Friday, November 30, 2012

10 Christmas Books (Day 5)

Only 2 more days until our sweet baby girl arrives – I’m too excited to sleep!  I hope you’re enjoying browsing our Christmas book list – my aim in doing this is for you to find some new ones that Your families can love and treasure too!

1. Alabaster’s Song (always brings a tear to my eye!) by Max Lucado


2. There Was and Old Lady Who Swallowed a Bell by Lucille Colandro


3. The Christmas Cookie Sprinkle Snitcher (one of my ultimate favorites) by Robert Kraus


4. Drummer Boy by Loren Long


5. The Happy Elf by Harry Connick  Jr.


6. Once There Was a Christmas Tree by Jerry Smath (I LOVE this one)


7. Gingerbread Mouse by Katy Bratun


8. The Gingerbread Pirates by Kristin Kladstrup


9. Humphrey’s First Christmas by  Carol Heyer


10. Snowmen at Christmas by Caralyn Buehner

You can check any of these books out at Amazon by clicking on the picture of the books above (it’s NOT and affiliate link – just links to some great books).

If you missed the other days (and books), you can find them here:

10 Christmas Books (Day 1)

10 Christmas Books (Day 2)

10 Christmas Books (Day 3)

10 Christmas Books (Day 4)

Thursday, November 29, 2012

10 Christmas Books (Day 4)

Here are another 10 great Christmas books from our collection:


1. The Scrawny Little Tree – A Christmas Story by Ed Mehler


2. The Donkey’s Christmas Song by Nancy Tafuri


3. Dear Santa Claus by Alan Durant


4. Christmas Parade by Sandra Boynton


5. The Attic Christmas by B.G Hennessy


6. Turkey Claus by Wendi Silvano


7. The Christmas Sweater by Glenn Beck



8. Christmas Tree Farm by Ann Purmell


9. Minerva Louise on Christmas Eve by Janet Morgan Stoeke


10. Merry Christmas, Old Armadillo by Larry Dane Brimner

You can click on any of the books above to check them out at Amazon and read a description of them.

You can check out our other Christmas books here:

10 Christmas Books (Day 1)

10 Christmas Books (Day 2)

10 Christmas Books (Day 3 )

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

10 Christmas Books (Day 3)

All of the books on today’s list are new to our collection this year. I can’t WAIT to read them to my little guys and explore them together – I know that some of them will be treasure favorites!

1. Reindeer Christmas by Mark Kimball Moulton


2. Suzy Goose and the Christmas Star by Petr Horacek


3. Santa’s New Suit by Laura Rader


4. The Last Straw by Fredrick H. Thury


5. You Are My Miracle by Maryann Cusimano Love


6. The Little Red Elf by Barbara Barbieri McGrath


7. The Longest Christmas List Ever by Gregg and Evan Spiridellis


8. The Berenstain Bears Save Christmas by Stan and Jan Berenstain


9. Russell’s Christmas Magic by Rob Scotton


10. Counting To Christmas by Nancy Tafuri

You can check any of these books out on Amazon by clicking on the book picture – this is not an affiliate link – just a link to some great books!

You can check out the other books in our collection here:

10 Christmas Books (Day 1)

10 Christmas Books (Day 2)

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

10 Christmas Books (Day 2)

Here are 10 more Christmas books in our collection – I hope you’ll find some new ones to love in this list too.

1. The Dinosaurs Night Before Christmas by Anne Muecke


2. The Christmas Humbugs by Colleen Monroe


3. Jingle Bells by Iza Trapani


4. Christmas Wombat by Jackie French


5. Oh, What A Christmas! by Michael Garland


6. Shall I Knit You A Hat? A Christmas Yarn by Kate Klise


7. Olivia and the Christmas Present adapted by Farrah McDoogle


8. The Christmas Quiet Book by Deborah Underwood


9. A Pirates Night Before Christmas by Philip Yates


10. The Night Before Christmas by Clement C. Moore (Illustrated by Mary Engelbreit)

I’ll be back with more tomorrow – I’d love to hear what books you have in your Christmas collection!

You can see yesterday’s list here:

10 Day’s Christmas Books (Day 1)

Monday, November 26, 2012

10 Christmas Books (Day 1)

Hi everyone,

Sorry I’ve been MIA (again)………this time next week I’ll be in the hospital delivering our baby girl!! I’ve been trying sooooo hard to get everything done but a few things have fallen by the wayside – blogging being one of them. I had wanted to get a new Christmas unit out by now but that didn’t happen either. I am halfway through my winter unit though and I DO plan to have it out before I have the baby :-)

The international movers will be here a few days after Christmas and we’ll be moving to a small apartment until the baby’s paperwork comes through and we’re ready to fly off to our next adventure (like moving to Australia). Please pray for us during this transition – especially for our kiddos……..LOTS of change coming their way and we’re not sure how they’ll do. My husband and I will also both be out of a job at the end of January so please pray for opportunities to open up once we get to Australia.

I PROMISE once things calm down a bit I’ll be back to blogging in a more permanent way!!! For now though, I’ll just fit in what I can – thanks for those of you that have stuck with me!

As in previous years, I’m planning to do  LOADS of Christmas reading with our kids. I had wanted to plan lots of crafty things  and a whole countdown but I came to the reality that it’s just not going to happen this year. Most things are packed and I’m pretty sure that after a c-section I may not be feeling too crafty for a while. This year, we’re just going to go with the flow……….books though – I can definitely do!!!

I’ve been adding to my collection this year and thought I’d share with you what I have… case you’re looking to add to your own collection or looking for some great books to borrow from the library. I have WAY more books than 25 (book collecting is an obsession of mine) so we’ll be reading a few each day. I thought I’d break it down though so the post doesn’t get too long. I’d also LOVE to hear your favorites :-)

These are in no particular order of love:

1. Night Tree by Eve Bunting



2. The Legend of the Christmas Stocking by Rick Osborne


3. Toot and Puddle: I’ll Be Home For Christmas by Holly Hobbie


4. Fancy Nancy Splendiferous Christmas by Jane O’Connor


5. Petunia’s Christmas (I have a used copy of this one) By Roger DuVoisin


6. Pete the Cat Saves Christmas by Eric Litwin


7. Christmas At The Toy Museum by David Lucas


8. Cobweb Christmas by Shirley Climo


9. Bear Stays Up For Christmas by Karma Wilson


10. The Tale of Baboushka by Elena Pasquali


You can check out all of these books on Amazon by clicking on the book picture (there is NO affiliate link – I just wanted to share my favorite books with you) and read a description. Also, my sweet friend, Dawn is having a fundraiser for Show Hope (you can read her post HERE). If you’re looking for some PreK activities to do with your little ones, consider purchasing her cute pack for only $1!!!!!

You can check it out by clicking the picture above :-)