Book for Kids Giveaway: The Christmas Village


When children learn to read, the entire Reading Kingdom team celebrates! To properly honor these accomplishments, we’re giving away  free books for kids.  So why not start the day off right by winning a great book for kids right now?

That’s right; we’re giving away free books for kids in this blog post – SIGNED by the author!

We sent Lingo on a mission to fly around the internet and find a fantastic children’s book to share. “The Christmas Village” by Melissa Goodwin is the great book for kids we’re giving away to THREE of our lucky readers!

Here’s more about this great book for kids:

About the Book:

When Jamie Reynolds visits his grandparents’ Vermont home for Christmas, he just wishes things would go back to the way they were before his dad disappeared. Time and again he is drawn to the miniature Christmas village that Grandma has put out to cheer him up. He imagines that life in the village would be simple and perfect and wishes he could simply disappear into it, leaving his troubles behind. Late one night, the village comes to life before Jamie’s eyes, and his fantasy of escaping into it becomes very real indeed.

He discovers that the village is called Canterbury, where the year is 1932. Jamie becomes fast friends with Kelly and Christopher Pennysworth, and is taken in by the kindly Ida, who runs the local boarding house. But he also makes a dangerous enemy of the mysterious and menacing Jim Gordon, whose return to town is nothing but trouble.

As he desperately races against time to find his way back home for Christmas, Jamie is suddenly faced with a frightening choice: to go ahead with his plan to leave, or to stay and help his friends, at the risk of never going home again.

The Christmas Village is an adventure the whole family will love, filled with suspense, secrets and surprises to the very last page.


About the Author:

“I treasure fond memories of a happy and carefree childhood growing up in Andover, Massachusetts and am especially grateful for the many wonderful teachers there, who encouraged me to read the books that inspired me to become a writer. I have written many stories, poems and articles for children’s magazines, and my non-fiction work has appeared in national magazines and regional newspapers. The Christmas Village is my first novel for children. I am currently working on the sequel and hope to have it published in 2013.”

To learn more, visit Melissa’s website here.


How to Win:

Enter through our giveaway tool below!  Entries are valid until 11:59pm on December 15th, 2013. (Entries are limited to one per household)

Once the entry period has expired, we will select three winners and they will be notified via the email address provided.

Good luck!

If your children love to read great books for kids, Reading Kingdom is the place to find them!  Our online reading program and games for kids teaches children to read, write and spell up to a third grade level using our patented “6-SIM” Integrated Six Skill Method.

Click here for a free 30 day trial of the Reading Kingdom online reading program for kids. Lingo and company hope to see you soon!


And if you’re looking for more great books for kids, check out the Reading Kingdom book series.