Runaway Dreidel!

Runaway Dreidel! by Leslea Newman Illustrated by Kyrsten Brooker

Leslea Newman has used the rhyme and rhythm of Twas the Night Before Christmas to create a cute Hanukkah story about a dreidel that is clearly out of control.  It started spinning in the kitchen on the fifth floor.  It Read more…


The Hanukkah Mice

The Hanukkah Mice by Steven Kroll Illustrated by Michelle Shapiro

If you need a very cute Hanukkah story – this is it!  Steven Kroll takes us inside the home of a Jewish family celebrating Hanukkah.  Rachel opens a gift each night.  Her first gift is a beautiful doll house.  Quietly, Read more…


Laughing All the Way

Laughing All the Way by Sam Beeson Illustrated by Sophie Soprano

Word to the wise: Don’t ever try to stop Christmas!  Sam Beeson tells a great story about how one person tried VERY hard to stop Christmas.  He melted the snow, he took Santa’s hot chocolate.  Read about this Thomas Bunk Read more…


Mrs. Claus Takes a Vacation

Mrs. Claus Takes a Vacation By Linas Alsenas

Mrs. Claus is jealous that Santa always gets to visit faraway places and she never gets to go.  So, this year she is taking her own vacation.  “I’ll be home for Christmas, don’t worry!” she says as she waves good-bye Read more…


The Night of Las Posadas

The Night of Las Posadas by Tomie de Paola

Learning of all the traditions that are celebrated throughout the world during December are numberless.  The Spanish have “Las Posadas” which is a nine day celebration.  Some places the celebration is quite elaborate and other small villages it is very Read more…


Beauty and the Beaks

Beauty and the Beaks by Mary Jane and Herm Auch

What would you do if you knew that you were the main event (dish) at a great Thanksgiving feast?  Lance, the biggest, fattest turkey has to figure out just ow he can escape his demise.  With the help of Beauty, Read more…