The Christmas Pearl by Dorothea Benton Frank

The Christmas Pearl by Dorothea Benton Frank

Are your parks or beaches open yet? Need a beach read? Check this one out at your library (if your library is open) or, order now on Amazon (affiliate link). The Christmas Pearl by Dorothea Benton Frank is really more of a short story, so you can easily read it in one...
A Christmas Pineapple

A Christmas Pineapple

Today I am sharing a true story written by a 10-year-old boy in 1924. His story was printed in the December 1924 issue of St. Nicholas Magazine. I hope you enjoy it! You can read more from the 1924 volume here. A Wonderful Gift (a true story) by Keith Somerville, age...
The Santa Klaus Murder (1936) by Mavis Hay

The Santa Klaus Murder (1936) by Mavis Hay

  Since we’re all frustrated by not being able to use the library right now, I thought I’d share an e-book and/or audio book that I recently enjoyed. It is The Santa Klaus Murder (affiliate link) by Mavis Doriel Hay, originally published in 1936. Now,...
The Christmas Club (book and movie)

The Christmas Club (book and movie)

Last month I wrote about actual Christmas club bank accounts. Around that time I read this book, The Christmas Club by Barbara Hinske (affiliate link). The book cover advertises that it was also made into a Hallmark movie. This is a very pleasant read that takes place...
Days of the Blackbird

Days of the Blackbird

  Log in to your library account and reserve the children’s book Days of the Blackbird: A Tale of Northern Italy by Tomie dePaola (affiliate link). This book is a fictional story that takes place during the coldest days of the year. In real life, in Northern...