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Here are some perfect winter reading selections available at Gere Library:

Winter Stories

The Winter Room
By: Gary Paulsen
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Following the turn of the seasons, eleven year old Eldon traces the daily routines of his life on a farm and his relationship with his older brother Wayne. During the winter, with little work to be done on the farm, Eldon and Wayne spend the quiet hours with their family, listening to their Uncle David's stories.

Snow-walker
By: Catherine Fisher
j Fisher
The snow-walker Gudrun came from the swirling mists and icy depths beyond the edge of the world to rule the Jarl's people with fear and sorcery, but a small band of outlaws will fight to the death to restore the land to its rightful leader.

A Little Bit of Winter
By: Paul Stewart
jP Stewart
Hedgehog, who hibernates through the winter, wants to know what winter feels like, so he asks his friend Rabbit to save him a little bit of winter to share in the spring.
Snow
By Uri Shulevitz
jP Shulevitz
No one thinks one or two snowflakes will amount to anything. Not the man with the hat or the lady with the umbrella. Not even the television or the radio forecasters. But one boy and his dog have faith that the snow will amount to something spectacular, and when flakes start to swirl down on the city, they are also the only ones who know how to truly enjoy it.

Snow, snow: Winter Poems for Children
By: Jane Yolen
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A treasury of wintry, shivery poems includes Mountain Snowstorm, Snow On The Trees, and "River In Winter.

Holiday Stories

The Family Read-Aloud Christmas Treasury
By: Alice Low
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More than 50 poems and stories by A.A. Milne, E.E. Cummings, John Updike and others, to read aloud are included in this Christmas book. Families can join in carols and songs like Away in a Manger and The Twelve Days of Christmas.

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
By: Barbara Robinson
j Robinson
Funny, memorable, and outrageous, it is the story of a family of incorrigible children who discover the Christmas story for the first time and help everyone else rediscover its true meaning.

Elijah’s Angel: A Story of Chanukah and Christmas
By: Michael J. Rosen
jP Rosen
Michael and Elijah are friends, but when Elijah gives Michael one of his special carved angels, Michael doesn’t know what to do. How can he possibly take home a Christmas angel, a forbidden graven image--especially on Chanukah? A strikingly illustrated story that tenderly bridges the boundaries of age, race, and religion.

One Yellow Daffodil
By: David A. Adler
jP Adler
During Hanukkah two children help a Holocaust survivor to once again embrace his religious traditions.

All the Lights in the Night
By: Arthur A Levine
jP Levine
Two Jewish brothers set out on a dangerous journey to escape to Palestine. Traveling with nothing for comfort but a battered old lamp, they keep their spirits up by retelling the Hanukkah, and hoping for their own miracle come night.

My First Kwanzaa
By: Karen Katz
jP Katz
A girl describes how she and her family celebrate the seven days of Kwanzaa.

All new crafts for Kwanzaa
By: Kathy Ross
j745.594 Ros
22 fun projects for kids help them learn about Kwanzaa.

Kwanzaa Karamu: Cooking and crafts for a Kwanzaa Feast
By: April Brady
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Brady's excellent introduction to the African American holiday of Kwanzaa not only clearly explains the origin and rituals of the holiday, but also introduces traditional foods and crafts. The 18 recipes included range from simple side and main dishes to salads and desserts.

Horrible Harry and the Holidaze
By: Suzi Kline
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Miss Mackle's third graders share December holiday traditions--Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Three Kings Day, and Korean New Year--with each other and with Harry's great grandfather, who has just moved to a nursing home.

Compiled by Gere Library Staff
All summaries are publisher’s summaries