Sunday, December 2, 2012

New Holiday Picture Books 2012

Here is a sample of some of the new holiday picture books we have in the Youth Services Department of the Oak Brook Library!

Santa from Cincinnati - By Judi Barrett and Illustrated by Kevin Hawkes (JE BARRETT - Holiday) 
A little baby whose first words are 'ho, ho, ho' is born in Cincinnati. This story is about the life and times of the little boy who grew up to be Santa Claus, the jolly fellow who makes children look forward to December 25th every single year. A fun twist on the Santa Claus story that adult and children can enjoy together. 

Pete the Cat Saves Christmas - By Eric Litwin and Illustrated by James Dean (JE LITWIN - Holiday) 
In this rockin' new spin on the traditional tale The Night Before Christmas, Pete the Cat proves that giving your all in the spirit of Christmas is the totally groovy thing to do. A must read for fans of Pete the Cat!


The Christmas Tugboat: How the Rockefeller Christmas Tree Came to New York City - By George Matteson and Adele Ursone and Paintings by James E. Ransome (JE MATTESON) 
A New York Harbor tugboat captain and his family take the tug up the Hudson River to pickup and tow the barge carrying the enormous Christmas Tree that will be displayed at Rockefeller Center. With lyrical language and beautiful paintings, this picture book tells the heartwarming story of a real tug trip and the girl who was at the wheel as police and fire boats, helicopters and tourists welcomed this world-famous tree into New York Harbor.

Dinosaur VS. Santa - By Bob Shea (JE BOB SHEA - Holiday) 
It's almost Christmas and Dinosaur is decorating, making presents and trying to be extra good. Nothing is too much for our fiesty friend - until he bumps into the man in the red suit. If you liked Shea's other books in the Dinosaur Vs... Series you will want to add this to your holiday reading list! Ho! Ho! Ho! Roar! Roar! Roar!


Together At Christman- By Eileen Spinelli and Illustrated by Bin Lee (JE SPINELLI - Holiday)
It's Christmas Eve, and a family of ten mice shiver in the snow. One by one, each mouse finds a place to stay warm, only to discover that they'd rather huddle together on this holiday night. With gently rhyming text and charming illustrations, this picture book is a wonderful read-aloud!

Smudge and the Book of Mistakes: a Christmas Story- Written by Gloria Whelan and Illustrated by Stephen Costanza (JE WHELAN- Holiday) 
In Ireland in the Middle-Ages, young Brother Cuthbert, known for making mistakes and giving up easily, is chosen through a miscommunication to serve as scribe for an illuminated manuscript of the Nativity Story, through which the Abbot hopes to make the monastery famous.

How Do Dinosaurs Say Happy Chanukah? - By Jane Yolen and Mark Teague (JE YOLEN)
Even during the holiday, little dinosaurs sometimes misbehave. It's tempting to peek at brightly wrapped presents, snatch a dreidle, or grab all the gelt! Children and their parents will laugh out loud at this playful glimpse at the sometimes mischievous antics as the family gathers, and fresh latkes are served. How do dinosaurs celebrate Chanukah? With and abundance of love, joy, memory, and gratitude!

The Staff of the Youth Services Department hopes you enjoy these books this holiday season!