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Children Diversity Reading Challenge

Happy Hanukkah! Schmelf the Hanukkah Elf by Greg Wolfe, illustrated by Howard McWilliam

Schmelf the Hanukkah Elf

Shmelf is one of Santa’s most important elves. He’s part of the List Checking department, and he makes sure all the good boys and girls get their presents! But when Shmelf finds out that some children are missing from Santa’s list, he goes to investigate.

What Shmelf uncovers is Hanukkah, a wondrous and joyful holiday that Jewish families celebrate each year. As Shmelf observes a family lighting the menorah, playing dreidel, and hearing the Hanukkah story, he sees how special the traditions of the holiday truly are-and he wants to be a part of it! Luckily, Santa just might have a special role in mind for Shmelf….

Isn’t that the cutest little elf face ever? I love that this book is focused on the little ones. I know some little ones don’t understand that they celebrate differently than their friends. Here’s a way to make Hanukkah feel special for the little ones who are confused or who want to learn about Hanukkah.

Schmelf!

This fun book counts for their Diversity Reading Challenge!

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Children Diversity Reading Challenge

A fun new book for Hanukkah: Schmelf the Hanukkah Elf by Greg Wolfe, Howard McWilliam

Schmelf the Hanukkah Elf

Shmelf is one of Santa’s most important elves. He’s part of the List Checking department, and he makes sure all the good boys and girls get their presents! But when Shmelf finds out that some children are missing from Santa’s list, he goes to investigate.

What Shmelf uncovers is Hanukkah, a wondrous and joyful holiday that Jewish families celebrate each year. As Shmelf observes a family lighting the menorah, playing dreidel, and hearing the Hanukkah story, he sees how special the traditions of the holiday truly are-and he wants to be a part of it! Luckily, Santa just might have a special role in mind for Shmelf….

Isn’t that the cutest little elf face ever? I love that this book is focused on the little ones. I know some little ones don’t understand that they celebrate differently than their friends. Here’s a way to make Hanukkah feel special for the little ones who are confused or who want to learn about Hanukkah.

Schmelf!

Even though this book is for the littles, let’s make it count for their Diversity Reading Challenge.

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Books Tea Parties

Tea with Santa at Towne Book Center

Not long ago we had the pleasure of hosting a tea party for SANTA!!

TeawithSanta Collage

It was so much fun: we made picture frame crafts, played “Guess That Holiday Tune”, and stuck the 12 Days of Christmas on the tree.

The best surprise of all was when Santa arrived!

The kids didn’t make a peep while he read Twas the Night Before Christmas“!

I even got my picture taken with Santa!

PamSanta

Do you take your holiday photos with Santa?

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Books Children

Letters From Santa and a GIVEAWAY! #SteckSanta @SamiJoLien

I have a very sweet gift for you today. It’s a set of books about letters from Santa!

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Here’s a bit about it:

The magic of Christmas for children is embodied in Santa Claus. This book shows you how to capture that magic by writing a personal letter from Santa for the child or children who are special to you.

Letters from Santa can describe situations your child has been in, recount good deeds he or she has done, make suggestions for improving behavior, and generally inspire your child in positive directions you see for them.

The finely crafted companion volume is where you will write this special letter each Christmas Eve, after your child has brought their book of Santa’s letters to its honored place near the Christmas tree. On Christmas morning, the whole family can gather around as your child discovers what Santa has written just for them.

As the years pass the book with these letters will grow more and more precious. It will be a chronicle of years past, and a guide for years to come.

The two book set also includes hysterical questions from kids.  Take a listen:

 

How fun is that? Now for more fun: I’m giving away Santa’s Crystal Ball!

Santa Crystal Ball

 

It’s like the Magic 8 ball but it tells you whether you’ve been naughty or nice; uh oh!

Enter the giveaway here: a Rafflecopter giveaway

Don’t worry if you’ve been naughty.  There’s still time to change your behavior; GOOD LUCK!

 

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