Reading Seasonal Favorites with Your Family

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There's nothing more than I love than a good book... Unless it's a yuletide themed story of course!  Through my whole life, books written about the magic that hovers over New England have been my go-to reading choices no matter what time of year it might be.  Maybe it's the blissful snowfall, twinkling lights, decadent display of food and festive greenery illustrated across the pages or the joyous motif perfectly captured in each story but whatever draws me towards this particular subject, I find sanctity knowing there's no shortage of these titles waiting to be checked out from our library shelves.  Not only do we circulate traditional volumes of timeless classics year round, but more and more new releases are consistently being added to our Christmas list order.  The result is a beautifully, eclectic array of holiday picture books that range from themes preaching the importance of spreading kindness to silly characters who experience common holiday blunders.  Whatever your taste, families can browse the enticing assortment and take home stacks of festive tales so that they can enjoy them with one another and ultimately make the process part of their celebratory traditions.  If you are a fan of the oldies but goodies, re-reading favorites from your childhood with your own kids can bring back magnificent memories of Christmas's undergone long ago and help generate new special moments as you watch them grow.  Were you a fan of Ebenezer Scrooge in "A Christmas Carol" or perhaps hoped to take a ride on the Polar Express?  Well, now's your chance to pass along these seasonal dreams by visiting our department and perusing the gigantic holiday book display the children's librarians have designed for their patrons.  If you're looking for advice on where to begin, here are a couple of my favorites I love to share with my kids!


“Stopping by the Woods on a Snowy Evening” by Robert Frost

“The Snowy Day” by Ezra Keats

“The Mitten” by Jan Brett

“Snipp, Snapp, Snurr and the Gingerbread” by Maj Lindman

"Mog's Christmas" by Judith Kerr



“Winter is the Warmest Season” by Lauren Stringer

“Snowzilla” by Janet Lawler

“Snowmen at Night” by Caralyn Buehner

“Splat the Cat and the Snowy Day Surprise” by Rob Scotton

“Outside” by Deirdre