Christmas Best



Chaos in Santa’s Workshop

Everything is running smoothly in Santa’s Workshop at the North Pole until five elves decide to walk off their jobs in search of jobs that are “more important… bigger… flashy… less silly” so they could be “Grand and Great.”

The elves soon find out that they’re not cut out for some of their job choices, while Santa’s Workshop is in disarray with their key elves gone. Dejected from their misadventures, the elves return to Santa’s Workshop and are welcomed back by Santa.

As Santa explains, they are already great when they work with love and care, tapping into what is their CHRISTMAS BEST.



“Our family keeps Christmas-themed books under the Christmas tree, and reads one each night leading up to Christmas. We try to add a new one each year, and we are so excited to have added this story to our tradition! The elves have so much personality, and the illustrations are decadent, with a beautiful message for everyone to do their personal best, which in turn blesses the world. We loved this story, and can’t wait for more from the author/illustrator, Diana Kazlauskas! Thank you and Merry Christmas!” by jk

“Diane Kizlauskas has written a book that will be enjoyed by children of all ages. Not only is the story fun but it also teaches a lesson. The illustrations are beautiful. This is sure to become a favorite Christmas time story for children.” by E.Carter


5836079Diana Kizlauskas was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. Trained in art and illustration, she began her career in advertising, illustrating promotional materials for companies including Land O’Lakes®, McDonald’s®, and Quaker Oats®. She also illustrated feature stories for the Chicago Daily Southtown newspaper’s food, financial, and TGIF sections. Then she began to follow her true passion, illustrating trade and educational books for children. She’s illustrated a dozen Leveled Readers for major publishers including Harcourt Achieve, Macmillan McGraw-Hill, and Pearson Education. Her most recent projects included illustrating the award-winning Jorge of Argentina: the Story of Pope Francis for Children, and Howl of the Mission Owl. Her first venture into both writing and illustrating is LETTUCE! This charming Beginner Reader has been a big hit with children, parents and educators. Christmas Best, her second book, is sure to become a big hit, too!



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