Winter Holiday Books - Kids & Youth

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Baba's babushka : a magical Ukrainian Christmas

Baba's babushka : a magical Ukrainian Christmas

Mutala, Marion, 1957- author
2014

"It's Christmas and Natalia misses her baba. When the wind brings her a babushka just like the one Baba used to wear, a magical adventure unfolds and Natalia discovers the traditions of her Ukrainian heritage—the greatest of which is tthe love of family." -- Rear cover.

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Baseball bats for Christmas

Baseball bats for Christmas

Kusugak, Michael, author
2017


Coyote Christmas : a Lakota story

Coyote Christmas : a Lakota story

Nelson, S. D., author
2007

His stomach rumbling, Coyote approaches a house on Christmas Eve hoping to trick the family there out of a hot meal by dressing as Santa Claus, but Sister Raven sees the strange events and plays a wonderful trick of her own.

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A coyote solstice tale

A coyote solstice tale

King, Thomas, 1943- author
2009


Fishing with grandma

Fishing with grandma

Avingaq, Susan, author
2015


Freedom soup

Freedom soup

Charles, Tami, author
2019

Every year, Haitians all over the world ring in the new year by eating a special soup, a tradition dating back to the Haitian Revolution. This year, Ti Gran is teaching Belle how to make the soup -- Freedom Soup -- just like she was taught when she was a little girl. Together, they dance and clap as they prepare the holiday feast, and Ti Gran tells Belle about the history of the soup, the history of Belle's family, and the history of Haiti, where Belle's family is from.

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The lion, the witch and the wardrobe

The lion, the witch and the wardrobe

Lewis, C. S. (Clive Staples), 1898-1963, author
2000

Four English school children find their way through the back of a wardrobe into the magic land of Narnia and assist Aslan, the golden lion, to triumph over the White Witch, who has cursed the land with eternal winter.

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Mindy Kim and the Lunar New Year parade

Mindy Kim and the Lunar New Year parade

Lee, Lyla, author
2020

"Mindy is excited to go to the annual Korean Lunar New Year Parade in her new hometown. But things just aren't the same without Mom this year. Can Mindy still find a way to celebrate?"-- Provided by publisher.

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Mulan's Lunar New Year

Mulan's Lunar New Year

Yim, Natasha, author.
2018

"It's the Lunar New Year, which just happens to be Mulan's favorite festival! There is a lot to do to prepare for this important celebration, and for the first time, Mulan is old enough to help out. But everthing Mulan does seems to turn out wrong"-- Jacket flap.

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Queen of the Hanukkah dosas

Queen of the Hanukkah dosas

Ehrenberg, Pamela, author.
2017


The resolutions

The resolutions

García, Mia, author
2018

"From hiking trips to four-person birthday parties to never-ending group texts, Jess, Lee, Ryan, and Nora have always been inseparable. But now with senior year on the horizon, they've been growing apart. And so, as always, Jess makes a plan. Reinstating their usual tradition of making resolutions together on New Year's Eve, Jess adds a new twist: instead of making their own resolutions, the four friends assign them to one another--dares like kiss someone you know is wrong for you, find your calling outside your mom's Puerto Rican restaurant, finally learn Spanish, and say yes to everything. But as the year unfolds, Jess, Lee, Ryan, and Nora each test the bonds that hold them together. And amid first loves, heartbreaks, and life-changing decisions, beginning again is never as simple as it seems."--Jacket flap.

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Ruby's Chinese New Year

Ruby's Chinese New Year

Lee, Vickie, author
2018


Santa Jaws

Santa Jaws

Heos, Bridget, author.
2021

"A great white shark Santa brings treats to all the little shark pups in the ocean"-- Provided by publisher.

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Seven spools of thread : a Kwanzaa story

Seven spools of thread : a Kwanzaa story

Medearis, Angela Shelf, 1956-
2000

When they are given the seemingly impossible task of turning thread into gold, the seven Ashanti brothers put aside their differences, learn to get along, and embody the principles of Kwanzaa. Includes information on Kwanzaa, West African cloth weaving, and instructions for making a belt.

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This winter : a Solitaire novella

This winter : a Solitaire novella

Oseman, Alice, author.
2020

"A short novella based on the beloved characters from the graphic novel Heartstopper and Alice Oseman's debut novel Solitaire, which was praised as 'The Catcher in the Rye for the digital age' by The Times. The festive season isn't always happy for Tori Spring and her brother Charlie. And this year's going to be harder than most. I used to think that difficult was better than boring, but I know better now... I'm not going to think about the past few months, about Charlie and me, and all of the sad. I'm going to block it all out Just for today. "Happy Christmas," I say."--Back cover.

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Together at midnight

Together at midnight

Castle, Jennifer, author.
2018


Winterfrost

Winterfrost

Houts, Michelle, author
2014


The wish tree

The wish tree

Maclear, Kyo, 1970- author
2017


The wishing tree

The wishing tree

Hashimoto, Meika, author.
2021

AA powerful wish and a magical tree... Theo loves everything about Christmas--from the twinkling lights to the merry carolers . . . and don't forget about Santa! But with days before December 25th, there isn't even a single holly in sight. Determined to show his town what Christmas is all about, Theo finds ways to share his holiday cheer. And along the way, with a little help from the magical wishing tree, Theo discovers the true meaning of Christmas and a new holiday tradition.

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