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The Christmas Dolls

by Carol Beach York

Miss Plum and Miss Lavender are wrapping dolls donated to the orphanage for the little girls who live there. They set two aside as extras because one is a rag doll with no shoes and the other is bald, has a backward head, is losing stuffing and also has no shoes. When it looks as if the dolls, Lily and Florabelle will spend Christmas in the trash and never be loved again, seven-year-old Tatty, who can talk to dolls takes them out by herself on Christmas Eve to get them fixed. Find out about Christmas at the orphanage and what happens to Tatty and her dolls who get lost in the snow in this story for children who love dolls and Christmas.

Please Write... I Need Your Help!

by Carol Beach York

From the back of the book: "Please Write Erin has a problem. Her mother is seeing a mysterious man who is supposed to be an old friend of the family, but Erin doubts it very much. Would an old friend take her to the zoo and leave her all alone, forcing her to find her own way? Would an old friend drive past her on a cold and windy day and force her to walk all the way home? Erin knows this man dislikes her, but the only person she can tell is her friend, Dorrie--and Dorrie is a letter away! I Need Your Help!" RL 5, ages 10-12 About 50 more books you may like are listed at the end of this book. They are books about families, school, mystery, and adventure. A list of scary Goosebumps books is included. Almost all of these books are in the Bookshare library so look them up for lots more great reading for boys and girls your age.

Washington Irving's Ichabod Crane and the Headless Horseman

by Carol Beach York

On the quiet banks of the Hudson River in New York, Washington Irving first wrote the tale of Ichabod Crane and the Headless Horseman. This tale of ghosts and terror takes place in Sleepy Hollow--a village as quiet as its name. Although the hero, Ichabod, was not strong or brave, like so many other American folk heroes, his story has been handed down to us over the years. Just as the stories told by the villagers of Sleepy Hollow made life just a bit more exciting, Ichabod's tale shows how the power of imagination and story-telling can spice up our own everyday lives.

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