Little, Jean. Dancing through the Snow. Toronto: Scholastic Canada, 2007.
Min has already lived in four foster homes and now, when it is almost Christmas, she is stuck without any home at all. Where will she go?
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Smelcer, John. The Trap. New York: Square Fish, 2006.
Seventeen-year-old Johnny is worried about his grandfather who is missing. Should he go looking for him? Meanwhile, his grandfather is stuck in a steel trap in the middle of a cold Alaskan winter? How will he get free?
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Woodson, Jacqueline. Feathers. New York : Puffin Books, 2007.
Sixth-grader Frannie feels discouraged. Her friend is acting strangely. The school bully is becoming meaner. And then a new boy, named Jesus, arrives to confuse everyone. How will she find any hope?
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“At one time, most of my friends could hear the bell, but as years passed, it fell silent for all of them. Even Sarah found one Christmas that she could no longer hear its sweet sound. Though I’ve grown old, the bell still rings for me, as it does for all who truly believe.” – The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg
“One can never have enough socks,” said Dumbledore. “Another Christmas has come and gone and I didn’t get a single pair. People will insist on giving me books.” – Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling