Yesterday’s Muse Books

CHRISTMAS 2013

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1. [Awdry, W.] Thomas’ Christmas Delivery (Thomas & Friends) Random House, New York , 2004. [32 pp.] A Christmas story featuring the lovable train featured in numerous books and several television series and specials. Brand new from publisher. No jacket - pictorial cover. $8.99 2. [Freeman, Don]; Hennessy, B.G. Corduroy’s Christmas: A Lift-the-Flap Book Viking, 1992. [16 pp.] ‘Youngsters lift the flaps to help Corduroy trim the tree, bake cookies, wrap presents, hang stockings, and prepare for the arrival of Santa.’ Brand new from publisher. No jacket - pictorial cover. $12.99 3. [Moore, Clement]; Izawa, Tadasu; Kawamoto, Kihachiro The Night Before Christmas: A Visit from St. Nicholas Crown Publishers, Inc. / Zokeisha Publications Ltd., 1968. Stiff cardstock pages. The classic Christmas poem, here accompanied by stop-motion photographic puppet illustrations (in a similar style to the Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer film), with a lenticular illustration mounted on the front board. Part of a series of Deluxe Living Story Books. Near fine. No jacket - pictorial cover. An exceptional copy. $35 4. [Vollmar, A.] Three Christmas Eves The Religious Tract Society, London, 1878. 162 pp. 8vo. Engravings throughout, including several plates. A Christmas story for young readers, published anonymously in the last quarter of the 19th century. Very good. No jacket. Front hinge just starting, one engraving loosening, ink gift note on front endpaper. $45 5. Andrews, Julie; Hamilton, Emma 1Walton The Very Fairy Princess Sparkles in the Snow Little, Brown and Company, 2013. Part of the best-selling series by the star of The Sound of Music and her daughter. Brand new from publisher. Includes original jacket. $18 6. Bailly, A.; Couallier, M.; Fabre, A.; Freneuse, J.; Jacquin, J.; Jeanroy, B.-A. & Th.; et al Les Jolis Contes de Noel Librairie Hachette et Cie, Paris, 1918. 156 pp. Engravings & color plates throughout, pages decoratively bordered. Christmas stories in French prose and verse. Very good. No jacket. Spine lightly sunned, 1/2 inch surface tear to top edge, pages toned, ink gift note on half title page. $60

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7. Black, Birdie Just Right for Christmas Nosy Crow / Candlewick Press, 2012. [32 pp.] Illustrations by Rosalind Beardshaw. ‘In this celebration of the joy of giving, one snowy Christmas eve, a king buys some soft, red cloth to make the perfect Christmas gift for his daughter. Little does he know that the left-over cloth will be used to make presents for many more of the kingdom’s inhabitants, right down to the last teeny bit of cloth which is made into a scarf just right for a mouse.’ Brand new from publisher. Includes original jacket. $15.99 8. Boynton, Sandra Christmas Parade Little Simon Books / Simon & Schuster, 2012. 32 pp. ‘A delightful Christmas picture book filled with hilarious characters and dynamic art from the one and only Sandra Boynton! ...As the dynamic parade of forty-six spiffy and intent animal musicians marches by, young readers will see animals and their instruments in turn: chickens with bassoons, ducks with trombones, mice with piccolos, cow saxophonists, a tiny bird with a large tuba, a glockenspiel pig, even a trumpet-playing Santa rhino—all underscored by marching snares (fifteen hippos, one cat) and one booming bass drum (an intrepid elephant). Written with the irresistible rhythm of a lively marching band and illustrated by the author, Christmas Parade is a superb present for young children and families everywhere.’ Brand new from publisher. Includes original jacket. $14.99 9. Brett, Jan Who’s That Knocking on Christmas Eve? G.P. Putnam’s Sons, New York, 2002. [32 pp.] ‘Every year, trolls knock down Kyri’s door and gobble up her Christmas feast. But this year, the trolls are in for a surprise: a boy and his pet ice bear on their way to Oslo have come in from the cold. And once the ice bear is finished with the trolls, you can bet they won’t come knocking next Christmas Eve! Once again, Jan Brett creates an original Christmas story full of warmth and magic. Featuring beautiful borders, intricate illustrations, and a stunning display of the Northern Lights, Who’s That Knocking on Christmas Eve? will rightfully take its place among Jan’s Christmas favorites with the whole family.’ Brand new from publisher. Includes original jacket. $16.99 10. Brown, Margaret Wise The Little Fir Tree Harper Collins, 2009. 32 pp. ‘Once there was a tree that stood in a field away from the other trees. It longed to be part of the forest—or part of anything at all. After many lonely years, its dream came true. And the little fir tree’s life changed forever! Celebrate the true spirit of Christmas with heartwarming text by the author of Goodnight Moon and exquisite, glowing paintings by award-winning artist Jim LaMarche.’ Brand new from publisher. $6.99

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11. Buehner, Caralyn Snowmen at Christmas Dial Books for Young Readers, 2010. Board book. ‘This snappy and entertaining companion to the New York Times bestseller Snowmen at Night depicts all the best parts of the holiday, replete with icy treats and a snowman Kris Kringle.Told in the same bouncy verse as the original, Snowmen at Christmas is perfect for a snowy evening read-aloud. Brand new from publisher. $6.99 (we also have the larger hardcover format in stock at $16.99) 11b. Buehner, Caralyn Snowmen at Christmas Dial Books for Young Readers, 2005. Large hardcover. Brand new from publisher. $16.99 12. Burton, Tim The Nightmare Before Christmas Disney Press, New York, 1993. ‘When Jack suddenly grows bored with tricks and treats, he goes searching for new ways to celebrate - and finds them in Christmas Town! He sets out to take over the role of Santa. But can anything good come of a tall and lanky skeleton dressed up as everyone’s favorite jolly old elf?’ Inspired by the Tim Burton motion picture. Brand new from publisher. Includes original jacket. $16.99 13. Butler, M. Christina One Special Christmas: A Touch-and-Feel Book Tiger Tales, 2013. ‘It’s Christmas Eve, and Santa is sick! He can’t deliver the presents, so he asks Little Hedgehog to do it for him. Little Hedgehog eagerly sets out with Santa’s sled, but there are too many presents for one small hedgehog to handle. How will Little Hedgehog ever deliver them in time for everyone to have a very special Christmas?’ Brand new from publisher. No jacket - pictorial cover. $14.99 14. Cameron, W. Bruce The Dogs of Christmas: A Novel Forge / Tom Doherty Associates, 2013. 238 pp. ‘While nursing a broken heart, Josh Michaels is outraged when a neighbor abandons his very pregnant dog, Lucy, at Josh’s Colorado home. But Josh can’t resist Lucy’s soulful brown eyes, and though he’s never had a dog before, he’s determined to do the best he can for Lucy—and her soon-toarrive, bound-to-be-adorable puppies. Soon in over his head, Josh calls the local animal shelter for help, and meets Kerri, a beautiful woman with a quick wit and a fierce love for animals. As Kerri teaches Josh how to care for Lucy’s tiny puppies and gets them ready to be adopted through the shelter’s ‘Dogs of Christmas’ program, Josh surprises himself by falling for her.’ Brand new from publisher. Includes original jacket. $15.99

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15. Carter, David A. Jingle Bugs: A Merry Pop-up Book with Lights and Music (Mini Edition) Little Simon, 2004. A reduced size edition of Carter’s Christmas book for children, featuring pop-ups, lift-the-flaps, and flashing light accompanying the classic Christmas carol Jingle Bells on the final page when you pull the tab. Brand new from publisher. $11.99 16. Chronicle Books LLC Santa Claus Finger Puppet Book Chronicle Books, 2006. ‘An adorable finger puppet peeks through a die-cut hole on each page making this book an excellent way to read and play.’ Brand new from publisher. $6.95 17. Cousins, Lucy Maisy’s Christmas: A Maisy Sticker Book Candlewick Press, 2004. 16 pp. ‘Maisy and her friends are getting into the Christmas spirit. But they need some help! ...Luckily, Maisy’s many fans will be eager to lend her a hand — by choosing colorful stickers to complete each scene.’ Brand new from publisher. $4.99 18. Davies, Valentine Miracle on 34th Street Harcourt Brace & Company, New York, 1947. 120 pp. Red cloth, green titles. First edition, later state: ‘first edition’ stated on copyright page, but front cover lacks Santa blind-stamp. Also, first printing is darker cloth with silver titles. Davies first wrote the story, which was first adapted into a screenplay for Twentieth Century Fox by George Seaton. This book was released in conjunction with the motion picture release on May 2, 1947. The original starred Maureen O’Hara, John Payne, Natalie Wood, and Edmund Gwenn. The movie was remade four times, most recently in 1994, and also adapted for television and theatre. Very good. Lacks jacket. Light edge wear, front hinge just starting. $50 19. Dean, James; Litwin, Eric Pete the Cat Saves Christmas Harper, 2012. ‘‘Twas the day before Christmas and Santa was ill. In the cold winter wind he had caught a bad chill. Will Christmas be canceled? Will it come to that? “Never!” cried Santa. “Let’s call Pete the Cat!” In this rockin’ new spin on the traditional tale The Night Before Christmas, Pete the Cat proves that giving your all in the spirit of Christmas is the totally groovy thing to do.’ Brand new from publisher. Includes original jacket. $17.99

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20. Dickens, Charles A Christmas Carol Chancellor Press, London, 1986. x, 147 pp. 8vo. A modern edition of Dickens’s famous holiday novel of Ebenezer Scrooge, with color and black & white illustrations by Arthur Rackham. Very good. Includes original jacket. Lightly rubbed. $9 21. Dickens, Charles A Christmas Carol Weathervane Books, New York, 1977. 8th printing. 147 pp. 9 1/8 x 6 1/4. Illustrations by Arthur Rackham. ‘This illustrated edition of the Yuletide classic features 12 full-color plates plus 18 black-and-white drawings. The timeless appeal of Rackham’s evocative illustrations form the perfect complement to the master storyteller’s wise and witty prose.’ Near fine. Includes original jacket. Jacket price clipped. $25 22. Dickens, Charles; Taylerson, Kareen (Adapted) A Christmas Carol Viking Kestrel, 1989. A changing picture and lift-the-flap book. Through the intervention of four ghosts, Ebenezer Scrooge is shown the spirit of Christmas. Illustrated by Kareen Talerson. Near fine. No jacket - pictorial cover. An excellent copy. $7 23. Disney Enterprises A Magical Christmas: A Moving Pictures Book Disney Enterprises, Inc., 2011. ‘The magic of the holidays is brought to life in every high-definition lenticular. This holiday storybook stars characters from films such as Finding Nemo, Cars, Lady and the Tramp, and other favorites.’ Brand new from publisher. No jacket - pictorial cover. $12.99 24. Dr. Seuss How the Grinch Stole Christmas! Random House, New York, 1985. Metallic red & green boards. ‘Join cherished characters The Grinch, Max, Cindy Lou, and the residents of Who-ville for a comical and heartwarming story about the affects the Christmas spirit can have on even the smallest and coldest of hearts.’ Inspiration for two motion pictures. Brand new from publisher. No jacket - pictorial cover. $15 25. Drummond, Ree Charlie and the Christmas Kitty Harper, 2012. A holiday story by the popular blogger and host of Pioneer Woman, with a recipe for Charlie’s Favorite Christmas Cookies. Brand new from publisher. $17.99

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26. Emmett, Jonathan The Santa Trap Peachtree Publishers, 2012. ‘Bradley Bartleby is bad. Very bad. To avoid Bradley’s wrath, his wealthy parents buy him whatever he wants. All the adults in Bradley’s life are running scared - except for Santa Claus, who refuses to give him anything but socks. But Bradley vows to get what he deserves. If Santa won’t give him the gifts he wants, Bradley will just have to steal them. It takes Bradley a full year to execute his plan. In the end, he transforms his house into a trap so fearsome even his parents refuse to enter it. With dynamite, trapdoors, guillotines, and tigers in his path, Santa doesn’t stand a chance. Or does he?’ Illustrations by Poly Bernatene. Brand new from publisher. Includes original jacket. $15.95 27. Evert, Lori The Christmas Wish Random House, New York, 2013. A brave little girl named Anja wants to be one of Santa’s elves. So she leaves a note for her family and helps her elderly neighbor prepare for the holiday, then she straps on her skis, and heads out into the snowy landscape. From a red bird to a polar bear to a reindeer, a menagerie of winter animals help Anja make her way to Santa. Brand new from publisher. Includes original jacket. $17.99 28. Freedman, Claire; Sykes, Julie; Leeson, Christine; Walters, Catherine; Mangan, Anne My Little Box of Christmas Stories: One Winter’s Night; Hurry, Santa!; A Magical Christmas; The Gift of Christmas; The Special Christmas Tree; The Christmas Bear Tiger Tales, 2013. Six softcover volumes in publisher’s carrying case. This enchanting carry case is perfect for reading anytime, anywhere! Brand new from publisher. Includes original box. $8.95 29. French, Jackie Christmas Wombat Clarion Books, 2012. [32 pp.] ‘In this charming picture book, the star of Diary of a Wombat goes head to head with Santa’s reindeer in competition for carrots— and wins. Then, as an accidental stowaway on Santa’s sleigh, she learns that carrots are internationally available. No wonder she isn’t hungry for treats on Christmas morning! Engaging illustrations delightfully complement the spare text in this unique, wombat’s-eye view of a favorite holiday.’ Brand new from publisher. Includes original jacket. $16.99 30. Frith, Alex 1001 Things to Spot at Christmas Usborne Publishing Ltd., 2009. 32 pp. A jolly puzzle book stuffed full of Christmas things to find and count. Busy scenes, including Christmas Land, a snowball fight and Santa’s workshop, burst with things for children to find, count and talk about. Brand new from publisher. No jacket - pictorial cover. $9.99

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31. Garland, Michael Oh, What a Christmas! Scholastic Press, New York, 2011. [40 pp.] ‘When the harness to Santa’s sleigh breaks mid-flight, Dasher, Dancer, and the rest of the reindeer gang fly off into the night...leaving Santa and all of his presents stranded! Who will guide Santa’s sleigh and save Christmas now? ...an upbeat and humorously sweet holiday story about Santa’s wild and crazy sleigh ride one special Christmas Eve.’ Brand new from publisher. Includes original jacket. $16.99 32. Hale, Bruce Santa on the Loose! A Seek and Solve Mystery Harper Festival, 2012. ‘Santa’s sleigh is ready to go—except for one thing: The presents are nowhere to be found! Santa needs your help to find out who took the toys! Is the culprit an unhappy elf or a disgruntled reindeer or even—yikes!—a hungry polar bear? With so many possible suspects, Santa’s going to have to do some serious detective work to crack this case before Christmas comes!’ Brand new from publisher. No jacket - pictorial cover. $7.99 33. Harry, Rebecca Snow Bunny’s Christmas Wish Orchard Books / Scholastic Inc. ‘The only present Snow Bunny truly wants for Christmas is a friend. Snow Bunny lives all by herself deep in the wintry forest. When she is too late to mail her letter to Santa, she decides to take it to the North Pole herself. Along the way, she meets other animals who need her help. It’s only when Santa brings her home in his sleigh that Snow Bunny realizes she has made her wish come true all on her own!’ Brand new from publisher. Includes original jacket. $16.99 34. Hayes, Karel The Christmas Visitors Down East Books, 2013. ‘It’s Christmas at the cottage by the lake and the bears are busy preparing to celebrate. The human owners of the cottage, however, are in the city feeling glum. Until the idea comes to them to spend the holidays at their cottage. What follows is a set of misadventures as the family arrives without presents—they were left on the train—and without the usual holiday accoutrements—the Christmas trees and turkeys are all sold out. But they are in for a treat as the cottage has been decorated by their unseen friends. So the bears unwittingly save Christmas for their human hosts, yet are still able to enjoy their own fine celebration.’ Brand new from publisher. Includes original jacket. $16.95 35. Hendry, Diana The Very Snowy Christmas Tiger Tales, 2005. Big Mouse and Little Mouse are busy preparing their home for Christmas. Little Mouse realizes they?re missing the holly, so he sets out to find some. Suddenly, soft white flakes fall from the sky, and Little Mouse thinks the sky is coming apart! Lively text and inviting illustrations make this book the perfect way to experience the magic of Christmas. Brand new from publisher. $8.95

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36. Hills, Tad Duck & Goose, It’s Time for Christmas! Schwartz & Wade Books, 2010. ‘Celebrate Christmas with Duck and Goose’s new holiday board book! Our feathered friends are getting ready for Christmas. The only problem? Goose is more interested in skating, sledding, and making snow angels than in helping Duck decorate their Christmas tree. While Goose has the time of his life in the snow, it seems poor Duck will be left to do all the work...’ Brand new from publisher. $6.99 37. Hobbie, Holly; Moore, Clement C. The Night Before Christmas Little, Brown and Company, 2013. ‘In her fresh imagining of Clement C. Moore’s timeless classic, acclaimed watercolorist Holly Hobbie introduces an entirely new character to capture the magic and heighten the wonder of this exciting, mysterious time. Her inimitable illustrations glow with warmth and feeling and will transport you to a place where anything can happen.’ Brand new from publisher. Includes original jacket. $18 38. Jackson, Kathryn The Animals’ Merry Christmas: 23 New Stories Golden Press, New York, 1975. 76 pp. An excellent visual celebration of Christmas featuring the trademark style of Richard Scarry. Includes a large pop-up of Santa Claus inside front cover. Very good. No jacket - pictorial cover. Rear hinge just starting, otherwise an exceptional copy. $40 39. Jeffers, Susan The Twelve Days of Christmas Harper, 2013. ‘Oh no! Emma is in trouble! In this new version of the classic song, Santa comes to the rescue. Susan Jeffers’s artwork sparkles with the excitement of a magical journey, revels in the fun of the twelve preposterous gifts, and brings us home in time for a joyful Christmas morning.’ Brand new from publisher. Includes original jacket. $17.99 40. Kann, Victoria Pinkalicious: Merry Pinkmas! Harper Festival, 2013. ‘Join Pinkalicious as she celebrates Christmas - complete with poster, cards, and sticker sheet!’ Brand new from publisher. $6.99 41. Lucado, Max Itsy Bitsy Christmas Tommy Nelson, 2013. ‘Crafted by master storyteller Max Lucado, Itsy Bitsy Christmas helps children understand God’s great love and know that He sent His Son for all of us—little or big, young or old.’ Brand new from publisher. Includes original jacket. $14.99

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42. Macdonald, Maryann The Christmas Cat Dial Books for Young Readers, 2013. ‘A cozy Nativity story for those who love Christmas and cats. This perfect read-aloud was inspired by Leonardo da Vinci’s drawings of La Madonna del Gatto, which show Mary lovingly holding the baby Jesus who is cuddling a cat.’ Brand new from publisher. Includes original jacket. $16.99 43. Martin, David Little Bunny and the Magic Christmas Tree Candlewick Press, 2011. [40 pp.] ‘It’s not fair! Little Bunny doesn’t like being the smallest one in the family. Now it’s Christmas Eve, and his favorite shiny red fireengine ornament is way up high in the tree. Little Bunny is too small to reach it, but too big to climb the tree. And he so loves that fire engine. He wishes he could ride in it for real! With Christmas Eve magic and help from some new friends, Little Bunny has the adventure of his life on a night when anything is possible.’ Brand new from publisher. Includes original jacket. $15.99 44. Moore, Clement Clarke Twas the Night Before Christmas Accord Publishing, 2009. ‘Small and sturdy, this beautifully illustrated board book is the perfect way to introduce toddlers and preschoolers to the magic and tradition of Christmas. Everyone’s favorite Christmas poem, Clement Clarke Moore’s ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas is back, and filled to the brim with all the trappings of the holiday, from dancing sugarplums to flying reindeer. Combining Moore’s enduring verse and Jon Goodell’s beautiful illustrations, this cheerful board book is a Christmas classic for the next generation.’ Brand new from publisher. $9.99 45. Mortimer, Anne Christmas Mouse Katherine Tegen Books / Harper Collins, 2013. ‘Christmas Mouse tells the story of a mouse getting ready for Christmas. Mortimer’s brightly colored and detailed paintings are full of festive energy, and the rhyming verse makes this a great read-aloud alternative to The Night Before Christmas. There’s much to do before Christmas comes! The tree needs decorating, lights need hanging, and carols must be sung. There are presents to leave for animal friends, treats to nibble on, and stockings to hang by the fire. When everything is ready, Mouse makes a Christmas wish before snuggling down to sleep. Will Mouse’s wish come true?’ Brand new from publisher. Includes original jacket. $12.99 46. Murray, Kiel; Lasseter, John Mater Saves Christmas Disney Press, New York, 2009. [48 pp.] ‘There’s a fuel bandit on the loose in Radiator Springs... Luckily, Fillmore has just enough of his special Christmas gasoline for Mater and Lightning McQueen to make the trek to the North Pole, while the rest of the town investigates the mysterious missing fuel. But when Mater finally meets Santa Car, he learns that Christmas might actually need to be cancelled this year... unless Mater and McQueen can save the day!’ Brand new from publisher. No jacket - pictorial cover. $12.99

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47. Nelson, Steve; Rollins, Jack; Loggins, Kenny Frosty the Snowman Imagine, 2013. Issued with 3-song CD recorded by Kenny Loggins. ‘One of the most magical of all wintertime songs gets an enchanting interpretation including a special recording by the incomparable by the incomparable Kenny Loggins - in this charming new picture book. First recorded over sixty years ago, “Frosty the Snowman” became an instant holiday classic, winning children’s hearts and inspiring both an animated film and a long-running television special.’ Brand new from publisher. Includes original jacket and CD. $17.95 48. Neubecker, Robert Winter is for Snow Disney / Hyperion Books, 2013. ‘In a rambunctious ode to everything winter, two siblings explore a snowy wonderland... and end up in the cozy warmth of family.’ Brand new from publisher. Includes original jacket. $16.99 49. Numeroff, Laura Merry Christmas, Mouse! (An If You Give.. Book) Harper Collins, 2010. ‘Join Mouse from If You Give a Mouse a Cookie as he decorates his Christmas tree in a holiday counting adventure.’ Brand new from publisher. $6.99 50. O’Connor, Jane Fancy Nancy: Splendiferous Christmas Harper, 2010. [32 pp.] ‘What could be fancier than Christmas? This year, Nancy isespecially excited about decorating the Christmas tree. She bought a brand-new sparkly tree topper with her own money and has been waiting for Christmas to come. But when things don’t turn out the way Nancy planned, will Christmas still be splendiferous?’ Brand new from publisher. Includes original jacket. $17.99 51. Oud, Pauline Christmas with Lily and Milo Clavis Books, New York, 2012. ‘In these charming stories about an innocent rabbit, Lily, and her mischievous mouse friend, Milo, there is a focus on a child’s daily activities. The repetition of different objects on each page serves as a memory game for toddlers, the cheeky humor creates a unique learning experience, and rounded corners and heavy paper will stand up to tiny hands turning pages. Major happenings of the holiday season are covered in this cozy Christmas story, including playing in the snow, building a snowman, and decorating the Christmas tree.’ Brand new from publisher. $12.95 52. Pallotta, Jerry Who Will Guide My Sleigh Tonight? Scholastic, 2006. ‘Bestselling author Jerry Pallotta reveals how and why Santa Claus selected the perfect animals--reindeer--to pull his sleigh on Christmas Eve.’ Brand new from publisher. $5.99

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53. Pauli, Hertha Silent Night: The Story of a Song Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1944. 81 pp., original Christmas carol also appears after text. A Christmas book published to celebrate the 125th anniversary of the famous Christmas carol. Color plates and black & white illustrations, illustrated endpapers. War Stamps and War Bonds advertisement on rear jacket flap. Very good in good jacket. 4th printing. Jacket edge wear with significant loss along top, jacket lightly toned, boards lightly rubbed. $30 54. Posner-Sanchez, Andrea Christmas in the Castle (Disney Princess) Random House, New York, 2013. ‘Find out how Merida, Cinderella, Rapunzel, Belle, and the rest of the Disney princesses celebrate Christmas. This full-color storybook, with fun flaps to lift on each spread, makes a royally good holiday gift for girls ages 3–7.’ Brand new from publisher. $4.99 55. Posner-Sanchez, Andrea Cinderella’s Fairy Merry Christmas Random House, New York, 2009. [24 pp.] ‘Cinderella is excited to celebrate her very first Christmas with the prince! Her fairy godmother tries to help out, but it’s not quite what Cinderella had in mind. Instead of the simple holiday Cinderella was hoping for, the Fairy Godmother fills the castle with the biggest tree imaginable and lots of outrageously fancy presents. Will Cinderella finally have the Christmas of her dreams? Find out in this all-new, full-color storybook.’ Brand new from publisher. $3.99 56. Rey, Margaret; Rey, H.A.; Hapka, Cathy Merry Christmas, Curious George Houghton Mifflin Company, 2006. ‘It’s Christmastime! And irrepressible, excitable Curious George has just the spirit for it. He can’t wait to help his best friend, The Man with the Yellow Hat, pick out their holiday tree. At the tree farm, however, amid all the excitement of finding the perfect specimen, George gets carried away, as usual—atop his favorite tree! Hiding in the tree’s branches, George finds himself delivered to the local children’s hospital, where his tree trimming antics cheer the children and he gets to meet a jolly man in a bright red suit.’ Brand new from publisher. No jacket - pictorial cover. $9.99

57. Robinson, Barbara The Best Christmas Pageant Ever Harper Trophy, 2005. 108 pp., plus a preview of The Best School Year Ever. ‘The Herdmans are the worst kids in the history of the world. They lie, steal, smoke cigars, swear, and hit little kids. So no one is prepared when this outlaw family invades church one Sunday and decides to take over the annual Christmas pageant. None of the Herdmans has ever heard the Christmas story before. Their interpretation of the tale -- the Wise Men are a bunch of dirty spies and Herod needs a good beating -- has a lot of people up in arms. But it will make this year’s pageant the most unusual anyone has seen and, just possibly, the best one ever.’ Revised edition. Brand new from publisher. $5.99

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58. Rylant, Cynthia Snow Harcourt, Inc., 2008. ‘Cynthia Rylant’s lyrical descriptions of the sights and feelings evoked by falling snow blend gorgeously with the rich and beautiful world created by Lauren Stringer’s illustrations, in which a young girl, her friend, and her grandmother enjoy the many things a snowy day has to offer.’ Brand new from publisher. Includes original jacket. $17 59. Sawyer, Ruth The Long Christmas The Viking Press, New York, 1941. 200 pp. 8vo. Signed without inscription by author and illustrator on front flyleaf. A collection of Christmas stories from a number of different countries (Spain, England, Ireland, Finland, Austria, France), with woodcut illustrations by Valenti Angelo. Very good. Lacks jacket. Ink gift note on front endpaper. $75 60. Scarry, Patricia The Sweet Smell of Christmas, with 6 Scratch & Sniff Scents Inside Golden Books, 1998. [36 pp.] ‘Christmas is almost here! Little Bear can smell it—and so can you! The air is filled with the aroma of gingerbread cookies, minty candy canes, the piney Christmas tree, and yummy hot apple pie. Celebrate the holiday season with this classic Golden storybook which includes six scratch-and-sniff scents.’ Brand new from publisher. No jacket - pictorial cover. $8.99 61. Scotton, Rob Merry Christmas, Splat Harper, 2011. [40 pp.] ‘It’s the night before Christmas, and Splat wonders if he’s been a good enough cat this year to deserve a really big present. Just to make sure, he offers some last-minute help to his mom and, in typical Splat fashion, he messes up completely! That night Splat stays awake hoping to see Santa Claus. But when Splat misses him, he’s sure his Christmas is ruined—along with his hopes for a really big present... Everyone’s favorite furry cat is back in a Christmas story perfect for any child anxiously awaiting Santa’s arrival.’ Brand new from publisher. Includes original jacket. $16.99 62. Sirett, Dawn Christmas Pop-Up Peekaboo! DK Publishing, 2013. ‘The latest additions to DK’s Peekaboo series, these books feature big, bold pop-ups that jump from the pages when babies and toddlers lift the flaps. As young children explore the spreads, they’ll learn to recognize, name, and describe different objects, providing a perfect early learning opportunity and fun way to build book-handling skills. What will pop out of the Christmas stocking? Who will come out of the chimney? What’s hiding behind the Christmas tree? Babies and toddlers will delight in the surprises in this Christmas-themed pop-up book.’ Brand new from publisher. $9.99

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63. Smallman, Steve Santa is Coming to My House Sourcebooks Jabberwocky, 2012. [32 pp.] ‘It’s Christmas Eve, Have you been good? Santa’s packed up all the presents and is headed your way! With the help of a certain red-nosed reindeer, Santa will fly south from his home in the North Pole, over the ice and the snow, above North America, right over your town... all the way to your house. Do you hear footsteps on the roof...?’ Brand new from publisher. No jacket - pictorial cover. $9.99 64. Snicket, Lemony The Lump of Coal Harper Collins, 2008. ‘This is a story about a lump of coal who can think, talk, and move itself around. Is there a more charming holiday tale to behold? Probably, but Lemony Snicket has not written one.’ Brand new from publisher. Includes original jacket. $12.99 65. Spinner, Stephanie The Nutcracker Alfred A. Knopf, New York , 2008. ‘The Nutcracker is a Christmas tradition, and for most children it is their introduction to ballet. Here, in one beautifully illustrated book, is the story of the ballet and a 78-minute CD of Tchaikovsky’s music performed by the Utah Symphony Orchestra. Stephanie Spinner has written a brief, lyrical text about the little girl, Maria, and her Christmas gift of a wooden nutcracker doll who is transformed into a young prince. Together they fly to the Land of Sweets where the Sugar Plum Fairy entertains them with lively and exotic dances from around the world. Peter Malone’s exquisite illustrations capture all the magic of the beloved Christmastime ballet.’ Brand new from publisher. Includes CD and jacket. $17.99 66. Thompson, Emma; [Potter, Beatrix] The Christmas Tale of Peter Rabbit Frederick Warne, 2013. 67 pp. Includes CD recording read by author. ‘Peter Rabbit and his cousin Benjamin Bunny have a new friend, William the Turkey. The trio is excited for Christmas--until they realize that William is meant to be Mr. McGregor’s Christmas supper! Just in time, Peter and Benjamin hide William, and the three enjoy a lovely Christmas dinner of pickled radishes and barley cake at the Rabbit family burrow. This story is inspired by a real turkey named William that Emma Thompson met on Beatrix Potter’s farm in the Lake District.’ Brand new from publisher. Includes original jacket. $20 67. Underwood, Deborah The Christmas Quiet Book Houghton Mifflin Books for Children, 2012. [32 pp.] ‘The holidays are filled with joyful noise. But Christmas is sometimes wrapped in quiet: ‘Searching for presents quiet,’ ‘Getting caught quiet,’ and ‘Hoping for a snow day quiet.’ Irresistibly cute, soft colored pencil illustrations of bunnies, bears, and more paint a magical holiday picture indeed.’ Brand new from publisher. Includes original jacket. $12.99

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68. Van Allsburg, Chris The Polar Express: 25th Anniversary Edition Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, 1985. [32 pp.] 25th anniversary edition of the Caldecott Medal winning Christmas classic. Includes keepsake ornament and bonus CD read by Liam Neeson. Inspiration for the animated film featuring Tom Hanks. Brand new from publisher. Includes original jacket. $18.95 69. Vischer, Frans A Very Fuddles Christmas Aladdin, 2013. ‘Fuddles—the fat, pampered cat—weathers a wintry wonderland in this holiday story of merry misadventures! One winter day, he wakes up to the smells and sights of the holiday: a juicy turkey dinner, sweet gingerbread, and a tree decorated with shiny, glittering toys—all for him! But when Fuddles tries to climb the tree, his family chases him away. He runs outside to escape, smack into cold and ice and snow! Will Fuddles ever make it back home in time to celebrate the merriest time of the year?’ Brand new from publisher. Includes original jacket. $18.99

70. Whelan, Gloria Smudge and the Book of Mistakes: A Christmas Story Sleeping Bear Press, Ann Arbor, 2012. [48 pp.] ‘A beautifully illustrated Christmas story. Award-winning author Gloria Whelan shows that sometimes, when given the right task, someone’s greatest weakness can prove to be his greatest strength.‘ Brand new from publisher. Includes original jacket. $17.95

71. Wilson, Karma Bear Stays Up for Christmas Little Simon Books / Simon & Schuster, 2011. ‘Bear’s friends are determined to keep Bear awake for Christmas! So they wake Bear up and have him help them find a Christmas tree, bake cakes, hang up stockings, and sing Christmas songs. Bear stays up--by discovering that giving is one of the best Christmas presents!’ Brand new from publisher. $7.99

72. Wilson, Karma Mortimer’s Christmas Manger Margaret K. McElderry Books, 2007. [40 pp.] ‘The story of the Mortimer mouse as he investigates the house during the Christmas season.’ Brand new from publisher. No jacket - pictorial cover. $9.99

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