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Digital Subscriptions > Quill & Quire > DECEMBER 2016 > Winter round up

Winter round up

Four picture books make the most of the season


The Branch

Mireille Messier; Pierre Pratt, ill.

Kids Can Press, Ages 3-7

Yitzi and the Giant Menorah

Richard Ungar

Tundra Books, Ages 5-9

Fox and Squirrel: The Best Christmas Ever

Ruth Ohi

Scholastic Canada, Ages 2-7

The Day Santa Stopped Believing in Harold

Maureen Fergus; Cale Atkinson, ill.

Tundra Books, Ages 4-8

The Day Santa Stopped Believing in Harold

GIVEN OUR climate, it’s no surprise that Canadian kidlit publishers make the most of winter-themed titles, releasing a few every fall. This year’s crop is strong and inclusive, with something to celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, or just the joy (yes, -20°C can be joyful) of winter. As these four picture books show, the season comes in a rainbow of colours and a spectrum of tones ranging from serious to silly.

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