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Absolutely Truly

Absolutely Truly: A Pumpkin Falls Mystery by Heather Vogel Frederick Everything was about to be perfect. Truly’s father was finally coming home from Afghanistan and leaving the service, so they’d bought a home in Austin, Texas just a block away … Continue reading

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Light the Lights

Light The Lights! A Story About Celebrating Hanukkah And Christmas by Margaret Moorman When winter comes around, Emma knows it’s the season of lights.  First she celebrates Hanukkah with her family, polishing the menorah with her father, eating latkes and … Continue reading

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The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever by Barbara Robinson The Herdmans are just about the worst kids ever.  They’re mean and nasty and dirty and they smoke and curse.  The one place that is safe from their influence is the church. … Continue reading

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My True Love Gave to Me: Twelve Holiday Stories

My True Love Gave To Me: Twelve Holiday Stories edited by Stephane Perkins I was dying to read this from the moment I knew it existed.  After all I was a huge fan of Let it Snow! another YA holiday … Continue reading

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EllRay Jakes Rocks the Holidays

EllRay Jakes Rocks the Holidays! by Sally Warner Fact: When I read a great book, usually I immediately want to pick up another book and start reading it.  When I read a book I don’t enjoy I find it very … Continue reading

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Christmas in the Big House, Christmas in the Quarters

Christmas In The Big House, Christmas In The Quarters Hiding in the guise of a holiday picture book, this Coretta Scott King award winner is really about a country on the brink of war. I was concerned at first that … Continue reading

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The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place: The Mysterious Howling

The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place: Book I: The Mysterious Howling by Maryrose Wood A prim and properly trained governess, Miss Penelope Lumley, has been summoned to Ashton Place.  She is a bit taken aback when she is hired without … Continue reading

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When Santa Fell to Earth

When Santa Fell To Earth by Cornelia Funke This is a completely adorable Christmas story.  Niklaus Goodfellow, the last of the real Santas, has crash landed when his invisible reindeer ran off in search of marzipan.  His caravan is now … Continue reading

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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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