Monday, December 1, 2008

Holiday Listening

Today I'd like to share with you a few of the holiday audiobooks we have available at the Palo Alto City Library. These are fun for listening to on car trips, before bed, or while making cookies. They really get you into the holiday spirit! (click on any title to reserve a copy for yourself)

The Last Holiday Concert, by Andrew Clements
Fifth grader Hart Evans doesn't much care for choir class. But when budget cuts threaten to cut the class and his teacher has given up hope, Hart decides to pull together a holiday concert to remember. As usual, Andrew Clements uses his gift of writing realistic school stories to create an entertaining and touching story.

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, by Barbara Robinson

The six Herdman siblings aren't the kind of kids you'd usually find hanging around a church. They steal and smoke cigars, and are rough and rowdy. But when they show up at church to try out for the Christmas play- and then win the lead roles!- everyone is in for a big surprise. Narrator Elaine Stritch does a great job bringing Barbara Robinson's story to life.

A Christmas Carol, by Charles Dickens

What could be better than combining Charles Dickens' beloved Christmas tale with Jim Dale's (narrator of the Harry Potter books) fabulous voice? Although this production presents the story in its entirety, the sound effects and Dale's varied voices should hold childrens' attention. A true Christmas masterpiece.

When Santa Fell to Earth, by Cornelia Funke
This is the story of what happens when Santa's sleigh, in need of repair, falls to Earth. Santa is befriended by two children who are in need of a little holiday magic, and together the three of them must find Santa's invisible reindeer, fix the sleigh, and fight to save Christmas from the devious plans of Gerold Geronimus Goblynch. A charming book, read by author Cornelia Funke.

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