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The Girl Who Saved Christmas

Author : Matt Haig
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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

A Boy Called Christmas

Author : Matt Haig
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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.

100 Ideas for Primary Teachers Writing

Author : Adam Bushnell
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Experienced trio Adam Bushnell, Rob Smith (founder of The Literacy Shed) and David Waugh present 100 quick, exciting and inspiring writing activities for the primary classroom. Focusing on the underpinnings of literacy, including grammar, spelling and syntax, this must-have book provides ideas for '30-minute writes' – fun and engaging writing activities that can be completed within 30 minutes. The ideas can be completed in a standalone literacy session focusing on a particular writing skill, or incorporated into a longer session relating to literacy or even other subjects. With cross-curriculum links to blend writing and other subject areas such as history, art, PE, music and more, 100 Ideas for Primary Teachers: Writing is ideal for all teachers looking for fresh, invigorating ideas that have been tried and tested in primary classrooms.

To Be A Cat

Author : Matt Haig
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Barney Willow's life couldn't get any worse. He's weedy, with sticky-out ears. Horrible Gavin Needle loves tormenting him - Barney has no idea why. And headteacher-from-hell Miss Whipmire seems determined to make every second of Barney's existence a complete misery! Worst of all, Dad has been missing for almost a year, and there's no sign of him ever coming home. Barney just wants to escape. To find another life. To be a cat, for example. A quiet, lazy cat. Things would be so much easier - right?

Reflections of A Boy Named Christmas

Author : Henry Sherman Christmas
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A memoir reveals the struggles of a southern boy as he attempts to overcome his greatest obstacle in life—his stuttering. Henry Sherman Christmas observed a man trying to do what most people do so easily, however, he was having little success. He was sixty five years old and the man’s disability brought back all the memories of his youth, from his preschool days, trying to stay under the radar and under the bed, until loading his families old Ford sedan, in 1958, and heading to California. It involves the torment of an abusive but loving father, old Pa, and the protection of his mother, Ma, who would have given her life to defend her children. It’s the mixed up world of cruelty and love that is so tightly woven they seem to appear as one. In this poignant memoir he shares a candid and heartfelt glimpse into the life of a child who stutters. It entails surviving the cruelty of his teacher in the first, second, and third grade, Mister, who though his disability was caused by his laziness and the neglect of his parents. It captures the caring side of Miss Jenkins, his teacher in the fourth grade, who taught him how to conquer his disability. Protected by his brother, Cone, and tormented by Billy, the relentless bully who would not leave him alone. Loved, and loved back, by his best friend Bo, a young black boy. He was born a poor sharecropper’s son in 1945, in Arkansas. He’s a story-teller, like his father. Reflections of A Boy Named Christmas, is the inspiring story of a boy who just wants to overcome his greatest obstacle in life-and through determination, perseverance, and the love of others, eventually manages to do just that.

Nuts and crackers for Christmas selected by the editor of Kind words

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Christmas Stories

Author : Mary Jane Holmes
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The Christmas Books of Mr M A Titmarsh

Author : William Makepeace Thackeray
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The Most Amazing Book of Georgia Christmas Trivia

Author : Carole Marsh
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Christmas in Georgia is just a Southern thing! Experience the Pink Pig ride . . . grab a bite of Claxton fruit cake . . . watch Sherman march to the sea. Explore the Jingle Bells connection to Georgia . . . a plantation Christmas . . . and lots more Christmasy stuff all about . . .Georgia!

Doofus the Little Christmas Boy

Author : Kandy Kristmas
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Watch out Harry Potter! There's a new kid on the block who can out-fight, out-fly and out-enchant them all! Meet brave, resilient Doofus Dunlap and his brave pals-crazy little Ziggy, feisty Maggie and mystical Buck as they race beneath Earth to save Santa Claus from the enemies of Christmas. Join our American heroes as they battle the terrifying Demon Deer, the ferocious Dirt Devils and the worst of all-mad scientist Dr. Mirakle who rules the Dark World. Joining in the good fight is America's dazzling young President Barney Jordan. Add this fabulous volume next to The Wizard of Oz and Harry Potter. You'll never think of Christmas again without remembering brave little Doofus Dunlap and his holiday heroes!

Harmony

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Christmas on the Prairie

Author : Frances Devine
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ANSLEY POTTER JUST FOUND OUT SHE'S AN AUNT …of three endearing orphaned children. Only Seth Dobson isn't planning to relinquish custody of his nephew and nieces. But Ansley didn't come all the way to Prairie Chicken, Kansas, to give up without a fight. She's determined to be part of the children's lives, even with the handsome farmer opposing her at every turn. As the children's paternal uncle, Seth is happy to do his Christian duty. Just when he and the kids are finally becoming a family, here's this Boston beauty who isn't afraid to stand up to him…or to danger. Can two strangers who are constantly surprising each other create something special and lasting—together?

Christmas Presents

Author : Lloyd Casey
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Lloyd Aloysius Casey - born December 18, 1926 in Anaheim, California; will die anytime from June 12, 2007 to perhaps 2016 in Dublin, Ohio. Casey married Mary Grace Wells of Baltimore, Maryland on September 3, 1949. Charles Mark was born on June 28, 1950, Kevin Emmett on May 27, 1952, John Patrick on March 15, 1954, Paul Francis on July 11, 1956, Colleen Ann on March 14, 1959, Christopher Wells on August 7, 1963 and Kathleen Mary on January 14, 1969. In January 1980, Casey considering that he might be dead by 1981, made an effort to write some thoughts about life to be given to his and Gracie's children as a Christmas present. Still being alive in 1990 he did another Christmas present and then again in 2000. He quit but did write special requests. This book, to be given to each of the seven in 2007 is the last of such Christmas presents. Other than trying to be an acceptable father, he had numerous adventures. If he becomes what society considers "mature" before he dies it will be a surprise to himself and those who know him. His signature sign off on correspondence, love, peace, joy, pretty well sums up what he has valued. 2007 is a year to end this. Gracie and Casey are alive and in reasonably good health. All seven are alive and making the best of their lives. We have thirteen grandchildren and four great grandchildren. What more could anyone want?

Santa s Christmas Stories

Author : Derek Buckham
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Walk With Me

Author : Mark Lynch
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"Walk with Me" is an autobiography of author Mark Lynch's life, filled with many of his extraordinary experiences, struggles, tragedies, and blessings. Mark is no stranger to death, and he reveals what happened in two near-death experiences and his visit to paradise in the afterlife. Mark shares intimately of his confrontation with God and how this confrontation sparked a personal relationship with the Lord that not only changed Mark's life but also the lives of his family, friends, and acquaintances. This book offers hope for those facing their own heartaches. The reality of life is but a fading illusion. Every second of every day brings us closer to our death. The circumstances and people that enter our lives shape and mold us into who we are to become. There is a reason you are alive here on Earth. We are all not here by accident. There is also more to coincidences than you may realize. Whether you choose to believe it or not, you are here for a purpose. There is a reason for everything that happens in life, even when things do not seem to make sense. Walk with me, and I will touch your emotions as I reveal my inner self and take you through my life. My life is of an ordinary man who has survived despite extraordinary circumstances. There is life beyond death, as I have been there... twice. So let me show you the truth. Walk with me as I reveal the keys to a world you may never have known existed. Let me you show the truth, reveal the lies, and expose the myths.

Harper s Round Table

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The Christmas Wish

Author : Jacquie Underdown
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A feel-good Christmas novella with all the magic of the holiday season from Australian author Jacquie Underdown. Returning home, schoolteacher Brielle hopes a quiet Christmas will quash the ever-present feeling that she no longer belongs anywhere. For single dad Luke, romance is off the agenda - no matter how appealing his one-time antagonist Brielle has become. It's not only his heart that's at risk - it's that of his young daughter too. But after a Christmas wish is cast, the spirit of Christmas conspires to create some holiday magic...

A Quilt for Christmas

Author : Sandra Dallas
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In Sandra Dallas' novel A Quilt for Christmas, it is 1864 and Eliza Spooner's husband Will has joined the Kansas volunteers to fight the Confederates, leaving her with their two children and in charge of their home and land. Eliza is confident that he will return home, and she helps pass the months making a special quilt to keep Will warm during his winter in the army. When the unthinkable happens, she takes in a woman and child who have been left alone and made vulnerable by the war, and she finds solace and camaraderie amongst the women of her quilting group. And when she is asked to help hide an escaped slave, she must decide for herself what is right, and who can she can count on to help her.

Christmas Cowboy Duet

Author : Marie Ferrarella
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An Entertainment Weekly Top 10 Romance Author FOREVER'S COUNTRY BOY His heroic rescue of a stranger caught in a flash flood just changed Liam Murphy's life—big-time. With Whitney Marlowe's help, the laid-back country-and-western singer could be a star. Only now, with the dynamic LA talent scout stranded in his Texas town, during the holidays no less, Liam has another dream: a permanent duet! The long, lean cowboy with the soulful eyes makes the most beautiful music Whitney has ever heard. Fate brought her to Forever, and the town embraced her, inviting her to help decorate the community's Christmas tree. Though reluctant to return home, she isn't leaving without her newest discovery. It's dangerous mixing business and pleasure! Together, can she and Liam find their forever after?

Harper s Young People

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