From bestselling storyteller Orson Scott Card comes a gripping story of terror within a small town. Step Fletcher, his pregnant wife DeAnne, and their three children move to Steuben, North Carolina with high hopes. But Step's new job with a software company turns out to be a snake pit, and eight-year-old Stevies school is worse. … Continue reading Lost Boys – Orson Scott Card Book Review
'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse; The stockings were hung by the chimney with care, In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there; The children were nestled all snug in their beds; While visions of sugar-plums danced in their heads; And … Continue reading A Visit from St. Nicholas
Here's a Christmas Quiz with 20 questions for you to try! 1. What's the name of the period leading up to Christmas? 2. How many Wise Men brought gifts to Jesus? 3. How does Good King Wenceslas like his pizzas? 4. What was the name of John the Baptist's Mother? 5. Who brings presents to … Continue reading Christmas Quiz!
The holiday season can be a stressful and chaotic time. Between attending holiday parties, shopping, meal planning, baking, gift wrapping, and entertaining, there never seems to be enough time. But if you organize, schedule and plan properly, you might find you even have a little extra time to relax and recharge. The should first sit … Continue reading Organize Your Holiday and Bring Joy to Your World
For all our blog readers, we would like to thank you for a wonderful year and wish you a very Merry Christmas! Christmas Memories Christmas is a time for memories, a time for recalling the scenes and happenings that are treasured always in our hearts. It is also a time for love and generosity of … Continue reading Merry Christmas!
There is heard a hymn when the panes are dim, And never before or again, When the nights are strong with a darkness long, And the dark is alive with rain. Never we know but in sleet and in snow, The place where the great fires are, That the midst of the earth is a … Continue reading A Child of the Snows – Gilbert Keith Chesterton
Twas just this time, last year, I died. I know I heard the Corn, When I was carried by the Farms — It had the Tassels on — I thought how yellow it would look — When Richard went to mill — And then, I wanted to get out, But something held my will. I … Continue reading Emily Dickinson – A Christmas Poem
Season's Greetings from Carra Lucia Books ...and because we don't want the learning to stop, here's how to say it in several languages: Afrikaans - een plesierige kerfees Arabic - I'D MIILAD SAID OUA SANA SAIDA Argentine - Felices Pasquas Y felices ano Nuevo Armenian - Shenoraavor Nor Dari yev Pari Gaghand Azeri - Tezze … Continue reading Merry Christmas from Carra Lucia Books
You don't often think to play games on Christmas Eve, but playing a game or two can be a lot of fun. One fun game is ideally suited for anxious children, but could also be for adults, if you want to add some fun for gift giving. For children, this is a way to make … Continue reading Christmas Eve Games for Children
Not all Christmas games have to be for children, or have to be serious. Good gracious, adults like to let their hair down and have a good, silly time too. Here are several games to get you started. If this is a group that's not afraid of looking silly, here's just the game. Provide a … Continue reading Adult Christmas Games