I have added a couple of titles that have become favorites since the original post!
On to the list of books…. Whether you are a kid or a kid at heart…
The Christmas Wish is the most beautiful book! The story of a little girl on a quest to be one of Santa’s Elves is very sweet….but it is the photographs that are so amazing.
The book was written by the little girl’s mom and the photos taken by her father.
This looks to become one of those classic books much like The Polar Express!
I tried to buy this last year and it was sold out everywhere….but it is now on it’s way from Amazon….I can’t wait for it to arrive!
The Cajun Night Before Christmas by “Trosclair” and illustrated by James Rice is a book that makes me want to have a Cajun accent.
Take the traditional Night Before Christmas poem and have Santa dressed in muskrat from his head to his toes, pile his skiff high with toys, and hitch it to eight friendly flying alligators…..and you will have some “bowl full of jelly” laughter!
There are some fun versions on You Tube if you want to hear the tale with a genuine accent!
When a little Reindeer Herder thinks she needs to be bossy….and this doesn’t sit so well with her charges….She has to figure out something else so they will be ready to help Santa! Who knows….maybe you know a bossy pants who might learn something from the story!
This is a classic Jan Brett story….all the animals are beautifully drawn and the secondary story found in the illustrated borders is a fun discovery!
More Jan Brett with the Gingerbread Baby and Friends
A little different take on the classic story with illustrations so beautiful that they make you hungry!
Don’t miss Jan Brett’s Website either!
Here you will find coloring pages, videos, and hours of fun activites that relate to her wonderful books
And Patricia Polacco….what a story teller she is!
I especially love how she weaves tales that have multi-cultural themes without being preachy about it!
In the Christmas Tapestry, we see love and generosity played out in a holiday story….a true connection to what the season is all about!
Oh and I love that the tapestry comes from a second hand store!
While not a “Christmas” Story….Shel Silverstein’s book The Giving Tree should make all of us stop and think….
This is a finely wrought tale of the meaning of gifts….and giving!