12.8 | 5:30 pm | Wesley Hall
Considering how successful and well-attended last year’s Polar Express Party was (our highest attended Good Book Club ever), we’ve decided to bring it back this year.
Our Polar Express Party will be on December 8. We will read a few select passages from the book, watch the movie, and of course, have hot chocolate.
Because of the Polar Express Party, we will not have our normal three sections of Good Book Club. So there aren’t any official selections for the month. But here are a few Christmas-themed books I highly recommend.
Mem Fox isn’t nearly the household name she should be. She is a master at weaving the humorous and tender into one. Wombat wants to be in the Nativity play, but all the parts get snatched up by other animals deemed more suitable for the roles. Then there’s only one role left…
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever by Barbara Robinson
Sometimes you need a good Christmas story that isn’t just achingly sweet. This is that story. The Herdman’s are the town bullies. They steal. They smoke cigars. And somehow, they land most of the lead roles in the Christmas Pageant. As true outsiders, their unique interpretation of the story helps readers see the message of Christmas in a fresh, anything-but-heavy-handed, light.
The Christmas Quiet Book by Deborah Underwood, illustrated by Renata Liwska
The holidays are filled with joyful noise. But Christmas is sometimes wrapped in quiet: “Searching for presents quiet,” “Getting caught quiet,” and “Hoping for a snow day quiet.” This is a great holiday follow-up to Underwood’s wildly successful The Quiet Book. If you’re looking for an antidote to all the Jingle Bells, and Fa-la-la, this could be it.