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Picture Books At The Library: Christmas Edition

Here’s some great Christmas picture book recommendations from Frog On a Blog!

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In my position as a technical processing assistant at the DeWitt Community Library, I catalog a lot of picture books. Unfortunately, I cannot review them all, but I do read them all and have assigned a :) to my favorites. Below are a few I've cataloged recently. (Whenever possible, summaries have been taken directly from the books.) In my position as a technical processing assistant at the DeWitt Community Library, I catalog a lot of picture books. Unfortunately, I cannot review them all, but I do read them all and have assigned a 🙂 to my favorites. Below are a few I’ve cataloged recently. (Whenever possible, summaries have been taken directly from the books.)

I love Christmas, so I am super excited to share a sleighful of wonderful Christmas picture books, newly available At The Library!

🙂 What can a small angel give a most important baby? A Christmas story about the greatest gift of all.

Anticipating he will be eaten, a gingerbread boy cookie nervously awaits Santa’s arrival. When rough-housing puppies threaten Christmas morning joy, the cookie comes to the rescue, earning the Night Watchman job at the North Pole.

🙂 Sidekick Chick’s new mission for his best friend-and hero-Pug, who would rather sleep, involves dressing…

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Christmas shopping · Humor

Holiday Shopping With Humor

My husband gets grumpy at the end of November to the beginning of January every single year. Budgeting for holiday expenses and planning what to purchase for the family stresses him out. Shopping with him is no fun. No fun at all. This year started out the same way. We searched the children’s clothing section and the toy aisle with frowny faces picking up stuff and putting it back. It always takes forever to make decisions.

Toys seem to get more and more bizarre every year.

At least Cabbage Patch dolls haven’t changed that much.

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On the other hand, My Little Pony looked very different in 1987.

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Half doll/half My Little Pony?

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I can’t wait for the vampire craze to be over. Oh wait, I thought that already happened. Guess not.

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More creepy.

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But what we saw next would completely change our Christmas shopping experience. We laughed to tears. Laughed until our bellies ached. Other shoppers probably thought we were insane, but we didn’t care. We laughed hysterically together in the middle of the toy aisle for a long time. And it felt great.

The mood changer.

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“So, should we get Mason that Lego set, and the Minnie Mouse thing for Sophie?” Ian asked.

“Yes,” I said. “And some books.”