Everyone Deserves a Second Chance Escape to the snow-covered streets of Amsterdam in this deeply romantic read, featuring twists, turns and characters you'll fall in love with. Out October 2020 448 Pages MY THOUGHTS: I received this book in exchange for my honest opinion. I've had the pleasure of reading and reviewing all of Karen … Continue reading TOGETHER BY CHRISTMAS, by Karen Swan, MacMillan/Pan MacMillan
What Is Christmas Without a Town Called Christmasville? Krista Galloway is not a fan of Christmas. After her rough childhood in multiple foster homes, the holiday season just brings too many bad memories to the surface. But when she accepts a job as a city manager in the mountain town of Winter Hill, Washington, Christmas … Continue reading CHRISTMAS IN WINTER HILL, By Melody Carlson, Revell/Baker Publishing
Timeless wisdom is found in absurdity in these tales of an iconic Muslim character known as the sagest man in the village -- and also its biggest fool. Would you like to know how a thief can turn into a donkey? Whether a cow can climb a pole? Or why you should spoon yogurt into … Continue reading RIDING A DONKEY BACKWARDS, Retold by Sean Taylor & the Khayaal Theatre, Illustrated by Shirin Adl
There's so much to make, do, and discover in the countdown to Christmas! Fun facts about the weather, winter, animals, and Christmas traditions. Easy-to-follow recipes, seasonal crafts, and color-in sticker activities. Inspiring ideas for how to get involved during this magical time of year. Out November 2018 32 Pages Approx. MY THOUGHTS: I received this … Continue reading WE’RE GOING ON A BEAR HUNT: CHRISTMAS ACTIVITY BOOK, Candlewick Entertainment, Candlewick Press
The Christmas Party is a delicious, page-turning story of romance, family and secrets, by the Sunday Times bestselling author Karen Swan. When Declan Lorne, the last remaining knight in Ireland, dies suddenly, an ancient title passes with him. But his estate on Ireland’s rugged south-west coast is left to his three daughters. The two eldest, … Continue reading THE CHRISTMAS PARTY, by Karen Swan, PGC, Pan Macmillan
From the celebrated creator of Red and Lulu comes the story of a brave little doe who meets Santa and changes Christmas forever. Dasher is an adventurous young reindeer with a wish in her heart. She spends her days with her family under the hot sun in a traveling circus, but she longs for a … Continue reading DASHER, by Matt Tavares, Candlewick Press
Enter the magical world of The Nutcracker in a whole new way with this perfect Christmas stocking stuffer! Christmastime, ballet, and magic! Georgie has waited for this moment her whole life--to dance the part of Clara in The Nutcracker ballet. And when she finally gets the part, it's like a dream come true. . . … Continue reading NUTCRACKED, by Susan Adrian, Random House
Twelve-year-old Ellen learns the quiet strength of family when her mother's deep depression prompts her to ask an estranged aunt for help. Ellen's mother has struggled with depression before, but not like this. With her father away fighting in World War II and her mother unable to care for them, Ellen's only option is to … Continue reading ON SNOWDEN MOUNTAIN, by Jeri Watts, Candlewick Press
When the ugly little fir tree is taken to the city, no one wants to buy him; they prefer the big tall trees. But a homeless boy asks the shopkeeper if he can take the tree, and down by the river in a cardboard box, decorated with a few candles, the tree finds itself at the center of a magical Christmas Eve it will never forget. A Christmas tale with a classic feel but a modern theme at its heart.
A timely retelling of A Christmas Carol for the whole family about a smartphone-obsessed dad. This Christmas, join Michael Rosen and Tony Ross with their unforgettable retelling of Charles Dickens's beloved holiday classic. Harry Gruber plays the role of Scrooge in his school's production of "A Christmas Carol," and he is extra nervous about tonight's performance because his father is in the audience -- not away for business, as usual. Will the story's message of Christmas cheer and the redemptive power of love reach his father's distracted Scrooge heart?