Holiday Reading

We went to the library today in search of some really good holiday, before bedtime reading.  Get you in the spirit stuff.  We were lucky.  I usually can’t find any good holiday books this time of the year.

Here is what we found for the kids:
Aunty Clause, Home for the Holidays by Elise Primavera
The Christmas Rose by Sepp Bauer
The Best Christmas Hunt Ever by John Speirs
Who Would Like A Christmas Tree by Ellen Bryan Obed
Who’s That Knocking on Christmas Eve? by Jan Brett
The Finest Christmas Tree by John and Ann Hassett
Christmas City by Michael Garland
Nutcracker by E.T.A Hoffman (pictures by Maurice Sendak)
Zelda & Ivy: One Christmas by Laura McGee Kvasnosky
When Santa Fell to Earth by Cornelia Funke
Christmas Bears by Chris Conover

And for me:
I’m Dreaming of a Green Christmas by Anna Getty
Christmastime Treats by Sara Perry
Cute Stuff by Aranzi Aronzo

Others we had to get:
Thelonius Monster’s Ski-High Fly Pie: A revolting rhyme by Judy Sierra with delicious drawings by Edward Koren (perfectly gross and delightfully fun for two little guys – 4 stars)
Mind Boggling Teasers, Tricks, Puzzles & Games by Charles Barry Townsend
The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle (40th Anniversary Edition) We just had to get even though we own the small version already. Did you know Eric Carle is almost 80!!

I’ll be coming back to this post to rate these books as we read them.  It will help me to remember them for next year.  If you have any favorites, I’d love to know what they are.

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5 Responses to Holiday Reading

  1. kelley says:

    I see you already have a Jan Brett on the list, but she has many other wonderful holiday titles. And her illustrations will keep you just as interested in the reading as the kids!

  2. You made out great. We headed to the library in search of xmas books and left with snowy books. They were cleared out of xmas. Luckily we have alot of xmas ones in our own library.

  3. Anonymous says:

    My sister gave me “A Christmas Treasury of Yuletide Stories & Poems” a couple of years ago. I have made a pact with myself to read it all the way through this December. The first story in it is Yes, Virginia, There is a Santa Claus. Many many more classics are contained in this book, so it’s really fun to read.
    When my kids were little, one of our very favorites was Jan Brett’s The Christmas Trolls. The story and illustrations are wonderful.

  4. Alicia says:

    I have another suggested read, depending on the ages of the audience…I read the children’s version of Miracle on 34th Street, illustrated by Tomie DePaola. I love the original movie and the book was great. Thank you for the other books suggestions. I like to put the holiday reading out on the table.

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