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Open Book's Holiday Book Guide #10: FOUR SEASONS

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The holiday season is here, and there's no better time to cozy up with a good book (or ten!). Open Book's Holiday Book Guide will direct you to some of the most engaging books on store shelves this season. Our Guide will be regularly updated throughout December, featuring a fresh theme with each listing. Today's theme: FOUR SEASONS.



Bears 2011 Calendar

by Firefly Books


In Winter's Grip
by Brenda Chapman


A Foster Christmas
by Norm Foster

My Little Stella Library
by Marie-Louise Gay


A Chanukah Noel

by Sharon Jennings & illustrated by Gillian Newland

Counting on Snow
by Maxwell Newhouse

A Flock of Shoes
by Sarah Tsiang & illustrated by Qin Leng

A Calendar of Days
by The Wood Engravers' Network

Four Seasons:

Bears seem to have as many different moods as people do. In the Bears 2011 Calendar published by Firefly Books, world-renowned photographers capture grizzly bears, brown bears and polar bears in scenes from every season.

The snow can cover up a lot — but only for so long. In Winter's Grip (RendezVous Crime) by Brenda Chapman is a dark family mystery that will send a chill down your spine.

A Foster Christmas (Playwrights Canada Press) is a collection of four festive plays by Norm Foster, Canada's favourite playwright. Get in the holiday spirit with a glass of eggnog and "Ethan Claymore," "Bob’s Your Elf," "The Christmas Tree" and "Dear Santa."

Celebrate ten years of Marie-Louise Gay's Stella by following the sprightly little girl through the four seasons with My Little Stella Library (Groundwood Books).

Based on a true story, A Chanukah Noel (Second Story Press) by Sharon Jennings follows Charlotte, a Jewish girl newly arrived in France, as she tries to navigate her new environment and the sights and sounds of Christmas. Illustrated by Gillian Newland.

Written and hauntingly illustrated by Maxwell Newhouse, Counting on Snow (Tundra Books) counts through the animals in the Arctic — while the snowstorm gets heavier with every turn of the page.

Have you ever wondered what your sandals get up to while their hidden away for winter? Join little Abby as she takes the change of seasons — and footwear — to heart in A Flock of Shoes (Annick Press), written by Sarah Tsiang and illustrated by Qin Leng.

The Wood Engravers' Network, which includes members from across the world, has teamed up with The Porcupine's Quill to create A Calendar of Days, the first beautiful product of what will be an ongoing collaboration.


Buy these books at your local independent bookstore or online at Chapters/Indigo or Amazon.

Don't miss previous editions of the Holiday Book Guide! Check out the great line up for:
ANIMALS AMONG US
LIFE STORIES
IDEAS & INSPIRATION
CANADIANA
WORK & PLAY
A TASTE FOR CULTURE
CITY LIVING
THE WORLD AS WE KNOW IT
STAGE, SCREEN & SONG

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