Holiday Book Recommendations


Santa will visit the library Thursday night from 6:30-8 PM for free photos with the kids!

Sarah Nadeau of the Washington County Free Library joined Michelle in the studio Thursday morning to recommend some books for the holiday season.

When Santa Was a Baby by Linda Bailey with illustrations by Genevieve Godbout

  • Santa’s parents always knew their little one was special. He had a booming voice, loved the color red, had an interest in chimneys, and was very generous with his toys. This is an adorable and humorous portrait of a kid who fulfills his destiny with the support of proud parents.
  • Santa will visit the library Thursday night from 6:30-8 PM for free photos with the kids! We will have cookies and a book for each child while supplies last.

Together at Midnight by Jennifer Castle (Young Adult Fiction)

  • High school senior Kendall, returning from a life-changing trip abroad, and Max, a soon-to-be college student floating through a gap year, are in NYC for the holidays and both accept a dare to do meaningful acts of kindness for strangers. The challenge pulls the two teens closer together as the clock counts down to New Year’s Eve.
  • This is a romantic tale about human connection set in a vibrant city.

Homemade Holiday  by Sophie Pester and Catharina Bruns (nonfiction)

  • This book features 40 festive projects perfect for holiday gifts to bring joy to everyone on your list. From knitted slippers to DIY gift wrap, this book is a great idea for homemade or last minute projects.
  • The library has cookbooks, craft books, and other creative guides for all occasions.

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