The librarians must think I am crazy. I am still ordering and reading Groundhog Day books. It is difficult to compete with the demands for holiday books near the holiday and since many of the books that I am reading now are for future use, it doesn't matter when I read them.
I couldn't get my hands on a copy of Lucia And The Light in December. I checked it from the library last week and was so delighted. I am sure it will become a book in our home library. It is written by the wonderful author Phyllis Root. The dramatic illustrations were done by Mary Grandpre, the illustrator of the Harry Potter books. Lucia and the Light is a retelling of a Nordic folk tale and resonates with elements of the Winter Solstice. It is a long picture book and would make a terrific read aloud to 4-8 year olds.