Dive Into Some Festive – and Native – Reads

Secret Santa Claus: The Secret of the Stereoscope

by David Tank

When Sam and his younger sister Abby find a mysterious stereoscope and 3D photos of Santa Claus, they begin questioning the man behind the beard. Suddenly caught in 1893, the siblings travel through time and discover that “The Night Before Christmas” is part of an elaborate plan to hide Santa’s true identity. Will they be able to return to the present and solve the riddle?

Secret Santa Claus: The Secret of the Magic Clock

by David Tank

When you’ve enjoyed Sam, Abby, and Nick’s first adventure, get ready to unwrap the sequel. Christmas meets the roaring twenties while traveling. When Abby is trapped in the past, Sam and Nick must bring her back to the present.

Secret Santa Claus: The Secret of the Lost Guitar

by David Tank

The third episode of the Secret Santa series just fell! Look out for David Tank’s new third book, which hits The Local Store shelves just in time for Christmas. Join Sam, Abby and Justin on their journey back to 1968 in search of their grandfather’s long-lost guitar – and navigate how you can return to the present.

Christmas comeback (to me)

by Caroline Akervik

International Hockey League goalkeeper Erik Engen has returned to his hometown in Noelle, Wisconsin, for the annual Nutcracker Festival. Erik soon learns that his former lover, the artist Stella Larson, has also returned to Noelle. The two quickly realize that the feelings between them have not changed.

Rigid Tree Farm

by Ellen Parker

Mystery, romance and Christmas intersect in this holiday thriller! Laura Tanner is devastated because the police investigation into the murder of her husband has made no progress almost a year earlier. She retires to her relative’s Christmas tree farm in Crystal Springs, Wisconsin, hoping that her uncle, the private investigator, can solve the case.

Calvin the biscuit maker

by Caroline Akervik

The Wisconsin youngster Calvin meets the Holiday Blues. A cooking show on television inspires Calvin to create his own delicious Christmas cookie book. He tries to show his parents his newest creation, but they are caught up in the craziness of the holiday season to watch out for. Will Calvin be able to enjoy the holidays – and maybe a cookie or two?

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