The Holidays are upon us and our kids are excited. A great Christmas story can make this season fun for all of our our students. We always have our classic stand-by's like the Polar Express, but I have found a few newer books to add to the mix.
Rudolph wants the night off, just this once. But can he and Santa train his substitute an eager moose in time for Christmas?
Blizzard is based on John Rocco's childhood experience during the now infamous Blizzard of 1978, which brought fifty-three inches of snow to his town in Rhode Island. Told with a brief text and dynamic illustrations, the book opens with a boy's excitement upon seeing the first snowflake fall outside his classroom window. It ends with the neighborhood's immense relief upon seeing the first snowplow break through on their street.
When each family at the diverse Juniper Court apartment complex needs something to light up the dark of winter, the stumpy, lumpy candle provides a glow brighter than the fanciest taper, revealing the true spirit of each holiday it illuminates.