Three for the Books
Whether you are driving over the river or flying through the sky to Grandma's house this holiday season, consider the trip. You might spend hours crammed in a car with your siblings or waiting at an airport. It could be too noisy to read but perfect for putting on your headphones and listening to a book on CD. KidsPost's Amy Orndorff offers three of her current favorites. You can find many more CD books at the public library.
"A Crooked Kind of Perfect"
By Linda Urban
Read by Tai Alexandra Ricci
Time: 3 1/4 hours
This quirky story features a middle-schooler named Zoe Elias who dreams of playing piano at New York's Carnegie Hall. But with her parents strapped for cash -- her dad is afraid to leave the house, so he doesn't work -- there doesn't seem to be a piano in Zoe's future.
Worse, her onetime best friend gets a new baby grand piano and begins hanging out with a cooler crowd.