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Summer Shade Elementary Volume 9 Issue 3

Top 10 Holiday Books for Kids 2012

"A book is a gift that you can open again and again." One of the more precious traditions over the Holiday season is reading holiday stories -- the top 10 Christmas books for kids 2012 are the ones that parents are choosing over the rest for their children.

1. Pete the Cat Saves Christmas - by James Dean and Eric Litwin
2. The Polar Express - by Chris Van Allsburg
3. How the Grinch Stole Christmas! - by Dr. Seuss
4. Llama Llama Holiday Drama - by Anna Dewdney
5. Nicholas St. North and the Battle of the Nightmare King - by Laura Geringer and William Joyce
6. The Best Christmas Pageant Ever - by Barbara Robinson
7. A Bad Kitty Christmas - by Nick Bruel
8. Junie B., First Grader: Jingle Bells, Batman Smells! (P.S. So Does May) - by Barbara Park
9. Charlie and the Christmas Kitty - by Ree Drummond and Diane deGroat
10. A Christmas Carol (Little Master Dickens) - by Jennifer Adams and Alison Oliver

Additional Holiday Books Including Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, and The Three Kings Day

1. The Trees of the Dancing Goats by Patricia Polacco
2. The Borrowed Hanukkah Latkes by Linda Glaser
3. My First Kwanzaa by Karen Katz
4. K is For Kwanzaa by Juwanda Ford
5. We Three Kings by Gennady Spirin
6. The Mitten by Jan Brett
7. Dream Snow by Eric Carle
8. Bear Stays Up for Christmas by Karma Wilson & Jane Chapman
9. Christmas Remembered by Tomie dePaola
10. The Christmas Miracle by Jonathan Toomey

Don't forget to download your favorites to your Kindle.

Book Fair, December 5-17, 2012, 8:00-3:00 with a special shopping night after the Christmas Program, December 13

The Scholastic Book Fair has been a favorite of students and parents over the years. By shopping our Book Fair, you will be promoting your child's love of reading and supporting our library funds that go 100% back to the students. Here is what our funds support; books (we ask students to let us know their favorites), AR tests, and supplies (labels, glue, covers). We will have a special night of shopping after the Christmas Program, December 13 and will remain open until shopping has ended. Come join us for an evening of beautiful music and wonderful books.

School News

Christmas Program, December 13, 6:00 pm

Christmas Parties, December 19, 1:45 pm

Christmas Break, December 20-January 2

Students Return, January 3