Monthly Archives: December 2012

Who’s That Knocking on Christmas Eve

Who’s That Knocking on Christmas Eve? by Jan Brett Sometime in the last five years I stumbled across this in the school library.  I was suckered in by polar bear on the cover and I took it out.  Imagine my … Continue reading

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The Cat on the Dovrefell

Cat on the Dovrefell by George Desant illustrated by Tomie de Paola In recent years this has slowly crept into the coveted position of my favorite Christmas book.  This is in part due to the cadence of translation from the … Continue reading

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Snowed In

Snowed In by Rachel Hawthorne Ashleigh Sneaux’s parents are getting divorced and her mother has whisked her away to a quaint frozen island in the great lakes.  In the tiny community it doesn’t take long to acquire a new self-proclaimed … Continue reading

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Let It Snow!

Let It Snow: Three Holiday Romances When YA heavyweight authors like John Green and Maureen Johnson get together to write Christmas themed short stories, everybody wins.  The three tales in this book are intertwined with characters crossing between the stories … Continue reading

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Is It Hanukkah Yet?

Is it Hanukkah, Yet? by Nancy Krulik My expectations for this were at rock bottom, because honestly, easy readers/Step in Reading books are usually just awful.  I can tell you that kids love being able to read things all by … Continue reading

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Penina Levine is a Potato Pancake

Penina Levine Is a Potato Pancake by Rebecca O’Connell Plenty of girls will find it easy to relate to Penina Levine, whether or not they are Jewish.  She’s a procrasinator and has left her Hanukkah gift-making until the very last … Continue reading

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Snow (Sunburst Books) by Uri Shulevitz No one wishes for snow quite like a child.  As soon as the first snowflake begins to fall, the boy and his dog are ready for snow.  But all the adults he encounters, whether … Continue reading

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I’m Dreaming of a White…

You know I cannot resist seasonal books.  It’s practically a sickness with me.  If there is a holiday approaching, there are essentially three critical things that must be done. 1. I must watch movies about that holiday. 2. I must … Continue reading

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