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Holiday Books
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Invite a Poem to Your Holiday Celebration
Sylvia M. Vardell
I like to give books for special occasions (and to Halloween trick-or-treaters), read about holiday traditions around the world, and best of all, share a special poem for celebrations and family gatherings. There are heaps of resource books that provide guidance in selecting, sharing, and celebrating holiday books Read More
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