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A Boy Called Christmas

A Boy Called Christmas

  • Author: Matt Haig
  • Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
  • ISBN: 0399552677
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Page: 240
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Before there was Santa Claus, there was a young boy who believed in the impossible. . . . Lemony Snicket meets Elf in this warmhearted Christmas caper. Eleven-year-old Nikolas—nicknamed “Christmas”—has received only one toy in his life: a doll carved out of a turnip. But he’s happy with his turnip doll, because it came from his parents, who love him. Then one day his father goes missing, and Nikolas must travel to the North Pole to save him. Along the way, Nikolas befriends a surly reindeer, bests a troublesome troll, and discovers a hidden world of enchantment in the frozen village of Elfhelm. But the elves of Elfhelm have troubles of their own: Christmas spirit and goodwill are at an all-time low, and Nikolas may be the only person who can fix things—if only he can reach his father before it’s too late. . . . Sparkling with wit and warmth, A Boy Called Christmas is a cheeky new Christmas classic-in-the-making from acclaimed author Matt Haig and illustrator Chris Mould. "Irresistibly readable. Destined to become a Christmas and anytime-before-or-after-Christmas classic!" --Chris Grabenstein, New York Times bestselling author of Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library “The definitive (and funny) history of ho, ho, ho! My children loved it.” —Yann Martel, bestselling author of Life of Pi “The most evergreen, immortal Christmas story to be published for decades.” —Stephen Fry "Humorous and heartfelt, A Boy Called Christmas will grow your heart three sizes and make you believe in magic." --Liesl Shurtliff, New York Times bestselling author of Rump "Matt Haig has an empathy for the human condition, the light and the dark of it, and he uses the full palette to build his excellent stories.”—Neil Gaiman, Newbery-winning author of The Graveyard Book From the Hardcover edition.

A Boy Called Christmas

A Boy Called Christmas

  • Author: Matt Haig
  • Publisher: Canongate Books
  • ISBN: 1782117903
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Page: 288
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BELIEVE IN THE IMPOSSIBLE You are about to read THE TRUE STORY OF FATHER CHRISTMAS If you are one of those people who believe that some things are impossible, you should put this book down right away. (Because this book is FULL of impossible things.) Are you still reading? Good. Then let us begin...

A Boy Called Christmas

A Boy Called Christmas

  • Author: Matt Haig
  • Publisher: HarperCollins
  • ISBN: 1443450243
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Page: 240
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The Girl Who Saved Christmas

The Girl Who Saved Christmas

  • Author: Matt Haig
  • Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
  • ISBN: 1524700460
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Page: 320
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"If somewhere in the afterlife Roald Dahl met Charles Dickens and they cooked up a new Christmas tale, it couldn’t have much on this fleet, verbally rambunctious, heart-stealing follow-up to A Boy Called Christmas."—The New York Times Amelia Wishart was the first child ever to receive a Christmas present. It was her Christmas spirit that gave Santa the extra boost of magic he needed to make his first trip around the world. But now Amelia is in trouble. When her mother falls ill, she is sent to the workhouse to toil under cruel Mr. Creeper. For a whole year, Amelia scrubs the floors and eats watery gruel, without a whiff of kindness to keep her going. It’s not long before her hope begins to drain away. Meanwhile, up at the North Pole, magic levels dip dangerously low as Christmas approaches, and Santa knows that something is gravely wrong. With the help of his trusty reindeer, a curious cat, and Charles Dickens, he sets out to find Amelia, the only girl who might be able to save Christmas. But first Amelia must learn to believe again. . . . “Matt Haig has an empathy for the human condition, the light and the dark of it, and he uses the full palette to build his excellent stories.” —Neil Gaiman, Newbery-winning author of The Graveyard Book "With a little bit of naughty and a lot of nice, this Christmastime yarn is a veritable sugarplum." —Kirkus Reviews

Father Christmas and Me

Father Christmas and Me

  • Author: Matt Haig
  • Publisher: Canongate Books
  • ISBN: 1786890763
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Page: 288
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LET THE BATTLE FOR CHRISTMAS BEGIN It isn't always easy, growing up as a human in Elfhelm, even if your adoptive parents are the newly married Father Christmas and Mary Christmas. For one thing, Elf School can be annoying when you have to sing Christmas songs everyday - even in July - and when you fail all your toy-making tests. Also it can get very, very cold. But when the jealous Easter Bunny and his rabbit army launch an attack to stop Christmas, it's up to Amelia, her new family and the elves to keep Christmas alive. Before it's too late . . .

The Labrador Pact

The Labrador Pact

  • Author: Matt Haig
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 9780670018529
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 341
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Struggling with the typical throes of human life with the help of their loyal black Labrador, Prince, the Hunter family is aided in unusual ways by their canine friend when he perceives that they are becoming their own worst enemies.

Rusty the Boy from the Hills

Rusty the Boy from the Hills

  • Author: Ruskin Bond
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 8184754493
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 224
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Rusty is a quiet, imaginative and sensitive boy who lives with his grandparents in pre-Independence Dehra Dun. Though he is not the adventurous himself, the strangest and most extraordinary things keep happening around him. The house in Dehra is full of strange creatures. Rusty has to deal with everything from his grandfather’s pet python to the ever-inventive Uncle Ken. Visiting his father in wartime Java, Rusty narrowly escapes enemy bombardment, and survives a plane crash in the Arabian Sea. Back in India, he spends his time encountering a ghost in the garden and recreating his grandmother’s youthful days from an old photograph. Then, something totally unexpected happens and Rusty is forced to leave Dehra, his future uncertain ... This volume of Rusty stories, the first in a series, traces Rusty’s development from early childhood to his early teens and is a riveting read for younger and older children alike.

The Christmas Eve Tree

The Christmas Eve Tree

  • Author: Delia Huddy
  • Publisher: Candlewick Press
  • ISBN: 0763679178
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Page: 40
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a homeless boy's rescue of a scrawny Christmas tree sparks a glimmer of hope that has far-reaching effects.

Christmas at the Toy Museum

Christmas at the Toy Museum

  • Author: David Lucas
  • Publisher: Candlewick Press
  • ISBN: 0763658685
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Page: 32
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Looking forward to sharing Christmas together at the Toy Museum after the lights go out, an assortment of magical toy companions gather around the Christmas tree and are dismayed to find no gifts, prompting an idea that they should give themselves to each other.

The Last Family in England

The Last Family in England

  • Author: Matt Haig
  • Publisher: Canongate Books
  • ISBN: 1786893231
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 314
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FROM THE NUMBER ONE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR Meet the Hunter family: Adam, Kate, and their children Hal and Charlotte. And Prince, their Labrador. Prince is an earnest young dog, striving hard to live up to the tenets of the Labrador Pact (Remain Loyal to Your Human Masters, Serve and Protect Your Family at Any Cost). Other dogs, led by the Springer Spaniels, have revolted. As things in the Hunter family begin to go badly awry – marital breakdown, rowdy teenage parties, attempted suicide – Prince’s responsibilities threaten to overwhelm him and he is forced to break the Labrador Pact and take desperate action to save his Family.

The Truth Pixie

The Truth Pixie

  • Author: Matt Haig
  • Publisher: Canongate Books
  • ISBN: 1786894335
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Page: 112
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From number one bestselling author Matt Haig comes a hilarious and heartwarming story, brilliantly illustrated throughout by Chris Mould Wherever she is, whatever the day, She only has one kind of thing to say. Just as cats go miaow and cows go moo, The Truth Pixie can only say things that are true. A very funny and lovable tale of how one special pixie learned to love herself. The Truth Pixie is an enchanting, rhyming story that will delight younger readers – with words by the bestselling mastermind Matt Haig and pictures by the inky genius Chris Mould.

Drummer Boy

Drummer Boy

  • Author: Loren Long
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 039925174X
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Page: 40
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After accidentally being thrown away, a beloved toy drummer boy goes on an adventure that eventually brings him back to a warm home, where he is placed near baby Jesus in a manger scene.

To Be a Cat

To Be a Cat

  • Author: Matt Haig
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1442454067
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Page: 304
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Twelve-year-old Barney Willow gets his wish to be a cat but soon discovers that not all felines are cute and cuddly--some are downright evil--and his life is in grave danger, but his missing father may be able to help.

Billy Christmas

Billy Christmas

  • Author: Mark A. Pritchard
  • Publisher: Santa Fe Writers Project
  • ISBN: 0982625189
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Page: 300
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Billy's father disappeared last Christmas and his mother has been grief-stricken ever since, but twelve days before Christmas Billy is given a set of twelve difficult tasks and if he completes them he may be reunited with his missing father.

The Christmas Boot

The Christmas Boot

  • Author: Lisa Wheeler
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 0803741340
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Page: 32
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A lovely, original story of Santa's magic, illustrated by Caldecott Medalist Jerry Pinkney.Lonely Hannah is delighted to discover a warm black boot as she gathers kindling in the forest. A poor woman, she doesn't have proper shoes on her cold feet. oGlory be! I only wish I had your mate,o she says to the boot, and the next morning, to her great surprise, there is not just one boot but two sitting by her bed! And then more wishes bring even better comforts-even a glorious new house. But the best is still to come- A visitor arrives at her door - a man with a big white beard, wearing a red suit and only one boot. Hannah realizes that she needs to return this man's boot to him, and when she does all of her magical comforts disappear. But the man grants her a wish in return. oWhat I truly desire is someone to talk to,o she says, obut warm boots and a pair of mittens would be mighty fine.o The man winks, and the boots and mittens appear. It isn't until bedtime, after Hannah has said goodbye to Santa, that she discovers the most important gift-a new friend! For inside one of the boots is her very own puppy. Praise for The Christmas Boot

The Christmas Fox

The Christmas Fox

  • Author: Anik McGrory
  • Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
  • ISBN: 1101935022
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Page: 32
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A Christmas tale for young children that celebrates the true meaning of the season “Come!” drummed a woodpecker one cold, wintry day. “A baby is coming. There’s work to be done!” One by one, from field and forest, the animals make their way to a barn. The cow has sweet-smelling hay to offer the baby. The bluebird has the gift of song. And a lamb has soft, cozy wool. But the shy little fox has nothing to offer . . . or so he thinks. With its gentle text and warm, expressive illustrations, this irresistible take on the Nativity story invites even the youngest child to discover the truest gifts of the Christmas season: the ones that come from the heart. PRAISE FOR THE CHRISTMAS FOX "In this understated, beautifully illustrated Nativity story, a little fox is invited to come along on a journey because a baby will be arriving soon. Glowing watercolor illustrations in a loose, expressive style capture the antics of the fox and create an exciting environment of starry skies, snowy fields, and a light-filled stable. A lovely, gentle, and open-ended introduction to the story of the birth of baby Jesus" --Kirkus Reviews "McGrory transplants the Nativity story to a snowy woodland setting. . . . McGrory’s soft, gestural artwork, washed with pale color and infused with lemony light, celebrate the fox’s play, and his joyful spirit is a gift both to the waiting child and to readers." --Publishers Weekly "This homey take on the Nativity story delivers a warm tale of love and humility for the holidays." --The Horn Book

Top Elf

Top Elf

  • Author: Caleb Huett
  • Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
  • ISBN: 1338052144
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Page: 288
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These elves are off the shelves.Ollie and Celia think they know what the life of an elf is supposed to be like: Make toys. Help Santa. Make more toys. Help Santa. Try out a new ice-cream flavor. Help Santa.But then Santa rocks the North Pole with a surprise announcement! He's decided this is going to be his last year in the Big Red Suit--and instead of letting his oldest son, the unfortunately named Klaus Claus, take over, he's opening up the job to any kid who wants to apply--Claus or elf. The Santa Trials have begun!Ollie and Celia enter the contest, having no idea whatsoever that they'll soon have to squeeze through impossible chimneys, race runaway sleighs, sweet-talk a squad of rowdy reindeer, and consume cruel amounts of cookies and milk. It's both an adventure and a survival test, far beyond what any elf or Claus has been asked to do before. But whoever rises to the top will get a reward even bigger than Christmas . . .

A Boy Called Dickens

A Boy Called Dickens

  • Author: Deborah Hopkinson
  • Publisher: Schwartz & Wade
  • ISBN: 0375987401
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Page: 40
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For years Dickens kept the story of his own childhood a secret. Yet it is a story worth telling. For it helps us remember how much we all might lose when a child's dreams don't come true . . . As a child, Dickens was forced to live on his own and work long hours in a rat-infested blacking factory. Readers will be drawn into the winding streets of London, where they will learn how Dickens got the inspiration for many of his characters. The 200th anniversary of Dickens's birth was February 7, 2012, and this tale of his little-known boyhood is the perfect way to introduce kids to the great author. This Booklist Best Children's Book of the Year is historical fiction at its ingenious best. From the Hardcover edition.

Dragons in a Bag

Dragons in a Bag

  • Author: Zetta Elliott
  • Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
  • ISBN: 1524770477
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Page: 160
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The dragon's out of the bag in this diverse, young urban fantasy from an award-winning author! When Jaxon is sent to spend the day with a mean old lady his mother calls Ma, he finds out she's not his grandmother--but she is a witch! She needs his help delivering baby dragons to a magical world where they'll be safe. There are two rules when it comes to the dragons: don't let them out of the bag, and don't feed them anything sweet. Before he knows it, Jax and his friends Vikram and Kavita have broken both rules! Will Jax get the baby dragons delivered safe and sound? Or will they be lost in Brooklyn forever?

Kringle

Kringle

  • Author: Tony Abbott,Greg Call
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780439749428
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Page: 324
  • View: 502
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This coming-of-age story is a tale of fantasy and mystery, of goblins, elves, and flying reindeer, and of how a boy from the humblest beginnings fulfills his destiny.