Staff Christmas Picks: General Books Department


Each year we have a list of staff picks for Christmas books and products in each department. This post will be the first in a series, letting you know what we recommend most for this Christmas season!

The General Books Department

Starry Night by Debbie Macomber

“For those of you who have time to enjoy a novel this Christmas season, this is the book for you! Debbie Macomber is a great, clean romance writer.”

17910542’Tis the season for romance, second chances, and Christmas cheer with this new novel from Debbie Macomber.

Carrie Slayton, a big-city society-page columnist, longs to write more serious news stories. So her editor hands her a challenge: She can cover any topic she wants, but only if she first scores the paper an interview with Finn Dalton, the notoriously reclusive author.

Living in the remote Alaskan wilderness, Finn has written a megabestselling memoir about surviving in the wild. But he stubbornly declines to speak to anyone in the press, and no one even knows exactly where he lives.

Digging deep into Finn’s past, Carrie develops a theory on his whereabouts. It is the holidays, but her career is at stake, so she forsakes her family celebrations and flies out to snowy Alaska. When she finally finds Finn, she discovers a man both more charismatic and more stubborn than she even expected. And soon she is torn between pursuing the story of a lifetime and following her heart.

Filled with all the comforts and joys of Christmastime, Starry Night is a delightful novel of finding happiness in the most surprising places.

Snowmen at Play by Caralyn Buehner

Snowmen at Play is a fun activity book based around the favorite picture book Snowmen at Night. This would be a great book to have over Thanksgiving to help keep the kids occupied, having fun, and getting ready for the next big holiday and the fun that winter brings.”

Snowmen at PlayIn case you didn’t know, snowmen work hard while the world is asleep–but they play hard, too!

The cool, lovable Snowmen are back in this brand-new sticker activity book, packed with fun things to make and do. Readers can help the Snowmen sit differences, make their way through mazes, create doodles, finish sticker puzzles, and much more. This bright, busy, book will spark imaginations and creativity and is perfect for holiday vacations.

The First Christmas Night by Keith Christopher

“This book has absolutely gorgeous illustrations. With a fun rhyming scheme and not too many words to a page, The First Christmas Night is a great book to start a yearly tradition with.”

A lyrical retelling of the birth of Christ modeled after ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas.’

Here is a beautiful retelling of the birth of Jesus on that joyous night in Bethlehem so long ago. The poem begins with the arrival of Mary and Joseph in Bethlehem through Christ’s birth, the angels’ appearance to the shepherds, and the visit by the Wise Men. The simple, yet elegant, verses will appeal to little ones and are accompanied by the rich oil illustrations of Christine Kornacki. Ages 4-8.

The Christmas Story by Patricia A. Pingry

“This cute, little board book is great as a stocking-stuffer or a little gift to get your kids in the Christmas spirit. Fun pictures, and not too many words per page, this is a great story especially for young children.”

1561287From the back of the book: This little book, in only about 200 words, tells the story of the trip to Bethlehem, the birth of Christ, and the angels’ announcement to the shepherds of the birth of the Savior. Parents can use this book to introduce young children to Jesus and the concept of the miraculous birth of the Son of God.

**Our selection of Christmas product for this department is not limited to what you see on this post. To see the full glory of our Christmas displays, please come visit us, Monday-Saturday, 10-8! Also, feel free to give us a call at (435) 752-3055!**

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