'Tis the season for holiday reading!
Clavis has a Christmas tale for every one on your list!
Introduce the youngest children to Christmas
Christmas With Lily and Milo
Written and illustrated by Pauline Oud
Lily and Milo are going to buy a Christmas tree. They're wearing warm clothes because it's snowing. They make a snowman, and choose decorations for the tree. But when the Christmas tree is ready, Milo is nowhere to be found...
"These lovable characters in simple, recognizable scenes will easily engage toddlers in basic language development." -- Kirkus Review
This Way to Christmas
Written and illustrated by Anita Bijsterbosch
From beloved and award-winning author-illustrator Anita Bijsterbosch. Big Bear is carrying a glass Christmas ornament. Fluffy Raccoon has a Christmas star. And Reindeer is dragging along an entire Christmas tree. But where are all the animals going?
"Toddlers will love the bright, cheerful illustrations. A happy and festive choice for toddler lapsits." - School Library Journal
A cozy story, perfect for the holidays, about the importance of making time for one another.
“Van Genechten's outstanding illustrations perfectly bring to life this lovely tale about the importance of taking time to be together . . . especially during the holidays.” - Nashville Parent
“Ricky's enthusiasm is infectious in Van Genechten's bright, thickly painted scenes; kids and parents alike will likely see glimpses of their own lives in the sometimes stressful, sometimes tender holiday moments that unfold.” - Publishers Weekly
Ian Celebrates Christmas
Written and illustrated by Pauline Oud
Pauline Oud’s Ian books have been praised for their simple language, “faces that are full of expression” (SLJ), and as ideal introductions to major childhood events. Here Ian helps bring in the big Christmas tree, decorate it, get dressed in Christmas finery and enjoy the holiday with his grandparents. What more could you want?
Written and illustrated by An Leysen
THE classic Christmas tale with breathtaking illustrations by An Leysen! Her evocative art will transport you to the wonderful world of the mean mouse king and the beautiful Sugar Plum Fairy. For children ages 5 and up, and for everyone who loves fairy tales!
Santa, Please Bring Me a Gnome
'Dear Santa, you don’t have to bring me any toys this year. The only thing I want is a real gnome.' That’s how Tess starts her letter… Full of anticipation, Tess looks forward to the day her new friend arrives: a friend she can take everywhere, and with whom she can share everything.
"A sweet story about single-minded holiday wishes...Swerts gently addresses Christmas expectations and disappointments while suggesting that sometimes the wrong gift turns out just right. And Santa’s note to Tess might give parents in similar situations some ideas." - Publishers Weekly
“A gentle holiday tale … a charming story that will be very relatable for parents who've faced impossible requests in their own homes. And kids will be drawn in my the super cute art and a sweet main character who sweeps readers up in her fanciful hopes and dreams.” - Common Sense Media
Mary gave birth to a baby. She rocks it to and fro. Joseph gives it little kisses. They love the baby so. A first introduction to the Christmas story.
“A pleasant ... purchase for those who want a version light on religious mysticism but with a happy message of “love, and peace, and light.”” - School Library Journal
“Van Hooft’s simple language and sturdy rhymes sustain a tender, comforting mood and Leever’s smiling cast of humans and animals extends the joyful tone.” - Publishers Weekly
The Child in the Manger
From bestselling author-artist Liesbet Slegers, a child’s first story of The Nativity.
"Blocks of bold color, loose black line, and plenty of smiling faces make Slegers's paintings a fine pairing for her simplified retelling of the Nativity story….childlike freshness and accessibility should give this joyous volume broad appeal.” — Publishers Weekly
Counting down here to the big day! The weeks are just flying by and the excitement is rising! Got my tree up and all my gifts are wrapped and ready to go. I'm very proud of myself because I'm usually a procrastinator. I want to thank you once again for visiting with me here on Storywraps and partaking of the wonderful kid's books that I am so happy to share with you. It's such a joy to work with wonderful authors, illustrators and publishers. They are an amazing community. Please return next week as I unwrap more books for you to enjoy. Happy Saturday and read on......
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