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    Best Christmas Ever! (Sesame Street) Andrea Posner-Sanchez, Barry Goldberg
    9780593566794 Board book JUVENILE FICTION / Media Tie-In Age (years) to 3, Grade (US) to P On Sale Date:October 11, 2022
    $13.99 CAD 8 x 8 x 0.71 in | 0.91 lb | 26 pages Carton Quantity:24 Random House Books for Young Readers
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      Tango enjoys the best Christmas ever, thanks to Elmo and his friends, in this jolly board book inspired by the animated special Sesame Street’s The Nutcracker!

      It’s Tango’s first Christmas on Sesame Street, and Elmo makes sure his puppy gets to experience all the fun—from decorating the tree to eating yummy Christmas cookies. But best of all is spending time together! This illustrated board book is inspired by the animated special Sesame Street’s The Nutcracker. Makes a great Christmas gift!

      Look for these other Christmas titles starring Sesame Street’s Elmo and friends:

      • Deck the Halls with Elmo!
      • Elmo’s 12 Days of Christmas
      • Elmo’s Christmas Snowman
      • Elmo’s Countdown to Christmas

      Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit educational organization behind Sesame Street, aims to help kids grow smarter, stronger, and kinder through its many unique domestic and international initiatives. These projects cover a wide array of topics for families around the world.
      Andrea Posner-Sanchez has worked as an editor in children’s publishing for more than 20 years, and is a prolific author of books for children. Her books include Always a Princess (Disney Princess), Dog Days (The Secret Life of Pets), and Meet Maui (Disney Moana). She lives in New York City with her husband and their daughter.

      Barry Goldberg is a children’s book illustrator whose works include Cookie Kisses, Bob and the Hungry Bunnies, and Good Night, Tucked in Tight.
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          Fans of the new special Sesame Street’s The Nutcracker

          Fans of Elmo and Sesame Street’s Furry Friends Forever

          Consumers looking for Christmas gifts for preschoolers

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    9780593521731 Board book JUVENILE FICTION / Holidays & Celebrations Age (years) to 3, Grade (US) to P On Sale Date:October 11, 2022
    $13.99 CAD 6.87 x 9.25 x 0.34 in | 0.37 lb | 10 pages Carton Quantity:60 Canadian Rights: Y World of Eric Carle
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      Ring in the holidays with festive search-and-find fun in this Christmas tree-shaped board book perfect for fans of The Very Hungry Caterpillar!

      Featuring the classic character The Very Hungry Caterpillar, this cheerful Christmas tree-shaped book is a celebration of the season. See if you can spot The Very Hungry Caterpillar among ornaments, candy canes, gifts, and more! With Eric Carle’s bright, colorful illustrations, this is the perfect addition to every child’s library and a wonderful gift for the holidays! 
      Eric Carle was the legendary and bestselling creator of The Very Hungry Caterpillar and over 70 other classic books for very young children. The Very Hungry Caterpillar has sold over 50 million copies, and been translated into 70 languages. Eric Carle was honored many times for his work, including the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award from the American Library Association and the NEA Foundation Award for Outstanding Service to Public Education, among many other national and international awards. In 2002, Eric Carle and his wife, Barbara, co-founded The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art in Amherst, Massachusetts. Eric Carle passed away in 2021, at the age of 91.
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        Marketing: Mixed Eric Carle floor display (9780525604891)

        Where Is the Very Hungry Caterpillar activity kit (9780525604907)

        Very Hungry Caterpillar bulk pack

        Where is the VHC? Driving tour with costume

        Where is the VHC? Social campaign

        Trade and social advertising timed to VHC Day and to promote tour

        Mommy blog promotion

        S&L newsletter and social promotion

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    Little Star Lisa Edwards, Kat Kalindi
    9780593465219 Board book JUVENILE FICTION / Holidays & Celebrations Age (years) from 1 - 3, Grade (US) to P On Sale Date:October 04, 2022
    $10.99 CAD 6.25 x 6.69 x 0.52 in | 0.47 lb | 10 pages Carton Quantity:60 Viking Books for Young Readers
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      Enjoy a magical winter night as all of the nighttime animals celebrate their love for the brightest star in the sky!

      The latest book in the You Are the Light board book series, Little Star shows all of the winter animals expressing their love for the evening star. Little Star shines through the night and provides light for all of the forest creatures. From arctic foxes to hares to bears, this sweet board book is a celebration of the winter season and of the little things that provide happiness.

      Series Overview: You Are the Light

      Spring 2022: Little Bunny

      Summer 2022: Little Pumpkin

      Fall 2022: Little Star

      Spring 2023: Little Bear
      Lisa Edwards is a former children’s publisher who is now a freelance writer, editor, and Yoga teacher. She splits her time between the United Kingdom and India, and is committed to bringing the spiritual ideas she has learned to a young audience, to encourage them to discover and celebrate the joy that lies inside every living being, including themselves.

      Kat Kalindi is an illustrator and surface pattern designer from the sunny Gold Coast, Australia. Kat has been illustrating for over twelve years. She has a love of pop Asian culture, Hello Kitty toys, Russian dolls, Scandinavian folk art, bold colors, geometrics, and vintage children’s illustrations.
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    Christmas Street Jonathan Emmett, Ingela P Arrhenius
    9781536227529 Board book JUVENILE FICTION / Holidays & Celebrations Age (years) from 2 - 5, Grade (US) to K On Sale Date:October 04, 2022
    $21.99 CAD 7.94 x 11.75 x 0.91 in | 1.12 lb | 26 pages Carton Quantity:12 Candlewick Press
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      This spectacular lift-the-flap Christmas alphabet story is a book, a fold-out play-scene, and a beautiful festive frieze to decorate your room—the perfect Christmas gift!

      Everyone is busy on Christmas Street! Who is baking gingerbread? Who is wrapping presents? And who’s that coming down the chimney? Find out in this follow-up to Alphabet Street. And after you read the rhyming story, lift the flaps to learn the letters of the alphabet and seasonal words. Then flip the book and have fun with the giant snowy concertina play-scene on the reverse! With two large, sturdy flaps on every spread; bright, cheerful artwork from Ingela P. Arrhenius, illustrator of the best-selling series of lift-the-felt-flap board books and the Peekaboo board book series; and a clever rhyming text from Jonathan Emmett, this is a charming Christmas alphabet book that little ones will return to again and again.
      Jonathan Emmett worked as an architect before becoming a children’s author and novelty book designer. He is the author of more than sixty books, including Alphabet Street, and his work has been translated into more than thirty languages. He likes building things and taking things apart, playing games and solving puzzles, and letting his imagination run riot. Jonathan Emmett lives in England.

      Ingela P. Arrhenius is a freelance illustrator and graphic designer who has always loved to draw. She is the author-illustrator of Animals, City, Pop-up Ocean, Pop-up Jungle, and Pop-up Things That Go, as well as the illustrator of the Peekaboo board book series and the series of lift-the-felt-flap board books. Ingela P. Arrhenius lives and works in Sweden.
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      With a joyous lift-the-flap holiday alphabet tale and a fold-out play-scene, this festive story is one of the best Christmas books for kids who are broadening their vocabulary…. Plus, the story itself is adorable, as you read about what the animal inhabitants of Christmas Street are up to on the lead up to the big holiday, such as baking gingerbread and wrapping presents.
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    Series: BLUEY
    Bluey: Christmas Swim Penguin Young Readers Licenses
    9780593521144 Hardcover JUVENILE FICTION / Holidays & Celebrations Age (years) from 3 - 5, Grade (US) to K On Sale Date:October 04, 2022
    $13.99 CAD 9.31 x 9.31 x 0.34 in | 0.71 lb | 32 pages Carton Quantity:24 Penguin Young Readers Licenses
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      Celebrate Christmas with Bluey and her family!

      Based on the wildly successful animated series Bluey, as seen on Disney+

      Bartlebee is Bluey’s new toy, and he will be celebrating his first Christmas with the Heeler family! But during their annual Christmas Swim, Bluey is worried her family is playing a little rough with Bartlebee. Can they all learn how to play together?

      Series Overview: Bluey follows the adventures of a lovable and inexhaustible six-year-old Blue Heeler puppy who lives with her Dad, Mum, and four-year-old little sister, Bingo. Along with her friends and family, Bluey enjoys exploring the world and using her imagination to turn everyday life into an amazing adventure.
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    Through the North Pole Snow Polly Faber, Richard Jones
    9781536228526 Hardcover JUVENILE FICTION / Holidays & Celebrations Age (years) from 3 - 7, Grade (US) from P - 2 On Sale Date:November 08, 2022
    $24.99 CAD 10 x 10.94 x 0.4 in | 1.03 lb | 32 pages Carton Quantity:26 Candlewick
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      What happens when a little white fox meets a certain jolly old soul? A sweet, enchantingly illustrated take on how Santa spends the year leading up to Christmas.

      When a hunting fox pounces through the snow and finds itself inside a warm home, it’s welcomed and given dinner by a kind bearded man with a big round belly. Soon yawning, the man leaves the fox to explore through piles of strewn wrapping paper and rows of empty shelves. As the man sleeps, the fox curls up, too, until sun and flowers return, luring them both outside. But soon the man gets back to work—drawing and measuring, painting and hammering, sewing and stuffing, until all the empty shelves are filled from top to bottom. Paired with Richard Jones’s charmingly detailed illustrations, Polly Faber’s gentle story offers a fresh look at how Santa prepares for the most magical night of the year.
      Polly Faber is the author of All Through the Night, illustrated by Harriet Hobday, Building a Home, illustrated by Klas Fahlén, Pony on the Twelfth Floor, illustrated by Sarah Jennings, and Mango & Bambang: The Not-a-Pig, illustrated by Clara Vulliamy. She lives in London.

      Richard Jones is the illustrator of numerous picture books, including The Proper Way to Meet a Hedgehog and Other How-To Poems by Paul B. Janeczko and Bird Builds a Nest by Martin Jenkins. He lives in England.
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    • Awards & Reviews

      In this quiet tale envisioning Santa’s off-season, a hungry little white fox in search of something tasty finds a special new friend at the North Pole…. Faber’s evocative text invites readers into the fox’s discovery of the man’s true identity, while Jones’s textured, mixed-media artwork fills in details, depicting Santa’s peaceful lifestyle amid a crisp rugged landscape and a rustic house where a lap fox feels right at home.
      —Publishers Weekly (starred review)

      This foxy spin on a beloved Christmas character will put readers in the holiday mood…. This quiet, Santa-centric story is original, and holiday-minded readers will appreciate the unique angle…. As delightful and sweet as a candy cane.
      —Kirkus Reviews

      A lovely tale whose mixed-media illustrations and quiet, wondrous tone bring to mind Eric Carle’s Dream Snow and Jan Brett’s holiday tales…. Richard Jones’ exquisite illustrations underscore the subdued nature of this tale… Families feeling overwhelmed by seasonal excess will find Through the North Pole Snow a welcome respite.

      While searching for food in the snow, a white fox is rescued by a kindly man…Faber’s soothing narrative recounts the fox’s year watching its host create toys he then matches with letters that fall from the sky… Jones’s textured mixed-media illustrations beautifully contrast the bold hues of cold winter nights and the pastel warmth inside the fox’s new North Pole home.
      —The Horn Book

      The cozy picture book ends with a lovely scene of a happier Santa and the fox, both cheerfully content with their new arrangement at home…. A beautifully illustrated holiday picture book for people looking for a unique Christmas story.
      —School Library Journal

      Small children looking forward to Christmas will find characters to love in ‘Through the North Pole Snow,’ a picture book written by Polly Faber and illustrated by Richard Jones…. Unlike the reader, the fox doesn’t know who he’s living with until the final pages, a deferred realization that adds sweetness to this Yuletide tale for children ages 3-6.
      —The Wall Street Journal
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    Strum and Drum A Merry Little Quest Jashar Awan
    9780735272392 Hardcover JUVENILE FICTION / Holidays & Celebrations Age (years) from 3 - 7, Grade (US) from P - 2 On Sale Date:October 04, 2022
    $24.99 CAD 9.62 x 6.81 x 0.45 in | 0.79 lb | 56 pages Carton Quantity:24 Tundra Books
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      A pair of Christmas tree ornaments set out on the merry adventure of a lifetime in this imaginative picture book about the inner lives of holiday decorations.

      All is quiet in the forest as the Great Star rises in the distance, and two little musicians, Strum and Drum, wake up from a deep slumber and set out to make the most joyous music they can! But as Strum strums his guitar and Drum drums her drum on their way to the North, some mysterious obstacles fill their paths…flickering lanterns, bubbles of glass, a silver waterfall, a tiny house, dangerous animals…and a wooden man with a toothy grin warns them of a beast with green eyes lying in wait. For this is no ordinary forest — it’s a Christmas tree, on Christmas Eve, and Strum, Drum and all their new friends are ornaments! But when the green-eyed beast strikes and sends them tumbling out of the “forest,” Strum and Drum’s quest to reach the Great Star seems doomed…until a little boy setting out milk and cookies for Santa spots them. 
      JASHAR AWAN is an author-illustrator. His debut picture book, What a Lucky Day!, met with critical acclaim. His most recent book, Only Ants for Andy, wasone of five “Books for Young Children” selected for the 2023 & 2024 Choose to Read Ohio Booklist. Before turning his talents to literature for children, Jashar was a frequent art contributor to The New Yorker, particularly their “Goings On About Town” section. He has also illustrated for the New York Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, the Wall Street Journal and Dark Horse Comics. In December 2020, he was profiled by Publishers Weekly in their “Fall 2020 Flying Starts” as one of the most promising children’s debut authors. A longtime New Yorker, Jashar now lives in Ohio with his wife and son.

      Author Residence: Hudson, Ohio
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        Publicity: Animated gif

        Holiday activities

        Author Website: www.jasharawan.com

        Author Social Media: @jasharawan
    • Awards & Reviews

      “This clever Christmas tale uses two distinct drawing styles to shift perspective. The surprising ending will have readers returning for a second, or even third, look.” —School Library Journal

      “[A] dreamy, candy-colored world in which adventure and danger lurk…that will have readers quickly flipping back to the book’s beginning to launch the journey with fresh eyes.” —Publishers Weekly

      ”Awan’s enchanting, stylized illustrations are effectively varied, heightening the little drama…. Don’t worry, Strum and Drum reach the Great Star, where they make music from on high.“ —The Horn Book

      ”[A] cheerful Christmas tale that will bring a smile to young readers." —Seattle Book Review
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    Series: LLAMA LLAMA
    Llama Llama el ayudante de las fiestas Bilingual edition Anna Dewdney, JJ Harrison, Isabel Mendoza, Adriana Dominguez
    9780593522592 Paperback JUVENILE FICTION / Holidays & Celebrations Age (years) from 4 - 6, Grade (US) from P - 1 On Sale Date:October 04, 2022
    $6.99 CAD 8 x 8 x 0.15 in | 0.24 lb | 32 pages Carton Quantity:132 Canadian Rights: Y Penguin Young Readers Licenses
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      Celebrate the holidays with Llama Llama and all his friends in this beautifully illustrated bilingual 8 x 8 storybook, based on the hit animated Netflix series!

      ¡Celebra las fiestas de fin de año con Llama Llama y sus amigos con este cuento bilingüe de 8” x 8” (20 x 20 cm) bellamente ilustrado, basado en la exitosa serie animada de Netflix!

      Look out, world—Llama Llama is a TV star! The beloved character, made famous by Anna Dewdney’s best-selling picture books, is the star of his own original series, now airing on Netflix.

      In this beautiful bilingual storybook, Llama Llama and Mama Llama are just about done with getting ready for the holidays. So Llama decides to help out his friends—hanging wreaths, decorating trees, and baking cookies. Join Llama, Gilroy, Nelly, Euclid, and Luna as they celebrate their favorite time of year.

      ¡Atención, todos: Llama Llama se ha convertido en una estrella de la televisión! El querido personaje que se hizo famoso gracias a la colección superventas de álbumes ilustrados de Anna Dewdney es la estrella de su propia serie original que se transmite ahora por Netflix.

      En este hermoso cuento bilingüe, Llama Llama y Mamá Llama están terminando de decorar todo para las fiestas, así que Llama decide ir a ayudar a sus amigos: a colgar guirnaldas, decorar árboles y hornear galletas. Únete a Llama, Gilroy, Nelly, Euclid y Luna para celebrar con ellos su época favorita del año.

      Anna Dewdney was the author-illlustrator of several bestselling books, including the beloved Llama Llama Red Pajama series. A teacher, mother, and advocate of childhood literacy, Anna was also a passionate gardener and runner. She lived in a restored 18th-century farmhouse in Vermont with her dogs and her partner, Reed Duncan. Anna died in 2016.

      Isabel C. Mendoza (traductora) es la Directora Editorial de la división de Libros Infantiles y Juveniles de Vista Higher Learning, antiguamente Santillana USA. Isabel forma parte de un equipo diverso de especialistas del idioma, defensores del consumidor e investigadores experimentados que trabajan con el objetivo especial de poner los mejores libros en las manos de los lectores hispanohablantes.
       Isabel Mendoza (Translator) is the Editorial Director of the Children and Young Adult Books division at Vista Higher Learning, formerly Santillana USA. Isabel is part of a diverse team of language specialists, customer advocates, and experienced researchers, with a singular goal of getting the best books into the hands of Spanish readers.
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    When Santa Came to Stay Billy Sharff, Eda Kaban
    9780593325230 Hardcover JUVENILE FICTION / Holidays & Celebrations Age (years) from 4 - 7, Grade (US) from P - 2 On Sale Date:October 18, 2022
    $25.99 CAD 10.31 x 10.31 x 0.42 in | 0.88 lb | 40 pages Carton Quantity:24 Canadian Rights: Y Dial Books
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      The Grinch meets Snowmen at Christmas in this rollicking, rhyming picture book that answers the question, Why can’t Christmas last all year?

      What happens when your Christmas cookies are too good? Santa comes…to stay! At first, it’s fantastic: treats and toys and reindeer flights every day. Then Mrs. Claus arrives. And Baby Claus. And before long, the Easter Bunny and her babies Chuck and Puck and Luck and Duck and…you get the picture. By the time the Fourth of July rolls around, everyone’s had a bit too much eggnog in their cereal and confetti in their hair. As one family discovers, maybe the true meaning of Christmas is about more than presents and sweets. And maybe there’s a reason it comes but once a year.

      “Smileworthy [with] lots of playful silliness…Here, too much Santa is a bad thing done just right.” —Kirkus

      “Holiday hijinks reminiscent of Snowmen at Night make this a worthy addition.”  —SLJ

      “[Makes] the most of the hilarious chaos.” —The Horn Book

      “Irreverent [and] high-energy.”PW
      Billy Sharff is an author who writes for kids of all ages. He lives in a little house in the woods of New Hampshire with his wife and daughter. When not writing silly stories, Billy makes movies, writes songs, and visits every bookstore he can find. This is his debut picture book.

      Author Residence: New Hampshire

      Eda Kaban has illustrated many popular books for children, including Pirates Don’t Go to Kindergarten and Even Superheroes Have Bad Days. Born and raised in Turkey, Eda now lives in Oakland, California, with her husband, small son, and two Siamese cats.

      Illustrator Residence: Oakland, CA
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        Marketing: National media campaign

        Downloadable activities

        Online and social media promotion

        Educator and librarian outreach

        Author Website: billysharffbooks.com; edakabanstudio.com

        Author Social Media: @billysharffbooks; @petiteturk
    • Awards & Reviews

      “Story and art make for a smileworthy book with lots of playful silliness and a gentle reminder about the heart of Christmas. Here, too much Santa is a bad thing done just right.” —Kirkus

      “Accompanied by vibrant illustrations full of the color and movement, this is a fun and silly story that will be giggled over while shared time and again during the holiday season…. Holiday hijinks reminiscent of Caralyn’s Buehner’s Snowmen at Night make this a worthy addition to the holiday fare. —SLJ

      “Rhyming, irreverent lines from Sharff [and] polished, high-energy cartooning by Kaban visualizes constant-Christmas chaos [with a] creative solution.”Publishers Weekly

      ”Energetic cartoon illustrations, featuring a creative problem-solving Black girl and her parents, capture the over-the-top premise, making the most of the hilarious chaos." —The Horn Book
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    9780593353387 Hardcover JUVENILE FICTION / Holidays & Celebrations On Sale Date:October 18, 2022
    $13.99 CAD Carton Quantity:72 Philomel Books

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