I’ve been doing a lot of research into popular children’s fiction and here’s a collection of awesome books that I want to get my mits on! You can follow my pinterest board for even more new kids books.
The Twelve Days of Christmas – October 20, 2015
In this beautiful edition of the classic festive song, a happy couple make their way to a lavish Christmas party, discovering wonderful gifts as they go. Alison Jay’s signature crackle-glaze technique makes this illustrated version of “The Twelve Days of Christmas” luminous and magical: animals dart across the pages, ladies dance, lords leap, and wintery landscapes sparkle against warm, cozy scenes.
Certain Poor Shepherds: A Christmas Tale – September 22, 2015
Lila, the sheepdog, and Ima, the goat, are compelled to follow the star on a journey to a humble manger in Bethlehem, a journey beset with danger, adventure, and love. In a story alive with insight and grace, best-selling author Elizabeth Scott Thomas brings us a striking portrait of the Nativity story from the captivating point of the view of the animal kingdom.
When Santa Was a Baby – October 13, 2015
Santa’s parents think their little one is absolutely wonderful, even though he has a booming voice instead of a baby’s gurgle, loves to stand in front of the refrigerator, gives his birthday presents away, trains his hamsters to pull a matchbox sleigh … and has an unusual interest in chimneys. The adorably funny portrait of an oddball kid who fulfills his destiny – and two very proud parents.
Samurai Santa: A Very Ninja Christmas – September 22, 2015
This picture book with graphic novel-inspired illustrations that celebrate the spirit of giving, Samurai style. Yukio loves snowball fights, but none of the other ninjas will play with him for fear of landing on Santa’s naughty list. Can Yukio chase Santa away from Ninja Village, or will a Samurai Santa thwart Yukio’s plan? An epic snowball fight later, one thing’s for sure: this is going to be Yukio’s best Christmas ever.
Merry Christmas, Squirrels! – October 6, 2015
Mr. Peanuts loves Christmas–but he loves it even more when he has a friend to share it with. When Cousin Squirrel invites him to spend the holidays together, Mr. Peanuts is in for a whirlwind of winter fun! Mr. Peanuts and Cousin Squirrel are the perfect holiday addition to every household. Featuring photographs of wild squirrels in handcrafted homemade miniature settings, this striking book is sure to surprise and delight young and old alike.
Dream Snow – October 13, 2015
A farmer just has a few animals that he can count on one hand. He calls them One, Two, Three, Four and Five. He has one tree he calls Tree. One night he dreams that snow has covered his animals and remembers that it’s Christmas. He delivers presents to the animals and Tree gives him a big surprise.
A Pirate’s Twelve Days of Christmas – October 6, 2015
This follow-up to the hugely popular A Pirate’s Night Before Christmas (9781402790010) offers a witty reimagining of ‘The Twelve Days of Christmas’ – with a sly buccaneer twist. A brave cabin boy receives marvelously mysterious gifts for each of the 12 days he is left alone to guard the pirate ship
The Reindeer Wish – October 6, 2015
When Anja discovers an abandoned reindeer baby in the woods, she cares for it and raises it as her own. They become dear friends and have many adventures together, but as the reindeer grows he wishes to rejoin his kind. So Anja leads him to join the greatest reindeer of all—those of Santa’s sled team. Another breathtaking adventure from a New York Times bestseller.
The Christmas Baby (Classic Board Books) – September 22, 2015
When Mary and Joseph’s child was born, the good tidings spread from the animals in the manger, to the shepherds in the fields, to the kings in distant lands, and even to the angels in the heavens! Filled with lyrical text and lush illustrations, this Classic Board Book is the perfect gift for baby’s first Christmas!
Asleep on the Hay: A Dust Bowl Christmas – October 6, 2015
Even though it is a season of giving, Paul’s heart is not filled with charity. It is the height of the Dust Bowl and food is scarce. Why should he share what little he has with strangers? Worse, in order to help the sick baby, Paul will have to sell his beloved calf to buy a part to fix the truck.
The Legend of the Christmas Cookie: Sharing the True Meaning of Christmas – October 6, 2015
The Legend of the Christmas Cookie tells the story of a young boy named Jack who learns the story behind the Christmas cookie. This sweet holiday book offers inspiration for readers to become cheerful givers themselves and encourages them to share the true tale of Jesus’ birth. A delicious recipe is included on the jacket flap so readers can make their own Christmas sugar cookies.
How to Catch Santa – October 20, 2015
From Jean Reagan and Lee Wildish, creators of the bestselling HOW TO… series, comes a delightful new offering, written again in a hilarious instructional style. Two sibling narrators give clever tips for “catching” Santa (be crafty! be clever! be gentle!) on Christmas Eve. Filled with humor and holiday warmth, this is a jolly read-aloud for the whole family to enjoy.
Ishtar’s Odyssey: A Family Story for Advent – September 27, 2015
A new Advent family devotional from the author of Jotham’s Journey! Fourth in a set of Advent adventure books for families, Ishtar’s Odyssey follows the ten-year-old son of a Persian wise man as their caravan follows a star across the desert.
A Shiloh Christmas (The Shiloh Quartet) – September 22, 2015
Christmas is coming and Marty and his rescued pup Shiloh are sure glad about that—for their town is sure low on love and understanding and they hope that the joy of the holiday will bring with it the generosity of spirit that’s so lacking. A rescued beagle and his boy owner seek love and understanding for their troubled small town in this holiday companion to the Newbery Medal–winning Shiloh, from Phyllis Reynolds Naylor.
Song of the Stars Board book – October 6, 2015
This board book edition of Song of the Stars, written by New York Times bestselling author Sally Lloyd-Jones, is a Christmas book that explores the joy and excitement and celebration in all of creation at the coming of Jesus. They’ve been waiting with eager longing for the coming of God’s long promised son, and when at last he arrives, the whole earth holds its breath: their Creator, Jesus, Emmanuel has come to the world that he made
Polar Express 30th anniversary edition – September 15, 2015
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.
Christmas in America (Ellis the Elephant) – October 12, 2015
Ellis the Elephant is back! In Christmas in America, the fifth in Callista Gingrich’s New York Timesbestselling series, Ellis discovers the meaning of Christmas and learns how this special holiday has been celebrated throughout American history.