Thursday, February 26, 2009

Jingle Bells Jingle Bells! New Christmas Books!

The Best Christmas Ever- by Sylvia Green -When Puss's owner, Jenni moves to the city, Puss doesn't like it and decides to move back to the country. They manage to find each other just in time for Christmas.

The Very First Christmas- The Beginner's Bible

The Wonder Pets Save the Reindeer! - Oh, no! One of Santa's reindeer is stuck in the ice! The Wonder Pets must travel to the North Pole to save her so Santa can deliver all of his presents. Will they get there in time? Join Linny, Ming-Ming, and Tuck on this special Christmas Eve rescue mission!

Mrs. Claus Explains It All-Every year millions of letters to Santa reach the North Pole. Many are requests for presents. And many letters have questions about Santa, the elves and workshops, the reindeer, and, of course, the North Pole.Now Mrs. Claus has her own gift for you - for the first time ever, she's taking a break from her very busy schedule to answer real questions from children of all ages. Join her on a tour of the North Pole and learn some of the best kept secrets of Christmas from the person who knows it all - Mrs. Claus! How does Santa get into my house if we don't have a chimney? What is Santa's favorite kind of cookie? Where do elves come from? Can all reindeer fly? Beautifully illustrated by David Wenzel, bestselling illustrator of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, this picture book reveals the answers to the questions children always ask - and they're all answered by the woman who knows the most: Mrs. Claus!

Thomas' Christmas Delivery-It is Christmas eve, and Thomas wishes he was safe and warm in his shed with the other engines. But Thomas is a Really Useful Engine and has several important deliveries to make. Will he get home in time to make sure his stocking has been carefully hung? And when a big blizzard blows up, Thomas fears that Father Christmas may not find the engine shed at all. The Reverend W Awdry first started telling his young son tales of Thomas, Percy and the other Really Useful Engines in 1944. In 1945, he started writing the tales down, and upon their publication they were immediately embraced by train lovers in Great Britain and worldwide. Before his death in 1997, the Reverend wrote 26 volumes of stories that continue to thrill generations of young readers.

Holly the Christmas Fairy by Daisy Meadows - Theres trouble in Fairyland again. Jack Frost has stolen Santas sleigh with three special gifts on board. Without them, Christmas could be ruined. Can Rachel and Kirsty save the day, with a little help from Holly the Christmas Fairy?

The Holly Joliday by Megan McDonald - Stink wants snow for the holidays but it hasn't snowed on Christmas in Virginia in more than a hundred years. Will the new mailman, Mr. Jack Frost, be able to make his wish come true?

Bear's First Christmas by Robert Kinerk - When a young bear is awakened from his winter nap by a mysterious sound, he makes new friends and discovers the true meaning of Christmas.

When Santa Lost His Ho! Ho! Ho! by Laura Rader - As word spreads around the world that Santa has lost his famous laugh just before Christmas, Mrs. Claus, the elves, and the reindeer all try to help but it is a drawing from a little girl that does the trick.

There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed a Bell! - by Lucille Colandro - This time, the hungry old lady swallows a bell, bows, gifts, a sack, a sleigh, and some reindeer! She's about to swallow a candy cane for dessert, when she hears a jolly "Ho! Ho! Ho!" Santa Claus is waiting for a ride! Watch what happens when she whistles, with amazing results! With rhyming text and funny illustrations, this lively version of a classic song will appeal to young readers with every turn of the page--a fun story for Christmastime! This is a wonderful companion to Colandro and Lee's other Old Lady books!

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