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The Lost Christmas Letters


Author Debbie Dearen Richmond

The Lost Christmas Letters


It's two weeks before Christmas, the day when all the animals mail their letters to Santa. When Merry, Charles, and Preston make their way to the mailbox, they notice it is not there! The cubs are joined by others who came to place their lists in the box as well. What will they do? Whatever it is, they must move quickly; a snowstorm is on the way and threatens their plans.

Santa's Review: This beautiful book written and illustrated by the author is a charming tale about the forest animals dedication to have their letters reach Santa in time for Christmas. Join the bear cubs, and their friends, on their journey and mission to reach Santa, and share wonderful lessons they learn and teach along the way. The illustrations are a work of art and beautiful, and the author also sells her art work.


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The Christmas Art of Debbie Dearen Richmond

All Images used with Artist Permission copyright Debbie dearen Richmond


Rupert's Snowman

Author Phillia Warden

Rupert's Snowman


It's Christmas Eve and a perfect snow day, or so it seems. Sledging, building snowmen, making snow angels and having snowball fights. But wait! What's this? Why is Rupert racing back up the hill? Join him and his mummy as they are forced to embark on a snowy adventure rescue.

Santa's Review: This is a charming and wonderful story full of fun, adventure, love and Christmas Spirit. You will enjoy they sweet story and delightful illustrations. A boy and his mother, on a fun snow filled day, share a loving adventure.


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The Sweet adventures of Henry P. Twist

Author B.W. Van Alstyne

The Sweet Adventures of Henry P Twist

Automation and greed have forced master pastry chef – extraordinaire, Henry Peppermint Twist, out of a job at the Brackmeyer Sweets factory and into a dreary retirement home in the countryside. But he soon rediscovers his youth in a land where faeries, myth and magic abound and everything is made of sweets.

With the aid of his human and his faerie comrades, Henry takes on a formidable gingerbread-man army led by his ex-boss and nemesis, Charles B. Brackmeyer jr.; a vindictive and greedy man who will stop at nothing to destroy the successful little sweet shop that threatens to crumble the Brackmeyer family empire.

Santa's Review: This is a fanciful story that takes the reader on a "sweet" journey into the world of elves where Henry uses his candy making skills and knowledge to defeat an ogre that comes to destroy the enchanted forest. This book is one the whole family can enjoy.  At the end you can make the included recipes to savor while recounting this amazing tale.

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A Christmas Love Story
Nicholas nutcracker and Brittany Ballerina

Author Maureen McCabe's

A Christmas Love Story


This children's Christmas story is an old-fashioned, sweet tale about two engaging Christmas ornaments. Nicholas Nutcracker is a retired toy-soldier from a small village in Germany and Brittany Ballerina is a renowned prima ballerina with "The Christmas Ornament Ballet." They are both in search of their true love. "I will find my true love with 'word-of-mouth marketing!'" exclaims Nicholas determined to find his true love this Christmas. Or, maybe they will meet at the annual "Meet and Mingle of the Christmas Ornaments?" With the accidental help of the family's adorable basset hound, Bellamy, with the oh-so-long ears, Brittany tumbles off the tree. When she is repositioned, it is near Nicholas. She thinks to herself, "What a brave toy soldier with so much character." Then, it happens - they both fall in love at first sight!

Santa's Review: A delightful love story that all ages can enjoy. Nicholas and Brittany find their true love and we get to follow along on the journey. I particularly enjoyed some of the humor (younger children probably won't pickup on this). Creative and fun read for the holidays.

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the five days before christmas

Author Yolanda López - Muñiz

New Christmas Book The Five Days Before Christmas


After losing her father, this will be the first winter that Carolina spends in her new home in Ventisbel, a charming town, but where many of the adults have stopped believe in the magic of Christmas.  It doesn't seem like it's going to be the happiest of vacations, but everything changes when she and thirteen other children are invited to attend a mysterious candy tasting from a certain Ms.  Cleyton.  Will she and her new friends get back in the holiday spirit?  From here, Christmas is served!

Santa's Review: This book is filled with wonderful images, will touch your senses with Christmas. A treat for children and adults who love Christmas as you follow Carolina on her adventure. Great read aloud book for Adults to read to the younger children. If you love Christmas you will enjoy this fun book!


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we are santa

Author Ron Cooper

We Are Santa


Featuring 50 Santa Clauses, this visual showcase of original photographs by Ron Cooper will delight every age. Portraits, anecdotes, personal profiles all add up to a book filled with Christmas Spirit. Enjoy a variety of Santa Claus styles.

Santa's Review: This is a wonderful book filled with amazing portraits and information about some of Santa's helpers down South. Excellent photography captures the true essence of Santa and the Christmas Spirit. Ron Cooper is a master and has once again captured magic through his photographs.


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Santa Inc

Author C.J. Livingstone

Santa INC


Follow the adventure of a lifetime, when Eric discovers that the orphanage where he lives hides a secret. He discovers a tunnel that leads to the building next door, where he finds Santa Inc. It is the global headquarters for Santa's business empire and through his adventure his life is changed forever and he reawakens the true spirit of Christmas in Santa once again.

Santa's Review: Join Eric as he discovers the hidden headquarters of Santa. This story will take you on a magical journey, as one boy changes the lives of everyone at his orphanage and more. Discover the Christmas Spirit once again, and enjoy the fun characters and inner workings of Santa's base hidden in a highrise. This book is full of surprises.


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santa stutters too!

Author Regan R Espinosa

Santa Stutters Too!


A Cute book that encourages us to be understanding of those who stutter and kind to everyone. Santa's HO HO HO is his stutter.

Santa's Review: This book is a great tool for parents and teachers in helping to teach patience, kindness and understanding. If you know a child who stutters this can be comforting that Santa stutters too. If you have children that know someone, or want to help them understand how to treat others who may be different this book is a great place to start the conversation, a help encourage kindness.


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Festival of the Elves

Author Holly Figgyworth

Festival of the Elves: The Magic Around You

Holly Figgyworth tells the story of The Festival of the Elves. It began with her Grandpa Norris Figgyworth  spreading magic by leaving notes and trinkets every night in December among the elves at the North Pole. It became known as The Festival of the Elves and Holly and her brother Noel decide humans should get to celebrate this Festival too. She and her brother get permission from the Elder Elf Council to take the tradition to humans, but it will be risky as they will use all their magic getting there. The two elves find a family and begin the adventure of sharing the magic and joy of the Festival with notes and trinkets just like their grandpa had done. They find that Grandpa Figgyworth's belief in his saying " The magic around you is the magic you make." is true. Find out what happens on the elves adventure to spread the tradition of the Festival of the Elves with humans.

Santa's Review:  What an amazingly beautiful book that will instantly become a family favorite, and start a new tradition. The book is written by Angeli Elliott who wrote under the pen name of Holly Figgyworth. It's foundation is the phrase "The magic around you is the magic you make," and how the Festival of the Elves can become part of every human celebration of the month of December and Christmas. It is about sharing, and giving, and celebrating life and the magic we can create with simple acts. It is illustrated with magical art by Mai S. Kremble. This boo is a must for families with children who want to experience the wonder and magic of the holiday season together. Find resources to start the tradition in your family at the website.

More  Festival of the elves coming soon!

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