I love getting out the holiday books! Below you will find some of our favorites. If you have a list of holiday books on your blog, please, please, please leave a link to it in the comments. And if you don’t, why not do it now? We would all love to know what you’re reading at your house during this time of year.
**Due to the ongoing (and hysterical) conversation unfolding in the comments section, I feel compelled to edit this post to say that the bookshelves pictured above are about as real as my blond hair – which I can assure you, comes out of a bottle every four weeks like clockwork. It is a photograph of a piece of wrapping paper.
- The Toymaker’s Chrismas (I buy several copies of this every year. Great fun for my kids and for gifts.)
- Sarah Jane’s Nutcracker Suite Paper Puppet Theater (These are being used in all the Ralph Lauren flagship stores worldwide this year. Oooh la la Sarah Jane!)
- Holiday Folding Stories: Storytelling and Origami Together for Holiday Fun, Christine Petrell Kallevig (This is one in a series of books that uses origami to tell stories. They can be hard to find, but worth the search. Thriftbooks.com is one of my favorite places to find books like this.)
New To Us This Year:
- A Newberry Christmas: Fourteen Stories of Christmas by Newberry Award-winning Authors
- American Christmas: Poetry Celebrating the Beauty of Christmas, Webster Schott and Robert J. Myers, Eds.
- The Beasts of Bethlehem, X.J. Kennedy (We’ll be reading this during the second week of Advent.)
- Hallelujah Handel, Douglas Cowling (A lovely companion to Messiah.)
- Jesus, Demi (Biography of Jesus using text from the King James Bible.)
- The Glorious Impossible, Madeleine L’Engle (Illustrated with frescoes by Giotto.)
- A Charlie Brown Christmas, Charles M. Schulz
- The Tomten, Astrid Lindgren
- Harold at the North Pole, Crockett Johnson
- A Calf for Christmas, Astrid Lingren
- The Night Before Christmas, Clement C. Moore (Vincent’s all time favorite.)
- Flight of the Reindeer, Robert Sullivan (Great for older kids who don’t “believe.”)
- Miracle on 34th Street, Valentine Davies
- The Polar Express, Chris Van Allsburg
- Katy and the Big Snow, Virginia Lee Burton (Jude’s all time favorite.)
- Boxes for Katje, Candace Fleming (A gift and recommendation from Mama)
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