Who's That Knocking on Christmas Eve? by Jan Brett
A Christmas book with trolls, what fun. Every year trolls invade Kyri's house and eat up her Christmas feast. This year the trolls have a surprise awaiting them, a big polar bear!
Baboushka by Arthur Sholey
A Russian folktale, about a village where everyone is talking about the new bright shining star in the sky, except Baboushka who is too busy cleaning her house. Three men, who are following the star, in search of a new baby King, ask Baboushka to join them on their journey. Baboushka is too busy cleaning, and refuses the offer. Later, Baboushka is filled with regret, so she sets off to Bethlehem with a bag of toys in search of the new born King. When she arrives, it is too late for the newborn is no longer there. Baboushka continues searching for the new King.