Holiday Picture Books (with characters you know!): Day 3

I will have to check these out! The Scaredy Squirrel is a great book for showing children how to prepare for the holidays!

Teaching in the Elementary Library

scaredysquirrelchristmasScaredy Squirrel Prepares for Christmas by Melanie Watt

In his typical manner, Scaredy is terrified of the Christmas holiday.  Decorating, wrapping, even fruitcake send him into full-on preparation mode.

This is for: kids who love to plan…or kids who are often anxious.  If Scaredy can do it, so can you!

Share it with: ages 5-10 who love this quirky squirrel.


merry-christmas-strega-nonaMerry Christmas, Strega Nona by Tomie dePaola

Strega Nona usually uses potions and spells to get work done, but Christmas preparation must be done the old-fashioned way.  A beautiful community story.

This is for: fans of warm-hearted folklore. (ME!)

Share it with: ages 3+.



olivia_christmasOlivia Helps with Christmas by Ian Falconer

The sassy Olivia gets ready for Santa and celebrates all the traditions of Christmas with her family.

This is for: families who love their holiday traditions.

Share it with: ages 2-10.




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