Archive for December, 2010

Snow Happy to be Here – 73

Sunday, December 12th, 2010

Snow Happy to be Here – By Cheryl Hawkinson – This book is a story to two snow children about how they come to be. Each snow flake is different from any others. What really brings a snowman to life is the smile that the humans give after they create it.

Stories of Santa – 72

Sunday, December 12th, 2010

Stories of Santa – By Hallmark – This book is actually two stories about Santa. It illustrates the songs Up on the Housetop and Jolly Old St. Nicholas.

The Snow Must Go On – 71

Sunday, December 12th, 2010

The Snow Must Go On – By Molly Wigand – This story is from the South Pole. They all decide to put on a show to show that the South Pole is just as grand as the North Pole. The whole town gets involved, but then they realize that their is no one to watch the show. All of the sudden they hear a sound and look out the curtains. Santa is there to watch their show. Santa is very impressed with the show from the South Pole. He says that both poles have something to be proud of

The Snowbelly Family of Chillyville Inn – 70

Sunday, December 12th, 2010

The Snowbelly Family of Chillyville Inn – By Cheryl Hawkinson – This book is about a family that welcomes people to their Inn over the holiday season. Snowbert and Snowbelle go outside to check something for Grandma and find that their pet have gotten into the dye. The kids think they will get in trouble, but all the adults just think it is funny.

Snow What Fun – 69

Sunday, December 12th, 2010

Snow What Fun – By Cheryl Hawkinson – This is another book that tells what snowmen do at night. Their most important job is to direct Santa’s sleigh in the right direction. They play their band instruments and dance. They play games and get gifts from Santa. So in the morning when your snowman looks different now you will know why.

A Charlie Brown Christmas – 68

Sunday, December 12th, 2010

A Charlie Brown Christmas – By Dawn Namm – This book was adapted from the cartoon. I just loved it. My students sat very quiet while I read it. I hope that you can learn the true meaning of Christmas this year too.

There was an old Lady who Swallowed a Bell! – 67

Sunday, December 12th, 2010

There was an old Lady who Swallowed a Bell! – By Lucille Colandro – This book is a play off There was an old Lady who Swallowed a Fly. I loved this book because I can hear my grandaddy telling me the original story. This lady swallows a bell, some bows, some gifts, a sack, a sleigh, and some reindeer. It is a cute little book.

Snowmen at Night – 66

Sunday, December 12th, 2010

Snowmen at Night – By Caralyn Buehner – This book gives us good reasons for what our snowmen do at night while we sleep. They play games, and go ice skating. So when your snowman looks different in the morning now you know why.

Fear Itself – 65

Thursday, December 9th, 2010

Fear Itself – By Andrew Clements – This is a great sequel to We the Children. It picks right up where the first one left off. Ben and Jill know that the new janitor is keeping tabs on them. Ben goes to the funeral for the former janitor and meets his predecessor Tom Benton. Ben learns that the janitor also left some things for him with his wife. Tom asks Ben to retrieve his old tackle box from the janitor closet. Ben finds an amendment to Captain Oakes will that can change everything. Ben and Jill go talk to an attorney that turns out to be a direct descendant of Captain Oakes. Ben also finds the tackle box and returns it to Tom. It has several odd rare coins in it.