DON’T FORGET THE ‘STORY’

December’s history based or bygone era book suggestions.

Ages 3-7

The Angel With A Mouth Organ by Christobel Mattingley (WW II)
The Gingerbread Doll by Susan Tews (Depression Era)
The Year Of The Perfect Christmas Tree by Gloria Houston (WW I)

Ages 7-9

The Golden Dreydl by Ellen Kushner (Time Travel)
Kristoph & The First Christmas Tree by Claudia Cangilla McAdam (8th Century)
Nancy & Plum by Betty MacDonald (Mid-Twentieth Century)

Ages 10-13

Different Days by Vicki Berger Erwin (WW II)
The Story Of A Nutcracker by Alexandre Dumas
Time Rose Book 4: The Tangled Rose by Renee Duke (WW II)

Winterfrost by Michelle Houts (Danish Christmas Tradition)

Teens

The Adventure Of The Christmas Pudding / The Theft Of The Royal Ruby by Agatha Christie (20th Century)
Doctor Who: The Twelve Doctors of Christmas by Jacqueline Raynor (Time Travel)
The Man Who Forgot Christmas by Max Brand (Frontier America)

Adults

Barometer Rising by Hugh Maclennan (WW I Halifax Disaster)
Heartaches & Christmas Cakes by Amy Miller (WW II)
A Quilt For Christmas by Sandra Dallas (American Civil War)

Non-Fiction

O Christmas Tree: Its History & Holiday Traditions by Jacqueline Farmer (7-9s)
The Children of Battleship Row: Pearl Harbour 1940-41 by Joan Zuber Earle (10-13s)
The Thunder Of Angels by Donnie Williams (Montgomery Bus Boycott) (Teens & Adults)

 

 

 

 

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