This list includes picture books, chapter books, books to make you laugh, feed your imagination, and take you on a Christmas journey around the world, diving into different cultures and traditions.
The best part? It is only 10 books, totally doable.
But first, check out this awesome giveaway.This year has been pretty intense for many families. The struggle is real and there are many that are worried about the bills, the presents, the tree, and even the food itself for Christmas dinner. It doesn’t need to be an anxiety inducing season though. There is a hope that can be found in help that others offer. This help can come in various forms and may it be found in a quiet moment, a shared laugh, or a restful night. This year I have teamed up with a group of amazing bloggers that want to also be a part of the help during this Christmas season. We are so excited to share that we are going to be able to bless ONE family this year with $500 in PayPal cash. Together we pray that this will help with any of the worries and anxiousness of the season. All of us are wishing for a wonderful Christmas filled with blessings and sweet memories for you and your family! This Christmas Cash Spectacular runs from 11/30/2-12/07/20 and you can enter on the form below. It is hosted by KingSumo. There are numerous ways to enter and gain extra entries too, so please take a few minutes to visit each entry to increase your chance to win. You MUST have a PayPal address to win this giveaway and the winner will be chosen at random on 12/08/20 and notified by email that same day.
Let’s start with Four Christmas picture books
Don’t forget some Christmas poetry
The Nutcracker was a book first
Did you know that before becoming a famous ballet the Nutcracker was a long story? Originally written in 1816 by ETA Hoffmann. The version pictured below is a translation illustrated by Maurice Sendak. It is not exactly a picture book and not quite a novel. Falling somewhere in between, this book will take several hours to read, but it is a delightful tale worth reading, whether or not you are going to see the ballet.
Folk tales of the Winter Solstice
Whether you read this in December or save it for January it is a wonderful exploration of traditional tales from different cultures that have the winter solstice as their theme.
Cultural studies with craft ideas
This book is a great addition to your geography/cultural studies for the year. It covers the various Christmas traditions from several different countries and includes traditional craft ideas and directions in the back.
The picture below gives you a peek at what countries are covered in this book.
Time for comedy Christmas
This is our go-to Christmas book when we all need to just sit down and laugh for a while. It follows a typical Church production of the Christmas Pageant but is full of an unusual and unforgettable cast. Will the cast ruin the Christmas Pageant? Or help everyone remember was Christmas is all about?
So many great Christmas books! Thanks for sharing!
Great read!!! Thanks for sharing such a great blog, blog like these will surely help in homeschooling our children.