Monday, November 26, 2012

Holiday Picture Books

Everyone in my book club is reading Christmas-based books for December, any genre. I picked up - A Cedar Cove Christmas by Debbie Macomber. Sweet, home town story.

What children's holiday books do you love? Some of my favorites include: Mr. Willowby's Christmas Tree by Robert E. Barry, The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg and How Santa Got His Job by Stephen Krensky to name a few.

Although some agents and publishers shy away from holiday specific books with a limited shelf life, I love them and think they add richness to children's literature. The best have a perennial shelf life. Keep them coming!


  1. I love 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS by Robert Sabuda. It's the most amazing pop-up book I've ever seen. I also love THE POLAR EXPRESS. That book gives me goosebumps!

  2. My first comment went into cyberspace, I'll try again. I also love Christmas books. I've gathered all my Christmas PBs and put them into a pile. I haven't posted about it yet, but each day in December I'm going to read one and post about it. You are welcome to join in on the fun. I love it when Dr. Seuss said in The Grinch That Stole Christmas - "Maybe Christmas," he thought..., "doesn't come from a store. Maybe Christmas, perhaps...means a little bit more."