Thursday, November 30, 2006

Christmas Reading

Today we gathered together our favorite Christmas books and tidied the children's book shelves while we were at it! I thought I'd make a list of what we will be reading for the next month or so throughout the day and as we put the children to bed. We have been very blessed with books! Our basket overfloweth! Both children love to be read to and with each changing season the assortment in the book basket changes, so we don't ever get tired of the same stories. We are indeed rich in books, however not all of these books are from a Christian perspective. Some might even be in the 'twaddle' category, but our family has appreciated each book for it's own merits. Enjoy!

Christmas Reading
Jotham’s Journey by Arnold Ytreeide
Jacob’s Gift by Max Lucado
What Nick and Holly Found in Grandpa’s Attic by Melody Carlson
Gingerbread Baby by Jan Brett
The Stable the Bob Built by Big Idea Books
Once Upon A Christmas by Alice Gray
Ivy’s Icicle by Gary Bower
Jingle Bells a Candy Cane Book
The Crippled Lamb by Max Lucado
Christmas Songs a Happy Day Book
Mary’s First Christmas by Walter Wangerin
My Father’s Angels by Gloria Gaither
The Gift of Father Christmas by D. Morgan
The Legend of the Christmas Stocking by Rick Osborne
Clopper The Christmas Donkey by Emily King
Cow and the Christmas Surprise by Todd Aaron Smith
Mary’s Story an Arch Book
Snow Puppies by Disney
I Wonder … Did Jesus Have a Pet Lamb? by Janette Oke
Favorite Christmas Carols a Happy Day book
The Night Before Christmas
A Christmas Longing by Joni Eareckson Tada
The Indescribable Gift by Richard Exley
Spunky’s First Christmas by Janette Oke
The Legend of the Christmas Tree by Rick Osborne
Polly’s Christmas Present by Irma Wilde
Baby Jesus is Born an Arch Book
The Star of Christmas a BiggIdea Book
Ordinary Baby, Extraordinary Gift by Gloria Gaither
The Pinetree Parable by Liz Curtis Higgs
Mole Hole Holiday - a Little Golden Book
Sing a Song of Christmas
The Littlest Christmas Tree by Thornton W. Burgess
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
The Littlest Angel by Charles Tazewell
If You Take A Mouse To The Movies by Laura Numeroff
Annika’s Secret Wish by Beverly Lewis
The Quiet Little Woman by Louisa May Alcott
The 12 Days of Christmas by Helen Haidle
The Night the Stars Sang
The Candy Maker’s Gift by Helen Haidle
A Child’s Christmas by Thomas Kinkade

I especially wanted to mention Jotham's Journey, An Advent Adventure by Arnold Ytreeide. We read this for the first time last season and we were so taken with the story - we were on the edge of our seats! We laughed, cried and were completely terrified at a few points in the story, and the ending is just so heart warming. The truth of Scripture is woven throughout the tale and it really made us focus our hearts on the Christ Child. As a side benefit the far reaching and often catostrophic results of the sin of one small boy are clearly depicted, and our children were amazed to know that they too can affect the lives of others with their wrong choices. We have decided to read it again this year and can't wait until Sunday to get started!

1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for the wonderful list of books. I see several familiar ones and will be printing out the rest for our next trip to the library!


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