
Number of Pages: 32
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It’s the Day of the Dead! It’s time to celebrate! In this bilingual book, a young girl is busy helping her family prepare to honor those who have died–especially her grandfather. She misses him very much and is excited for his spirit to visit that night.
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Children’s Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Family Life > Multigenerational

19. Land Shark

by: Beth FerryBen Mantle
Release date: Aug 04, 2015
Number of Pages: 36
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The only thing Bobby wants for his birthday is a pet shark. So you can imagine his disappointment when his parents get him…a puppy. Everyone knows shark lovers can never become dog lovers. Or can they? Full of humor and heart, this ebook explores the idea that sometimes, getting exactly what you don’t want turns out to be exactly what you need. Plus, this is the fixed-format version, which looks almost identical to the print edition.
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Children’s Books > Animals > Dogs

20. Minerva Louise on Christmas Eve

by: Janet Morgan Stoeke
Release date: Sep 13, 2007
Number of Pages: 24
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What is that fat guy in the red suit doing on the roof? wonders Minerva Louise one snowy evening. She follows him down the chimney and, to her surprise, sees a big tree inside. The harebrained hen can?t make any sense of it, but young children will cackle with delight as they follow Minerva around on her Christmas Eve adventure with the jolly fat fellow. She even gets a present!
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Children’s Books > Animals > Ducks & Other Waterfowl

21. Santa Visits the Thingumajigs

by: Irene KellerDick Keller
Release date: Sep 01, 2005
Number of Pages: 32
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This title is suitable for toddlers and ages upwards. Here`s fun for every child, for whoever heard of Santa sending a letter? Only the rowdy and rude Thingumajigs would get a letter from Santa.

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Children’s Books > Holidays & Celebrations > Christmas

22. Ten Orange Pumpkins: A Counting Book

by: Stephen Savage
Release date: Aug 29, 2013
Number of Pages: 48
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Spooktacular”  — Daily Candy

Savage’s spirited rhymes (no pun intended) make this an ideal readaloud for younger Halloween celebrants.”          –Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“The landscapes Savage creates… have a softness and gentle humor that will capture the imaginations of young children and add to their anticipation.”  –Kirkus Reviews

From a sneaky spider to a ghostly chef to a sly mummy and crafty witch, join your favorite spooky creatures as ten orange pumpkins disappear in a countdown to a Halloween surprise. Bright, bold, and fun, Ten Orange Pumpkins is a perfect read-aloud and is sure to capture the imagination of the littlest trick-or-treaters.

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Children’s Books > Literature & Fiction > Poetry > Stories In Verse

23. Caterina and the Lemonade Stand

by: Erin Eitter Kono
Release date: May 15, 2014
Number of Pages: 32
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Caterina creates the most unique lemonade stand in the neighborhood in this sunny second book of an endearing new series, just right for fans of Max & Ruby and Ladybug Girl.
 
Caterina loves making lists and planning big, creative projects, and this time she’s planning a lemonade stand – the perfect summer pastime. She’s hoping to earn enough money for a new scooter, but finds that she’s not the only one in town with the lemonade idea. Everybody seems to be selling the refreshing treat, so how can Caterina’s stand truly stand out?
 
Leave it to our hard-working, artistic bird (with a little help from her faithful younger brother, Leo) to make a joyous success of her plan. Readers will want to try Caterina’s bright idea, or maybe come up with a great one of their own. And they’ll cheer the surprise ending — a happy one for Caterina and especially for sweet Leo.
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Children’s Books > Animals > Birds

24. The Goopy Ghost at St. Patrick’s Day

by: V Duin
Release date: Oct 30, 2012
Number of Pages: 28
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The Goopy Ghost is at it again. Goopy gets into another adventure, and this one has our bright orange spirit mixing it up with leprechauns on St. Patrick’s Day. In this new book in the richly illustrated children’s book series, the Goopy Ghost must rescue a leprechaun and win back his stolen pot of gold to save St. Patrick’s Day.

In the run-up to St. Patrick’s Day, Goopy is looking for a leprechaun to share in the holiday spirit. Of course, events don’t take place as hoped. Instead of a jovial leprechaun, our bright orange ghost finds a wee “man” pleading for help because a naughty band of thieves has stolen his gold and locked him in a cage.

Together, Goopy and the leprechaun work up an outrageous scheme to get the gold back and show up these mischievous thieves. Goopy turns into a stack of gold coins that will prove irresistible to the thieves. When the robbers come upon the pile of gold, they quickly snatch it up without knowing of the goopy surprise that lurks within.

What Goopy does next will teach the sticky-handed fellows a lesson or two about sharing and will also save the spirit of St. Patrick’s Day. Then, the leprechaun will grant him three wishes that Goopy will use in ways no one expects.

Engaging, humorous, and full of funny details, The Goopy Ghost at St. Patrick’s Day will bring the joy of St. Patrick’s Day to young children. A story with a wise moral, V. R. Duin will capture the imaginations of young ones and transport them to an emerald isle full of whimsy and enchantment.

Written in Irish limerick form and full of zingers and one-liners, V. R. Duin brings her trademark sass and wit to Goopy’s St. Patrick’s Day adventures. The rhyming story will enchant young readers and draw them into Goopy’s adventures with its delightful sing-song rhythm.

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Children’s Books > Holidays & Celebrations > St. Patrick’s Day

25. The Night Before Dog-Mas (Mini Book, Christmas, Holiday)

by: Claudine GandolfiKaren Anagnost
Release date: Jun 01, 1998
Number of Pages: 64
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A hilarious take-off on Twas The Night Before Christmas for any dog lover.

  • Invitingly priced mini book makes a wonderful little gift for a loved one or for yourself.
  • Or keep it in your desk, bag, or backpack for Yuletide inspiration at work or on the go.
  • 80-page full-color hardcover with dust jacket.
  • Comes with a 24K gold-plated charm on its ribbon bookmark.
  • 3-1/4 inches wide x 4 inches high.
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Children’s Books > Animals > Dogs

26. Oh No, Not Ghosts!

by: Richard MichelsonAdam McCauley
Release date: Sep 01, 2006
Number of Pages: 44
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Shhhhh! Dad said not to make a peep, so that he could get some sleep. But what if something is wriggling, sniggling, and slithering in the shadows? And did that floorboard just creeeeeak? Each ghoulish possibility seems worse than the last, until–what was that? Oh no, not . . . !
           

Richard Michelson s zinging rhymes and Adam McCauley s moonlit illustrations will transport readers beyond the bedroom walls to a magical nighttime world where imagination rules.

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

27. Books for Kids:My Snowman, Paul (Rhyming Picture Book about a Boy and a Friendly Snowman, Beginner Readers, Ages 3-8, Kids Books, Bedtime Story, (Snowman Paul Book Series, vol. 1)

by: Yossi LapidJoanna Pasek
Release date: Nov 01, 2016
Number of Pages: 24
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Are you looking for an award winning picture book just in time for the winter holidays?

Snowman Paul is ready for you!

On a snowy winter day, Dan builds himself a nice snowman named Paul. Snowman Paul wants to play and Dan hesitates because his friend Bill is watching and Bill thinks snowmen are dumb… But Paul is no ordinary snowman and he doesn’t take no for an answer. Dan and Paul become best friends and, together, they embark on a series of exciting adventures. Dan’s life will never be the same.

Written in rhyme, the Snowman Paul book series celebrates the magic of winter through the evolving friendship between a young boy and his mischievous snowman. Whimsical and humorous, the stories touch upon serious themes such as friendship, peer pressure, family relationships and values. Vivid and expressive illustrations complement the narrative and bring the stories alive.

Children will fall in love with Snowman Paul! He is energetic and playful, he has big dreams and he is not afraid to be different. If you and your young ones enjoy winter fun, then the Snowman Paul book series will be a wonderful addition to your bookshelf.

Scroll up and grab your copy today!

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

28. Carrot Soup

by: John SegalJohn Segal
Release date: Mar 01, 2006
Number of Pages: 32
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Take one rabbit, patiently growing carrots. Add his friends — Mole, Dog, Cat, Duck, and Pig. Mix all ingredients together for a superdelicious surprise!

But be careful: John Segal’s whimsical story and pictures will sneak into your heart, until nothing will satisfy you except more Carrot Soup.

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Children’s Books > Animals > Rabbits

29. Dolls’ Christmas

by: Tasha TudorTasha Tudor
Release date: Sep 18, 2012
Number of Pages: 36
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Christmas is a special time at Pumpkin House, where two dolls named Sethany Ann and Nicey Melinda live. Every Christmas they invite their friends to join them for an elegant dinner party and a marionette show. The dolls have fun getting ready for their party: They send out invitations to their guests by Sparrow Post, decorate their very own Christmas tree with silver nutmegs and golden pears, and prepare doll-size cookies and other treats for the party. Then at “candlelight-time” on Christmas Day the guests begin to arrive, and the evening isn’t over until the last carol has been sung around the tree.

Tasha Tudor’s delightful tale captures all the charm and magic of an old-fashioned Christmas shared with your dearest friends. Beautifully illustrated in nostalgic watercolor paintings, this eBook with audio is sure to be treasured.

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Children’s Books > Holidays & Celebrations > Christmas

30. Groundhog’s Day Off

by: Robb PearlmanBrett Helquist
Release date: Dec 08, 2015
Number of Pages: 40
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Every year, people ask Groundhog the same, boring old question. Is spring around the corner? Or are we doomed to more winter? Sure, they care about his shadow, but what about him and his interests? He’s had enough! Groundhog packs his bags and sets out for a much-needed vacation.

Now the town is holding auditions to find someone to fill his spot. None of the animals seem right for the job, though. Not Elephant, not Ostrich, and most certainly not Puppy. No one has Groundhog’s flair for the dramatic, but is it too late to woo him back into the spotlight?

With a fresh take on a familiar event and bold, lively illustrations, this hilarious picture book will leave readers wishing it was Groundhog’s Day year-round.

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Children’s Books > Animals

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