Baby's Christmas

Author: Esther Wilkin

Publisher: Golden Books

ISBN: 0375980806

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 26

View: 8794

What did Santa leave for Baby? Let's go in and see . . . This sweet rhyming story from 1959, illustrated by Eloise Wilkin, shows the presents that Santa brought for Baby's first Christmas--". . . a rocking horse, a bouncy swing, a shovel and a pail, a rubber duck, a little boat for Baby dear to sail. . ." Babies will love to watch this adorable baby playing with his toys and enjoying his first Christmas!

Christmas in the Country

Author: Cynthia Rylant,Diane Goode

Publisher: Scholastic

ISBN: 9780439769853

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 2301

A girl reflects on Christmas at her grandparent's home in the country, with its fresh-cut tree, handmade ornaments, gifts from Santa, and special church services.

The Animals' Christmas Eve

Author: Gale Wiersum

Publisher: Golden Inspirational

ISBN: 0385374763

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 24

View: 4866

In the barn on Christmas Eve, After all the people leave, The animals, in voices low, Remember Christmas long ago . . . So begins a sweet rhyming story in which a group of animals recounts the events surrounding Jesus' birth in the manger, and the parts some of their ancestors played in it. This is also a counting book.

The Polar Express

Author: Chris Van Allsburg

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547771282

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 9132

1986 Caldecott Medal Winner A young boy, lying awake one Christmas Eve, is welcomed aboard a magical trip to the North Pole . . . Through dark forests, over tall mountains, and across a desert of ice, the Polar Express makes its way to the city atop the world, where the boy will make his Christmas wish. For millions of readers worldwide, this mysterious journey to the North Pole has become a beloved classic. In this 30th anniversary edition, the inimitable artistry of Chris Van Allsburg is revealed in a never-before-seen fashion, with a new jacket design and expanded interior layout. Includes an author’s note.

The Little Engine That Could

Author: Watty Piper

Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap

ISBN: 0448487314

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 26

View: 2089

A classic story now in a lap-book format has been slightly abridged and features the famous illustrations from the original edition that will keep toddlers cheering on the little blue engine as she continues chugging along.

Miss Rumphius

Author: Barbara Cooney

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0140505393

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 5720

Seeking adventure in faraway places, Miss Rumphius fulfills her dream and then sets out to make the world more beautiful.

A Christmas Carol

Author: Charles Dickens

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Christmas stories

Page: 82

View: 1087

Everyone is familiar with this classic Christmas story. Ebenezer Scrooge is a miserly, unpleasant man who despises Christmas and overworks his clerk Bob Cratchit. As he prepares for another Christmas Eve without celebration, Scrooge is greeted by his dead business partner, Jacob Marley who warns him that his greed will not go unpunished. At first, Scrooge doesn't heed Marley's warning, but soon he is visited by the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Christmas Yet to Come. He is made to face his cruel nature, and to consider whether he should change his ways. This is a free digital copy of a book that has been carefully scanned by Google as part of a project to make the world's books discoverable online. To make this print edition available as an ebook, we have extracted the text using Optical Character Recognition (OCR) technology and submitted it to a review process to ensure its accuracy and legibility across different screen sizes and devices. Google is proud to partner with libraries to make this book available to readers everywhere.

The Animals' Christmas

Author: Elena Pasquali

Publisher: Lion Pub

ISBN: 9780745963341

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 6732

Traces the period from the Annunciation to the first Christmas night and reflects the message of peace at the heart of the season as experienced by animal visitors and residents at the stable where baby Jesus is born.

The Story of Ferdinand

Author: Munro Leaf

Publisher: Viking Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 1984835599

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 9105

A true classic with a timeless message! All the other bulls run, jump, and butt their heads together in fights. Ferdinand, on the other hand, would rather sit and smell the flowers. So what will happen when Ferdinand is picked for the bullfights in Madrid? The Story of Ferdinand has inspired, enchanted, and provoked readers ever since it was first published in 1936 for its message of nonviolence and pacifism. In WWII times, Adolf Hitler ordered the book burned in Nazi Germany, while Joseph Stalin, the leader of the Soviet Union, granted it privileged status as the only non-communist children's book allowed in Poland. The preeminent leader of Indian nationalism and civil rights, Mahatma Gandhi--whose nonviolent and pacifistic practices went on to inspire Civil Rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr.--even called it his favorite book. The story was adapted by Walt Disney into a short animated film entitled Ferdinand the Bull in 1938. Ferdinand the Bull won the 1938 Academy Award for Best Short Subject (Cartoons).

Christmas Wishes

A Catalog of Vintage Holiday Treats & Treasures

Author: Tim Hollis

Publisher: Stackpole Books

ISBN: 0811742180

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 192

View: 1784

A nostalgic look at Christmas in the mid-twentieth century.

A Die Hard Christmas

The Illustrated Holiday Classic

Author: Doogie Horner

Publisher: Insight Editions

ISBN: 9781608879762

Category: Humor

Page: 32

View: 8358

A delightful Christmas tale based on the action-packed Die Hard movie All John McClane wants for Christmas is to reunite with his estranged family. But when his wife’s office holiday party turns into a deadly hostage situation, he has to save her life before he can get home in time for Christmas! The unconventional fan-favorite movie Die Hard is now an illustrated storybook—complete with machine guns, European terrorists, and a cop who’s forced to rely on all his cunning and skills (and the help of a fellow officer) to save the day. Based on the classic “Night Before Christmas” poem and filled with whimsical illustrations, this cleverly reimagined homage is destined to become a holiday classic.

The Most Amazing Book of Georgia Christmas Trivia

Author: Carole Marsh

Publisher: Gallopade International

ISBN: 9780635033543

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 9885

Christmas in Georgia is just a Southern thing! Experience the Pink Pig ride . . . grab a bite of Claxton fruit cake . . . watch Sherman march to the sea. Explore the Jingle Bells connection to Georgia . . . a plantation Christmas . . . and lots more Christmasy stuff all about . . .Georgia!

Rosengren's Books

An Oasis for Mind and Spirit

Author: Mary George

Publisher: Wings Press

ISBN: 1609403800

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 160

View: 2197

Virtually every San Antonio citizen over a certain age with any interest in literature will have vivid memories of Rosengren's Books. It was the absolute center of literary culture not only in San Antonio, but in Texas, for decades. Indeed, from the 1930s to the 1980s, Rosengren's Books was considered one of the finest bookstores between New York and San Francisco. It was a mid-continent haven for writers as diverse as Frost, John Dos Pasos, J. Frank Dobie, and Larry McMurtry. Rosengren's Books: An Oasis for Mind and Spirit is the story of a great American family of independent booksellers and the important literary institution they created. Beginning as a rare book store in Chicago, Frank and Florence Rosengren brought the store to San Antonio, Texas, in 1935. Located in various downtown locations, it became most well known as the charming book shop behind the Alamo, where it was visited by hundreds of thousands of tourists from around the world. At the heart of the story is Florence Rosengren, whom former San Antonio mayor Phil Hardberger calls the "Sylvia Beach of South Texas" and Texas Observer founding editor Ronnie Dugger described as "the chief guardian of civilization from here to Mexico City."

A Christmas Story

The Book That Inspired the Hilarious Classic Film

Author: Jean Shepherd

Publisher: Broadway Books

ISBN: 0307768732

Category: Fiction

Page: 144

View: 8688

A beloved, bestselling classic of humorous and nostalgic Americana—the book that inspired the equally classic Yuletide film and the live musical on Fox. The holiday film A Christmas Story, first released in 1983, has become a bona fide Christmas perennial, gaining in stature and fame with each succeeding year. Its affectionate, wacky, and wryly realistic portrayal of an American family’s typical Christmas joys and travails in small-town Depression-era Indiana has entered our imagination and our hearts with a force equal to It’s a Wonderful Life and Miracle on 34th Street. This edition of A Christmas Story gathers together in one hilarious volume the gems of autobiographical humor that Jean Shepherd drew upon to create this enduring film. Here is young Ralphie Parker’s shocking discovery that his decoder ring is really a device to promote Ovaltine; his mother and father’s pitched battle over the fate of a lascivious leg lamp; the unleashed and unnerving savagery of Ralphie’s duel in the show with the odious bullies Scut Farkas and Grover Dill; and, most crucially, Ralphie’s unstoppable campaign to get Santa—or anyone else—to give him a Red Ryder carbine action 200-shot range model air rifle. Who cares that the whole adult world is telling him, “You’ll shoot your eye out, kid”? The pieces that comprise A Christmas Story, previously published in the larger collections In God We Trust, All Others Pay Cash and Wanda Hickey’s Night of Golden Memories, coalesce in a magical fashion to become an irresistible piece of Americana, quite the equal of the film in its ability to warm the heart and tickle the funny bone.

The Keepers: Christmas in Salem

Do You Fear What I Fear?\The Fright Before Christmas\Unholy Night\Stalking in a Winter Wonderland

Author: Heather Graham,Deborah LeBlanc,Kathleen Pickering,Beth Ciotta

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 0373885814

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 4075

"Christmas is coming to Salem, but so is an evil force that threatens all mankind. In this memorable collection led by New York Times bestselling author Heather Graham, four powerful Keepers must save their community as a strange, eternal night creeps over the town. Forced to choose between their time-honored responsibilities or the lovers their hearts desire, these four extraordinary women must risk their own happiness to save the holiday. But Christmas is a time for miracles, and as each Keeper's greatest longing is met, the Season of Light returns"-- Page [4] of cover.