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Miracle on 133rd Street
Summary:The day before Christmas, everyone in Jose’s neighborhood seems grumpy, including his mother who is homesick for Puerto Rico, but when he and his parents return from the pizzeria where they borrowed an oven to cook their roast, the heavenly aroma reminds those they pass of all they have to celebrate.
When Christmas feels like home
Summary:"After moving from a small village in Mexico to a town in the United States, Eduardo is sure it will never feel quite like home. The other children don’t speak his language and they do not play fútbol. His family promises him that he will feel right at home by the time Christmas comes along, when "your words float like clouds from your mouth" and "trees will ride on cars." With whimsical imagery and a sprinkling of Spanish vocabulary, Gretchen Griffith takes readers on a multicultural journey with Eduardo who discovers the United States is not so different from Latin America and home is wherever family is."
Summary:"Silent night, holy night / All is calm, all is bright." Celebrate the magic of Christmas with this beautifully illustrated book, based on the world’s best-loved carol, ‘Silent Night.’ Rediscover the nativity story in all its glory – from quaking shepherds to heaven-sent angels – as the song lyrics are brought to life on every spread.
The Christmas gift = El regalo de Navidad
Summary:When his family has to move again a few days before Christmas in order to find work, Panchito worries that he will not get the ball he has been wanting.
Summary:"Over the course of eighty years a spruce tree grows, along with the little boy who first selected it at a tree farm. At the end of its life, the tree is chosen to be the centerpiece of a city’s holiday celebration"–
I got the Christmas spirit
Summary:As she and her mother enjoy the sights and sounds of the holiday season, a young girl feels the Christmas spirit in every jingle, yum, and ho ho ho.
The Christmas wish
Summary:Young Anja, whose greatest dream is to be one of Santa’s elves, makes friends with the animals that guide her on the journey from her home in the far North to meet Santa.
Summary:There is a legend that describes how, at midnight on Christmas Eve, all creatures are granted the power of speech for one hour. In this collection, Lee Bennett Hopkins and a dozen other poets imagine what responses they might offer.