Nancy and Plum

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Knopf Books for Young Readers #ad - If their plan works, the spirited sisters will never spend Christmas at the cold, dark boarding school again. Monday’s Boarding School. It was Christmas Eve. But what will they find on the other side of Mrs. But nothing is heavenly for nancy and Pamela aka Plum: their parents died in a tragic accident years ago, they’re constantly punished by the cruel Mrs.

Monday’s gate?adventure, warmth, unforgettable characters, and unexpected kindness abound in this classic story by Betty MacDonald, which was originally published in 1952. Monday, and they’re all alone for the holidays. Luckily, nancy and plum have each other, and though their prospects may be bleak, they’re determined to change their lot for the better.

Nancy and Plum #ad - With illustrations by the acclaimed mary grandpré and an introduction by Jeanne Birdsall, National Book Award–winning author of The Penderwicks, this edition introduces the spunky, beloved heroines to a new generation of fans. Big snowflakes fluttered slowly through the air like white feathers and made all of Heavenly Valley smooth and white and quiet and beautiful.

So begins the story of two orphaned sisters at Mrs.

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The True Gift: A Christmas Story

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Atheneum Books for Young Readers #ad - But this year, thanks to a white cow alone in the meadow, things will be different. This holiday classic from a beloved author rings in the season by celebrating the joys of family, community, and true giving. It’s always the perfect trip: walking to the lilac library, trimming the tree, giving gifts. Experience the magic of authentic giving in this holiday classic from the Newbery Award–winning author of Sarah, Plain and Tall.

All year long lily and Liam look forward to the holidays at their grandparents’ farm. This holiday, lily and Liam will find out the meaning of a special gift.

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Winterfrost

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Candlewick Press #ad - No one besides her grandfather ever believed the nisse were real, so what harm could there be in forgetting this silly custom? But when baby Pia disappears during a nap, the magic of the nisse makes itself known. But twelve-year-old bettina’s parents have been called away unexpectedly, the farm, leaving her in charge of the house, and baby Pia.

In all the confusion, bettina’s family neglects to set out the traditional bowl of Christmas rice pudding for the tiny nisse who are rumored to look after the family and their livestock. To find her sister and set things right, Bettina must venture into the miniature world of these usually helpful, but sometimes mischievous folk.

Winterfrost #ad - A delightful winter adventure for lovers of the legendary and miraculous. An ordinary danish Christmas turns extraordinary when a family overlooks an important folkloric tradition. Christmas has come, and with it a sparkling white winterfrost over the countryside.

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A Boy Called Christmas

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Knopf Books for Young Readers #ad - Before there was santa Claus, there was a young boy who believed in the impossible. Lemony snicket meets Elf in this warmhearted Christmas caper. 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 he’s happy with his turnip doll, because it came from his parents, who love him. 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.

A Boy Called Christmas #ad - 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. 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.

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The Last Holiday Concert

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Atheneum Books for Young Readers #ad - Or not. A moving holiday story from New York Times bestselling author Andrew Clements. For hart evans, being the most popular kid in sixth grade has its advantages. It's all up to them. Kids look up to him, and all the teachers let him get away with anything -- all the teachers except the chorus director, Mr.

So he tells the class they can produce the big holiday concert on their own. Meinert. Meinert on the neck during chorus practice, it's the last straw for the chorus director, who's just learned he's about to lose his job due to budget cuts. And who gets elected to run the show? The popular Mr. Hart Evans. Hart soon discovers there's a big difference between popularity and leadership, and even more important, and to his surprise, discovers something else as well -- it's really important to him that this be the best holiday concert ever, that it not be the last.

The Last Holiday Concert #ad - When hart's errant rubber band hits Mr.

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Anybody Can Do Anything

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Harper Perennial #ad - The best thing about the depression was the way it reunited our family and gave my sister Mary a real opportunity to prove that anybody can do anything, especially Betty. After surviving both the failed chicken farm - and marriage - immortalized in The Egg and I, Betty MacDonald returns to live with her mother and desperately searches to find a job to support her two young daughters.

. With the help of her older sister mary,  Anybody Can Do Anything recounts her failed, and often hilarious, attempts to find work during the Great Depression.

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The Box of Delights Kay Harker

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NYR Children's Collection #ad - What does abner brown want? the magic box that the old man has entrusted to Kay, which allows him to travel freely not only in space but in time, too. Strange things begin to happen the minute young Kay Harker boards the train to go home for Christmas and finds himself under observation by two very shifty-looking characters.

Arriving at his destination, the boy is immediately accosted by a bright-eyed old man with a mysterious message: “The wolves are running. Soon danger is everywhere, as a gang of criminals headed by the notorious wizard Abner Brown and his witch wife Sylvia Daisy Pouncer gets to work. The gang will stop at nothing to carry out their plan, even kidnapping Kay’s friend, the tough little Maria Jones, and threatening to cancel Christmas celebrations altogether.

The Box of Delights Kay Harker #ad - But with the help of his allies, a squadron of roman soldiers, foil abner Brown’s plot, Kay just may be able rescue his friend, the legendary Herne the Hunter, and the inventor of the Box of Delights himself, and save Christmas, including an intrepid mouse, too. At once a thriller, a romp, and a spellbinding fantasy, The Box of Delights is a great English children’s book and a perfect Christmas treat.

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The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street

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HMH Books for Young Readers #ad - From new york times best-selling author karina yan glaser comes one of times'  Notable Children's Books of 2017: “In this delightful and heartwarming throwback to the big-family novels of yesteryear, a large biracial family might lose their beloved brownstone home, but win it back with an all-out charm offensive.

The vanderbeekers have always lived in the brownstone on 141st Street. And all is fair in love and war when it comes to keeping their home.  . So when their reclusive, curmudgeonly landlord decides not to renew their lease, the five siblings have eleven days to do whatever it takes to stay in their beloved home and convince the dreaded Beiderman just how wonderful they are.

The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street #ad - It's practically another member of the family.

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The Plague and I

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Harper Perennial #ad - You can’t even remember where you were going. Thus begins betty macdonald’s memoir of her year in a sanatorium just outside Seattle battling the “White Plague. Macdonald uses her offbeat humor to make the most of her time in the TB sanatorium—making all of us laugh in the process. Getting tuberculosis in the middle of your life is like starting downtown to do a lot of urgent errands and being hit by a bus.

When you regain consciousness you remember nothing about the urgent errands.

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Onions in the Stew

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Harper Perennial #ad - Well, that's what discovering betty macdonald was like for me: i happened to read a couple of pages of one of her books and — click — knew right away that here was a vivacious writer whose friendly, funny, and fiery company I was really going to enjoy. You know how sometimes friendship blossoms in the first few moments of meeting? "Something clicked, " we say.

Although macdonald's first and most popular book,  has remained in print since its original publication,  The Egg and I, her three other volumes have been unavailable for decades. The plague and i recounts macdonald's experiences in a Seattle sanitarium, where the author spent almost a year 1938-39 battling tuberculosis.

Onions in the Stew #ad - In onions in the stew, she set to work making a life on a rough-and-tumble island in Puget Sound,  MacDonald is in unbuttonedly frolicsome form as she describes how, with husband and daughters, a ferry-ride from Seattle. The white plague was no laughing matter, but MacDonald nonetheless makes a sprightly tale of her brush with something deadly.

Anybody can do anything is a high-spirited, hilarious celebration of how "the warmth and loyalty and laughter of a big family" brightened their weathering of The Great Depression.

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