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As it says on the soundtrack for A Charlie Brown Christmas, Christmastime is here, so this week Director offers a roundup of books with a holiday theme.
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Christmastime has always been a setting for a good story.
Here are a few tales that will melt your heart and celebrate the joy of the season:
- Madeline's Christmas, Ludwig Bemelmans: Madeline returns for more mischief and a merry Christmas adventure in Ludwig Bemelmans’ glorious rediscovered classic that’s full of the color and lights of Paris and brimming with holiday cheer; (ages 2-6).
- Christmas with Tucker, Greg Kincaid: For this 12-year-old boy, coping with the loss of his father, the one bright spot in his life is Tucker, the Irish setter put in his charge one bitter winter. Boy and dog instantly hit it off, but what of their future?
- Fleece Navidad, Maggie Sefton: Kelly Flynn and her House of Lambspun friends are knee deep in holiday projects, not least of which is helping librarian Juliet Renfrow teach children how to knit. Renfrow is known for her beautiful hand-made capes, and she has an extra reason to be joyful this year - she’s in love.
- A Walk to Remember, Nicholas Sparks: Landon Carter is a shallow teen who spends most of his time hanging out with his friends. Then he gets roped into acting the lead in the Christmas play opposite the most renowned goody two-shoes in town.
- The Christmas Note, Donna Van Liere: A note with two scribbled lines reveal Melissa has a brother and sister she never knew. As more secrets are revealed, two very different women embark on a journey that explores their long-buried need for forgiveness.
- The Snow Angel, Glenn Beck: Rachel’s one happy childhood memory is playing with her father as he took her hands and called her his angel. But that was long ago. Today she’s stuck in a bad marriage, and the only light in her life is her daughter, Lily.
You can search for and reserve these books online at the LML website, and check them out at the library at One Lee Avenue.
Editor's Note: Be sure to check out the column for a look at celebrating the in Lindenhurst, plus a roundup of other pertinent information residents need to know this holiday season.