Dec 8, 2008

Tis the Season for...Reading

Each year when we take out all the Holiday decorations, there is one thing that really makes it feel like winter is coming - the book basket. KM and I are rarely without a book, but this basket is special because it has all our holiday books that we read and add to each year. We keep the basket by the fireplace and try to cuddle up there at least once every few days and flip through them.
Some of them have been given to us as gifts, others are favorites from when CJ and I were little, while still others are just fun!

Now that KM is getting older we may need to get a bigger book basket, but for now we have another pile on the hope chest.

Here is the list of our favorites:
  1. Snow Family ~ Daniel Kirk
  2. A Charlie Brown Christmas ~ Charles M. Schulz
  3. Beauty and the Beast: One Magical Christmas ~ Karen Kreider
  4. Snowie Rolie ~ William Joyce
  5. Care Bears: Catch the Christmas Spirit ~ Katie Tait
  6. Hello Kitty: My Little Angel ~ Paul Coco
  7. The Penguin Who Wanted to be Different: A Christmas Wish ~ Maria O'Neill
  8. There Was A Cold Lady Who Swallowed Some Snow! ~ Lucille Colandro
  9. The Christmas Penguin ~ Mary Packard
  10. Gingerbread Baby ~ Jan Brett
  11. Five Little Christmas Trees ~ Lynn Adams
  12. Little Critter's: The Night Before Christmas ~ Mercer Mayer
  13. Strawberry Shortcake's Berry Merry Christmas ~ Monique Z. Stephens
  14. Toot & Puddle: I'll Be Home for Christmas ~ Holly Hobbie
  15. Can You See What I See? The Night Before Christmas: Picture Puzzles to Search and Solve ~ Walter Wick
  16. Harvey Slumfenburger's Christmas Present ~ John Burningham
  17. If you take a Mouse to the Movies ~ Laura Numeroff
  18. Snow Magic ~ June Eding
  19. Snowmen at Night ~ Caralyn Buehner
  20. Santa Claus ~ Rod Green
  21. Judy Moody & Stink: The Holly Joliday ~ Megan McDonald
  22. On Christmas Eve ~ Ann M. Martin
The titles that we will be adding to the basket this year include:
The Christmas Book: How to Have the Best Christmas Ever ~ Juliana Foster
When Santa Fell to Earth ~ Cornelia Funke
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever ~ Barbara Robinson
A Christmas Carol ~ Charles Dickens


What are your families favorite seasonal stories?
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