Sunday, December 1, 2013

Our Favorite Christmas Books

Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
by Robert Frost
illustrated by Susan Jeffers

The Legend of the Candy Cane

Saint Nicholas: The Real Story of the Christmas Legend
by Julie Stiegemeyer


The Secret of St. Nicholas
by Ellen Nibali

A New Coat for Anna 
by Harriet Ziefert

This classic tale of redemption needs no explanation. I highly recommend it for big kids.

The Little Fir Tree
by Margaret Wise Brown

The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey
by Susan Woiciechowski

When a widow asks the town hermit to carve a nativity set for her son, a new friendship is slowly formed and a man gets a reminder of joy. We always follow up the book with the movie. Love both.

Christmas in the Barn
by Margaret Wise Brown

One Wintry Night
by Ruth Bell Graham

This is the Star
by Joyce Dunbar

Christmas Tapestry
by Patricia Polacco

I love Patricia Polacco and she outdid herself with this surprising sweet tale. The first time I read it, the kids were all begging me to read on! Now, it's a family favorite. We all just love the ending.

The Christ Child
by Maude and Miska Petersham

The charm of this book is the illustrations. I adore it!

1 comment:

N-Sanity said...

Not a christmas book but my oldest will still get out The Rag Coat this time of year and read it to any littles she can find. I think Im going to get an extra copy and give it to her on her first born's first birthday .