PreK - 2nd grade Book of the Month
Olive, the Other Reindeer by Vivian Walsh and J. Otto Seibold
Olive is not your typical reindeer. She’s not a reindeer at all! She’s a small dog with a big imagination. But when some bad weather almost ruins Christmas for Santa and his reindeer, Olive is able to step in and save the day.
3rd - 5th grade Book of the Month
Heidi Heckelbeck and the Christmas Surprise by Wanda Coven
Christmas is coming, and Heidi couldn’t be more excited! She loves everything about Christmas- the decorations, the cookies, and of course, the presents. When she takes her mom’s favorite bracelet without asking- and loses it- she worries that she has just ruined Christmas! When she finds it, it is totally crushed by a snow plow! Heidi tries to fix it, but nothing works. How can Heidi come clean with her mom- and will there be room for Christmas cheer?
6th-8th grade Book of the Month
The Angel Tree by Daphne Benedis-Grab
Every year in the small town of Pine River, a Christmas tree appears in the town square- the Angel Tree. No one know who gets up in the middle of the night to put up such and amazing tree, but it has always been part of the tradition’s charm. Children tie wishes to the Angel Tree and somehow, those wishes are granted. Follow Lucy, Max, Joe and Cami as they try to solve the mystery so that Pine River can finally thank the person who brought the Angel Tree to their town.
9th-12th grade Book of the Month
Truce: The Day the Soldiers Stopped Fighting by Jim Murphy
On July 28, 1914, World War I began. The Austro-Hungarian Empire began sending troops into its south. As the dominoes fell, European nation after European nation joined the war. But who would have thought that, on Christmas Day, the troops openly defied their commanding officers and stopped the fighting- to celebrate Christmas with their “enemies.” The book is filled with pictures and wonderful accounts of a miraculous Christmas Truce.
Adult Book of the Month
The Christmas Sweater by Glenn Beck
All Eddie wanted for Christmas was a bike. He knew it would be hard for his mom since his father died and the family bakery closed. Instead, he got a sweater. “A stupid, handmade, ugly sweater.” Glenn Beck, #1 New York Times bestselling author and radio and televison host, delivers a holiday classic about boyhood memories, tough life lessons, and the true meaning of the gifts we give to others.
Extra Book of the Month
The Paper Bag Christmas by Kevin Alan Milne
When Molar and his brother Aaron fill out their extremely long Christmas list, the Santa at the mall tells them that they won’t be getting anything they ask for. Instead, he says they will receive everything they never wanted. This Santa, Dr. Chris Ringle, is a pediatric oncologist who wants to make Molar and Aaron Santa’s elves for the children’s ward this holiday. Each boy is assigned a special person who is struggling in the children’s ward. Follow Aaron and Molar as they make Christmas something they’ll never forget.