Lucy and I (and Theo) wanted to share some of our favorite books about Christmas. (I meant to post this sooner, but holiday time always seems so hectic!) Here are some of our favorites~ (with commentary by Lucy, age 4, in green)~
by Julia Rawlinson
A cute little story of friendship!
“Fletcher thought Santa Claus would not find the rabbit’s home so they made arrows to help him find his way there. But then it snowed and no one could see the arrows. I like how the friends tried to help Santa.”
by Jane Monroe Donovan
My husband bought this story for the kids last year. It’s absolutely adorable. There are really no words (except in some of the illustrations) which is always fun to read with kids. The stories can change time and again. And I still get teary-eyed every time we read this one.
“A girl gets presents~ one was big, one was medium, one was small. Pets can make you feel happy.”
by Deborah Hautzig
Each year we go to see the Nutcracker Ballet put on at our local theater. It helps to read this story ahead of time so Lucy can better understand the performance. I think Lucy loves the magical quality of the story.
“I like the Nutcracker Ballet because I’ve seen the Nutcracker Ballet.”
by Clement C. Moore
This just seems like a must read each year! I remember reading it to my little sister each Christmas Eve when we were young. The illustrations in this version are so cute!
“It tells me the story of Santa Claus. My favorite part is when it says ‘Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse’.”
The kids love turning the different shaped pages in this board book as we sing Silent Night together.
“I like the song of it and I also like to sing it. It’s about when Jesus was born.”
Some books on our Christmas Wish List~
I’ve got these books on our wish list for Christmas. I think they will be our next additions to our Christmas book collection! Have any of you read these yet? What did you think of them?
by Deborah Underwood
by Eric Carle
by Laura Ingalls Wilder
I would love to hear about any of your favorite Christmas books. I feel like we can never have enough!
If you enjoyed this post, you may also be interested in these previous posts~ 1. Our Favorite Books to Read Year Round 2. Learning to Read 3. Bookshelves from IKEA Spice Racks