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If you are like me, you love to read seasonal books no matter how old your kids are. This year, I found four really cute books to add to our collection! All four stories lean into the joys of the holiday season, taking families on a journey through holiday magic with a contemporary twist.

Snow Boy

Snow Boy (Ages 3+) – A charming story about how a snow person finds friendship, community, and family.

Snow Boy really wants someone to play with, someone to share a meal with, and someone to snuggle with at night. His true wish is to be part of a family. Join Snow Boy as he visits beavers, bunnies, bears, and more to discover where he belongs in this rhyming, heartwarming tale.

How The North Pole Works

How The North Pole Works (Ages 7+) – Travel to the real North Pole, where you’ll discover that Santa’s Workshop employs 1,000 elves and 500 drones to make, pack, and wrap three billion gifts every Christmas!

Have you ever wondered what really goes on in Santa’s North Pole headquarters? Come along for a journey to a place like no other where you will experience all the innovation and wonder the North Pole has to offer. This insider’s guide gives you an unforgettable and unprecedented view into one of the most magical places on the planet. Dive in to learn about the state-of-the-art robot and drone technology, remarkable reindeer, enchanting elves, and the best places to visit, stay, and shop. Whimsical text and vivid illustrations make this a book you’ll want to return to again and again.

Baldwin’s Big Christmas Delivery

Baldwin’s Big Christmas Delivery (Ages 3+) – Baldwin, a switcher train, does his best to get all the big trains ready. When he discovers a Christmas package that’s been left behind, Baldwin decides he must deliver it himself – no matter what!

It’s the day before Christmas and the Train Yard is busy, with trains chugging here and there. There are lots of trains with lots of packages to deliver. Baldwin, a switcher train, does his best to get all the big trains ready. But when he discovers one Christmas package that’s been left behind, Baldwin decides he must deliver the package himself— no matter what!

How The Gherkins Stole Christmas

How The Gherkins Stole Christmas (Ages 3+) – A hilarious riff on Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas

Throughout the days leading up to Christmas, humbug infects the residents of Catsburg. When the joy gets sucked out of the holidays, the Pickles are called in to help bring the cheer back. However, Snowball the cat tries to foil their plans by convincing the town that The Pickles are actually aliens.


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