The 100 Greatest Christmas Books


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Christmas is a time for celebration, compassion, and family. The 100 Greatest Christmas Books list promotes the true spirit of Christmas with texts that bring to life these values, for readers young and old. It includes everyone's favourite Christmas characters: Jolly Father Christmas, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Scrooge, Frosty the Snowman, and many more.

1. A Christmas Carol

By Charles Dickens | Rock-bottom Price: $0.01

This new selection of Dickens's Christmas writings confirms his lasting influence upon our idea of the Christmas spirit: that Christmas is a time for celebration, charity, and memory. In addition to the beloved A Christmas Carol, this volume includes such festive works as ... More »

A Christmas Carol
The Snow Queen

2. The Snow Queen

By Hans Christian Andersen | 50% Off

Reprinted here for the first time since the 19th century, these color illustrations by T. Pym make the classic Andersen fairy tale even more magical. One of Andersen's best-beloved tales, The Snow Queen is a story about the strength and endurance of childhood friendship. Gerda's search for ... More »

3. How the Grinch Stole Christmas!

By Dr. Seuss | Used Price: 60% Off

The Grinch, whose heart is two sizes too small, hates Who-ville's holiday celebrations, and plans to steal all the presents to prevent Christmas from coming. To his amazement, Christmas comes anyway, and the Grinch discovers the true meaning of the holiday. More »

How the Grinch Stole Christmas!
The Polar Express

4. The Polar Express

By Chris Van Allsburg | Used Price: 80% Off

For twenty years, The Polar Express has been a worldwide bestseller and Christmas classic. A perfect keepsake for any family, this beautiful edition can be handed down to each new generation of readers. In 1986 The Polar Express was awarded the prestigious Caldecott Medal and hit the ... More »

5. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

By C. S. Lewis | Rock-bottom Price: $0.01

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe is a high fantasy novel for children by C. S. Lewis, published by Geoffrey Bles in 1950. It was the first ... More »

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
The Gift of the Magi

6. The Gift of the Magi

By O. Henry

"The Gift of the Magi" is a short story, about a young married couple and how they deal with the challenge of buying secret Christmas gifts for each other with very little money. As a sentimental story with a moral lesson about gift-giving, it has been a popular ... More »

7. Letters From Father Christmas

By J. R. R. Tolkien | Used Price: 50% Off

Every December an envelope bearing a stamp from the North Pole would arrive for J.R.R. Tolkien’s children. Inside would be a letter in a strange, spidery handwriting and a beautiful colored drawing or painting. The letters were from Father Christmas. They told wonderful tales of life ... More »

Letters From Father Christmas
The Night Before Christmas

8. The Night Before Christmas

By Clement C. Moore | Used Price: 70% Off

This New York Times bestseller is a holiday treat!It is the night before Christmas . . . in a house so cozy and colorful that only the beloved Mary Engelbreit could have created it. Not a creature is stirring. Then there's the jingle of bells. . . . ... More »

9. The Snowman

By Raymond Briggs | Used Price: 70% Off

Raymond Briggs was born in London in 1934.  At the age of 15, he  went to Wimbeldon Art School to learn how to draw, as he wanted to become a cartoonist.  But there he was told that cartooning was not a profession for gentlemen and that he ought to be a ... More »

The Snowman
Peanuts: A Charlie Brown Christmas

10. Peanuts: A Charlie Brown Christmas

By Charles M. Schulz | Rock-bottom Price: $0.01

Start this holiday season off with a bang by celebrating with the PEANUTS gang in the timeless classic A Charlie Brown Christmas. Read along with Charlie Brown in his heartwarming quest to uncover the true meaning of Christmas with Snoopy, Linus, and friends! This cloth bound deluxe collector’s ... More »

11. The Velveteen Rabbit

By Margery Williams | Rock-bottom Price: $0.01

The Rabbit in the stocking isn't as expensive as the other toys: he’s covered in velveteen. On Christmas Day, the Boy enjoys his new toy but then quickly forgets and neglects him. Shunned and unsure, the Velveteen Rabbit questions his worth. Should he even becalled a real toy? ... More »

The Velveteen Rabbit
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

12. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

By Robert May | Rock-bottom Price: $0.01

In 1939 Robert L. May, a copywriter working at Chicago's Montgomery Ward & Co., wrote a holiday story at the request of his employer. Almost two and a half million copies of the little tale about a reindeer with a shiny red nose were given away to all ... More »

13. The Little Match Girl

By Hans Christian Andersen | Price: $0.01

On the last night of December, a little girl huddles in the bitter cold, unable to go home until she has sold her bundle of matches. One by one, she lights the matches to keep warm, and, as each match lights, the girl's cold, grey world dissolves into ... More »

The Little Match Girl
The Snowy Day

14. The Snowy Day

By Ezra Jack Keats | Rock-bottom Price: $0.01

Winner of the 1963 Caldecott Medal! No book has captured the magic and sense of possibility of the first snowfall better than The Snowy Day. Universal in its appeal, the story has become a favorite of millions, as it reveals ... More »

15. Nutcracker

By E.T.A. Hoffmann

"A classic, new and complete. One of the ten best illustrated children's books of the year."-- New York Times Book ReviewThe tale of Nutcracker, written by E.T.A. Hoffmann in 1816, has fascinated and inspired artists, composers, and audiences for almost two hundred years. It has retained its freshness ... More »

Nutcracker
The Twelve Days of Christmas

16. The Twelve Days of Christmas

By Jan Brett | Used Price: 70% Off

A centuries-old favorite holiday carol, "The Twelve Days of Christmas" was one of the first to celebrate the secular tradition of gift-giving. This sumptuously illustrated version features not only the gifts of a suitor to his true love but a loving family's Christmas preparations, how to say "Merry ... More »

17. A Christmas Memory

By Truman Capote

First published in 1956, this much sought-after autobiographical recollection of Truman Capote's rural Alabama boyhood has become a modern-day classic. We are proud to be reprinting this warm and delicately illustrated edition of A Christmas Memory--"a tiny gem of a holiday story" (School Library Journal, starred review). Seven-year-old ... More »

A Christmas Memory
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

18. The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

By Barbara Robinson | Rock-bottom Price: $0.01

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 ... More »

19. Dream Snow

By Eric Carle | Rock-bottom Price: $0.01

It's December 24th, and the old farmer settles down for a winter's nap, wondering how Christmas can come when there is no snow! It is in his dream that he imagines a snowstorm coming and covering him and his animals—named One, Two, Three, Four and Five—in a snowy ... More »

Dream Snow
The Jolly Christmas Postman

20. The Jolly Christmas Postman

By Janet and Allan Ahlberg | 70% Off

The Jolly Postman rides again with more real letters, and present, too, in his Christmas postbag. More »

21. Father Christmas

By Raymond Briggs

Father Christmas is a British children's graphic novel written and drawn by Raymond Briggs and published by Hamish Hamilton in 1973. Briggs won the annual Kate Greenaway Medal from the Library Association, recognising the year's best ... More »

Father Christmas
The Biggest Snowman Ever

22. The Biggest Snowman Ever

By Steven Kroll | Rock-bottom Price: $0.01

Kids will adore this sequel to the New York Times bestseller The Biggest Pumpkin Ever!When the mayor of Mouseville announces the town snowman contest, Clayton and Desmond claim that they will each make the biggest snowman ever. But building a huge snowman alone is hard! They work and ... More »

23. The Lump of Coal

By Lemony Snicket | Rock-bottom Price: $0.01

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. More »

The Lump of Coal
Stick Man

24. Stick Man

By Julia Donaldson

From superstars Donaldson and Scheffler, a heartwarming holiday tale.Stick Man lives in the family treeWith his Stick Lady Love and their stick children three.But one day, Stick Man is carried off by a mischievous dog who wants to play fetch! Things go from bad to worse as Stick ... More »

25. The Gift of Nothing

By Patrick McDonnell | Rock-bottom Price: $0.01

Mooch the cat desperately wants to find a gift for his friend - Earl the Dog. 'But what do you give the guy who has everything?' Mooch wonders. The answer, of course, is nothing! This simple story features characters from one of the world's most successful ... More »

The Gift of Nothing
The Tailor of Gloucester

26. The Tailor of Gloucester

By Beatrix Potter | Rock-bottom Price: $0.01

To celebrate Peter's birthday, Frederick Warne is publishing new editions of all 23 of Potter's original tales, which take the very first printings of Potter's works as their guide. The aim of these editions is to be as close as possible to Beatrix Potter's intentions while benefiting from ... More »

27. A Child's Christmas in Wales

By Dylan Thomas | Used Price: 50% Off

Fifty years after its first publication in book form, Dylan Thomas's timeless prose poem is echoed by the rolling, evocative images of Caldecott Honor artist Chris Raschka — a beautiful gift for book lovers.Bring out the tall tales now that we told by the fire as the gaslight ... More »

A Child's Christmas in Wales
The Dinosaur That Pooped Christmas

28. The Dinosaur That Pooped Christmas

By Tom Fletcher

This rip-ROARing romp of a Christmas story features a boy, one very hungry dinosaur and lots of POO!!!!      Danny wants everything for Christmas.But what he gets is a dinosaur, a very hungry dinosaur.     Danny's new dino eats up all of Christmas, but as we all know, what goes in ... More »

29. The Christmas Tale of Peter Rabbit

By Emma Thompson

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 ... More »

The Christmas Tale of Peter Rabbit
Pete the Cat Saves Christmas

30. Pete the Cat Saves Christmas

By Eric Litwin

In this rockin' 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. This updated edition of Pete the Cat Saves Christmas, a New York Times bestseller by James ... More »

31. The Christmas Bear

By Ian Whybrow; Nick Denchfield

When Santa sets off to deliver the presents poor Christmas Bear is left behind. How will Bear make it to Tom's house in time for Christmas morning? With plenty of novelties to play with, from flaps and tabs to wheels and mini pop-ups, little hands will love to ... More »

The Christmas Bear
Elmer's Christmas

32. Elmer's Christmas

By David McKee | Used Price: 50% Off

Elmer, the patchwork elephant, has been a favorite of children around the world for decades.It's Christmas, and the young elephants are very excited for Papa Red's annual visit! All the presents are ready, but this year Elmer has a special treat in store for the young elephants--if they ... More »

33. Horrible Histories: Horrible Christmas

By Terry Deary

HORRIBLE CHRISTMAS is filled with all the festive facts every HORRIBLE HISTORIES reader wanted to know, but were too stuffed full of mince pies to ask! Updated for the 20th anniversary of HORRIBLE HISTORIES, the complete horrible history of Christmas tells tales from the dark days when the ... More »

Horrible Histories: Horrible Christmas
Peppa Pig: Peppa's Christmas

34. Peppa Pig: Peppa's Christmas

By Scholastic

Celebrate Christmas with Peppa! This 8x8 includes stickers.Snuggle up with Peppa Pig in this 2-in-1 wintertime storybook! It's Christmas Eve, and Peppa is hoping for a very special gift from Santa Claus. Will her wish come true? Then, Peppa and George decide to build a great, big snowman. ... More »

35. The Little Christmas Elf

By Nikki Shannon Smith

Nina, the littlest elf in Santa's workshop, doesn't finish the teddy bear she's making in time for it to get loaded onto Santa's sleigh-but, encouraged by Santa Claus himself to not give up, she works far into the night to finish it. While Santa is out delivering presents, ... More »

The Little Christmas Elf
Father Christmas on the Naughty Step

36. Father Christmas on the Naughty Step

By Mark Sperring

The naughty step is the place Sam has to sit when he has done something he knows he REALLY shouldn't have. And Sam isn't alone. Captain Buckleboots is sitting on the naughty step too and so is Father Christmas - uh-oh, oh no! What's going to happen on ... More »

37. Red Ranger Came Calling

By Berkeley Breathed | Rock-bottom Price: $0.01

Using glowing, hypnotic images and a funny, provocative text, the narrator relives his father's most amazing childhood Christmas. A moody young boy living with his aunt on an island, "Red" Breathed sees himself as the "Red Ranger from Mars", his hero from the movie serials, and cannot picture ... More »

Red Ranger Came Calling
The Christmas Wish

38. The Christmas Wish

By Lori Evert | Used Price: 50% Off

In the tradition of The Snowman, The Polar Express, and the many books of Jan Brett this cozy Nordic tale filled with extraordinary photographs will have readers of all ages believing in the magic of Christmas. This is one to pull out every year and savor.Long ago, a brave little ... More »

39. Christmas in the Manger

By Nola Buck

The gentle beauty of the story of the first Christmas is now available as a board book. With a simple, lyrical text and radiant artwork, this book is perfect for the youngest child to be a part of the wonder of the Nativity. More »

Christmas in the Manger
Bear Stays Up for Christmas

40. Bear Stays Up for Christmas

By Karma Wilson

"The day before Christmas, snuggled on his floor, Bear sleeps soundly with a great big snore...." 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 ... More »

41. An Otis Christmas

By Loren Long | Used Price: 50% Off

A new holiday classic from the #1 bestselling creator of Otis and the illustrator of The Little Engine That Could It's Christmas eve on the farm where Otis and all of his friends live. The farmer has given Otis his first real Christmas ... More »

An Otis Christmas
Pinkalicious: Merry Pinkmas!

42. Pinkalicious: Merry Pinkmas!

By Victoria Kann | Used Price: 70% Off

Join Pinkalicious as she celebrates Christmas in New York Times bestselling author and artist Victoria Kann’s Pinkalicious: Merry Pinkmas!—complete with poster, cards, and sticker sheet!This year Pinkalicious has decided she wants a bright pink artificial Christmas tree. But Mommy and Daddy immediately say no—the Pinkertons always get real ... More »

43. The Sweet Smell of Christmas

By Patricia M. Scarry | Rock-bottom Price: $0.01

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 ... More »

The Sweet Smell of Christmas
Spot's First Christmas

44. Spot's First Christmas

By Eric Hill | Rock-bottom Price: $0.01

Spot and his mom are preparing for Christmas Day by taking the tree home and decorating it, wrapping presents and enjoying the Christmas carolers at their door. With a new, full-color cover, young toddlers will enjoy this classic Spot board book with its sturdy, rounded-edge pages and lift-the-flaps. More »

45. Topsy and Tim: Meet Father Christmas

By Jean Adamson

Join Topsy and Tim on a new adventure as they meet Father Christmas in this Ladybird festive ebook.Topsy and Tim are just like you! Their adventures are the perfect stories to reassure young children as they go through similar experiences themselves. More »

Topsy and Tim: Meet Father Christmas
Where's Waldo? Santa Spectacular

46. Where's Waldo? Santa Spectacular

By Martin Handford

Where’s Waldo? He’s in the holiday spirit in an exciting new sticker book.A perfect gift to celebrate Waldo’s twenty-fifth year!It’s Waldo’s world, and it’s all decked out for Christmas! Snowmen, skis, toys, and other wintry images from Waldo’s previous adventures combine with unique new artwork to create a ... More »

47. Yes, Virginia, There Is A Santa Claus

By Francis P. Church | Under $1.00

In 1897, a young girl wrote to The New York Sun asking whether Santa Claus truly existed. The paper's response, written by reporter Francis P. Church, has become a beloved holiday literary tradition. An original approach to a children's classic, this captivating book creatively reinterprets that heartwarming letter ... More »

Yes, Virginia, There Is A Santa Claus
Little Women

48. Little Women

By Louisa May Alcott

This authoritative, accurate text of the first edition (1868–69) of Little Women is accompanied by textual variants and thorough explanatory annotations. “Backgrounds and Contexts” includes a wealth of archival materials, among them previously unpublished correspondence with Thomas Niles and Alcott’s own precursors to Little Women. “Criticism” reprints twenty ... More »

49. Father Christmas Needs a Wee

By Nicholas Allan

"Father Christmas needs a wee.He's been drinking drinks since half past three . . ."At each different house that he visits Father Christmas drinks and eats all the goodies left out for him. Before long he really, really, really needs a wee. So much so ... More »

Father Christmas Needs a Wee
Belstarr The Lost Toymaker

50. Belstarr The Lost Toymaker

By David Jacks; Daniel Morrow

A rhyming 'Christmas Story' about a lost toymaker called 'Belstarr' who holds the key to Christmas in her heart. Will she find 'belief' before Drake Hausen takes over Christmas forever? A magical sleigh ride for all Christmas believers. Ideal for reading on Christmas Eve to the start the ... More »

51. The Christmas Box

By Richard Paul Evans | Used Price: 70% Off

Since The Christmas Box was first published, more than eight million people around the world have been touched by its magic. It is a holiday classic that is as beloved in our time as A Christmas Carol was in Dickens’s. This special 20th Anniversary Edition contains a new ... More »

The Christmas Box
The Stupidest Angel: A Heartwarming Tale of Christmas Terror

52. The Stupidest Angel: A Heartwarming Tale of Christmas Terror

By Christopher Moore | Rock-bottom Price: $0.01

'Twas the night (okay, more like the week) before Christmas, and all through the tiny community of Pine Cove, California, people are busy buying, wrapping, packing, and generally getting into the holiday spirit.But not everybody is feeling the joy. Little Joshua Barker is in desperate need of a ... More »

53. Olivia Helps with Christmas

By Ian Falconer

Everyone’s favorite piglet helps to make the holiday season brighter than ever in this board book edition of an Olivia favorite....Not a piglet was stirring. Well, maybe just one. Christmas is coming, and Olivia is incredibly busy. She has to wait for Santa, make sure Dad sets ... More »

Olivia Helps with Christmas
Mr. Willowby's Christmas Tree

54. Mr. Willowby's Christmas Tree

By Robert Barry

Mr. Willowby's Christmas tree is too tall, so he trims off the top and gives the top to the upstairs maid for her tree, and she finds it too tall, so she cuts off the top, which the gardener uses for his tree, but it is too tall ... More »

55. Frosty the Snowman

By Diane Muldrow | Used Price: 50% Off

Frosty the Snowman Everyone's favorite snowman with a corncob pipe, a button nose, and coal eyes comes to life on Christmas every year. Based on the beloved 1969 television special by Rankin-Bass, this Little Golden Book retells the whole magical story. Full color. More »

Frosty the Snowman
Hogfather

56. Hogfather

By Terry Pratchett | Rock-bottom Price: $0.01

Who would want to harm Discworld's most beloved icon? Very few things are held sacred in this twisted, corrupt, heartless -- and oddly familiar -- universe, but the Hogfather is one of them. Yet here it is, Hogswatchnight, that most joyous and acquisitive of times, and the jolly ... More »

57. The Littlest Angel

By Charles Tazewell | Used Price: 70% Off

More than 1 million copies sold! One of the best-selling children's books of all time. First released in book form in 1946, this story has since appeared in numerous editions. It tells of a small angel who simply can't get with the program no matter how hard he ... More »

The Littlest Angel
A Christmas Carol: The Graphic Novel

58. A Christmas Carol: The Graphic Novel

By Sean Michael Wilson; Charles Dickens

One Christmas Eve, after being particularly cruel to his employee, the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge is visited by the ghost of his dead business partner, Jacob Marley, who tells him that he will be visited by the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, Future. Each ghost shows him things that ... More »

59. Eric Carle's Dream Snow Pop-Up Advent Calendar

By Eric Carle | Used Price: 70% Off

Count down the days until Christmas with this wonderful pop-up advent calendar based on the popular Christmas story Dream Snow by Eric Carle, author of the beloved classic children's book, The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Open a window each day to reveal a new decoration to add to ... More »

Eric Carle's Dream Snow Pop-Up Advent Calendar
The Year of the Perfect Christmas Tree

60. The Year of the Perfect Christmas Tree

By Gloria Houston | Under $1.00

Acclaimed author Gloria Houston has written a tale that is as joyful and timeless as Christmas itself. Jewel-like paintings by two-time Caldecott Medal winner Barbara Cooney capture all of the season's warmth and mountain flavor. "A heartwarming holiday story, simply told and graced with true sentiment rather than ... More »

61. Holidays on Ice

By David Sedaris | Rock-bottom Price: $0.01

David Sedaris's beloved holiday collection is new again with six more pieces, including a never before published story. Along with such favorites as the diaries of a Macy's elf and the annals of two very competitive families, are Sedaris's tales of tardy trick-or-treaters ("Us and Them"); the difficulties ... More »

Holidays on Ice
Yuletide Tales: A Festive Collective

62. Yuletide Tales: A Festive Collective

By Carolyn Bennett

A diverse collection of stories showcasing some of the best indie authors on the market. Filled with heart-warming romance, mysterious humor, sinister, supernatural thrills and tearful sorrow, this anthology has something for everyone. So snuggle up with a warm glass of mulled wine and join us for the ... More »

63. The Smurfs Christmas

By Peyo | Under $1.00

A magical collection of Christmas tales to light up the coldest winter nights, from one of the greatest storytellers of our time. There's no peace on earth when Christmas comes to the Smurfs Village, at least not while Gargamel is lurking about! In this special collection of frosty ... More »

The Smurfs Christmas
A Redbird Christmas

64. A Redbird Christmas

By Fannie Flagg | Used Price: 60% Off

With the same incomparable style and warm, inviting voice that have made her beloved by millions of readers far and wide, New York Times bestselling author Fannie Flagg has written an enchanting Christmas story of faith and hope for all ages that is sure to become a classic. ... More »

65. The Berenstain Bears' Christmas Tree

By Mike Berenstain | Used Price: 50% Off

Finding the perfect Christmas tree is very important for Papa Bear and the cubs. But while hunting for that one special tree, the family meets up with other animals that live in them. Papa, Brother, and Sister realize that the trees are perfect homes for the animals and ... More »

The Berenstain Bears' Christmas Tree
The Nightmare Before Christmas

66. The Nightmare Before Christmas

By Tim Burton

In this beloved picture book that could only come from the visionary mind of author and illustrator TIM BURTON, we meet Jack Skellington-- a well-intentioned inhabitant of Halloweenland. Jack is bored of "the scaring, the terror, the fright....tired of being something that goes bump in the night". And ... More »

67. Olive, the Other Reindeer

By Vivian Walsh | Rock-bottom Price: $0.01

Olive is merrily preparing for Christmas when suddenly she realizes "Olive... the other Reindeer... I thought I was a dog. Hmmm, I must be a Reindeer!" So she quickly hops aboard the polar express and heads to the North Pole. And while Santa and the other reindeer are ... More »

Olive, the Other Reindeer
Winter Solstice

68. Winter Solstice

By Rosamunde Pilcher | Rock-bottom Price: $0.01

In Winter Solstice Rosamunde Pilcher brings her readers into the lives of five very different people....Elfrida Phipps, once of London's stage, moved to the English village of Dibton in hopes of making a new life for herself. Gradually she settled into the comfortable familiarity of village life ... More »

69. The Cricket on the Hearth

By Charles Dickens

The kettle began it! Don’t tell me what Mrs. Peerybingle said. I know better. Mrs. Peerybingle may leave it on record to the end of time that she couldn’t say which of them began it; but, I say the kettle did. I ought to ... More »

The Cricket on the Hearth
The Tale of Three Trees

70. The Tale of Three Trees

By Angela Elwell Hunt | Rock-bottom Price: $0.01

Featuring the wonderful illustrations of Tim Jonke, this best-selling children’s book tells the Easter story from a new and unusual point of view. Children will be deeply touched as they understand, perhaps for the first time, the ... More »

71. The Crippled Lamb

By Max Lucado | Used Price: 70% Off

The inspiring story that has encouraged thousands of children who have felt left out or who have special needs. In this timeless bestseller, readers experience the tender love God has for those who feel alone and different. Joshua was a lamb with a crippled leg who felt left ... More »

The Crippled Lamb
The Birds' Christmas Carol

72. The Birds' Christmas Carol

By Kate Douglas Wiggin

Carol Bird, a Christmas-born child, who as a young girl is unusually loving and generous, having a positive effect on everyone with whom she comes into contact. The book is a wistful moral tale about a saintly child, but is enlivened by many humorous scenes. More »

73. I Spy Christmas: A Book of Picture Riddles

By Jean Marzollo | Rock-bottom Price: $0.01

This "I Spy" book uses rhymes and riddles to help children find different Christmas treasures that are hidden on each vibrant page. A photographic puzzle book features rhyming riddles that invite young readers to locate hidden objects — clocks, nickels, pickles, frogs, and others — among double-page spreads ... More »

I Spy Christmas: A Book of Picture Riddles
Room for a Little One: A Christmas Tale

74. Room for a Little One: A Christmas Tale

By Martin Waddell | Used Price: 50% Off

A magical retelling of the Nativity story. One cold winter's night, in his stable, Kind Ox welcomes animals looking for warmth and shelter with the call, 'Come inside. There's always room for a little one here.' Then Tired Donkey arrives, led by Joseph and carrying Mary on his ... More »

75. The Christmas Shoes

By Donna Vanliere | Rock-bottom Price: $0.01

Sometimes, the things that can change your life will cross your path in one instant-and then, in a fleeting moment, they're gone. But if you open your eyes, and watch carefully, you will believe....Robert is a successful attorney who has everything in life-and nothing at all. ... More »

The Christmas Shoes
Merry Christmas, Strega Nona

76. Merry Christmas, Strega Nona

By Tomie dePaola | Used Price: 60% Off

Strega Nona returns with her bumbling assistant, Big Anthony, and Bambolona, the baker’s daughter, in time for the big Christmas Eve feast. More »

77. Norman Rockwell's Christmas Book

By Norman Rockwell | Used Price: 80% Off

Originally published by Abrams in 1977, Norman Rockwell's Christmas Book is a holiday classic that has remained a bestselling family treasure for over 30 years. With over 85 images from Norman Rockwell's archive of art, this fully redesigned edition brings a fresh, contemporary appeal to the original vintage ... More »

Norman Rockwell's Christmas Book
Hercule Poirot's Christmas

78. Hercule Poirot's Christmas

By Agatha Christie | Used Price: 60% Off

The Queen of Mystery has come to Harper Collins! Agatha Christie, the acknowledged mistress of suspense—creator of indomitable sleuth Miss Marple, meticulous Belgian detective Hercule Poirot, and so many other unforgettable characters—brings her entire oeuvre of ingenious whodunits, locked room mysteries, and perplexing puzzles to Harper Paperbacks. In ... More »

79. Moominland Midwinter

By Tove Jansson | Used Price: 50% Off

Everyone knows the Moomins sleep through the winter. But this year, Moomintroll has woken up early. So while the rest of the family slumber, he decides to visit his favorite summer haunts. But all he finds is this strange white stuff. Even the sun is gone! Moomintroll is ... More »

Moominland Midwinter
The Trees of the Dancing Goats

80. The Trees of the Dancing Goats

By Patricia Polacco | Used Price: 60% Off

Trisha loves the eight days of Hanukkah, when her mother stays home from work, her Babushka makes delicious potato latkes, and her Grampa carves wonderful animals out of wood as gifts for Trisha and her brother. In the middle of her family's preparation for the festival of lights, ... More »

81. The Little Drummer Boy

By Ezra Jack Keats

A procession travels to Bethlehem, bringing gifts for the newborn baby Jesus. The little drummer boy comes along, although he is too poor to bring a present fit for a king. Instead, he plays a song on his drum for the Christ Child. Within the little drummer ... More »

The Little Drummer Boy
Mr. Men and the Christmas Tree

82. Mr. Men and the Christmas Tree

By Roger Hargreaves

There are 85 much loved Mr. Men and Little Miss characters. Have you met them all? More »

83. Molly's Surprise: A Christmas Story

By Valerie Tripp | Rock-bottom Price: $0.01

Molly and her family face a disappointing Christmas. Dad is off at war in England, Molly's grandparents can't come for the holidays, and it looks like there won't be many exciting presents. Worst of all, the family hasn't heard from Dad for a long time, and they're worried. ... More »

Molly's Surprise: A Christmas Story
The Christmas Train

84. The Christmas Train

By David Baldacci | Rock-bottom Price: $0.01

This edition of the "New York Times" bestseller--a heartwarming tale of humor, romance, and mystery by the bestselling author of "Split Second"--includes the brand-new short story, "Waiting for Santa." "Baldacci whips up a pleasant holiday confection."--"People." More »

85. The Christmas Mystery

By Jostein Gaarder | Used Price: 70% Off

THE CHRISTMAS MYSTERY transcends all barriers. We all love a beadtime story and here we have a philosophical meditation wrapped in the simple clothes of a journey across Europe to Bethlehem. The qualities of wonder and enquiry that readers loved in SOPHIE'S WORLD are as strong as ever ... More »

The Christmas Mystery
An Orange for Frankie

86. An Orange for Frankie

By Patricia Polacco

The Stowell family is abuzz with holiday excitement, and Frankie, the youngest boy, is the most excited of all. But there's a cloud over the joyous season: Tomorrow is Christmas Eve, and Pa hasn't returned yet from his trip to Lansing. He promised to bring back the oranges ... More »

87. Morris' Disappearing Bag

By Rosemary Wells | Rock-bottom Price: $0.01

It's Christmas Day and Morris is missing. He was there to open his present-a teddy bear-and to watch his older sisters and brother open their gifts. His siblings went off to play with each other's new toys, but nobody wanted to play with Morris's bear. So Morris found ... More »

Morris' Disappearing Bag
Christmas Jars

88. Christmas Jars

By Jason F. Wright | Rock-bottom Price: $0.01

Keep some tissues on hand for this holiday story that is sure to be a Christmas classic! Where had it come from? Whose money was it? Was I to spend it? Save it? Pass it on to the someone more needy? Above ... More »

89. The Autobiography of Santa Claus

By Jeff Guinn | Rock-bottom Price: $0.01

It all started when Jeff Guinn was assigned to write a piece full of little-known facts about Christmas for his paper, The Fort Worth Star-Telegram. A few months later, he received a call from a gentleman who told him that he showed ... More »

The Autobiography of Santa Claus
The Latke Who Couldn't Stop Screaming: A Christmas Story

90. The Latke Who Couldn't Stop Screaming: A Christmas Story

By Lemony Snicket

Latkes are potato pancakes served at Hanukkah, and Lemony Snicket is an alleged children’s author. For the first time in literary history, these two elements are combined in one book. A particularly irate latke is the star of The Latke Who Couldn’t Stop Screaming, but many other holiday ... More »

91. Can You See What I See?: The Night Before Christmas

By Walter Wick | Rock-bottom Price: $0.01

Scenes from Clement Moore's 'Twas the Night Before Christmas inspire twelve elegant and fascinating compositions where readers search for dozens of intriguing hidden objects.The first photograph, "The Night Before Christmas," features a gingerbread house, Christmas cookies, candles, bulbs, and more. "Visions of Sugarplums" is an abstract composition ... More »

Can You See What I See?: The Night Before Christmas
I Am Scrooge: A Zombie Story for Christmas

92. I Am Scrooge: A Zombie Story for Christmas

By Adam Roberts | Rock-bottom Price: $0.01

Marley was dead—again. From the author of Yellow Blue Tibia, it's the Dickensian Zombie Apocalypse—God Bless us, every one! The legendary Ebenezeer Scrooge sits in his house counting money. The boards that he has nailed up over the doors and the windows shudder and shake under the blows from ... More »

93. The Wild Christmas Reindeer

By Jan Brett | Used Price: 60% Off

Little Teeka thought she had to be firm with the reindeer to get them ready for Santa's important flight, but when her bossy yelling only got their antlers tangled up, she knew she had to try something different. "Beautifully conceived and finely wrought." -- Booklist (starred ... More »

The Wild Christmas Reindeer
Who's That Knocking on Christmas Eve?

94. Who's That Knocking on Christmas Eve?

By Jan Brett | Under $1.00

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 ... More »

95. Miracle and Other Christmas Stories

By Connie Willis | Rock-bottom Price: $0.01

The winner of multiple Hugo and Nebula Awards, Connie Willis capture the timeless essence of generosity and goodwill in this magical collection if Christmas stories.  These eight tales-two of which have never before been published-boldly reimagine the stories of Christmas while celebrating the power of love and compassion.  This enchanting ... More »

Miracle and Other Christmas Stories
Kat McGee and The School of Christmas Spirit

96. Kat McGee and The School of Christmas Spirit

By Rebecca Munsterer

If Kat McGee had one Christmas wish, she'd wish to be special. Instead, she's the boring middle in a family packed with sparkly siblings, including three sisters who have all starred as Mary in Totsville, Maine's annual big-deal Christmas Pageant. All Kat's done is wet her pants on ... More »

97. Let It Snow! Season's Readings for a Super-Cool Yule!

By Red Tash

Zombies, ghosts, and fairies?  This is not your typical Christmas collection!It's the end of the year as we know it, and you'll be feeling fine as you peruse this collection of "season's readings." Let It Snow! is packed to the rafters with thoughtful gifts for you to unwrap ... More »

Let It Snow! Season's Readings for a Super-Cool Yule!
Skipping Christmas

98. Skipping Christmas

By John Grisham | Rock-bottom Price: $0.01

Imagine a year without Christmas. No crowded malls, no corny office parties, no fruitcakes, no unwanted presents. That’s just what Luther and Nora Krank have in mind when they decide that, just this once, they’ll skip the holiday altogether. Theirs will be the only house on ... More »

99. Christmas Tapestry

By Patricia Polacco | Used Price: 50% Off

When a leak ruins the sacristy wall in his father’s church, Jonathan Jefferson Weeks thinks Christmas Eve service will be ruined. Luckily he and his father find a beautiful tapestry, perfect for covering the damaged wall and giving the church a festive look! But then, an old Jewish ... More »

Christmas Tapestry
Eloise at Christmastime

100. Eloise at Christmastime

By Kay Thompson | Rock-bottom Price: $0.01

Yes Here she is at Christmastime Complete with tinsel and holly Singing fa la la la lolly And over the roar of the jingle bells You can hear hear hear her say It's absolutely Christmas But I don't mind a bit I give everyone a present For that's ... More »


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