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When Santa Fell to Earth by Cornelia Funke as Illustrated by Paul Howard

Do you believe in Magic? That was the recurring thought in my head as I was watching the legendary David Copperfield live in the MGM Hollywood Theater in Las Vegas two nights ago. The question is comparable to ‘Do you believe in Santa Claus?’ This lovely YA fiction by Inkheart’s author Cornelia Funke presents a […]

Horrible Harry and the Holidaze by Suzy Kline

“My name is Doug and I’m in third grade. I write about what happens in Room 3B, but this holiday story was the hardest one to write. Something was the matter with my best friend Harry. I can only come up with one way to describe him that month. Harry was in a daze. “He […]

Holiday Catch (New Books on the Shelf)

“The buying of more books than one can read is nothing less than the soul reaching towards infinity.” —A. Edward Newton About two weeks ago, I read from a friend’s Facebook post that she was going to the One Dollar Bookstore because she needed more books. Then it hit me. How could I have almost […]

Matchless: A Christmas Story by Gregory Maguire

“On an island so far North that it snowed from September to April, a boy named Frederik kept himself warm by keeping a secret.” Gregory Maguire, the genius behind the Wicked series, delivers once again in this heartwarming retelling of another beloved children’s classic. If The Little Match Girl is the perfect Christmas story, as mentioned […]

The Little Match Girl by Hans Christian Andersen and Illustrated by Rachel Isadora

It was late on a bitterly cold New Year’s Eve. The snow was falling. A poor little girl was wandering in the dark cold streets; she was bareheaded and barefoot (p. 4) And so begins the classic Hans Christian Andersen tale, The Little Match Girl. Each time I read this, my heart is just filled […]