Santa's Secrets Revealed

All Your Questions Answered about Santa's Super Sleigh, His Flying Reindeer, and Other Wonders

  • Interest Level: Kindergarten - Grade 3
  • Reading Level: Grade 2

Warning: Top Secret! You’re probably wondering about this Santa guy. Who is he, and how does he keep track of billions of children around the world? Well, I’ve got the answer. In fact, I’ve got the answer to almost any question about Santa’s secrets you could ask. When Stevie decides that he doesn’t believe in Santa Claus, he’s in for a big surprise! Santa and his elves, eight flying reindeer, and Harry W. Throckmorton the Dancing Cow show Stevie that there’s more to Christmas than he thinks. There’s Gift Fulfillment Centers, a string of satellites called PSSSSSST (Papa Santa’s Super-Secret Satellite Team), and a Spacetime Scruncher. But even more importantly, Stevie discovers that Santa is more than just satellites and science.

Format Your Price Add
Interest Level Kindergarten - Grade 3
Reading Level Grade 2
Genre Picture Books
Category Holidays
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Carolrhoda Books ®
Language English
Publication Date 2014-08-01
Reading Counts! Level 3.9
Text Type Fiction
BISACS JUV017010, JUV037000, JUV019000
Dewey [E]
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Lexile 720
Guided Reading Level P
ATOS Reading Level 3.9
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 78802
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Awards and Reviewed


  • iParenting Media Award, Winner, 2004


The New York Times Book Review

“. . . may be enjoyed by children who are old enough to know Santa doesn’t exist but young enough, still, to sit on his lap at Macy’s. The essence of Solheim’s story is reassuring and sunny: Barry Gott’s determinedlybright paintings have a slick, slightly futuristic look in which every edge is as sweet and hard as a candy cane. . . you really might want to purchase one of these books for the slightly jaded but still Santa-loving-8-year-old on your list.”
New York Times Book Review

Publishers Weekly

“You can’t keep a good legend down – at least when it comes to Santa. A Young skeptic named Stevie joins the ranks of Virginia and others who have questioned Old Saint Nick’s existence. With confidence and a tongue-in-cheek flair, Solheim (It’s Disgusting – and We Ate It!) delivers some answers – mostly scientific, of course – that dispel Stevie’s doubts. Gott’s (the Horace Splattley series) spiffy computer-generated pieces contain oodles of humorous touches.”
Publishers Weekly

School Library Journal

“Kids who have grown out of warm-and-fuzzy Christmas books will enjoy this wise-cracking approach to the holiday. The cartoon artwork is loaded with funny, if not hugely imaginative, details.”
School Library Journal

Author: James Solheim

Illustrator: Barry Gott

Barry Gott lives in Ohio and has illustrated many children's books, including all of the Dino-Sports and Dino-Holidays books and What DO Teachers Do (After YOU Leave School)?