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A Little Women Christmas By Heather Vogel Frederick Illustrated by: Bagram Ibatoulline For Ages: 4 - 8 This adaptation of a portion of Louisa May Alcott’s “Little Women” is a good introduction to the March family. Mother and the girls are alone for the holiday while Father recuperates in a hospital after hard service as a Union Army chaplain. Jo has cut off her hair to earn money as she vows there WILL be gifts.

This is my favorite Christmas book! I adore everything about it. The vintage style layout, beautiful illustrations and the message! I think about this book all year long.

Ever wonder how a 19th-century Russian ballet became a 21st-century holiday tradition in America? Follow the story of the three ballet-loving Christensen brothers, who staged America's first full-length production of The Nutcracker in the 1940s. Download a free bookmark here!

A Penny for a Hundred by Ethel Pochocki Nine-year-old Clare lives on a potato farm in Aroostook County, Maine, and befriends Peter, a German POW who has been brought in to help with the potato crop one year during World War II when local men were overseas. For Christmas, Clare is determined to recreate at least one familiar tradition for Peter.