Mary Engelbreit knows that many of our dearest childhood memories are linked to Christmastime. Now, those memories, illustrated by one of America's favorite artists, are gathered in this Big Book of Santa. This special edition contains Mary's favorite Santa works of art. You don't have to be a child to appreciate the magic of Christmas. By recalling the joy and innocence of children, the excitement and activity of the preparations, and the true meaning of the season, Mary Engelbreit's art captures that we all hold dear.
Cut, color, and craft your way to a fantastic and spectacularly creative Christmas with these fantastic projects, cards, decorations, and gift ideas. All the activities have clear and simple instructions and can be made with simple household items or by simply making a trip to your local dollar store or supermarket. The projects and activities in this book include: Festive decorations for your home or classroom Delicious Christmas food recipes Twelve cards to cut out and color Twenty-six decorations to cut out and color Tons of templates for great ideas including an envelope for the Christmas cards Spread some holiday cheer for Santa and make everything you need for a homemade Christmas! My Big Book of Christmas Activities is the perfect gift for families to hand-make all the necessary Christmas trimmings and spend some quality time together.
This is a large size Christmas and winter coloring book with 110 pages (8.5x11). Templates provided of Letters to Santa, ready to be filled in and mailed to the North Pole! This cute activity book is filled with Santa Claus, reindeer, snowmen, Christmas trees, Christmas cookies and more artwork pages of coloring fun. Coloring pages and activities included to practice handwriting, as well as working on improving reading and spelling skills. BONUS PAGES: Templates for Letters to Santa, ready to fill in by your child or with your help. Also included is a yummy Christmas cookie recipe and royal icing recipe! Pick up a few of these activity books to keep kids entertained throughout the holidays. Unique gift idea for the children's table at Thanksgiving to keep children occupied and interested in fun and creative activities, plus they can take their coloring books home and finish their artwork as they look forward to Christmas! .
Collects the editor's all-time favorite holiday crime stories, including tales by such authors as Arthur Conan Doyle, Sara Paretsky, Peter Lovesey, O. Henry, Damon Runyon, Agatha Christie, and Robert Louis Stevenson.
Have yourself a crooked little Christmas with The Big Book of Christmas Mysteries. Edgar Award-winning editor Otto Penzler collects sixty of his all-time favorite holiday crime stories--many of which are difficult or nearly impossible to find anywhere else. From classic Victorian tales by Arthur Conan Doyle, Robert Louis Stevenson, and Thomas Hardy, to contemporary stories by Sara Paretsky and Ed McBain, this collection touches on all aspects of the holiday season, and all types of mysteries. They are suspenseful, funny, frightening, and poignant. Included are puzzles by Mary Higgins Clark, Isaac Asimov, and Ngaio Marsh; uncanny tales in the tradition of A Christmas Carol by Peter Lovesey and Max Allan Collins; O. Henry-like stories by Stanley Ellin and Joseph Shearing, stories by pulp icons John D. MacDonald and Damon Runyon; comic gems from Donald E. Westlake and John Mortimer; and many, many more. Almost any kind of mystery you’re in the mood for--suspense, pure detection, humor, cozy, private eye, or police procedural—can be found in these pages. FEATURING: - Unscrupulous Santas - Crimes of Christmases Past and Present - Festive felonies - Deadly puddings - Misdemeanors under the mistletoe - Christmas cases for classic characters including Sherlock Holmes, Brother Cadfael, Miss Marple, Hercule Poirot, Ellery Queen, Rumpole of the Bailey, Inspector Morse, Inspector Ghote, A.J. Raffles, and Nero Wolfe.
This meticulously edited collection of Christmas tales, short stories, myths and legends is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents: Louisa May Alcott: Merry Christmas A Christmas Dream and How It Came True Becky's Christmas Dream Kitty's Class Day Rosa's Tale Tilly's Christmas The Abbot's Ghost, or Maurice Treherne's Temptation What the Bell Saw and Said A Christmas Turkey, and How It Came The Little Red Purse A Country Christmas O. Henry: The Gift of the Magi Whistling Dick's Christmas Stocking Christmas by Injunction A Chaparral Christmas Gift Hans Christian Andersen: The Little Match Girl The Steadfast Tin Soldier The Snow Queen The Old House The Drop of Water The Happy Family The Story of a Mother The False Collar The Shadow The Old Street-lamp The Dream of Little Tuk The Naughty Boy The Two Neighboring Families The Darning-needle The Red Shoes Selma Lagerlöf: The Holy Night The Christmas Guest The Flight Into Egypt The Legend of the Christmas Rose Harriet Beecher Stowe: Betty's Bright Idea The First Christmas Of New England Deacon Pitkin's Farm Charles Dickens: A Christmas Carol The Chimes The Cricket on the Hearth The Battle of Life The Haunted Man A Christmas Tree What Christmas Is As We Grow Older The Poor Relation's Story The Child's Story The Schoolboy's Story Nobody's Story The Seven Poor Travellers The Holly-Tree The Wreck of the Golden Mary The Perils of Certain English Prisoners A House to Let The Haunted House A Message From the Sea Tom Tiddler's Ground Somebody's Luggage Mrs. Lirriper's Lodgings Mrs. Lirriper's Legacy Doctor Marigold's Prescriptions Mugby Junction No Thoroughfare Christmas at Fezziwig's Warehouse Thomas Nelson Page: Santa Claus's Partner A Captured Santa Claus Tommy Trots Visit to Santa Claus How the Captain made Christmas Anthony Trollope: Christmas at Thompson Hall Christmas Day at Kirkby Cottage The Mistletoe Bough Not if I Know It The Two Generals William Dean Howells: Christmas Every Day Turkeys Turning the Tables The Pony Engine and the Pacific Express The Pumpkin Glory…