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Staff Picks: Holiday Books for Kids & Teens

 

We posted earlier this week about Holiday Books for Adults recommended by Plainfield Library staff members. Now we’re recommending books for kids and teens! Many of them are classics our staff members have been reading since they were children and have continued to read each year during the holidays.

All books are available in the Library’s collection.

Eloise at Christmastime by Kay Thompson

Eloise at Christmastime by Kay Thompson
“One of my favorites from childhood.” 
— Paula Newbury,
Reference and Reader Services
Book: Library Catalog

Biscuit's Christmas Storybook Collection by Alyssa Satin Capucilli

Biscuit’s Christmas Storybook Collection by Alyssa Satin Capucilli
“I love giving this book as a holiday gift for families or early readers. Biscuit books were a hit when my kids were growing up.”
— Therese Chaves,
Reference and Reader Services
Book:
Library Catalog

The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg

The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg
“I loved this book as a child and even asked Santa to bring me a bell from his sleigh, just like in the book. Santa came through, and I still hang the bell on my tree every year. And yes, the bell still rings for me.”
— Katie Gulas,
Youth Services
Book: Library Catalog
eAudiobook: hoopla
eBook: OverDrive, hoopla

A Wrinkle In Time by Madeleine L'Engle

A Wrinkle In Time by Madeleine L’Engle
“I read this every year in December. Something about the descriptions of howling winds with warm quilts and hot cocoa plus the description of the coziness of Aunt Beast’s fur that makes it perfect to curl up with.”
— Rebecca Pfenning,
Tech Services
Book: Library Catalog
eBook: Axis 360
eAudiobook: Axis 360, OverDrive

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling
“It’s a year-round favorite, but important things seem to happen when the characters are on Christmas break from school.”
— Heather Phillips,
Youth Services
Book: Library Catalog
eBook: Axis 360, OverDrive
eAudiobook: Axis 360, OverDrive

Recommended for You by Laura Silverman

Recommended for You by Laura Silverman
“A new YA romance that takes places over Hannukah and Christmas. It’s just an adorable Girl-Meets-Boy, Girl-Tries-to-Win-Against-Boy, Girl-and-Boy-Try-to-Save-a-Struggling-Indie-Bookstore rom-com perfect for reading while snuggled up and cozy.”
— Tracy Vittorio,
Youth Services
Book: Library Catalog

A Charlie Brown Christmas by Charles M. Schulz

A Charlie Brown Christmas by Charles M. Schulz
“I read the book and watched the special every year as a kid, and now continue to do so with my own family!”
— Rachel Watts,
Youth Services
Book: Library Catalog

The Gift of the Magi by O. Henry

The Gift of the Magi by O. Henry
“This is a tender, sentimental story about love and sacrifice in gift-giving with an ironic ending.”
— Kara Kohn,
Reference and Reader Services
eBook: Axis 360, hoopla
eAudiobook: hoopla

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