Favorite new holiday picture books for December, 2015
Each year, hundreds of new holiday books are printed. Many are trite, forced, or pedantic—but not these gems. Here are my new favorites. Readjoice!
It's hard for a young pig to make a nice homemade gift. This is a delightful reminder that *being* present is often the best present.
1 / 5
The most touching book of this holiday season. This is a heartwarming story of Hanukkah, New York City, Christmas Eve, and an immigrant boy far from his home in Nazi Germany. Wondrous illustrations!
2 / 5
With hilarious illustrations, we see a boy and his dragon take on odd jobs to earn money to buy presents. While the dragon is quietly philanthropic, the boy is at first oblivious to the true spirit of the Christmas holiday. Funny and sweet with a lovely holiday message.
3 / 5
What's a little girl to do when she has too many toys? Lulu has an idea. She's cute, she's kind, ... and she's practical. After all, every little girl wants toys. It's better to give *and* receive.
4 / 5
This is a joyful, multicultural celebration of neighborhoods, urban life, and the positive power of community. 'Tis the season to love one's neighbor.
5 / 5
Source: Lisa Taylor, Shelf-employed