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Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Christmas Books

A few years ago, our family started this tradition that I heard about from the Family Fun magazine. It has truly become a beloved tradition in our home. Each December, I wrap up 25 children's Christmas books and the kids take turns picking one book each night for their bedtime story. If you don't have enough Christmas books, pick some up at the library. There are so many great Christmas books for children, this is a great way to read some of them during the Christmas season.
 Here's our list for this year (a star indicates a family favorite):

*The Little Drummer Mouse - Mercer Mayer
Arthur's Christmas - Marc Brown
*Dream Snow - Eric Carle
There was no snow on Christmas Eve - Pam Munoz Ryan
The Steadfast Tin Soldier - Hans Christian Andersen Retold by Tor Seidler
Angelina's Christmas - Katharine Holabird
Wake Up Bear..... It's Christmas! - Stephen Gammell
Chita's Christmas Tree - Elizabeth Fitzgerald howard
The Christmas Train - Ivan Gantschev
Joy to the World! The Story of Christmas Retold by dina Anastasio
Stop! It's Christmas - Mary Manz Simon
*Father and Son - Geraldine Mccaughrean and Fabian Negrin
*The Grinch Who Stole Christmas - Dr. Seuss
The Nutcracker Retold by Stephanie Spinner
One Snowy Night - M. Christina Butler
*The Best Christmas Pageant Ever - Barbara Robinson
The Legend of St. Nicholas - Dandi Daley Mackall
When Christmas Came - Eileen Spinelli
Room for a Little One - Marin Waddell
The Crippled Lamb - Max Lucado
The Very First Christmas - Paul L. Maier
Lily, The Lost and Found Lamb - Lydia Salazar Martinez
The Silver Christmas Tree - Pat Hutchins
The Christmas Star - Marcus Pfister


Birdee said...

I love this idea. I'm so far behind on getting my Christmas in order (I havent got my tree up yet or halloween taken down, [yikes!]) So I think I'll do it in the form of the 12 days of christmas and read a book the last 12 days.
Thanks for the idea♥

mustangkayla said...

I just love your blog! We are huge book readers (I have a 3 1/2 year old and a 10 month old). I just love this idea!

Discovery Bay Real Estate said...

What a cute idea! My favorite Christmas story that my dad would read me was "A Wish for Wings that Work". You've got a good list here. Maybe I'll find a new favorite.

Melissa said...

So.....when are you going to post about the Christmas Gift Tutorial Swap?? I was hoping you would have posted about it long ago so that I could get ideas for Christmas, but it's getting to be a little late for that.

wodaking said...

Wonderful list! I just ordered The Best Christmas Pageant Ever on paperbackswap. :) Thanks for sharing!

sanjeet said...

You've got a good list here. Maybe I'll find a new favorite.

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