Books from Christmas past get new life in these reissued editions. From a 1920s picture book about young Santa to the book that inspired a 1970s Jim Henson musical, stories of all styles are repackaged in time for holiday displays and storytimes.
The classic Christmas tale comes alive again in a hardcover edition with rich, new illustrations from Innocenti.
The Boy Who Lived in Pudding Lane
This story originally appeared in a 1921 issue of Ladies Home Journal, recounting Santa’s boyhood life. It is reissued here with full-color illustrations.
The Steadfast Tin Soldier
Seidler and Marcellino teamed up in 1992 to give this well-known story—about a soldier separated from a paper ballerina—a quiet and detailed treatment.
A Child’s Christmas in Wales
Thomas’s 1952 classic, with illustrations by the Caldecott Medalist, is as full of idyllic and nostalgic details as this gift edition.
Emmet Otter’s Jug-Band Christmas
The award-winning duo behind Bread and Jam for Frances originally released this book in 1969, and it was later adapted for screen by Jim Henson into a Muppet musical. The story is a heartfelt and hardscrabble take on “The Gift of the Magi.”
The Legend of Old Befana: An Italian Christmas Story
DePaola’s take on an Italian version of the biblical story of the three wise men is reprinted for the first time since 1980.
This imaginative take on the Santa myth features a fantastical dirigible-filled North Pole, and lift-the-flap letters to Mr. Claus.
Originally published in 2000, Joyce’s picture book, which inspired a TV series, documents the potentially dangerous friendship between snowmen and robots.