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Picture Books: Holidays

Guide to children's picture books about the alphabet, colors, holidays, and more!


The Easter Egg Farm by Mary Jane Auch

Easter Parade by Irving Berlin

The Easter Egg by Jan Brett

Clifford's Happy Easter by Norman Bridwell

The Easterville Miracle by Melody Carlson

There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Chick by Lucille Colandro

Last One in is a Rotten Egg by Diane DeGroat

Otter Loves Easter by Sam Garton

Here Comes T. Rex Cottontail by Lois Grambling

We're Going on an Egg Hunt by Laura Hughes

Eggstraordinary Easter by Victoria Kann

Betty Bunny Loves Easter by Michael Kaplan

Easter Mice by Bethany Roberts

It's the Easter Beagle, Charlie Brown by Charles M. Schultz

Easter Surprise by Catherine Stock

Minerva Louise and the Colorful Eggs by Janet Stoeke

Here Comes Easter Cat by Deborah Underwood

Max Counts His Chickens by Rosemary Wells

The Night Before Easter by Natasha Wing

The Bunny Who Found Easter by Charlotte Zolotow


Turkey Pox by Laurie Halse Anderson

Arthur's Thanksgiving by Marc Brown

How Many Days to America by Eve Bunting

A Turkey for Thanksgiving by Eve Bunting

Over the River and Through the Wood by Lydia Marie Child

P is for Pilgrim by Carol Crane

Thanksgiving Rules by Laurie Friedman

Thanksgiving Is by Gail Gibbons

I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Pie by Alison Jackson

The Squirrels' Thanksgiving by Steven Kroll

The Thanksgiving Bowl by Virginia Kroll

This is the Turkey by Abby Levine

Thank You, Thanksgiving by David Milgrim

Twas the Night Before Thanksgiving by Dav Pilkey

Thanksgiving Mice by Bethany Roberts

Thanksgiving Day by Anne Rockwell

Splat Says Thank You by Rob Scotton

One Terrific Thanksgiving by Marjorie Sharmat

The Perfect Thanksgiving by Eileen Spinelli

Huff and Puff on Thanksgiving by Jean Warren


The Berenstain Bears Trick or Treat by Stan & Jan Berenstain

The Fierce Yellow Pumpkin by Margaret Wise Brown

Arthur's Halloween by Marc Brown

Bad Kitty, Scaredy-Cat by Nick Bruel

Scary, Scary Halloween by Eve Bunting

Harriet's Halloween Candy by Nancy Carlson

Five Little Monkeys Trick-or-Treat by Eileen Christelow

Jungle Halloween by Maryann Cocca-Leffler

Click, Clack, Boo! by Doreen Cronin

The Bumpy Little Pumpkin by Margery Cuyler

Ollie's Halloween by Olivier Dunrea

Pumpkin Eye by Denise Fleming

It's Pumpkin Time! by Zoe Hall

Angelina's Halloween by Katharine Holabird

AlphaOops! H is for Halloween by Althea Kontis

The Runaway Pumpkin by Kevin Lewis

Froggy's Halloween by Jonathan London

Trick or Treat? by Bill Martin

A Very Brave Witch by Alison McGhee

Mouse's Halloween Party by Jeanne Modesitt

Zen Ghosts by Jon Muth

The Hallo-Wiener by Dav Pilkey

Curious George Goes to a Costume Party by H.A. Rey

Moonlight: The Halloween Cat by Cynthia Rylant

It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown by Charles M. Schulz

Scaredy-Cat, Splat! by Rob Scotton

Sheep Trick or Treat by Nancy Shaw

Ladybug Girl and the Dress-up Dilemma by David Soman

Minerva Louise on Halloween by Janet Morgan Stoeke


Little Santa by Jon Agee

Refuge by Anne Booth

The Wild Christmas Reindeer by Jan Brett

Grumpy Badger's Christmas by Paul Bright

Christmas in the Barn by Margaret Wise Brown

Is It Christmas Yet? by Jane Chapman

Click, Clack, Ho-Ho-Ho! by Doreen Cronin

Carl's Christmas by Alexandra Day

Llama Llama Holiday Drama by Anna Dewdney

Only a Star by Margery Facklam

Angelina's Christmas by Katharine Holabird

Suzy Goose and the Christmas Star by Petr Horacek

Pete the Cat Saves Christmas by Eric Litwin

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer by Robert Lewis May

Waiting for Santa by Steve Metzger

The Night Before Christmas by Clement C. Moore

Little Owl and the Star by Mary Murphy

How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr. Seuss

It's Christmas, David! by David Shannon

Here Comes Santa Cat by Deborah Underwood

Little Bunny Finds Christmas by Pirkko Vainio

The Polar Express by Chris VanAllsburg

I Love Christmas by Anna Walker

The Animals' Christmas Carol by Helen Ward

What Does Mrs. Claus Do? by Kate Wharton

Merry Christmas Big Hungry Bear by Don Wood

Five Little Elves by Dan Yaccarino

Penguin's Christmas Wish by Salina Yoon

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