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Holiday Books for Middle Schoolers

Get your independent reader in the festive spirit with these books that celebrate the season.
 
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A Christmas Carol
by Stephen Krensky , Charles Dickens Illustrated by Dean Morrissey

Dickens' classic tale of Ebenezer Scrooge, the miser who learns the true meaning of Christmas through visits from the Three Spirits, is inspiring and heart-warming for people of all ages.

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The Christmas Book: How To Have The Best Christmas Ever
by Juliana Foster
Tis the season to be jolly, and with this festive holiday book, it will be easy as pie!

This amusing and informative guide is full of tips and tricks for having the best Christmas ever. Inside you'll find:

- Hints and tips for hosting the perfect holiday party.
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Hardcovers : $6.99

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When Santa Fell to Earth
by Cornelia Funke Illustrated by Paul Howard

Scared by a storm, Twinklestar, the least reliable reindeer, bolts—causing Santa and his sleigh to crash-land.

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The Angel Tree
by Daphne Benedis-Grab
A heartwarming Christmas mystery and friendship story!

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Hardcovers : $11.89

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Goosebumps Most Wanted Special Edition #2: The 12 Screams of Christmas
by R.L. Stine
The infamous, Most Wanted Goosebumps characters are out on the loose and after you. For the first time ever, it's a Goosebumps Christmas!

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Secret Santa
by Sabrina James , John Scognamiglio

Noelle, a hopeless romantic, just knows that her gifts have to be from her senior crush. And geeky Froggy thinks the game is the perfect way to get super-popular Celia to fall for him — except she thinks his gifts are from bad-boy Jake. Romantic mishaps abound, but all is revealed on the night of the Winter Dance.

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The Bells of Christmas
by Virginia Hamilton Illustrated by Lambert Davis

Twelve-year-old Jason Bell waits impatiently for Christmas 1890.

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The Birds' Christmas Carol
by Kate Douglas Wiggin Illustrated by Jessie Gillespie
Few characters embody the spirit of Christmas more fully than Kate Douglas Wiggin's Carol Bird. This classic Christmas story by the author of Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm features a child as memorable and charitable as Dickens's Tiny Tim.
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Christmas After All: Christmas After All: The Great Depression Diary Of Minnie Swift
Series: Dear America
by Kathryn Lasky

At the age of twelve, Minnie Swift is living through one of the toughest times in America's history, The Great Depression. She keeps a detailed diary over the span of one Christmas month.

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A Holiday Memory
Series: Heartland
by Lauren Brooke

Amy reminisces about her mother's final Christmas and the trials of training Sundance. Frustrated by Sundance's attitude and her mother's rigorous training schedule, Amy's holiday spirit is lacking until Sundance falls ill.

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Holiday Princess: A Princess Diaries Book
by Meg Cabot Illustrated by Chesley McLaren

A princess always knows how to celebrate the holidays. There's Christmas, Hanukkah, Yule, Chinese New Year, Saturnalia… to name just a few.

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How the Pops Stole Christmas
by Nancy Krulik

Jenny can't wait for the holidays, but her good mood quickly evaporates when she picks Dana as her "Secret Snowflake" in English class and finds out that her friend Sam is heading home to England for the holidays.

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Kringle
by Tony Abbott Illustrated by Greg Call

Unlike the traditional Santa Claus myth, Kringle is a coming-of-age story about an orphan who becomes a force for good in a dark and violent time. It is a tale of fantasy, of goblins, elves, and flying reindeer — and of a boy from the humblest beginnings who fulfills his destiny.

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The Stone Lamp: Eight Stories of Hanukkah Through History
by Karen Hesse Illustrated by Brian Pinkney

In a series of eight powerful and evocative free-verse poems, Newbery Award winner Karen Hesse captures this resilient spirit of the Jewish people over hardship and horror, through the voices of eight children at Hanukkah. Full color.

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