I thought I would list a few middle grade holiday books, in case anyone would like to read them.
by Nancy Krulik
Scholastic Paperback October 2009
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.
by Tony Abbott
Scholastic Press 2005
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.
Our tale begins in 500 A.D., when goblins kidnapped human children and set them to work in underground mines. Kringle is one such child.... until he discovers his mission — to free children from enslavement. His legend lives on today, as he travels the earth every Christmas Eve to quell the goblins once more.
by Kathryn Laski
Scholastic November 2001
The only one I have read is the Christmas After All and I enjoyed it.
There are lots and lots of picture books with the Christmas theme, but I couldn't find that many MGs that dealt with Christmas - hmm, maybe I should write one.
Do you have any good ones to add to my list?
*************************By the way, I mentioned in my last blog post about our local library's annual writing contest. They announced the winners at a reception on Thursday.
I was surprised and happy to find out that I took 1st place in poetry and 1st place in memoirs!