20 Books to Brighten Your Holidays | WCAI

20 Books to Brighten Your Holidays

Nov 28, 2012

Whether you're in the market for the perfect gift or a good read on a dark winter afternoon, we've got you covered. As we do each year, we turn to Jill Erickson, Reference Librarian at Falmouth Public Library, and Melanie Lauwers, Books Editor at the Cape Cod Times, for their holiday book suggestions.

Arts and Crafts

The Home Book of Christmas by May Lamberton Becker

The Christmas Almanac (Little Big Book)

Novels and Stories

The Walnut Tree by Charles Todd

Christmas at Eagle Pond by Donald Hall, illustrations by Mary Azarian

52 Little Lessons from "It's a Wonderful Life" by Bob Welch

Tidings by William Wharton

Arts and Crafts

55 Christmas Balls to Knit by Arne & Carlos

Mini Christmas Knits by Sue Stratford

100 Snowflakes to Crochet by Caitlin Sainio

The Twelve Knits of Christmas by Fiona Goble

Have Yourself a Very Vintage Christmas by Susan Waggoner

Cookbooks

Good Housekeeping The Great Christmas Cookie Swap Cookbook

Home Made Winter by Yvette van Boven

Good Housekeeping The Great Christmas Cookie Swap Cookbook

Home Made Winter by Yvette van Boven

Very Vegan Christmas Cookies by Ellen Brown

Children's

Mister Willowby's Christmas Tree by Robert E Barry

The Gift of the Magi by O. Henry, illustrations by Lisbeth Zwerger

The Hanukkah Hop by Erica Silverman, Steven D'Amico

How Do Dinosaurs Say Happy Chanukah? byJane Yolen, illustrations by Mark Teague

How Do Dinosaurs Say Merry Christmas? byJane Yolen, illustrations by Mark Teague