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The easiest way to find a variety of holiday stories in MERLIN is to use Subject Headings. Below are some examples to help find Children's books.
How Santa Got His Job by
Call Number: Juvenile PZ7.K883 Ho 1998
If you think Santa Claus came into the world sporting a red suit and a white beard, think again. Santa wasn't always the jolly, overweight, gift-giving fellow that we now know and love. He tried his hand at all sorts of different jobs, including postal worker, zookeeper, circus performer, and even chimney sweep, but each of these presented a problem that got in his way. It wasn't until he was lucky enough to meet a friendly bunch of elves that Santa found his true calling...and the job of his dreams. Stephen Krensky's understated text and S. D. Schindler's charming illustrations come together to create an imaginative and funny tale that proves even the best of us have to try, try again.
The Story of Hanukkah by
Call Number: Juvenile BM695.H3 E4 1989
Retells the Biblical story that is celebrated in the feast of Hanukkah.
The Polar Express by
Call Number: Juvenile PZ7.V266 Po 1985
The Polar Express is a treasured holiday tradition. Awarded the prestigious Caldecott Medal in 1986.
How the Grinch Stole Christmas! by
Call Number: Juvenile PZ8.3.G276 Hq 1957
"Every Who down in Who-ville liked Christmas a lot . . . but the Grinch, who lived just north of Who-ville, did NOT!" Not since "'Twas the night before Christmas" has the beginning of a Christmas tale been so instantly recognizable. No holiday season is complete without the Grinch, Max, Cindy-Lou, and all the residents of Who-ville, in this heartwarming story about the effects of the Christmas spirit on even the smallest and coldest of hearts. Like mistletoe, candy canes, and caroling, the Grinch is a mainstay of the holidays, and his story is the perfect gift for young and old.
Listen for the Fig Tree by
Call Number: Juvenile PZ7.M4284 LI
A sixteen-year-old girl's first celebration of Kwanza gives her a sense of the past and strength to deal with her troubled mother and her own blindness.