Boris and Stella and the Perfect Gift

Boris and Stella and the Perfect Gift
by Dara Goldman (Author, Illustrator)

Booktalk: O’Henry’s “The Gift of the Magi” retold for kids as a Christmas and Hanukkah story…

Snippet:
Hanukkah was almost here and Stella wanted to give Boris something special. She shook her savings bank upside down. Only a few coins fell out. How could she give Boris something special if she only had a few coins?

She looked around her little apartment. All she had of value was a pine tree from her family’s farm in Italy. Her papa had given it to her when it was a seedling. It reminded Stella of her home and family during Christmas.

Suddenly, Stella had an idea.

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Poetry Friday is here with Santa Clauses

Santa Clauses: Short Poems from the North Pole
by Bob Raczka (Author) and Chuck Groenink (Illustrator)

Booktalk: Want a peek at life on the North Pole? Read Santa’s 25 haiku as the December days tick down to Christmas. (Here is the poem for December 5th, this week’s Poetry Friday!)

Snippet:

December 5th

I untie knots in
strings on lights while Mrs. Claus
ties bows on presents.

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