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How the Hibernators Came to Bethlehem by Noma Faber and Barbara Cooney

TITLE: How the Hibernators Came to Bethlehem AUTHOR: Norma Faber ILLUSTRATOR: Barbara Cooney One of the most beloved Nativity picture books of all time is Norma Faber’s classic How the Hibernators Came to Bethlehem, illustrated by Barbara Cooney. In it the Star of Bethlehem creeps into the dens and caves of all the hibernating animals,…

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A Christmas Like Helen’s by Natalie Kinsey Warnock and Mary Azarian

TITLE: A Christmas Like Helen’s AUTHOR: Natalie Kinsey Warnock ILLUSTRATOR: Mary Azarian PUBLISHED BY: Houghton Mifflin A Christmas Like Helen’s tells of  the late-1800’s farm Christmas in Vermont of Kinsey-Warnock’s grandmother Helen. Firmly rooted in the tradition of their ancestors, Helen’s family stories by the stove of those who have come before: grandfather’s 6 week journey…

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A River of Words: The Story of William Carlos Williams

Title: A River of Words: The Story of William Carlos Williams Author: Jen Bryant Illustrator: Melissa Sweet Publisher: Eerdmans Books for Young Readers In November I posted about the NYTimes 10 best illustrated books of the year 2008. I’ve finally gotten my hands on the one I was most interested to see, A River of…