December 2009

Our picks for December 2009...
A Christmas Carol Cover Image
By Charles Dickens, Brett Helquist (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780061650994
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Published: Balzer + Bray - September 22nd, 2009

With the release of Disney’s new 3-D Christmas Carol film, you’ll surely want to revisit this classic story of grumpy Ebenezer Scrooge’s transformational journey on Christmas Eve night. Fabulously illustrated by Brett Helquist (artist for A Series of Unfortunate Events), we love this new picture book edition, and we know you’ll end up sharing it with your family year after year.

The Nutcracker Cover Image
By John Cech (Retold by), Eric Puybaret (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781402755620
Availability: Special Order
Published: Sterling - October 1st, 2009

The Nutcracker Ballet is in town! Looking to take the story home with you? This is truly a lovely choice. Reading this story is a great tradition, but the real treat here is the artwork. Don’t miss this richly illustrated version of E.T.A. Hoffman’s classic holiday fantasy!

Merry Christmas, Splat (Splat the Cat) Cover Image
By Rob Scotton, Rob Scotton (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780060831608
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Published: HarperCollins - September 22nd, 2009

Splat has just finished his letter to Santa, but now, he’s wondering if he’s really been good enough to deserve that really big present. This kitty has to make sure he gets one! He helps clean the dishes (that were already clean), decorates the tree (that was already decorated) and tries to clear the snow from the walkway, but ends up making a big mess. Will that be enough for Santa to leave a big present for Splat under the tree? Find out in this silly new picture book from Rob Scotton!