by Heather Stricker
Illustrations by Martha Ratcliff
Together is the story of a little boy who visits Santa, but instead of asking for gifts he tells Santa he simply wants to spend time together with his family enjoying all of their favorite holiday traditions. As he says, "it doesn't matter what we do, something grand or something small, I know our time together is the greatest gift of all."
Together is a finalist for an IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award and has been called, “a thoughtful tale that reflects what is most important during the Christmas season,” by Kirkus Reviews. Reader’s Favorite awarded Together a Five Star review, noting, “I highly recommend this book and believe every home, public library and school library should have a copy – or two.” Blogger, Celebrate at Home wrote, “There are many books that I love to read with my kids at Christmas, but the new book, Together, has become my very favorite, because it expresses the sentiment that I want my children to feel every Christmas.”