The Naughty List ~ Holiday Gift Idea #childrensbooks
My boys love to read, today I am sharing with you their latest favorite book! The Naughty List is the perfect storybook to be given this holiday season. Keep reading to find out more about it.
The Naughty List by Thomas Conway
Our family loves the Christmas season and all the traditions that it involves. If we could have it our way it would be Christmas at our house year-round! We don’t because it would drive the hubby crazy. 😀 It is because of our love of the holidays that this book was a hit in our home.
Like I have mentioned before the boys and I love to read. And The Naughty List is a book that we could all enjoy as a family. My two older boys each read it on their own, and while Matt could read it on his own we decided to read it together. It gave us some much loved Mommy-Matty Time as we like to call it.
It really is no surprise that this book won the E-Book: Fiction category in the 2020 Next Generation Indie Book Awards, the world’s largest book awards program for independent publishers and self-published authors. This story is engaging, fun, and full of holiday spirit. This is a feel-good story that will get you into the Christmas spirit with valuable lessons about the true meaning of Christmas, hope, magic, family, forgiveness, goodness, and redemption.
We loved how it has a new twist on Santa and the North Pole. We already imagined the North Pole as whimsical, but this story truly brought it to life for us. Tom Conway is a great author who uses the characters to discover the true meaning of Christmas with each of them gaining a new outlook.
We think The Naughty List is a must-have for the holidays, and we are thrilled to now have it in our family library. It’s a perfect treat for families to read together and offers an endearing message to renew your Christmas spirit.
You can find The Naughty List on Amazon.
And it’s also now available on Audible.
About The Naughty List
Not even the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade could persuade the people lining the streets to look up from their phones. Only a few small children even noticed that something was horribly amiss: Santa Claus was a no-show. In an era when children practically dictate their wish lists and parents scramble to outdo each other, it seems the holiday spirit — along with Santa — has disappeared. When word spreads that Santa has, in fact, been kidnapped, it’s up to a group of unfairly labeled children culled from The Naughty List to rescue Santa and remind everyone of the true meaning of Christmas. Will these intrepid youngsters rise to the challenge? There’s only one way to find out!
Author Thomas Conway sets the stage for worldwide adventure in this imaginative, modern Christmas tale that blends elements of pop culture with the age-old tradition of Santa Claus. The Naughty List opens in a world without Santa, where toy manufacturer Eastern Industries has just released a new holiday marketing scheme, monopolizing the attention of the children and draining their holiday spirit. With Christmas fast approaching and the North Pole in chaos, a team of intrepid youngsters recruited from Santa’s Naughty List aims to rescue Santa and save the holiday.
While primarily a Santa tale, The Naughty List cleverly incorporates Winter holiday beliefs from around the world, including the legend of Marduk, a Babylonian god; the Roman feast of Saturnalia; the epic story of Jangar from North Asia; Moravian traditions of animal communication; and the present real-life adventures of Israeli Santa Claus, Nicola Abdou.
Also sprinkled with references to holiday favorites such as Miracle on 34th Street, T’was the Night Before Christmas, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, and others, this wonderfully rich tale promotes right over wrong, good over evil, and love over fear.
Suitable for all ages, The Naughty List skillfully weaves valuable lessons about overindulgence and society’s tendency to put labels on children, with the overarching theme that when kids misbehave they should not be defined by their bad deeds but rather see it as a learning opportunity since when we appreciate the best in humanity and combine our talents, we are capable of almost anything.
About The Author
Thomas Conway has been involved in various industries over his 30-year career. When not at work, he devotes his time to environmental matters. A father of 2, he loves to invent stories for his children and published his first story, “The Naughty List”, in 2019.