Christmas Roundup: Children's books

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

I'm not posting this 3 weeks late. I'm posting this 49 weeks early!

Actually I'm just very forgetful and I know if I tucked this post away until December, it would never happen. So, I'm sending out into the internet a few of the titles that my children and I greatly enjoyed this past Advent season, and hope that you will enjoy them in the upcoming year.

1. Peter Spier's Christmas.

A wordless, beautifully illustrated story of a family's entire Christmas experience. It kept my children transfixed, and I think it was especially helpful for my two year old, to help her know what to expect during the Christmas season.

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2. Silent Night, illustrated by Susan Jeffers

If the classic carol wasn't already beautiful enough, Susan Jeffers' evocative illustrations give even more.

3. Song of the Stars: A Christmas Story, by Sally Lloyd Jones

My mom gave this to my girls for Christmas. Especially great for my four-year-old who loves animals, and I get goosebumps when I read it.

4. The Little Drummer Boy by Ezra Jack Keats

Confession: this book was due back at the library last week, but we're still reading it nightly to my two year old. I think she relates to the young boy seeing the adults worship in a manner beyond him, but wanting to honor King Jesus too. Plus, she likes singing the drum sounds while I read it.

Merry Christmas, everyone! :c)

P.S. I'm still looking for a good age-appropriate book about Saint Nicholas. Leave a comment if you have any recommendations!

P.P.S. Oops, I forgot one! Blogged here.