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I don't necessarily mean Books That Exist Solely to Promote a Holiday (although they aren't excluded, either). Just wanted to start a thread about our favorite books to curl up with when you want magic or "comfort food" books or whatever it is that makes you feel that all's right in the world this time of year.

Right now I'm rereading Kevin Crossley-Holland's Arthur series. It has that feel--hope in the cold darkness, miracles, magic, and a connection to people like me who happen to have lived eight hundred years ago. But I definitely have to include Narnia in this!

What about you? What are your favorites this time of year?
#1 - December 24, 2011, 08:39 AM

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I don't really have a traditional holiday read, but two of my favorites that feature Christmas prominently are THE DARK IS RISING and THE HUNDRED AND ONE DALMATIANS.
#2 - December 24, 2011, 09:16 AM

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We love to read The Best Christmas Pageant Ever with our kids every year. It is a great read-aloud!
#3 - December 25, 2011, 08:09 PM
FIVE SHORT SECONDS
SAYA AT SPEED
RULES OF THE GAME
TEST CASES
TWISTER RESISTERS
CRASH COURSE
Heinemann, Fall 2013

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Dickens' A Christmas Carol. I think this is maybe my favorite book of all time.
#4 - December 25, 2011, 08:43 PM
XVI, Puffin/Speak, available now
Truth, Puffin/Speak, January 2012
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#5 - December 25, 2011, 09:02 PM

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Narnia is on my list too, I plan to start reading the series to my nine year old.  I've been re-reading old YA favorites like A Separate Peace and The Catcher in the Rye -- for enjoyment, and to analyze what makes them work so well.
#6 - December 26, 2011, 05:52 AM
Butterfly Girl (middle grade novel, Clear Fork Publishing, spring 2018)
Ten Clever Ninjas (picture book, Clear Fork Publishing, summer 2018)

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Nancy and Plum by Betty MacDonald.  It was the first book I ever stayed up past midnight to finish. 
#7 - December 26, 2011, 10:06 AM

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THE HUNDRED AND ONE DALMATIANS.

Brilliant.^
#8 - December 26, 2011, 10:52 AM
THE VOICE OF THUNDER, WiDo Publishing Aug 2012
THERE'S A TURKEY AT THE DOOR, Hometown520 July 2011

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The Dark is Rising
Little Women
The Children of Green Knowe
Mandy
... all books I feel like reading during the holiday season!
#9 - December 26, 2011, 10:54 AM

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