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December 2023

All book descriptions are from the publisher unless otherwise indicated.

Whiteout - by Dhonielle Clayton & Tiffany D Jackson & Nic Stone & Angie Thomas & Ashley Woodfolk & Nicola Yoon, 1 of 2

Whiteout: a novel by Dhonielle Clayton, et al.

In Atlanta, just before Christmas, twelve teens band together to help a friend pull off the most epic apology of her life during the storm of the century, which results in a magical moment that changes everything.

 

The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman

Accompanied by her daemon, Lyra Belacqua sets out to prevent her best friend and other kidnapped children from becoming the subject of gruesome experiments in the Far North.

 

Talk Santa to Me by Linda Urban

Fifteen-year-old Frankincense (Frankie) Wood tries to pull off the Christmas of her dreams as she juggles trying to keep in touch with her best friend, family dynamics at the family’s Holiday shop, and recovering from world’s worst first kiss.

 

All I Want for Christmas by Wendy Loggia: 9780593179833 | PenguinRandomHouse.com: BooksAll I Want for Christmas by Wendy Loggia

Everything is lining up for a perfect Christmas, if only Santa will grant Bailey’s one wish–sharing a kiss under the mistletoe with someone who really appreciates her. Bailey Briggs lives for Christmas music, baking cookies, snowy sleigh rides, and wearing her light-up reindeer ears to work at Winslow’s bookstore. And this year, she’s wishing for someone to kiss under the mistletoe. She’s certain it isn’t athlete Jacob Marley; Charlie and his British accent is the romantic lead of her dreams. Will Bailey stay on Santa’s nice list, so that her wish will come true?

Here The Whole Time by Vitor Martins

When Felipe, who is very insecure about his weight, is forced to spend winter break with his long-term crush, Caio, he must face his unresolved issues head-on.

 

Eight Nights of Flirting by Hannah Reynolds

Sixteen-year-old Shira is on a mission to find the perfect boyfriend over Hanukkah, but after getting snowed in on Nantucket with her nemesis-slash-former-crush her plans begin to go off the rails.

 

The Black Butterfly by Shirley Reva Vernick

Penny’s skepticism about ghosts, love, and family change when her ghost-hunting mother sends her to a “friend’s” inn in Maine for Christmas, where Penny confronts her own supernatural gift, an alluring boy, and staggering family secrets.

 

It Looks Like Us by Alison Ames

It Looks Like Us by Alison Ames | Goodreads

Shy high school junior Riley Kowalski is spending her winter break on a research trip to Antarctica, sponsored by one of the world’s biggest tech companies. She joins five student volunteers, a company-approved chaperone, and an impartial scientist to prove that environmental plastic pollution has reached all the way to Antarctica, but what they find is something much worse … something that looks human. Riley has anxiety–ostracized by the kids at school because of panic attacks–so when she starts to feel like something’s wrong with their expedition leader, Greta, she writes it off. But when Greta snaps and tries to kill Riley, she can’t chalk it up to an overactive imagination anymore. Worse, after watching Greta disintegrate, only to find another student with the same affliction, she realizes they haven’t been infected, they’ve been infiltrated–by something that can change its shape. And if the group isn’t careful, that something could quickly replace any of them.

 

A Winters Promise by Christelle Dabos

Plain-spoken, headstrong Ophelia cares little about appearances. Her ability to read the past of objects is unmatched in all of Anima and, what’s more, she possesses the ability to travel through mirrors, a skill passed down to her from previous generations. Her idyllic life is disrupted, however, when she is promised in marriage to Thorn, a taciturn and influential member of a distant clan. Ophelia must leave all she knows behind and follow her fiancé to Citaceleste, the capital of a cold, icy ark known as the Pole, where danger lurks around every corner and nobody can be trusted. There, in the presence of her inscrutable future husband, Ophelia slowly realizes that she is a pawn in a political game that will have far-reaching ramifications not only for her but for her entire world.

 


How to Excavate a Heart by Jake Maia Arlow | Goodreads

How to Excavate a Heart by Jake Arlow

Snowy weather and fish fossils help bring together two Jewish college freshmen spending winter break in Washington, D.C.

 

So This is Love by Tracy Andreen

Trying to figure out their relationship status when they return to boarding school after one magical Christmas Eve kiss, Finley and Arthur are faced with old enemies who add to the confusion, putting what could be love in jeopardy.

 

Love In Winter Wonderland by A. Bello

Seventeen-year-olds Trey and Ariel embark on a hate-to-love journey when they band together to save Trey’s family’s business, the longest-running Black-owned bookshop in London.

 

Finding My Elf by David Valdes Greenwood

While home for winter break, Cameron takes a job as a Christmas elf and finally finds his “people” and possibly “the one” in the fakest consumerist nightmare place on Earth where he least expected it.

 


This Winter (Hardcover)
This Winter by Alice Oseman

A very special Heartstopper story set over a challenging holiday season… Reuniting Tori Spring, her little brother Charlie, and Charlie’s boyfriend Nick, this novella sees the Spring siblings brave a particularly difficult festive season.

 

The Christmas Clash by Suzanne Park

Chloe Kwon can’t stand Peter Li. It’s always been that way. Their families don’t get along either: their parents operate rival restaurants in the Riverwood Mall food court–Korean food for the Kwons and Chinese food for the Lis. Now it’s the holiday season and Chloe’s the photographer at the mall’s Santa Land, and Peter works at the virtual reality North Pole experience right across the atrium. It’s all Chloe can do to avoid Peter’s smug, incredibly photogenic face. But it turns out the mall is about to be sold to a developer and demolished for condos. Eviction notices are being handed out right before Christmas. Their parents don’t know what to do, and soon Chloe and Peter realize that the two of them need to join efforts to try to save the mall. Just when it seems like they can put aside their differences and work closely (very closely) together, they discover that the Kwon and Li feud goes far deeper than either of them realize.

 

-Gail Lordi (Youth Services Assistant) and Jason Weissmann (Young Adult Librarian)

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