Blue Willow Kids' Holiday Favorites

The holidays are squarely upon us! Even though your celebrations may look a little different this year, there's nothing like a well-timed festive read to capture the magic of the season and time spent with loved ones. Our list of holiday picks is full of great choices to share with the excited kiddos in your life—even if you'll be reading together by Zoom this year. Bookseller pro tip: Reading these sweet books is a great way to get yourself into the holiday spirit, too. Who says children's books can't be enjoyed by adults? Here's to happy, cozy, and safe reading, friends.


Happy Hanukkah, Little Dreidel Cover Image
By Brick Puffinton, Juliana Motzko (Illustrator), Cottage Door Press (Editor)
ISBN: 9781646380565
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Published: Cottage Door Press - September 15th, 2020

Mazel tov It's time to spin the dreidel Hebrew school is in session for little dreidels everywhere, and they're hard at work learning all the game rules and practicing their biggest and best spin moves. Introduce your little one to all the Hebrew letters inscribed on a dreidel --Nun, Shin, Hey, and Gimel.

Happy Llamakkah! Cover Image
By Laura Gehl, Lydia Nichols (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781419743146
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Abrams Appleseed - October 13th, 2020

Celebrate Hanukkah with the Llama family in this joyful, rhyming picture book
Follow along with the Llama family’s Hanukkah traditions as they light their menorah, spin the dreidel, fry latkes, and more. Laura Gehl’s lively rhyming text and Lydia Nichols’s vibrant illustrations make for a festive read.

Simon and the Bear: A Hanukkah Tale Cover Image
By Eric A. Kimmel, Matthew Trueman (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781368041751
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - September 22nd, 2020

Enjoy a Hanukkah tale full of wonder and miracles from the author of the classic Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins.

The Joyful Book Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316427890
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - October 6th, 2020

Perfect for the gift-giving season, beloved and New York Times bestselling author Todd Parr explores the many ways to be joyful when holidays and celebrations occur.
Lighting candles is joyful.Playing outside is joyful.Singing holiday songs is joyful.Learning new traditions is joyful.

Santa Baby Cover Image
By Jonathan Stutzman, Heather Fox (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781250255617
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - September 8th, 2020

Jonathan Stutzman and Heather Fox, the duo behind Llama Destroys the World, take their trademark hijinks up to the North Pole in this laugh-out-loud, heartfelt Christmas-themed picture book.

5 More Sleeps ‘til Christmas Cover Image
By Jimmy Fallon, Rich Deas (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781250266477
Availability: Backordered
Published: Feiwel & Friends - October 27th, 2020

Host of NBC's The Tonight Show and three-time #1 New York Times-bestselling author Jimmy Fallon returns with this sweet and spirited Christmas picture book.

Just 5 more sleeps 'til Christmas!

Can you believe it's here?
I know that Santa's coming soon
'cause I've been good all year.

Is It Christmas Yet? Cover Image
By Frederick Glasser, Edward Miller (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781419748196
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Published: Abrams Appleseed - October 20th, 2020

Christmas is almost here! Lift the flaps to see how everyone is preparing for the big day in this festive board book
Open the doors to welcome in carolers, see which reindeer is hiding in the stables, and get a sneak peek at the toys Santa’s elves are building at the toy shop!

My Big Wimmelbook—Christmas Village (My Big Wimmelbooks) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781615197620
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Published: The Experiment - November 10th, 2020

My Big Wimmelbooks let kids ages 2 to 5 be the storytellers with hours of seek-and-find hands-on learning—and fun!

In these oversize board books, every page is bursting with life—and tons to discover!

Cobweb Christmas: The Tradition of Tinsel Cover Image
By Shirley Climo, Jane Manning (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780060290337
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Published: HarperCollins - October 2nd, 2001

This beautiful picture book about the warmth and wonder of Christmas and the origin of tinsel on trees will leave children enchanted with the magical possibilities of the season.

The Other Side of the Wall Cover Image
ISBN: 9781984813299
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Published: Puffin Books - October 13th, 2020

In this new adventure with Tess and Max, internationally bestselling author Amy Ephron takes readers to London at Christmastime, where a new fantastical journey awaits.