Kindergarten: Gingerbread Mouse by Katy Bratun. A mouse loses her home and finds a new dwelling inside a gingerbread house.
Grade 1: Silent Night, Holy Night: The story behind our favorite Christmas Carol by Myrna Strasser.
Grade 2: Sorry, Miss! By Jo Furtado and Frederic Joos. A series of minor tragedies befalls a boy’s library book as he gets overdue notices every month for a year.
Grade 3: Countdown to Christmas by Bill Peet. Santa goes on a modern kick; he repaints his sleigh with untraditional colors, hints that he’ll get a jet engine next year (to the dismay of the reindeer) and throws out his old, well worn gift sack with terrible yet hysterical results.
Grade 4: It’s Christmas by Jack Prelutsky. A collection of poems and stories about the “ups and downs of Christmas”.
Grade 5: PART ONE: Christmas Tapestry by Patricia Polacco. A heartwarming story adapted from presentations by Dr. Clarence Riedenbach and heard on the “Hour of Power” with Robert Schuller. In the story, a tapestry brings together a couple that was separated by war.