During the holiday season,
I like to try to match what we’re reading to what we’re doing.
This week we went on our annual
pilgrimage to find TWO perfect trees
& our first book this week
was of course…
Mr. Willowby’s Christmas Tree!
This book is one of those books that appeals to everybody in our family. A classic, it was first published in 1963…..
My youngest loves the tiny mouse tree & the maid in her frilly uniform trimming her tree with baubles & beads. My son loves the truck that arrives carrying the gigantic tree marked “Special Delivery”.
I adore Mr. Willowby’s house with its grand entrance & oval central window because it reminds me of our’s. The rhyming text makes it fun to read, too.
Here are the next 14 of our Holiday Reading collection.
I always like to see what the illustrations are like in books as they can bring the story to life for kids, especially those who can’t read just yet… So, I’ve included a few pages for you to see if these stories might suit your family.
Click on any image to enlarge it.
I LOVE this book – it’s all about Making Christmas for those you love
Mama knit such amazing hats!
Another classic – this one is over 35 years old & I’m still reading it every year
A marvelous anthology of songs & stories filled with antique images
Under the Sugar Plum Tree
Good ol’ fashioned toys on Christmas morn!
Tante loves sharing Christmas with the animals
Everyone is welcome to marvel at the tree & share holiday treats – even the spiders!
A bit more “grown up” with wonderful text & inspiring images
The 12 Days of Christmas!
A not-so-quiet wintry eve
We still love this one after many years – his nose sparkles!
Brambly Hedge celebrates winter
Costumes, decorations, a roaring fire & lots of treats – my kind of night!
A story about a piece of cloth that turns into everyone’s gift…
The king buys some cloth at the market
The seamstresses make a wonderful gift for the princess & then…
A soft & quiet story about loving animals by Tasha Tudor’s daughter
A Christmas morning surprise!
Another story of love & sharing
A traditional Swedish tale- including the Christmas Goat
A hedgehog & a warm hat & a forest full of friends
Little Fairy meets Father Christmas
A bright light in the forest
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