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Children's Fiction Christmas & Advent

The Christmas Quiet Book

by (author) Deborah Underwood

illustrated by Renata Liwska

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Initial publish date
Sep 2017
Christmas & Advent
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Sep 2017
    List Price
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Oct 2012
    List Price

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 4 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2


The holidays are filled with joyful noise. But Christmas is sometimes wrapped in quiet: “Searching for presents quiet,” “Gingerbread quiet,” and “Hoping for a snow day quiet.” Irresistibly cute, soft colored pencil illustrations of bunnies, owls, bears, and more paint a magical holiday picture indeed.

About the authors

Deborah Underwood has written many books for children. She lives in San Francisco.

Deborah Underwood's profile page

Renata Liwska grew up in Warsaw, Poland, and now lives in Calgary, Canada. She is the illustrator of The Quiet Book and The Loud Book!, both written by Deborah Underwood and both New York Times bestsellers, and Places To Be, written by Mac Barnett. For The Quiet Book, Renata Liwska was awarded the 2010 Society of Illustrators Gold Medal and was named a 2010 Governor General’s Award finalist. You can visit her online at

Renata Liwska's profile page

Editorial Reviews

"A congenial, understated choice for reading aloud to excited children to help them settle down for a long winter's night."
"Reverence for the quieter aspects of the season is indeed a gift."
Publishers Weekly
"This is an ideal title for use during a winter holiday storytime or for one-on-one cuddling at bedtime."
School Library Journal
"Little kids will relate to the anticipation of the big night but also to the little pleasures, like making snow angels and enjoying a cup of steaming cocoa."
"This pleasing companion toThe Quiet Book andThe Loud Book! explores quiet times of the season."
Horn Book
"Especially endearing."
Wall Street Journal
"All of those quiet moments that make the holidays so special are wonderfully illustrated in this adorable book."
Parents Canada
A Huffington Post Holiday Book Recommendation

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