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Entries in holidays (77)


a child's christmas in wales

“One Christmas was so much like another, in those years around the sea-town corner now and out of all sound except the distant speaking of the voices I sometimes hear a moment before sleep, that I can never remember whether it snowed for six days and six nights when I was twelve or whether it snowed for twelve days and twelve nights when I was six.”

Reading A Child’s Christmas in Wales by Dylan Thomas this week.  This edition was illustrated by Chris Raschka and published by Candlewick Press.


frankenstein's fright before christmas

A frightfully lovely night before Christmas—and you’ll never guess what Santa brings for this group of little rapscallions!

Frankenstein’s Fright Before Christmas was written by Rick Walton,  illustrated by Nathan Hale and published by Feiwel and Friends.


a merry christmas and other christmas stories

A Merry Christmas and Other Christmas Stories | Avery and Augustine

Sharing Louisa May Alcott’s A Merry Christmas and Other Christmas Stories in honor of her birthday this week.  Does anyone else like to watch Little Women around this time of the year?  I try to watch it at least once during the month of December.

“A Merry Christmas collects the treasured holiday tales of Louisa May Alcott, from the dearly familiar Yuletide benevolence of Marmee and her 'little women' to the timeless 'What Love Can Do,' wherein the residents of a boarding house come together to make a lovely Christmas for two poor girls. Wildly popular at the time of their publication—readers deluged Alcott with letters demanding sequels—and drawing on Alcott’s family and experiences in the abolitionist and women’s suffrage movements, these stories have the authentic texture and detail of Christmas in nineteenth-century America, while their emphasis on generosity and charity make them timeless embodiments of the Christmas spirit.”

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i'll be home for christmas

Warming up this weekend with this collection of short stories and poems by YA authors from the UK.  They all share a common theme: home.  I'll Be Home for Christmas is from Stripes Publishing.


over the river and through the wood

Whether you’re traveling 10 or 1000 miles for Thanksgiving tomorrow, we hope it’s a wonderful day for you!  We’re thankful for you all!