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Listen: Children Read Holiday Favorites

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Local students read their favorite holiday stories as part of the 90.3 KEDM Give the Joy of Learning reading campaign.  1,700 books were distributed to area 1st and 2nd graders in 13 local schools. 
 
 

Layla Calhoun -I Love Christmas by Hans Wihelm
Riley Trappey - Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: Santa's Big Day! fromBendon Publishing

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Riley Trappey

Cruse Flowers - Pete the Cat Saves Christmas by Eric Litwin

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Cruise Flowers

Tarian WinstonGus the Christmas Star by Frank Remkiewicz

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Tarian Winston

Emerson Black -Llama Llama Jingle Bells by Anna Dewdney

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Emerson Black

Antonio Ross -Itsy Bitsy Snowmanby Jeffrey Burton

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Antonio Ross

Sidda Hughes - I Love Christmas by Hans Wihelm

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Sidda Hughes

Parks Harvey -I Love Christmas by Hans Wihelm

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Parks Harvey

Brady Funderburg - The Night Before Christmas byClement Clarke Moore

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Brady Funderburg

Cooper Boughton - The Velveteen Rabbit Christmas by Maria S. Barbo

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Cooper Boughton

 
Sadie Jones - How Christmas Began by Claire Boudreaux Bateman

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Sadie Jones

 
 
Noccolas Smith - How Do Dinosaurs Say Merry Christmas by Jane Yolen

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Noccolas Smith

 
Ada Jane Kennedy -How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr. Seuss

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Ada Jane Kennedy

 
Londyn Chew - That's Not Santa! by Leonard Kessler

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Londyn Chew

 
Carter Flemister - The Night Before ChristmasClement by Clarke Moore

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Carter Flemister

 
Brody Blackman - There Was an Old Lady Who Swollowed a Bell byLucille Colandro

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Brody Blackman

 
Coleman WilkesLlama Llama Holiday DramabyAnna Dewdney

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Coleman Wilkes

 
Ava WimberlyThe Night Before ChristmasbyClement Clarke Moore

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Ava Wimberly

 
Khadijah NewtonSanta Claus is Coming to Town by Steven Kellogg

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Khadijah Newton

Aubree Rogers -The Stable Cat's First Christmasby Christina S. Vrba

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Aubree Rogers

McClelland Joseph -Counting Christmas by Karen Katz

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McClelland Joseph

 
 

Originally from Monroe, Cory has worked in a variety of media. He has worked in television news and spent seven years as a TV sports play-by-play announcer. He was also creative director for a television advertising department and worked extensively as a photojournalist. Cory has lived in both Dallas and New Orleans.