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Daddy Christmas and Hanukkah Mama by Selina Alko

(Knopf Books for Young Readers, 2012)

Based on the author’s own family traditions, a young girl describes how her family blends Jewish and Christian traditions to celebrate the holidays. Readers can spot Alko’s family being serenaded by carolers singing “Dreidel, Dreidel, Dreidel” and “Silent Night.”

Check out a recipe for Cranberry Kugel Dressing at the end!


Soup Day by Melissa Iwai

Mother and child brave snow flurries to choose the freshest and brightest veggies at the market for their soup. The process of cooking the soup is a collaborative and sensory delight, filled with delicious descriptions.

A tasty and cozy choice!





Winter is the Warmest Season by Lauren Stringer

(HMH Books for Young Readers, 2006)


Winter warmth might seem like an oxymoron, but this cheerful picture book shows how the joys of summer transform into cold-weather delights.

This celebration of winter fun is a perfect read for post-sledding snuggles.

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