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Here are a few of the Elves' favorite Christmas books. They are perfect gifts for children of all ages. It's easy to order, and Amazon.Com handles all sales and delivery in a secure environment.
OF THE REINDEER: The True Story of Santa Claus
and His Christmas Mission. Robert Sullivan,
Glenn Wolff (Illustrator) / Hardcover / Published
1997/ 96 pages.
A perfect companion to the SantaGPS software! Everyone believes in Christmas, but what about Santa Claus? Is it only the young who wait for that one special evening every year? With the expertise of some of the world's most reknowned Arctic experts, wildlife biologists, historians, and polar explorers, along with authentic photographs and illustrations, Robert Sullivan offers proof positive that Santa and his team do exist. I LOVE this book. I bought one for myself and then for my nephews and nieces. It is wonderfully put together and it is ESSENTIAL for anyone with kids at that "skeptical" age.
POLAR EXPRESS by Chris Van Allsburg.
Amazon.Com says: One couldn't select a more delightful and exciting premise for a children's book than the tale of a young boy lying awake on Christmas Eve only to have Santa Claus sweep by and take him on a trip with other children to the North Pole. And one couldn't ask for a more talented artist and writer to tell the story than Chris Van Allsburg. Allsburg, a sculptor who entered the genre nonchalantly when he created a children's book as a diversion from his sculpting, won the 1986 Caldecott Medal for this book, one of several award winners he's produced. The Polar Express rings with vitality and wonder.
CHRISTMAS by Rosemary Wells
Max is adorable. A must have for your 'Max Collection'. Someone's bunny is skulking around the chimney corner -- and it's none other than Max, America's favorite rabbit toddler, itching to steal a glimpse of Santa Claus. Whether your bunny has been naughty, nice, or somewhere in between, Max deserves to sack out in a cozy stocking or under a tree. Full color. An ALA Notable Children's Book and School Library Journal Best Books of the Year.
Roger Highfield loves science, and he loves Christmas, too. Combining the two in The Physics of Christmas is his attempt to refute the notion that "the materialist insights of science destroy our capacity to wonder, leaving the world a more boring and predictable place." To that end, Highfield presents an amusing, eclectic, and trivia-filled collection of scientific observations about one of the Western world's most beloved holidays. (Amazon.com)