Monday, December 20, 2010

Children's Christmas Book Picks

A list, if you may, of some of my households favorite Christmas books. Enjoy!

Christmas Bear
Aren't the majority of all children's books adorable? Well, here's another one. Little Sally forgot to mail her letter to Santa and here it's Christmas Eve! Tearfully Sally goes to bed just knowing that she will receive nothing from Santa this year because of her forgetfulness. But don't feel too bad because Christmas holds all kinds of magical surprises. A naughty teddy bear doesn't want to sit safe and sound in Santa's bag as he flies over the land. Peaking out of the bag he falls from the sled and lands with a thump on the ground. Searching for a home and encountering many things along the way- he finds a place to sleep and fortunately a new owner to love him, the little girl Sally. 


A Charlie Brown Christmas
If you don't know how great A Charlie Brown Christmas is then you must be living under a rock.



'Twas The Night Before Christmas
This book was read every Christmas Eve, a tradition in my household and still is even though I'm 24! What is not to love about this specific edition of 'Twas The Night Before Christmas? The artwork is beautiful and vibrant, the familiar storyline just adds to the magic, and you also get more then just TTNBC. Also included in the book is The Nativity Story also with gorgeous artwork and after all of that- Christmas carols! As a child when I was too young to read I would stare at the pictures, mesmerized by the beauty and story it depicted, and when I was older I would take the carols and sing them while picking along with the keyboard. My copy is nearly falling apart due to 24 years of reading the book over and over but I'll always keep it and plan on reading it to my children when/if I ever have any. Check the bottom of the post for the link to this particular edition of TTNBC.

A Pussycat's Christmas

This is a family book, we love the cat because she looks exactly like my cat Oliver. (example below)
Cute artwork filled with colors and the general vibrance Christmas brings and Pussycat investigates it all. It's a Christmas Eve story and just... adorable. If your child likes cats, you own a cat, or you simply want a cute Christmas Eve story to read check this book out. PS: It's by Margaret Wise Brown, you might recognize that name considering she is the author of Goodnight Moon.



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