Books for the holidays Parents' corner

November 29, 1998|By Jerdine Nolen

Editor's note: In her bi-weekly column, award-winning children's author Jerdine Nolen today provides suggestions for a seasonal holiday booklist.

So many wonderful family traditions are connected to all the many holidays that meet in the months of December and January. You probably have your favorites. Here is an abbreviated list of familiar titles and some you may not know yet for sharing or giving as gifts.

Animal

* "Time Flies" by Eric Rohmann

* The "Frog and Toad" series by Arnold Lobel

* The "My Father's Dragon" series by Ruth Stiles Gannett

* "Old Turtle" by Douglas Wood

* "Gila Monsters Meet You at the Airport" by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat

* "Flossie and the Fox" by Patricia McKissack

* "Stellaluna" by Jannell Cannon

* Books by Dr. Seuss

* Books by William Steig Concept Books, Board Books and Pop-Up Books

* "Mouse Paint" by Ellen Stoll Walsh

* "Charlie the Chicken" by Nick Denchfield

* "Blue Hat, Green Hat" by Sandra Boynton

* "Dressing" by Helen Oxenbury

L * "Jesse Bear, What Will You Wear?" by Nancy White Carlstrom

* "K is for Kiss Good Night: A Bedtime Alphabet" by Jill Sardegna

* "The Blanket" by John Burningham

* "My Very First Mother Goose" edited by Iona Opie and illustrated Rosemary Wells

* Books by Lois Ehlert

Hanukkah

* "Chanukah in Chelm" by David Adler

* "Elijah's Angel: A Story for Chanukah and Christmas" by Michael J. Rosen

* "All the Lights in the Night" by Arthur A. Levine

* "Miracle of the Potato Latkes: A Hanukkah Story" by Malka Penn

Kwanzaa

* "The Children's Book of Kwanzaa" by Dolores Johnson

* "Kwanzaa: A Celebration of Family, Community and Culture" by Maulana Karenga

* "Kwanzaa Celebration: Pop-Up Book" by Nancy Williams

Traditional Christmas

* "The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey" by Susan Wojciechowski

* "Mr. Willowby's Christmas Tree" by Robert Barry

* "The Night Before Christmas" by Clement Clarke Moore

* "Too Many Tamales" by Gary Soto

* "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" by Dr. Seuss

* "Nutcracker" by E.T.A. Hoffman

* "The Black Snowman" by Phil Mendez

* "Christmas in the Big House, Christmas in the Quarters" by Patricia and Frederick McKissack

* "Carol of the Brown King" Nativity Poems by Langston Hughes

All Kinds of Families

* "The Day of Ahmed's Secret" by Florence Heide

* "More, More, More Said the Baby" by Vera B. Williams

* "Gather Up, Gather In: A Book of Seasons" by Mary-Claire Helldorfer

* "One Grain of Rice: A Mathematical Folktale" by Demi

* "My Painted House, My Friendly Chicken and Me" by Maya Angelou

* "Grandfather's Journey" by Allen Say

* "Earrings!" by Judith Viorst

* "Maples in the Mist: Children's Poems from the Tang Dynasty" by Mingfong Ho

* "Something From Nothing" by Phoebe Gilman

Poetry, Informational Books and Crafts

* "As the Crow Flies: A First Book of Maps" by Gail Hartman

* "The Handmade Alphabet" by Laura Rankin

* "Classic Poems to Read Aloud" by James Berry

L * "Honey, I Love, and Other Love Poems" by Eloise Greenfield

* "The Best Holiday Crafts Ever" by Kathy Ross

* "Christmas Around the World" by Mary D. Lankford

* "The Good Housekeeping Illustrated Children's Cookbook" by William Morrow Publishers

* The Greatest Newspaper in Civilization series by Candlewick Press

* Books by David MacCaulay

* Books by Seymour Simon

Pub Date: 11/29/98

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