I don't often mention my own books here, but the increasing commercialism as Christmas approaches reminds me of why I wrote Secret Service Saint. The book is about Nicolas who discovers the adventure of doing secret good deeds and eventually becomes known as Santa Claus. I wrote it to encourage kids to think about helping others, especially without getting any reward or praise in return. Secret giving really is an adventure and can be at least as exciting as getting presents for Christmas.
Of course kids must be careful to stay safe when doing things like that, but there are many ways they can secretly help others and I hope those who read my book will find out how much fun secretly helping people can be.