Winter holiday reads for kids

June 19th, 2015 9:11 am

First Posted: 11/19/2014

Kids: settle in for winter holidays with these selections from the Abington Community Library:

Browse our collection of holiday picture books, including “Li’l Rabbit’s Kwanzaa,” written by Donna L. Washington and illustrated by Shane W. Evans. Or, enjoy a humorous take on a classic with “I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Dreidel,” written by Caryn Yacowitz and illustrated by David Slonim.

Everyone has heard of the song “Jingle Bells.” But do you know the story behind those words? Try “Jingle Bells: How the Holiday Classic Came to Be,” written by John Harris and illustrated by Adam Gustavson.

Harry and his classmates in Room 3B have a lot of winter holidays to learn about: Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Three Kings’ Day, and the Korean New Year. But why isn’t Harry interested? What can shake him from his daze? Middle schoolers will enjoy “Horrible Harry and the Holidaze,” by Suzy Kline and with pictures by Frank Remkiewicz.

Experience the magic of the holidays with “Toddler Christmas,” by Katie Saunders. This colorful book includes activities, games, and ideas sure to make Christmas extra-special this year.

“Handprint Reindeer,” “Twinkle Star,” and “Santa-Down-the-Chimney” are all projects included in “Christmas Ornaments Kids Can Make,” written by Kathy Ross and illustrated by Sharon Lane Holm. Follow step-by-step instructions using simple supplies like foil, tape, ribbon, and pipe cleaners.

Need some new holiday tunes in the car while traveling this season? Try our selection of music cds, including the new “Kidz Bop: Christmas Party.” Find a fun holiday movie from our dvd shelves like “Jolly Holiday,” which features classic preschool characters like Thomas the Tank Engine, Bob the Builder, and Barney.