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Middle Grade
“CHRISTMAS CAROL & THE DEFENDERS OF CLAUS”
Author:Robert Fouch
Book Description:Carol is so obsessed with Christmas, everyone calls her "Christmas Carol." But Carol soon discovers she's a "Defenders of Claus" and is destined to save Santa.
Publication Date:2017
Publisher:Sky Pony Press
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DANCE ME A STORY: TWELVE TALES FROM THE CLASSIC BALLETS
Author:Jane Rosenberg
Illustrator:Jane Rosenberg
Book Description:This richly illustrated book retells 12 great ballets as fairy tales.Featured prominently is the holiday treat, The Nutcracker, which celebrates the wonder of Christmas.
Publication Date:2008
Publisher:Thames & Hudson
Website:http://janerosenbergprojects.com/
DEREK HYDE KNOWS SPOOKY WHEN HE SEES IT
Author:Michael Lunsford
Book Description:Derek Hyde, a spookaphobic 12-year-old, confronts headless ghosts and their evil son after moving into the Hyde Funeral Home with his quirky mortician parents.
Publication Date:2019
Publisher:Intense Publications
Website:https://comcast.net/
THE FIVE STAR DETECTIVES: THE CASE OF THE DISAPPEARING CHANUKAH CANDLES
Author:Ellen Roteman
Book Description:An upbeat and uproarious Chanukah mystery for kids.
Publication Date:2018
Publisher:Menucha Publishers
Website:https://ellenroteman.com/
THE GREAT PET HEIST
Author:Emily Ecton
Illustrator:Dave Mottram
Book Description:When their owner is sent to the hospital after a fall, a ragtag group of pets plan a heist in order to support themselves.
Publication Date:2020
Publisher:Atheneum Books for Young Readers (Simon & Schuster)
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THE MISSING BARBEGAZI
Author:Helle Norup
Book Description:Set in the the snowy alps during the week between Christmas and New Year's, fast-paced middle-grade fantasy has love for family at its core.
Publication Date:2019
Publisher:Jollyfish Press
Website:http://www.hsnorup.com/
NUTCRACKED
Author:Susan Adrian
Book Description:When Georgie's dream of being Clara in The Nutcracker ballet comes true, she's magically drawn into the world of the Nutcracker, and must help battle the Mouse King!
Publication Date:2017
Publisher:Random House Children's Books
Website:http://susanadrian.net/
WELCOME TO WASHINGTON, FINA MENDOZA
Author:Kitty Felde
Illustrator:Imelda Hinojosa
Book Description:There is a National Christmas Tree, but Congress gets one, too. Fina Mendoza solves a mystery and gets to star at the Capitol Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony.
Publication Date:2019
Publisher:Black Rose Writing
Website:http://www.kittyfelde.com/
WHAT THE MOON SAID
Author:Gayle Rosengren
Book Description:During the Great Depression, Esther celebrates Independence Day and Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas very differently than in the past but surrounded by loving family.
Publication Date:2014
Publisher:G.P. Putnam's Sons (Penguin Young Readers Group)
Website:http://www.gaylerosengren.com/
THE WIND CALLED MY NAME
Author:Mary Sanchez,
Illustrator:Raul Colon,
Book Description:The Great Depression winds push Margarita Sandoval from her ancestral New Mexican home to Wyoming, where both Las Posadas and Christmas are celebrated.
Publication Date:2018
Publisher:Lee & Low Books
Website:http://marylouisesanchez.com/