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Batman: Noel
Lee Bermejo

Call Number: 741.5 qB516bn

Contains different interpretations of The Dark Knight, along with his enemies and allies, in different eras.

Brian's Winter
Gary Paulsen

Instead of being rescued from a plane crash, as in the author's book Hatchet, this story portrays what would have happened to Brian had he been forced to survive a winter in the wilderness with only his survival pack and hatchet.

Dash & Lily's Book of Dares
Rachel Cohn

Told in the alternating voices of Dash and Lily, two sixteen-year-olds carry on a wintry scavenger hunt at Christmas-time in New York, neither knowing quite what--or who--they will find.

The Dead of Winter
Chris Priestley

In Victorian England an orphaned boy goes to stay with his strange guardian in a desolate, moated manor house during a cold and snowy Christmas, where he soon realises that thehouse and its grounds harbor many secrets, dead and alive.

Decked with Holly
Marni Bates

Taking a Christmas cruise with her two cousins from hell isn't Holly's idea of a good time. And when seasickness forces her into an open suite, she's pepper-sprayed by a gorgeous guy called Nick. But when Holly makes her exit, she's greeted by a horde of screaming teenage fans. Because Nick happens to be Dominic Wyatt, drummer for one of the hottest bands in America. Suddenly rumours are swirling and Holly's face is plastered all over the Internet. The band can't risk a scandal destroying their family-friendly image, so Dominic convinces Holly to be his fake girlfriend--just for two weeks. How bad could it be?

Kate Brian

With her parents gone on vacation, seventeen-year-old Lila Beckwith is ready to throw a killer Christmas party until her little brother Cooper and his best friend Tyler run away on a mission to save Santa from global warming. The only person who can help Lila find them before her parents get home is Tyler's older brother Beau, who also happens to be her ex-boyfriend.

Faerie Winter
Janni Simner

Unable to get answers from her mother, sixteen-year-old Liza learns from Karin that while her own actions may have doomed the fairy and human worlds, she may be able to save them with more training, if the Faerie Queen can first be stopped.

Hide and Seek
Jane Casey

Sixteen-year-old Jess Tennant is pleased to see that tiny Port Sentinel, England, goes all out for Christmas, but when Gilly Poynter, one of Jess's classmates, disappears leaving behind only her diary and unanswered questions, Jess joins the investigation to find Gilly before it is too late.

Icing on the Lake
Catherine Clark

Beach reads for snow bunnies–our wildly popular beach reads expand to winter! The author of Maine Squeeze is back with another funny, romantic novel, this time in the snow.

Jingle Boy
Kieran Scott

Sixteen-year-old Paul Nicholas is a self-confessed Christmas fanatic. That’s why he’s so smitten with Sarah—a girl who smells like peppermint and thinks picking out presents to the strains of “Winter Wonderland” is the ultimate afternoon activity. But when he catches Sarah making out with Santa Claus at the Paramus Park mall, his dad’s over-the-top lights catch the Nicholas house on fire, and his mom gets fired from Fortunoff’s because of something he did for Christmas for Sarah, Paul gets caught in a downward spiral of holiday gloom. This year, the spirit of Scrooge has settled in—and it’s not going to be pretty. Or will the spirit of the holiday prevail?

The Kid Table
Andrea Seigel

Explores the quirky dynamics in an extended family full of close-knit cousins who both help and hinder each other as they celebrate holidays and momentous occasions together.

Kissing Snowflakes
Abby Sher

Fifteen year old Samantha spends winter break with her brother, father, and impossibly perfect new step mom at a Vermont ski lodge. She deals with resentment of her new family situation, social awkwardness, her first real kiss, and decisions about drinking and sex.

Krampus: shadow of Saint Nicholas
Todd Casey

Unleashing this ancient Christmas demon and his maniacal holiday-themed henchmen for an adventure that will change the way you see the holidays forever.

Tony Abbott

In the fifth century A.D., as order retreats from Britain with the departing Roman Army, orphaned, twelve-year-old Kringle determines to rescue his beloved guardian from the evil goblins who terrorize the countryside by kidnapping and enslaving humans and, in the process, with the help of elves and others along the way, discovers his true destiny.

Last Christmas: the Private prequel
Kate Brian

Series: (Private)

On the first night of Christmas vacation Aria Osgood finds herself trapped on campus by a blizzard with bad-boy Thomas Pearson. Last Christmas reveals the secret of what happened before Private began.

Let it Snow
John Green, Maureen Johnson, Lauren Myracle

In three intertwining short stories, several high school couples experience the trials and tribulations along with the joys of romance during a Christmas Eve snowstorm in a small town.

Mistletoe : Four Holiday Stories
Aimee Friedman

Working in a winter wonderland / Aimee Friedman --Have yourself a merry little breakup / Hailey Abbott --Scenes from a cinematic New Year's / Nina Malkin --The Christmas choos / Melissa de la Cruz.

My New Crush Gave to Me
Shani Petroff

Eager for a date to the holiday season "Lover's Ball," school newspaper editor Charlie rigs the school's Secret Santa exchange to woo the boy of her dreams

My True Love Gave to Me: twelve holiday stories
Call Number: 813.608033 M995 2014

If you love holiday stories, holiday movies, made-for-TV-holiday specials, holiday episodes of your favorite sitcoms and, especially, if you love holiday anthologies, you're going to fall in love with My True Love Gave to Me: Twelve Holiday Stories by twelve bestselling young adult writers, edited by the international bestselling Stephanie Perkins. Whether you enjoy celebrating Christmas or Hanukkah, Winter Solstice or New Years, there's something here for everyone. So curl up by the fireplace and get cozy. You have twelve reasons this season to stay indoors and fall inlove.

Rachel's Secret
Shelly Sanders

Rachel is a Jew living in Kishinev, Russia. When a young Christian man is murdered tensions mount as the Christians' distrust of the Jews is fueled by prejudice and rumour. Violence breaks out on Easter Sunday, 1903, and when it finally ends, Rachel finds that the person she loves most is dead and that her home has been destroyed. As she struggles to survive the aftermath of the riots, support comes from a young Christian named Sergei.

Secret Santa
Sabrina James

Noelle, a hopeless romantic, just knows that her gifts have to be from her senior crush! And geeky Froggy thinks the game is the perfect way to get super-popular Celia to fall for him...except she thinks his gifts are from Jake, the school's resident bad boy, and starts to crush on him! Romantic mishaps abound, but all is revealed the night of the Winter Dance, where there's more than one surprise waiting under the mistletoe!

The Simpsons Homer for the Holidays
Call Number: 741.5973 qS61397 2010

Join the Simpsons on a holiday adventure complete with letters to Santa, hot cider, one eyed snowmen, and half-baked holiday hibernation diets!

Snowed In
Rachel Hawthorne

Moving from Texas to an island on the Great Lakes in the middle of winter takes getting used to. But with someone to keep her warm, Ashleigh might not mind getting snowed in.

The True Story of Christmas
Anne Fine

Christmas quiz brings out some hidden truths for the Montfield family.

The Twelve Days of Dash & Lily
David Levithan, Rachel Cohn

Dash and Lily have had a tough year since readers first watched the couple fall in love. Lily's beloved grandfather suffered a heart attack, and his difficult road to recovery has taken a major toll on her typically sunny disposition. With only twelve days left until Christmas--Lily's favorite time of the year--Dash, Lily's brother Langston, and their closest friends take Manhattan by storm to help Lily recapture the holiday magic of New York City in December.

What Light
Jay Asher

Sierra's family runs a Christmas tree farm in Oregon, and every year they pack up and move to California to set up their Christmas tree lot for the season. So Sierra lives two lives: her life in Oregon and her life at Christmas. By reputation, Caleb is not your perfect guy: years ago, he made an enormous mistake and has been paying for it ever since. But Sierra sees beyond Caleb's past and becomes determined to help him find forgiveness and, maybe, redemption, this Christmas.

Winter's Child
Cameron Dokey

After Grace rejects next-door neighbor Kai's love, he dreams of a dazzling Snow Queen, who entices him to leave home and wander to faraway lands, prompting Grace to realize how much she has lost and set out on a mystical journey to find him.

Winter's Kiss : the Ex Games
Jennifer Echols

The ex games: When Hayden wins the girls' division of a local snowboarding competition, her ex-boyfriend Nick claims she wouldn't have a chance against a guy, prompting a battle of the sexes.
The twelve dates of Christmas : There's a spark missing between Lexi and Cameron, so Lexi comes up with a plan to get him to fall for another girl. But when Lexi has a change of heart, can she find a way to rekindle her relationship with Cameron before his twelfth date with Jaylene at the Christmas Ball?

Terry Pratchett

When witch-in-training Tiffany Aching accidentally interrupts the Dance of the Seasons and awakens the interest of the elemental spirit of Winter, she requires the help of the six-inch-high, sword-wielding, sheep-stealing Wee Free Men to put the seasons aright.

S. Jae-Jones

All her life, Liesl has heard tales of the dangerous Goblin King. Now eighteen and helping to run her family's inn, Liesl can't help but feel that her dreams and fantasies are slipping away. But when her sister is taken by the Goblin King, Liesl must journey to the Underground to save her. 

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