-
x

Meet New Friends!

Recommended friends are based on your interests. Make sure they are up to date.

Friends ff8c072dd79a91c1300f032d674241a8d64367100ffb1f25fa3f9bec4a05319f
Kidzworld Logo

Christmas Book Reviews

Christmas Book Reviews - Reviewed by Kidzworld on Dec 06, 2010
( Rating: 4 Star Rating)

Kidzworld reviews When Santa Fell to Earth by Cornelia Funke, On Christmas Eve by Ann M. Martin, and The Last Holiday Concert by Andrew Clements.

Need a good book to curl up on the couch with this Christmas? Check out the following three holiday reads to help you out!

When Santa Fell to Earth

Author: Cornelia Funke

Thanks to an evil man named Goblynch (do names get any more evil than that?), Christmas is in danger! He's taken away the wonderful holiday and fired all the Santas (turns out there's more than one) and the elves - now they're scrubbing floors at Goblynch's palace! When one brave Santa named Niklas Goodfellow tries to escape in his sleigh, he falls out of the sky and lands on Earth in a neighborhood called Misty Close. Now, it's up to two kids named Ben and Charlotte to save Christmas. When Santa Fell To Earth is a fun read, with lots of cool illustrations. When Santa Fell to Earth Rating:5


On Christmas Eve

Author: Ann M. Martin

Do you believe in the magic of Christmas? Well Tess sure does and she's determined to meet Santa Claus up close and personal! The real one that is, not the department store one. Usually kids want Santa to bring them the Nintendo Wii or a new bike, but not Tess. All she wants is for her BFF's dad, who is sick with cancer, to be able to come home for the holidays. On Christmas Eve is a pretty sad book that'll leave you reaching for a box of Kleenex. It reads more like a journal ("On Tuesday, this happened and on Wednesday morning, I met so-and-so..."), so you'll get through it pretty quickly.
On Christmas Eve Rating:5


Angela and the Baby Jesus

Author: Frank McCourt

In Angela and the Baby Jesus, Pulitzer Prize winning author Frank McCourt tells the story of the day his mother, then six years old, stole the Baby Jesus from the church nativity to warm it up. As a child, Frank's mom would tell him this story every Christmas, and now you can join in on the tradition too. This is a short, sweet read that's sure to become a Christmas Eve favorite!
Angela and the Baby Jesus Rating:4


The Last Holiday Concert

Author: Andrew Clements

The Last Holiday Concert is the least Christmasy book of the three. It's about a sixth grader named Hart Evans, who is the most popular guy in school. He's used to getting his way with classmates and teachers, but Mr. Meinert, the chorus director, never lets him get away with anything. So what does Hart do? He shoots a rubber band at him, which lands him in big trouble. Mr. Meinert knows Hart hates choir, so as punishment, he puts him in charge of the Christmas concert! What does a little kid know about directing a concert? Pick up a copy and you'll find out!
The Last Holiday Concert Rating:4


Related Stories
0 Comments

Related Stories

After living with five different foster families, Min nearly loses hope of ever being adopted. Th...
Find out how Peiling and her family celebrate a good old American Christmas…Taiwanese styl...
Looking for some books to get you in the holiday spirit? Kidzworld has got some cheery selections...
F1103218033781

Fave Thing About Christmas?

  • Presents.
  • Baking cookies.
  • Making snowmen.
  • Nothing! I hate this time of year.

General In The Forums

drowning
drowning posted in Debating:
It's questions like this that make me lose a little more hope in humanity as each day passes by.
reply about 3 hours
cubicfairy
Kawaii Chan P.O.V Kawaii waited at the bus stop after leaving the house, only just hearing what Katelyn said, she was tempted to go back and finish the cupcake... No, she had to see Zane. The bus came and she went in "where you goin' today sugar?" Kawaii Chan smiled at the man "kawaii Chan is going to the hospital" she said, giving the man a few dollars "please take a seat" kawaii Chan nodded as the bus driver tipped his hat at her, and they started up the road Zane P.O.V Zane felt the wheel chair go over a bump and into the air-conditioned hospital, he shivered, hearing doctors speak, kids crying and adults grunting, groaning and moaning made him nervous, thinking he had to look proper, he sat up straight, instantly regretting it, his back cracked and the nurse laughed "you know, you don't have to be fancy to be at a hospital, right?" Zane sighed "well it sure felt that way" the nurse laughed again, not responding though, then he heard running footsteps behind him, slightly screaming, then a voice "Zane kun!" He realised who it was, "k-kawaii Chan?" Kawaii Chan laughed "of course it's kawaii Chan, silly!" He bit his lip "okay.." he felt himself going over another bump, probably his hospital room, "uh, Zane, you'll need to get up to get on the bed, though you can't see, you think you'll be alright?" Zane shook his head "no" someone took his hand "kawaii Chan can help!" He realised kawaii Chan holding his hand, but he knew he was okay, it was kawaii Chan, he would be safe with her, he realised he was muttering "miss, you're blushing, are you alright?" The nurse said, and kawaii Chan giggled "I'm okay"
reply about 4 hours
AlphaT
AlphaT posted in Say Anything:
"Ritterkreuz" wrote: I would become president of Israel and enforce an open borders policy to culturally enrich the land. Their walls are too great to be broken in one day, plebe.
reply about 7 hours
XxRuby_PhoenixxX
America.
reply about 7 hours
Shadeleaf
Shadeleaf posted in Debating:
"boredlol" wrote: First there will be the Rapture. Then the ########## will sign a seven year treaty with Israel. When the ########## signs the treaty, the start of the Tribulation will commence. Then will begin the judgments. When three and a half years pass, the great Tribulation will start. After three and a half more years, the Lord will descend from the heavens. The earth will be destroyed and and new, perfect world will be created by the Lord. You can read about this in the book of Revelation. A really interesting book series I read is based on this. It's called Left Behind. There is Left Behind the kids and Left Behind (adults). Left Behind the kids is the story of four teenagers. Left Behind is the story of adults. I read the whole fifty book kids series twice. I'm in the middle of reading the sixteen book adult series. The kids series is more for teens and teens. As for the adult series, twe######d teens can probably read it, but you can decide. The adult series is more graphic, but still good nonetheless. Sorry for doing this super long post. Bye! Ohhhh I love that series! Anyways,  I should say this is how I imagined the Apocalypse, the End of Days, Armeggedon.
reply about 8 hours