Best Holidays & Celebrations Books for 4 Year Olds

Here are the top 30 holidays & celebrations books for 4 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. Biscuit’s Christmas Storybook Collection

by: Alyssa Satin CapucilliPat Schories
Release date: Oct 01, 2013
Number of Pages: 192
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Merry Christmas, Biscuit! This storybook collection brings nine of your favorite Biscuit titles together for the first time ever! The collection includes Biscuit’s Snowy Day, Biscuit Gives a Gift, Biscuit’s Christmas Eve, Biscuit’s Show and Share Day, Biscuit Wants to Play, Biscuit Visits the Big City, Biscuit and the Lost Teddy Bear, Biscuit’s Christmas, and Biscuit Goes to School. With full-color illustrations and delightful stories, this Christmas collection is the perfect holiday gift.

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Children’s Books > Animals > Dogs

2. 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

3. Peep and Egg: I’m Not Trick-or-Treating

by: Laura GehlJoyce Wan
Release date: Aug 08, 2017
Number of Pages: 32
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Egg is “not” hatching.

No way. No how.

It is too scary out there.

Peep wants Egg to hatch so they can do fun things together, like watch the sunrise, splash in puddles, and play hide-and-seek.
But Egg is “not “cracking…
Joyce Wan’s bright and bold illustrations will have young chickies giggling at Laura Gehl’s reassuring tale that takes the “not” out of “I’m not.”

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Children’s Books > Animals > Farm Animals

4. Turkey and Mr. Bear

by: Jessika Daly
Release date: Jul 17, 2014
Number of Pages: 28
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When Turkey shares his enthusiasm for Thanksgiving with Mr. Bear, he learns that he has no idea what that holiday really means. With wild ideas about birthday cake, fireworks and stockings hung by Santa, he soon finds out what Thanksgiving is all about. What does that mean for Turkey?
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Children’s Books > Animals > Bears

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.

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

6. A Night of Great Joy

by: Mary Engelbreit
Release date: Oct 04, 2016
Number of Pages: 32
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Mary Engelbreit presents A Night of Great Joy, a delightful picture book that celebrates the joyful season of Christmas. This book tells the story of the nativity through the performance of a children’s Christmas pageant. With adorable illustrations and simple storytelling, Engelbreit paints a wonderful picture of the night that Jesus was born.

A Night of Great Joy recalls that fateful night with wonder and awe. From the arrival of Mary and Joseph in Bethlehem to the gathering of many before the baby Jesus, this holiday treasure leads children through the tale of the birth of Jesus, guiding them with the star of Bethlehem.

Mary Engelbreit, New York Times bestselling illustrator of the blockbuster Christmas classic The Night Before Christmas, brings readers a new holiday picture book that’s sure to become a family favorite.

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Christian Books & Bibles > Education > Home Schooling

7. Tallulah’s Nutcracker

by: Marilyn SingerAlexandra Boiger
Release date: Oct 01, 2013
Number of Pages: 48
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It’s Christmastime, and Tallulah finally gets what she’s been wishing for—a part in a real ballet, a professional production of The Nutcracker. She’s only a mouse, but she works as hard as if she had been cast as the Sugar Plum Fairy.

On the night of the show, everything is perfect. But then disaster strikes! Does Tallulah have what it takes to become a real ballerina?

A well-told story, gorgeous illustrations, and a beloved character conspire to make a positively magical Christmas book.

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

8. Welcome Comfort

by: Patricia PolaccoPatricia Polacco
Release date: Sep 23, 2002
Number of Pages: 40
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Santa! He’s not even real!

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 wondrous for Welcome, since he has no family, no presents, and no Santa Claus. But when Welcome meets Mr. Hamp, the school custodian, he finally finds a friend. And when Christmas comes around, Welcome is taken on an extraordinary adventure that changes his life forever.

“Sentimental but appealing, the story of a special inheritance is illustrated with lively pictures wrapped up in cheerful Christmas colors.”

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

9. Cupid and Psyche

by: M. Charlotte CraftKinuko Y. Craft
Release date: Jun 03, 1996
Number of Pages: 48
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Psyche is the most beautiful woman in the world, yet the oracle at Delphi foresees she will fall in love with a creature feared even by the gods themselves.

Magically, Psyche finds herself in a magnificent castle fitted with sweet music, attentive servants, and a charming but invisible host. Soon she falls in love with this man she has never seen, but in a moment of doubt she betrays his trust. To win back his love, Psyche must show that she is as brave as she is beautiful by performing three impossible tasks.

Perhaps the greatest love story of all, Cupid and Psyche is unsurpassed in its richness and drama. Marie Craft’s lively, suspenseful retelling of this classic Greek myth will appeal to young and old alike. And these legendary lovers have inspired forty lush luminous paintings by award-winning artist Kinuko Craft.

Lavishly illustrated and thrillingly told, here is a book to be treasured forever.

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Children’s Books > Classics

10. Loss De Plott & The Colour Red:: A Children’s Bedtime Picture Book In Rhyme With Loss & A Bear Called Ted. (The Book of Dreams 1)

by: Stephan J Myers
Release date: Dec 10, 2013
Number of Pages: 36
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Illustrated Children’s Books Where The Magic Never Fades

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Christmas comes just once a year and every child has their favourite Christmas story book, but when Christmas is over they’re put away and soon forgotten. Loss De Plott & The Colour Red is a Christmas story for everyday of the year, where the magic never fades. Beyond the sparkle of fairy lights and hastily unwrapped presents, Loss and Ted embark on their first magical children’s adventure with the book of dreams
The greatest gift you can give a child is the gift of imagination and there’s no better way than with a fun and entertaining children’s book. A wonderful adventure for children ‘The Book of Dreams’ series is suitable for young readers, reading aloud at home, and bedtime stories.

  • Told in rhyme the words are easy for children to recall
  • The timeless illustrations encourage young readers to explore their imagination
  • Perfect for children who love books with Teddy bears.
  • Children love the colourful characters!

Fun for the entire family!

With dancing snowmen and a special kind of magic, children can develop their reading skills with ‘The Colour Red’ whilst the story is sure to get the whole family in the Christmas spirit.

Other books in the series include:

  • Loss De Plott & The Colour Blue
  • Loss De Plott & The Colour Gold
  • Loss De Plott & The Colour Silver
  • Loss De Plott & A Bear called Ted

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Children’s Books > Literature & Fiction > Short Story Collections

11. Lucia Morning in Sweden

by: Ewa RydakerCarina Stahlberg
Release date: Jun 01, 2014
Number of Pages: 36
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In the busy house of the Svennson family, everyone is getting ready for the Swedish holiday of Lucia Day, December 13. The book tells the story of Santa Lucia through the eyes of three children in modern-day Sweden. It describes their giddy activities, brought to life in colorful, full-page illustrations, and also provides sheet music, recipes, and sewing patterns for the costumes traditionally worn by children on this day, when many Swedish people celebrate the legacy of Lucia and the coming of the light with coffee, saffron buns, ginger snaps, and wonderful singing. One of the most beloved and celebrated traditions of the Swedish people, Lucia Day also signifies that the Christmas holiday is getting close. Although the book is aimed at the 5- to 10-year-old age group, many parents and grandparents may enjoy reading it to younger children.
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Children’s Books > Holidays & Celebrations > Religious

12. The Navy’s Night Before Christmas

by: Christine FordTrish HollandJohn Manders
Release date: Sep 09, 2014
Number of Pages: 32
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This story, written for military families, is about a visit from “the Santa of Sailors” to those who can’t be home for Christmas.
 
‘Twas the night before Christmas, when way out to sea
Not a creature was stirring to windward or lee.
The sailors were nestled all snug in their racks
Like orders of pancakes, so tight were the stacks.
 
One Christmas Eve out at sea, some homesick sailors are paid a visit by Master Chief Claus, the Santa of Sailors. This lively and poignant tale was inspired by Clement C. Moore’s classic yuletide poem.
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Children’s Books > Humor

13. Pinkalicious and the Perfect Present (I Can Read Level 1)

by: Victoria KannVictoria Kann
Release date: Jan 21, 2014
Number of Pages: 32
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#1 New York Times bestselling author Victoria Kann is back with a new I Can Read story featuring Pinkalicious! In Pinkalicious and the Perfect Present, Pinkalicious gets some money of her own to spend at a yard sale. To find the most pinkeriffic treasure for herself, Pinkalicious sorts through piles and piles of fabulous dress-up clothes, sports gear, and more. Yet when she finally finds the perfect purchase, Pinkalicious realizes it’s even more perfect for her mother!

Beginning readers and parents will love this warm Pinkalicious I Can Read story, which shows that the best gifts aren’t the ones you receive but the ones you give. This is a Level One I Can Read book, which means it’s perfect for children learning to sound out words and sentences.

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

14. Meowy Christmas

by: Gregory BrayHolly Bray-CookMark RylanderSarah Isaacson
Release date: Oct 30, 2014
Number of Pages: 44
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Meowy Christmas by Gregory E. Bray is a heart warming children’s book about a Cat who’s about to learn a very important lesson on Christmas day. When Franklin wakes up on Christmas Eve he is shocked to find that there’s a Christmas present under the tree just for him!

At first he is excited about getting a present, but then he is sad that he didn’t get his family a present and doesn’t know what to do. After speaking with his doggy friend Charley, he realizes that there is more to the beauty of Christmas than just receiving presents.

Meowy Christmas by Gregory E. Bray is a warm and colorful children’s book that parents will love reading to their little ones over and over again to help them discover the true meaning of Christmas!

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Children’s Books > Holidays & Celebrations > Christmas

15. Witchy Poo

by: Linda Ferguson GardunoLaura Ashley DeWitt
Release date: Oct 04, 2016
Number of Pages: 32
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Witchy Poo is a Halloween story for all those trick-or-treaters who just can’t wait for the best night of the year-the time to celebrate by wearing costumes, going door to door, and gathering mountains of candy! In this tale, while impatiently waiting for the evening to arrive, Lindy is visited by a good witch named Witchy Poo. Together, they soar around on her broom and gather candy, and Witchy Poo teaches Lindy the special song she sings while flying. Witchy Poo’s song and story are both sure to be memorable throughout the holiday season and beyond!
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Children’s Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Friendship, Social Skills & School Life > Friendship

16. Going for the Christmas Tree:A True Story

by: Maryfran Stulginsky
Release date: Jun 24, 2013
Number of Pages: 32
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“We still have to get a tree.” “Who wants to bother with a live Christmas tree? They can be such a mess.” “I’ll just run down to the lot on the corner. If I go close to the twenty-fourth, I can usually get a deal, and I’m in an out quickly.” Christmastime is such a hectic season that, for many families, finding time to get a Christmas tree becomes “just one more chore.” And the debate between getting a live versus an artificial evergreen seems on-going. This is a tale about how one family turned the task of buying a Christmas tree into a must-attend, can’t-miss event over a series of years. It is a story about making memories, building a tradition, and creating family among strangers in a very unlikely place.
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Children’s Books > Holidays & Celebrations > Christmas

17. The Dreidel that Wouldn’t Spin: A Toyshop Tale of Hanukkah

by: Martha Seif SimpsonDurga Yael Bernhard
Release date: Oct 01, 2014
Number of Pages: 32
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“This dreidel doesn’t work!” the father had cried. “What do you mean? How can a dreidel not work?” the shopkeeper asked. It was certainly the most beautiful spinning top the shopkeeper had ever seen, with magical golden letters on its sides. But it just would not spin for two spoiled children who insisted on owning it! Later, the shopkeeper decides to try it one last time: would it spin for another child, one who carried the true spirit of Hanukkah in his heart?

In this beautiful holiday story by award-winning author Martha Simpson, and brought to life by the imaginative illustrations of award-winning illustrator D. Yael Bernhard, the happiness and joy of the Hanukkah miracle will warm the heart of young and old alike with its simple message: wonders still occur for those who are ready for them. Included is a useful appendix that explains Hanukkah, and an explanation on how to play the dreidel game.
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Children’s Books > Literature & Fiction > Religious Fiction > Jewish

18. I Love My Daddy (Board Book)

by: Giles AndreaeEmma Dodd
Release date: Apr 22, 2014
Number of Pages: 26
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This book captures the love between father and child from a toddler’s point of view, with verses and bright pictures designed to inspire smiles. Dad shows his daughter how to make pancakes, they sing silly songs, and she even takes his shoes for a spin! Joyful and sweet, it is sure to be enjoyed many times over.
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Children’s Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Family Life > Parents

19. Edison the Christmas Elf and the Imperfect Perfect Toy

by: Papa VMelissa Blue
Release date: Nov 03, 2014
Number of Pages: 32
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Edison the Christmas Elf dreams of making the perfect holiday toy. He’s full of imaginative ideas, but they’re often disastrous! Every year Santa Claus waits for Edison to reveal his new idea, and every year Santa worries: just what enormous, tremendous, monstrous problem will Edison build next? Can the elf create the perfect toy, or will he destroy the workshop trying? Join Santa and find out!
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Children’s Books > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy & Magic

20. Jetta Dog Finds a Home for Christmas

by: Kristi Forbes
Release date: Jul 24, 2015
Number of Pages: 34
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A multibreed citizen of nowhere, Jetta Dog, finds a home in our hearts as she searches for a loving family. She’s scrappy, enthusiastic, and friendly, though she’s slightly nervous and shy about new surroundings. The illustrations are mesmerizing. They capture the characters’ personalities, making the audiences laugh while pulling at their heartstrings.
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Children’s Books > Animals > Dogs

21. Fancy Day In Room 1-A (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) (Fancy Nancy)

by: Jane O’ConnorRobin Preiss-glasserTed Enik
Release date: May 01, 2012
Number of Pages: 32
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FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. Hoping to cheer up her classmates after a gloomy week indoors, Nancy plans an elegant dress-up party and helps her teacher, Miss Glass, who arrives late in plain clothes on the big day. By the author of the Nina Ballerina series.
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Children’s Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Friendship, Social Skills & School Life > Girls & Women

22. Once There Was A Christmas Tree

by: Jerry Smath
Release date: Oct 01, 2005
Number of Pages: 40
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When Mr. and Mrs. Bear find that their extra-big Christmas tree won’t fit in their house, they cut off the top half and share it with Mr. Fox and his son saying, “We took our tree and made it two. One half for us, one half for you.” The Foxes love their new tree, but then they remember Old Rabbit, who lives alone. So the Foxes give half of their tree to Old Rabbit. And in turn, Old Rabbit gives part of his tree to a mouse family. The cover of the book features a fabulous, tree-shaped gel pouch filled with sparkly, festive glitter and foil bells, stars, and more!

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Children’s Books > Holidays & Celebrations > Christmas

23. I Love Cake!: Starring Rabbit, Porcupine, and Moose

by: Tammi SauerAngie Rozelaar
Release date: May 03, 2016
Number of Pages: 40
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Bestselling author Tammi Sauer’s characters are both lovable and mischievous. In I Love Cake!, the first picture book featuring irrepressible Moose, orderly Rabbit, and fun-loving Porcupine, Rabbit plans a fabulous birthday party with fun activities and a delicious cake. Porcupine and Moose come to enjoy Rabbit’s big day, but everything goes south when impulsive Moose loses control of his appetite!

With hilarious bits of dialogue throughout, I Love Cake! is not only a dynamic read-aloud, it works as an inspiration for a short play. Themes of friendship and forgiveness come through on every page—and the birthday theme makes I Love Cake! an excellent choice for a birthday gift!

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Children’s Books > Animals

24. My Birthday, Jesus’ Birthday

by: Holly DavisNancy Munger Anderson
Release date: Oct 01, 1998
Number of Pages: 16
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All children love birthdays — and all children love Christmas. My Birthday, Jesus’ Birthday helps them understand both days even more. With simple words and colorful illustrations, this book shows children how Jesus’ birth was like their own — and very different. And it affirms to each child that he or she is someone special to Mom, to Dad, and to God.
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Children’s Books > Literature & Fiction > Religious Fiction > Christian

25. The Homeless Christmas Tree

by: Leslie GordonCourt Bailey
Release date: Oct 14, 2008
Number of Pages: 42
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?Of what use is one ugly little tree?”

Atop a windswept hill, a crooked little tree stands alone . . . until one Christmas Eve, when an old woman labors up the hill with a box of ornaments, and tells the tree that he is special. He is to be the official Christmas tree for all of the homeless people in the city below!

Year after year, colored balls and garland adorn the tree at Christmastime, but one year, the woman does not come. Will there be a Christmas for homeless? This story is based on actual events about a funny-looking mimosa tree that sits above a busy freeway in Fort Worth, Texas. A formerly homeless woman decorated the tree, year after year, so that the homeless would have a Christmas tree. When she died, neighbors took over the custom and now decorate it for Easter, Halloween, and other holidays as well. It can be seen on the north side of Interstate 30 near the Oakland exit.

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Children’s Books > Holidays & Celebrations > Christmas

26. The Night Before Christmas in Ski Country

by: Suzanne Nieman BrownDana Schlingman
Release date: Nov 08, 2013
Number of Pages: 32
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On the night before Christmas,
in a charming ski town,
The lifts had closed early,
little snow could be found.

No snow in Ski Country for Christmas? Santa is ready to help until he discovers his magical Icicle Star has melted. He needs someone with a pure Christmas spirit to journey into the mountains to find a new one. Can Little Andy find Santa’s rare Icicle Star in time to give Ski Country a white Christmas?
This is a beautifully illustrated Christmas book for the whole family – especially if they like to snowboard and ski!

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Children’s Books > Holidays & Celebrations > Christmas

27. Pinkalicious: Mother’s Day Surprise

by: Victoria KannVictoria Kann
Release date: Mar 10, 2015
Number of Pages: 24
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Pinkalicious plans to surprise Mommy with breakfast in bed and a special poem—until she gets a case of writer’s block! Will inspiration strike in time?

#1 New York Times bestselling author Victoria Kann is back with a sweet Mother’s Day story that’s perfect for mothers and kids to read together! This storybook also includes a fold-out activity poster and two special picture frames that you can customize with Mother’s Day–themed stickers!      

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

28. Zoomer’s Out-of-This-World Christmas

by: Ned YoungNed Young
Release date: Sep 24, 2013
Number of Pages: 32
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Celebrate Christmas with the lovable, hilarious dog Zoomer! It’s the day before Christmas, and Zoomer and his brothers are outside looking for signs of Santa Claus—and then a spaceship from outer space lands in their backyard!

They all have fun playing with their new alien friends. But a piece of the space family’s saucer goes missing, and they won’t be able to get back home in time for Christmas. It looks like there’s no hope for blastoff. Then clever Zoomer comes to the rescue with the perfect low-tech solution.

With aliens, Christmas, and dogs, Ned Young’s picture book is definitely out of this world.

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Children’s Books > Animals > Dogs

29. Arturo and the Navidad Birds

by: Anne BroylesKE Lewis
Release date: Aug 29, 2013
Number of Pages: 32
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INTERNATIONAL LATINO BOOK AWARD SECOND PLACE FOR BILINGUAL CHILDREN’S FICTION PICTURE BOOK

It’s time for Arturo and his Central American grandmother, Abue Rosa, to decorate their Christmas tree. Abue Rosa shares with him the family history of each ornament as it is hung. But what happens when Arturo plays with—and breaks—a glass bird? Young readers will find out in this touching, bilingual picture book.

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

30. Fandango Stew

by: David DavisBen Galbraith
Release date: Oct 06, 2015
Number of Pages: 32
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Chili’s good, so is barbecue, but nothing’s finer than FANDANGO STEW!
 
No money? No problem! In this sunny, funny western-style take on the famous folktale “Stone Soup,” two penniless but wily vaqueros (cowboys) trick a whole town into cooking a giant pot of stew for everyone to share.
 
David Davis’s deliciously colorful language and Ben Galbraith’s delightful illustrations make this picture book a tasty confection. 
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Children’s Books > Literature & Fiction > Historical Fiction > United States > Westerns

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