Jessica A. Kahan, Acquisitions Librarian at the Charleston Library Society, shares her picks for the holidays.
• Pete the Cat Saves Christmas by Eric Litwin and illustrated by James Dean features the always lovable Pete and includes a free online song and activities. Other beloved character holiday tales include Scaredy Squirrel Prepares for Christmas by Melanie Watt, Madeline's Christmas by Ludwig Bemelmans and How Do Dinosaurs Say Happy Chanukah by Jane Yolen and Mark Teague.
• No holiday season is complete without timeless classics such as How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr. Seuss, The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg and A Charlie Brown Christmas by Charles M. Schultz.
• Dusk by Caldecott-winner Uri Shulevitz glows with stunning illustrations and a subtle yet inclusive holiday theme.
• Looking for book gift ideas? Try The Watermelon Seed by Greg Pizzoli, Brave Chicken Little by Robert Byrd, Kid Sherriff and the Terrible Toads by Bob Shea and Lane Smith and 100 Things That Make Me Happy by Amy Schwartz.