Michael J. Rosen, illustrated by Robert Sabuda

Candlewick, $34.99, ages 5 and up

A pop-up book celebrating the Festival of Lights in a variety of settings — on a kibbutz, on a ship, in the desert and in the big city — from around the world.

A Charlie Brown Christmas

With Sounds and Music

Charles M. Schulz

R.P. Kids, $22.95, ages 4 and up

Here's the first prime-time TV outing of the Peanuts gang, in storybook form, along with interactive elements — music and character voices (including Linus' recitation from Luke's Gospel) — from that hit program.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Pop-Up Book

Roald Dahl, illustrated by Quentin Blake

Penguin, $29.99, ages 7 and up

The magical world of Willy Wonka includes golden tickets, gobstoppers and a river of chocolate, but does it have lickable wallpaper?

Duke Ellington's Nutcracker Suite

Anna Harwell Celenza, Illustrated by Don Tate

Charlesbridge, $19.95, ages 6-9

Duke Ellington's band transforms the classical ballet into a cool-cat jazz number with Vegas glitz and Hollywood glamour. A CD recording of the Ellington/Billy Strayhorn composition is included.

The Great Global Puzzle Challenge With Google Earth

Clive Gifford, illustrated by William Ings

Kingfisher, $15.99, ages 8 and up

A puzzle hunt using Google Earth (with instructions on how to download the free program) that sends young readers on a search using coordinates to visit some of the most fascinating sights around the globe.