Saturday, January 1, 2011

The end!

My last list of Christmas books we read this year. There might be a straggler here and there that the kids have taken away, but this is the end of what I had handy and I'm ready to package them up for next year. :)

The Story of Christmas for Children by Catharine Brandt
Another book from my childhood that tells the story of Christ's birth, starting with the angel visiting Mary to Joseph's dream warning him to flee to Egypt.

Biscuit's Christmas a scratch and sniff book by Alyssa Satin Capucilli pictures by Pat Schories
A little picture book w/ the lovable dog, Biscuit. This book is supposed to be a scratch and sniff book but ours never smelled like anything besides a book!

Gingerbread Baby by Jan Brett
The Gingerbread Baby makes his escape and only Mattie knows how to catch him. Jan Brett's illustrations, as usual, make this story.

Punchinello and the Most Marvelous Gift by Max Lucado, illustrated by Sergio Martinez
Another story of Punchinello and the other Wemicks who all try to outdo each other for Maker's Day.

The Pine Tree Parable by Liz Curtiz Higgs, illustrated by Nancy Munger
The story of a farmer and his family who nurture tiny seedlings into beautiful Christmas trees. The farmers keep one special tree, that they just can't part with until a special family comes along and the family sacrifice their favorite tree to bring joy and love to a poor family.

The Bears' Christmas by Stan and Jan Berenstain
Papa Bear shows his son how to sled, ski and skate with crazy results.

Frosty the Snow Man Musical Board Book pictures by Corinne Malver
A board book to the fun song, Frosty the Snowman. It used to play the song as well but the battery died and there's no way to change it out. :(

Mary's Treasure Box by Carolyn Walz Kramlich, illustrated by Walter Porter
Mary shows her granddaughter her special box with all the things she received from Jesus' birth and shares the story and meaning behind each one.

A Star for Jesus by Crystal Bowman, illustrated by Claudine Gevry
A board book telling the nativity story.

The Night Beore Christmas by Clement Clarke Moore, a pop-up by Robert Sabuda
Another pop-up book with the paper art of Robert Sabuda. Just incredible and intricate. We love, love, love his books.

The Night Before Christmas illustrated by Christian Birmingham
This version is the one we read every Christmas Eve with the kids gathered around the Christmas tree sipping hot chocolate.

Our list is long and quite a mixture of secular, religious, serious and fun. Everyone has their favorites but all are fun to listen to once a year.  Hope you enjoyed our list of Christmas books!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Even though it's from three years ago, thank you for mentioning my book, Mary's Treasure Box, in your blog. That book has been out of print for several years now, but it will be republished in 2014-2015 by B&H Kids, a Baptist publishing house in Nashville. Thanks for keeping Mary's story alive!
Carolyn Walz Kramlich