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Happy Holidays…

It’s hard to believe it’s that time of year again!  Whichever holiday you celebrate: Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa, Winter Solstice, you have to agree that they’re all about mostly the same thing . . .  togetherness.  Family, cookies, friends, parties . . . together!

“‘Twas a long time ago, longer now than it seems in a place perhaps you’ve seen in your dreams. For the story you’re about to be told began with the holiday worlds of auld. Now you’ve probably wondered where holidays come from. If you haven’t I’d say it’s time you begun.”

-Santa – The Nightmare Before Christmas

In honor of all of these wonderful holidays, and to get into the spirit, why not try one of these holiday reads, available at your local library?

The Devouring by Simon Holt

Fifteen year old, Reggie, thinks his brother was attacked by the supernatural creatures, Vours, on the eve of the Winter Solstice.

Holiday Princess by Meg Cabot

Princess Mia gives you all the holiday help you need!  Background on traditions, gift ideas, fashion tips for your next holiday party, and some yummy recipes!

Last Christmas The Private Prequel by Kate Brian

Arianna’s stranded at Osgood with Thomas Pearson, missing Vermont with her boyfriend, and someone’s watching them!

Sam I Am by Ilene Cooper

Sam, the son of a Jewish father and Christian mother, struggles with the holiday season.

The Greek Who Stole Christmas by Anthony Horowitz

Someone’s threatened to kill an international pop star in London, and fifteen year old Nick, private detective, is on the case!

Tim Burton’s Nightmare Before Christmas: The Film, the Art, the Vision: with the Complete Lyrics from the Film by Frank Thompson

Here’s the quintessential guide to the spooky holiday classic!


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