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Juvenile Holiday Books


Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa

storyA Christmas Story
Jean Shepherd
Ralphie’s unstoppable campaign to get Santa or anyone else to give him a Red Ryder carbine action 200-shot range model air rifle. Who cares that the whole adult world is telling him, “You’ll shoot your eye out, kid.”

lifeThe Life and Adventures of Santa Claus

L. Frank Baum

Here is another story of the origin of Santa Claus by the creator of the Wizard of Oz. You can choose which one to believe.  A human foundling child, adopted by a wood-nymph and raised by the creatures who inhabit a magical forest, grows up to be the immortal Santa Claus.

starryStarry, Starry Night : Three Holiday Stories

Lurlene McDaniel

Lurlene McDaniel has written over 50 young adult books. She is well known for writing about characters struggling with chronic and terminal illnesses, such as cancer, diabetes, and organ failure.  A collection of three stories in which teenagers face life-altering situations.

nicholasNicholas St. North & the Battle of the Nightmare King (Rise of the Guardians Bk #1)

William Joyce and Laura Geringer

The story of how Santa Claus came to be in what may be the best fantasy Christmas novel that your child will ever read. The first in the Rise of the Guardians series which is now a major motion picture.  Nicholas St. North, a daredevil swordsman seeking treasure in the fiercely guarded village of Santoff Claussen finds, instead, the great wizard Ombric Shalazar and a battle against the Nightmare King and his evil Fearlings–a battle Nicholas can win only if he finds five other Guardians in time.

homeHome for the Holidays: Mother Daughter Book Club bk #5

Heather Vogel Frederick.

Four girls continue their mother-daughter book club, reading Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol, but from unexpected blizzards to a sledding disaster, nothing goes as planned.

nineNine Spoons: a Chanukah Story

Marci Stillerman

A few brave souls in a Nazi camp are determined to gather nine spoons to make a menorah for Chanukah.

miracleThe Miracle Jar : a Hanukkah Story

Audrey Penn

A family in the Old Country hopes to recreate the miracle of the first Hanukkah by making a small jar of cooking oil last long enough to make a treat for each of the eight nights.

betweenBetween Father and Son : An African-American Fable

Eric V. Copage

Thirteen-year-old Jordan, with the help of the mysterious owner of a street-corner snack shop, learns how to apply the principles of Kwanzaa to everyday life.

latkeThe Latke Who Couldn’t Stop Screaming

Lemony Snicket

Latkes are potato pancakes served at Hanukkah. Lemony Snicket is an alleged children’s author. For the first time in literary history, these two elements are combined in one book.

lastThe Last Holiday Concert

Andrew Clements.

Life is usually easy for popular fifth grader Hart Evans, but when his music teacher puts him in charge of the holiday concert, Hart must use all of his leadership skills to unite the other students.

missMiss Holly is Too Jolly!

Dan Gutman

Disaster reigns when A.J. participates in the school’s holiday pageant celebrating Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa.


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bestThe Best Christmas Pageant Ever

Barbara Robinson

The six mean Herdman kids lie, steal, smoke cigars (even the girls) and then become involved in the community Christmas pageant.

flatStanley’s Christmas Adventure

Jeff Brown

Santa Claus is not his usual, jolly self. In fact, he’s in a terrible mood. He doesn’t believe that children appreciate Christmas anymore. This year, he has decided that he is not going to deliver any Christmas presents!  Luckily, his daughter, Sarah Claus, knows who to call for help. The Lambchop family! But can they convince Santa that there are still good children in the world? Just leave it up to Stanley.