Christmas Is Coming

  • Interest Level: Preschool - Grade 3
  • Reading Level: Grade 2

Waiting for Christmas sure can be hard! But Anna helps out her new baby brother by telling him all of the signs that Christmas is coming—like making frost on a window, decorating with lights, and picking out the most perfect tree. She also shows her brother how to make the time pass faster by making cookies and presents for family and friends. When the big day finally arrives, Anna races downstairs to count all of the presents under the tree. But suddenly she realizes what the very best Christmas present of all really is. And it isn’t something that’s under the tree. . .

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Interest Level Preschool - Grade 3
Reading Level Grade 2
Genre Picture Books
Category Holidays
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Carolrhoda Books ®
Language English
Publication Date 2007-08-01
Reading Counts! Level 6.4
Reading Counts! Points 1.0
BISACS JUV017010, JUV013070, JUV039220
Dewey [E]
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Lexile 610
ATOS Reading Level 3.6
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 115545
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Original artwork and Reviewed



“Bogacki contributes a series of charming, lightly stylized illustrations, warm with chalk-box colors and full of seasonal details for children to enjoy.”

Kirkus Reviews

“Delightfully different illustrations in a naïf style are the glowing heart of this cheerful story of a little girl’s preparations for Christmas.”
Kirkus Reviews

School Library Journal

“Conversational prose complements spreads that feature impressionistic pastel colors. Some pages also include vignettes, and all elements combine successfully to present an older sister’s perspective and love-filled explanations.”
School Library Journal

Author: Anne Bowen

Anne Bowen is the author of Tooth Fairy’s First Night, which was nominated for the Nevada Young Reader’s Award, the Nebraska Golden Sower Award, and the Georgia Picture Book Award. Her book, What Do Teacher’s Do (after YOU Leave School)? was a CBC Book Award nominee and a Society of School Librarians International Honor Book. She also wrote When You Visit Grandma and Grandpa, A Children’s Book Committee at Bank Street College Best Children’s Book of the Year, and I Know An Old Teacher, which was included in the 100th anniversary edition of the Bank Street College’s Best Children’s Books of the Year. Anne was a teacher for thirty years. She lives in Ogden, Utah, with her husband.

Illustrator: Tomek Bogacki