1. YIKES! Just a week till Christmas Eve!

    That’s neat that the girls knew someone in the play! We read that one this year too.

    A Polar Express art project sounds fun. How I hated the movie of that book! But the book itself is all right. Great pictures.

    My post is on Good King Wenceslas, and assorted musings, this week.

  2. I remember going to see a performance of The Best Christmas Pageant Ever when I was in fourth grade. I read the book afterwards, and loved it! Will have to check and see if our library system owns Storybook Art. Always looking for new ideas. We read about snowmen this week.

  3. Congratulations Stephanie!

    I’m happy to have spent the week with Christmas titles again.

    We actually have not read The Polar Express yet. (Probably SHOULD given our love of trains but…oh well. Haven’t done it yet.)

    I’m really glad that you commented on the Christmas Pageant book. I just picked it up at Goodwill. I read it when I was a teenager and have ZERO recollection of the story. So I repurchased it in good faith and was hoping it was worth it. I don’t know if I’ll get to it this December, but it will be pulled out and read again next Christmas season if nothing else. Anyway, thanks for talking about it!

  4. Congrats to Stephanie. I remember the first time I heard about “The Best Christmas Pagent Ever” and I thought it was going to be a sappy, tacky story… I was so wrong.

  5. Wel also read The Best Christmas Pageant Ever and loved it. I think I loved it more than my daughter. She had a real problem hearing Imogene taking the Lord’s name in vain. This may become a Christmas classic to read every year.

  6. I can’t remember how old your girls are, but I think if Best Christmas Pageant is a challenge, then the stories in Newbery Christmas would be better for next year or even the year after. One of my favorite books for children, especially, girls is in the Newbery Christmas book: The Hundred Dresses. Beautiful story, beautiful lesson.

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