Christmas is the festival that people love celebrating and reading about and learning some interesting facts about. Children especially love reading books about the festival of Christmas and Santa.
The holiday season is there during Christmas, and everyone wants something adventurous and exciting. I have included a handful of Christmas books for 9–12-year-olds.
Whether you and your children have a basket of books as I do or just countdown to Christmas so that new books can be added to the collection, you are at the right place, so here follows the list of the most appropriate Christmas books for 12-year-olds.
Written by Ben Miller, Diary of a Christmas is the story of Tog the Elf, who always dreamed of becoming a toymaker. When he was finally given this opportunity, he was not up for the job.
Something strange happens, so Tog has a mystery to solve. This astonishing novel will make your child interested in knowing whether Tog was able to solve the mystery before the Christmas deadline or not.
2. EDDIE VERSUS THE SHADOW SHIFTERS IN THE BATTLE FOR CHRISTMAS
Written by Brandon Stevenson, Eddie versus the Shadow Shifters in the Battle for Christmas is the story of Eddie and his challenges. Eddie moves to Brockville just a few days before Christmas and, curiously, finds that no one in the town knows Christmas is just days away.
His keen curiosity led him to discover Santa’s Elf Rangers, the protectors of Christmas, and the evil Shadow Shifters behind the mysterious disappearance of Christmas in his new hometown.
Written by Susan Adrian, The Nutcracker is one of the most appropriate Christmas books for 12-year-olds.
It is the story of Georgia, who has waited her whole life to dance the part of Clara in the Nutcracker ballet. It’s almost like a dream come true when Georgie finally gets the part; she enters a world where everything is magical whenever she dances with the Nutcracker doll.
Georgia has to save herself, the Nutcracker, and her friend when the Nutcracker’s magic steps into real life.
Written by Matt Haig, Father Christmas and Me is one of the best Christmas books for 12-year-olds. It is the story of Amelia Wishart, who lives in Elfhelm with her new adoptive parents, Father Christmas, and Mary Christmas.
The school in which Amelia studied was the one where she was taller than all the other students, including her adults.
Elf’s school work was not like human school work, and this story shows whether Amelia should return to the human world or stay there only.
Written by Tom Fletcher, The Christmasaurus and the Winter Witch is one of the most attractive sequels in which Santa visits William and his family.
Not only did Santa visit William’s house, but he also invited all of them to the North Pole.
By visiting the North Pole, they all discover how Christmas works; they meet the mysterious and magical winter witch and learn of her power to control time so that Santa can easily travel all around the world on Christmas Eve.
Written by Andrew Clements, The Last Holiday Concert is an amazing novel by Hart Evans.
It is the story of when the popular sixth grader, Hart Evans, is put in charge of the big holiday concert by his exasperated music teacher.
After this, he soon discovers a big difference between popularity and leadership. Due to all this, the entire class learns lessons about the importance of working together, democracy, and the true meaning of Christmas.
Written by Michael Fry and Bradley Jackson, The Naughty List is one of the ideal Christmas books for 9–12-year-olds.
This story concerns Bobbie, whose hilariously bumbling efforts to save her brother’s Christmas land him in trouble. Not trouble, but it’s Santa’s naughty list, so she must travel to the North Pole to make things right on Christmas Eve.
So finally, she found herself on an epic adventure full of rogue elves, dysfunctional reindeer, a lazy Santa, and much more.
This was the list of must-read Christmas books for 12-year-olds. Let’s celebrate this festival of joy with some creative and compelling books.
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Sourabh Sharma is a hobbyist book reader, Entrepreneur, and a literature student at Delhi University. A blog writer by day and a book reader by night, he is oathed to discuss himself in a third person but can be persuaded to do so from time to time.