Merry, merry Christmas everybody! Just to reassure any of you who are actually reading this on Christmas, I wrote this post two weeks ago and am currently enjoying a much needed break with my wonderful family. My mid-week post is devoted to online stories and iBooks, and I wanted to share this lovely little website I found called Northpole.com. It’s not about the deeper meaning of Christmas or anything, it’s just a bit of fun and lots of free stories. The main website is a little map of Santa’s Secret Village, and you can click on each of the buildings to get an inside look at what’s going on there. There’s Santa’s workshop, Mrs. Claus’ Kitchen, the Reindeer Barn, the Weather Station, and lots more. Each building has fun little animations and special effects and links to music, games, puzzles, and illustrated STORIES! The stories can be read to you or you can read them yourself. They are nothing deep or spiritual, just fun little stories, and they’re free! So if your kids are driving you crazy, they’re bored with they’re new toys already, and you want something to keep them busy for awhile where they might actually read, mosey on along to Northpole.com.