Staff Picks: Holiday Books

Do you need help picking a book to read during the holidays? We have some suggestions.

Click on the list below to view our suggestions in our catalog.

“A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens

“It’s the only Dickens story I like. My son and I read it together every Christmas Eve.”
– Clara Gerner, adult/teen services librarian, Cold Spring Branch

“Visions of Sugar Plums” by Janet Evanovich

“A great, quick read for the holidays.”
– Amy Carroll, adult/teen services programmer, Cold Spring Branch

“Silver Packages” by Cynthia Rylant

“Christmas isn’t always about getting what you want. A heartwarming read for all ages.”
– Tammy Clines, information services, Carrico/Fort Thomas Branch

“How the Grinch Stole Christmas” by Dr. Seuss

“I love the story, and the children have such a fun time listening to it. It’s a Christmas classic.”
– Brittany Parr, children’s services programmer, Cold Spring Branch

“The Christmas Cat” by Efner Tudor Holmes

“Youngsters in your life will request it again and again, especially if they are animal lovers. The book is beautifully illustrated by the late Tasha Tudor.”
– Janet Arno, adult programming coordinator

“Festive in Death” by J.D. Robb

“Lieutenant Eve Dallas tries to solve a brutal murder before Christmas.”
– Cassie Fischer, information services assistant, Carrico/Fort Thomas Branch

“A Redbird Christmas” by Fannie Flagg

“I love anything by Fannie Flagg, but this books is so sweet. Loved it!”
– Yvonne Ullrich, page, Newport Branch

“The Snowman” by Raymond Briggs

“A wordless picture book that tells its story entirely with beautiful illustrations. It’s sure to warm the heart on a cold winter’s day!”
– Sarah Geisler, collection services librarian

“The Biggest Smallest Christmas Present”
by Harriet Muncaster

“This picture book about the smallest girl in the world and her BIG presents instantly became a favorite of my two granddaughters when I read it to them last Christmas.”
– Lily J. Herald, patrons services supervisor, Newport Branch

“Hogfather” by Terry Pratchett

“When an assassin kidnaps Father Christmas (or Hogfather), only the Grim Reaper can save him.”
– Michael Gregory, collection services coordinator


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