Holiday Picture Books


Welcome Comfort by Patricia PolaccoOne of the cooler things about working at the library is that when we get a shipment of holiday picture books, I get to check out any new ones and also revisit some of my old favorites. Those of you who've been reading my blogs for some time may have already come to the conclusion that my tastes are a trifle on the strange side. Why would it be different with holiday picture books?

Joe's (Slightly Strange) Favorites

  • The first book on my pile is an old classic delightfully re-illustrated. I'm referring to The Night Before Christmas. It's not a new book, but it's new to me.
  • I've always been a big William Joyce fan and I particularly like Santa Calls.
  • I thought I had read all of Patricia Polacco's books, but somehow I missed Welcome Comfort.
  • Arthur Yorinks’s The Flying Latke has long been a favorite of mine. This book gets no respect. A lot of places don't even shelve it with the holiday books.
  • Finally, don't forget to load a good holiday book on your eReader. Might I suggest Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins?

Enjoy the holidays! There's plenty of good reading out there.


Author Bio:

Joe Toschik is a Public Services Librarian at Half Moon Bay Library who has a fondness for latkes, flying or otherwise.

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