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Holiday High Notes 2014

Joy to the world…it’s time for our annual selection 
of new holiday books, with reviews 
written by the Horn Book staff. Frankenstein’s Fright 
Before Christmas by Ludworst Bemonster; story by 
Rick Walton; illus. by Nathan Hale Primary    Feiwel    32 pp. 10/14    978-0-312-55367-8    $16.99 The team behind Frankenstein: A Monstrous Parody — a spoof of Madeline […]

Holiday High Notes 2013

O come, all ye faithful Horn Book readers… behold our annual selection of new holiday books, with reviews written by the Horn Book staff. Little Santa by Jon Agee; illus. by the author Preschool, Primary     Dial     40 pp. 10/13     978-0-8037-3906-2     $17.99     g It’s easy to distinguish Santa from his parents and six siblings (Larry, Mary, […]

Review of Giving Thanks: Poems, Prayers, and Praise Songs of Thanksgiving

Giving Thanks: Poems, Prayers, and Praise Songs of Thanksgiving edited by Katherine Paterson; illus. by Pamela Dalton All Ages     Handprint/Chronicle     56 pp. 10/13     978-1-4521-1339-5     $18.99 Paterson divides this collection of brief prayers, poems, and meditations into thanks for food, life, spirit, and community. Her selection is catholic and spans the centuries, from the […]

Holiday High Notes 2012

Deck the halls, spin the dreidels…
and enjoy our annual selection of new holiday books, 
with reviews written by the Horn Book staff. Daddy Christmas & 
Hanukkah Mama by Selina Alko; illus. by the author Preschool, Primary    Knopf    32 pp. 9/12    978-0-375-86093-5    $16.99 Library ed.  978-0-375-96093-2    $19.99 Sadie, happily ensconced in two cultures, describes her family’s […]

Holiday High Notes 2011

May your days be merry and bright…and may you enjoy our selection of new holiday books, with reviews written by the Horn Book staff.