Wednesday, December 21, 2011

We Read Wednesday's- Top 10 Holiday Favorites

Reading to my kids is one of the best times of the day!  I love it because it can turn an upside down mood rightside up (for them and for me!), turn a ho hum day into a new adventure to explore, or teach new vocabulary words and ideas.  At Christmastime, there are a few favorites that stand out to me that I recommend for ample Christmas reading fun, and a beautiful display for any coffee table at this festive time of year.  I hope that you check these books out at the library, or find them at your local bookstore!

*A quick fun fact: I was glancing at Barnes and Noble's website to get some good photos to share with you of some of my favorites and saw that the oldest published Children's Christmas book they carry is An ABC Christmas by Amy Houts. I regret to say there was no photo available, but it was written in 1900!

A Cup of Christmas Tea
By Tom Hegg

Bah! Humbug?
By Lorna Balian

Snowmen at Night
By Caralyn Buehner

By Cheryl Campbell

The Polar Express [With Cardboard Ornament][]
By Chris Van Allsburg

The Night before Christmas
By Clement Clarke Moore
By Jan Pienkowski
Gets the award for the most unique illustrations!

Merry Christmas, Strega Nona
Tomie dePaola

For the older kids...

For elementary kids (or anyone for that matter) I lohuuuuv this book and remember reading it before going to sleep in my grandmothers closet.  I could. not. put. it. down.

                                                  The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
                                                          by Barbara Robinson

Cover art of classic Christmas story The Gift of the Magi Christmas picture book edition
By O. Henry

Happy Reading, and the Happiest of Christmases to you and yours!!



  1. I'm sure it was just an oversight, but you seem to have forgotten "The Littlest Angel!" ;-) My favorite!

  2. Hi cbach....I don't know that one! I must get it an read it at once!!! And, there are several great books that didn't get on the list, that 12 days in Wisconsin! I LOVE that one! Maybe I need another list of honorable mentions tomorrow. :) Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you come again!