Archive for the ‘Christmas’ Category

Turkey Claus by Wendi Silvano

March 5, 2013 - 2:08 pm No Comments

Don’t wait until December to read this; some books are just too cute to save for one holiday.
This is by the same author that brought us the funny and much-lovedTurkey Trouble. Turkey has managed to make it through Thanksgiving, but then overhears that a good turkey dinner is on the menu for Christmas too. He decides to enlist the help of Santa, but has to go through quite a lot of trouble (and new and funny disguises) to get to the big man in red.

The Christmas Quiet Book by Deborah Underwood

February 25, 2013 - 12:14 pm No Comments

I know it seems like a weird time to be blogging about Christmas books, but now might actually be a great time to check out Christmas books from the library because everyone is done with them and you can pick whichever books you want, not whichever books are left.

Also, there was a time in our house where all our youngest wanted to read was Halloween books. We must have read Halloween books for a year. I am pretty sure that we checked out every Halloween book our library had to offer.

Anyways, I love this book. (I know, I always say that, but if I didn’t love it I wouldn’t be telling you all about it.) :) I love the illustrations and I love how it calls itself to be read in a quiet voice…perfect for bedtime reading, perfect of naptime reading. Shhhhhhh…..

Shall I Knit You a Hat?: A Christmas Yarn by Kate Klise

December 27, 2011 - 1:09 pm No Comments

I know that it’s after Christmas, but it’s still the Christmas season and this book was too sweet to pass up. Rabbit’s mom knits him a beautiful hat to keep his ears warm for the storm that is headed their way. Rabbit realizes that their friends will need hats too, so Rabbit and his mom secretly make all of their friends new hats for Christmas and deliver just as the storm starts. It’s at about that time that Rabbit realizes that he’s been so busy with his friends’ presents that he forgot to make something for his mom. What will he do?

Merry Christmas, Mouse! by Laura Numeroff

December 23, 2011 - 9:55 pm No Comments

Mouse from the If You Give a Mouse books is decorating his Christmas tree. This book is great for the babies, toddlers and preschoolers in your life. It’s a board book that let’s your little ones count the ornaments as Mouse puts them on his tree. They will likely love the surprise ending, too.

Tyrannoclaus by Janet Lawler

December 21, 2011 - 12:03 pm No Comments

This books follows in the spirit of The Night Before Christmas, but with a dinosaur twist. It has a little drama…an herbivore eats Santa’s list and then there’s a volcano that Tyrannoclaus and his reindeer dinosaurs have to navigate their way through, but it is also a sweet rhyming story or Tyrannoclaus persevering to get all of the dino kids their presents. If you have a child who loves dinosaurs, then they will love this book.

The Longest Christmas List Ever by Gregg and Evan Spiridellis

December 12, 2011 - 2:35 pm No Comments

Trevor has a serious case of the “wants” at Christmas time which results in him having a list for Santa that’s SO long that it’s going to cost him six trillion dollars just to send it. Trevor goes home to figure out what he really wants so he can have a shorter list, but he’s too slow and misses Santa’s deadline. What he does get on Christmas morning is a lesson in love.

The Christmas Magic by Lauren Thompson

December 11, 2011 - 1:58 pm No Comments

The magic of Christmas is getting closer and closer and Santa is beginning to feel a tingle in his toes. That tingle signals Santa that it’s time to trim his beard, get the sleigh ready, polish the bells and check his book. This is such a beautiful book. I love how the author depicts Santa getting ready and how the reindeer can’t fly until just the right moment when the magic happens. Even if you’re not a huge Santa book fan, the illustrations in this book will warm your heart.

Where Teddy Bears Come From by Mark Burgess

December 9, 2011 - 1:50 pm No Comments

Little Wolf is having a very difficult time falling asleep and he needs a teddy bear to cuddle with to get the job done. The trouble is, he doesn’t have one, so he sets off into the woods to look for one. He meets all kinds of people in the woods who mistake him for a big, bad wolf until he finally runs into a plump old man in a red suit that needs him to huff and puff and blow up a flat tire. Turns out that plump man in a red suit knows exactly how to get a teddy bear and he sends Little Wolf home with promises that in the morning he will have one.

Inspector McSqueaks and the Santa Claus Clues by Scott Emmons

December 7, 2011 - 8:52 am No Comments

Inspector McSqueaks uses all of his high-tech gadgets, like a Sleigh-Bell-Sound-Sensor-Machine to try and catch Santa in the act, but despite his best efforts and his best technology, Santa is always just one step ahead of him. Not only is this an adorable story, but it rhymes too and I am a sucker for cute stories that rhyme. I got this book a couple of years ago as a Christmas present from one of my preschool students. I absolutely love it and it is one of our favorite Christmas books.

P.S. This isn’t a book you are going to be able to find at the library or even at Amazon. It is a Hallmark book, so if you are interested in finding it I would start there. I asked the people at Hallmark via Twitter where readers would be able to find it. I am just waiting for an answer.

The First Night by B.G Hennessy

December 5, 2011 - 5:29 pm 1 Comment

This is the perfect book for sharing the Christmas story with small children. The story is simple, yet beautiful and the illustrations are warm and soft. You will get this book out again and again, year after year.