Author: Leann B. Smith
Release Date: 2013-07-01
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
"All things are possible when you believe... Andy believes in Christmas, and encouraged by his grandfather, begins a marvelous adventure that starts with the gift of Santa's Magic Key. His papa asks Andy to keep the key safe. But Andy, in spite of good intentions, allows the Magic Key to get into the hands of others. The fun-loving chaos that ensues requires Andy to be honest and brave, leading him to Santa Claus himself. And learns that indeed, All Things are Possible When You Believe." --Book jacket flap.
Author: R. J. Murphy
Release Date: 2013-11
This timeless Christmas tale set in contemporary America answers one of the most pressing questions of all time: How does Santa get into an apartment without a chimney? Read this delightful tale to find out. When times get tough many families have to leave their houses and relocate to apartments. Busy parents don't always take the time to consider a child's very real concern over a lack of chimney. With the help of the lady next door and a touch of Christmas Magic, our hero finds out how Santa does it and a maybe learns a little bit about herself in the process.Christmas can be a lonely time of year, especially in a new city. Change can be a scary thing. Working long hours to put food on the table and learning to adapt to new circumstances can take all your attention and raises many questions. When money is tight, can there be a good Christmas? Is love all that really matters? Can hope and a hopeful attitude make a difference? Do things bring real happiness? How will Santa get in? Does Santa know our deepest secret Christmas wishes? Can Santa Claus make secret wishes come true? Are there Christmas miracles? Is Christmas a magical time of year? Does Christmas magic ever happen to ordinary people? Do good deeds matter? Will there be Christmas presents? Children from 5 to 95 may ask these questions at one time or another in life.This is an inspirational heartwarming Christmas tale sure to become a classic for people of all ages that provides the answer to some of these questions for a precocious little girl in a new city. The gift of friendship and a bit of Christmas baking can help ease the anxiety of new surroundings and pass along old family wisdom from one part of the world to a new generation in a new world. Giving from the heart with a touch of kindness can be the best Christmas present of all.You will want to make this charming story a part of your Christmas tradition and read it year after year to all the generations gathered around the Christmas tree.
Author: Linda Raedisch
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
Not so very long ago, Yuletide was as much a chilling season of ghosts and witches as it was a festival of goodwill. In The Old Magic of Christmas you'll find a Christmas bestiary and a White Witch's herbal, as well as tips for delving more deeply into your relationship with the unseen. Bring the festivities into your home with cookie recipes and ornament making while brushing elbows with veiled spirits and discovering the true perils of elves. Rife with the more frightful characters from folklore and the season's most petulant ghosts, this book takes you on a spooky sleigh ride from the silvered firs of a winter forest to the mirrored halls of the Snow Queen.
Jungle bedrooms, pirate treasure maps, a chocolate bath, little people with flying boots, a crazy parrot and a Magic Key can all be found in the first of a series of books about the Bugglepuff family. Captain Bugglepuff, his mad wife Delirious and their four rascally children Anenome, Compass, Rocky and Seasea live a haphazard day to day family life in the little English fishing port of Brixham, Devon, until the arrival of a mysterious crisp white letter in the post. Nothing in the Bugglepuff's lives after this letter will ever be the same again. It takes the Bugglepuff family to a new home by an enchanted creek that leads to a fantastical adventure in a world of magic where dreams can come true. But the family has to be careful. Temptations lead the Bugglepuff children and their extraordinary animals on a series of dangerous quests for which the price of failure will break the family apart and the world as we know it. Come on the adventure with the Bugglepuff's and let your imagination explode!
Five-year-old Ben is new in town and shocked to find his house has no chimney! How will Santa get into his house to deliver gifts? As Christmas approaches, Ben looks for answers, asking his dad, friend, teacher, mailman, and even his dog! Ben's search ends with a letter to Santa Claus, Indiana. Will Santa reply, and what will he say? Did you know that Santa Claus, Indiana is a real place? You can write to Santa and the Elves at P.O. Box 1, Santa Claus, Indiana 47579.Don't forget to include your return address to get a reply in December! Checkermint the elf is hiding inside! Can you find him?
It's Christmas Eve and one little girl just has to ask, "If our house has no chimney, how will Santa get in?" She has several imaginative ideas, but none are quite as magical as the surprise that awaits in the attic. 'No Chimney? No Problem!' holds the key to this mystery!
Author: Charles Edward Hall
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2014-10-14
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
A heartwarming true-life fable from the Radio City Christmas Spectacular Santa—including his personal journey of discovering the magic of Christmas. Every year, over a million people attend the Radio City Christmas Spectacular, where they have the pleasure of seeing Charles Edward Hall don a traditional red suit and become the world's most famous Santa Claus—a role he has played for twenty-seven straight years. But Hall wasn’t always such a jolly old soul. Believe it or not, this Santa was once a Scrooge. For the first time, Charles tells the inspiring story of his own transformation, from a wide-eyed child who once caught a glimpse of Santa through a frosty windowpane, to a young man who lost his faith in jolly old Saint Nick. It wasn’t until fate intervened, in the form of an unexpected role, a stage malfunction, and hundreds of letters from children, that Charles rediscovered his Christmas spirit. Ultimately, he realized Radio City was his life’s work, and that Santa isn’t just a role. He lives in the hearts of the millions who attend the Radio City Christmas Spectacular, and everyone who embraces the Christmas spirit. Santa Claus, in other words, is real. When Charles needed him most, Santa was there, with kind words and a special gift. As this delightful true-life fable proves, he is there for everyone. All it takes is a good heart, an honest joy, and a belief in the magic of Christmas.
Author: Chris Van Allsburg
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release Date: 2015-09-15
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
1986 Caldecott Medal Winner A young boy, lying awake one Christmas Eve, is welcomed aboard a magical trip to the North Pole . . . Through dark forests, over tall mountains, and across a desert of ice, the Polar Express makes its way to the city atop the world, where the boy will make his Christmas wish. For millions of readers worldwide, this mysterious journey to the North Pole has become a beloved classic. In this 30th anniversary edition, the inimitable artistry of Chris Van Allsburg is revealed in a never-before-seen fashion, with a new jacket design and expanded interior layout. Includes an author’s note.