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The Polar Express - Online Book Club

Welcome to our online book club for grades K-3! We are excited for you to join us in reading The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg!

Along with a free copy of the book, you will receive a review page so you can tell us what you thought of the book! You will also receive a flyer for this website, a questions page to consider, activity pages, and an information page with cool links related to the book!

Kits are ready to pick up! Please remember that we have a limited number of kits available, so it's first come, first served. If you have any special requests or need accommodations, please let Leanna or Amanda know!

All we ask is that you read the book: do as much or as little of the rest of it as you want!

"The Polar Express" by Chris Van Allsburg

A young boy, lying awake one Christmas Eve, is welcomed aboard a magical train to the North Pole. The Polar Express makes its way to the city atop the world, where the boy will make his Christmas wish. This is a story for all who believe in the spirit of Christmas and those who treasure the sound of a reindeer’s silver bell.

*Here are the following pages that you will receive with your kit!*

Chris Van Allsburg’s site (on publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt’s site):

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt’s site for The Polar Express book:

Warner Bros. site for the movie adaptation of The Polar Express:

Site for the official Polar Express Train Ride events:

Dennison Depot in Dennison, Ohio – the closest place that does a Polar Express Train Ride:

Encyclopedia Britannica’s page on Santa Claus:

Included as well: A spot the bell activity, a fill-in-the-blank holiday activity, a create your own holiday story, letter to Santa stationery, and snowflake stickers!

We hope you enjoy these activities and cannot wait to hear what you thought of the book! Remember, you can comment here on this website, email us at, or come in and turn in a physical copy!

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