Yay – it’s almost time to start bringing out the Christmas Books!
Around here, I bring out 1 book at a time throughout December.
Since I’ve been collecting holiday-themed books for many years now,
the pile is pretty high by Christmas Eve!
I’ve posted several of these lists – you can find the others
in the Handwork Homeschool Resource Library.
This one is all about – guess who…
Christmas Reading (Part 4) –
A Festive Book List from
Here’s a round-up of books about the famous man himself.
I really like those with beautiful details & a story line that strays a little bit beyond just someone bringing kids a bunch of toys.
Of course, if there happen to be a few fairies, old-fashioned outfits or a polar bear or two – that’s even better !
Written by Frank L.Baum (of Wizard of OZ fame) – wonderful story line
The images are rich & exciting
SC as a young man just beginning to make toys
This is THE book that my kids ask for every year
Filled with flaps to lift & tons of Santa “facts”
LOVE the sleigh
A sweet little story about a little boy writing a letter to Santa
A classic – tinged with a bit of darkness though…
Another favourite – lots of flaps
Animals prepare for the arrival of Santa
A POLAR BEAR Santa !
A quiet & still book about Santa preparing for the big day.
It’s a treat to read this book & dream of a peaceful holiday.
I’ve had this book since I was 6 – I loved the visions of sugarplums dancing in the children’s heads!
A Jan Brett version of The Night Before Christmas
How about THESE sugar plums !?!
Always such delicious details!
Richard Scarry – what can I say ?
I always like to see what the illustrations are like in books as they can really bring the story to life for my 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 & to enter the slide show (look for arrows to scroll).
You may be wondering just HOW we have so many books – well, I’ve been collecting for quite a while (some are from my own childhood).
each year, each one of my children receives 2 holiday books under the tree, one from my husband & I and the other from Santa.
It’s become a tradition I plan to share with my babes for some time to come!
I wanted to send this list to you now early in the season , so you’d have time to add a few to your own family trove if you wish (or get ahead of the pack & request it from your library!)
Do let me know if you have any other titles you think would fit well into our collection, I’m always on the look-out for gorgeous new books!
Happy almost Christmas-time!
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