Thursday, December 6, 2012

Wednesday's Weekly Wonderful World of Words... on Thursday : Our Favorite Christmas Books

If any of you are out there, :0)... you may notice that I have been a bit behind on my only excuse- "We were making rather merry sir..." which leads me to one of my all- time favorite Christmas books: A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens.  We have three different editions: one from my beloved late father-in-law which has a copy of Dicken's handwritten original manuscript side -by-side with the text (it's fascinating to see all of the cross-outs and revisions, and good for the kids to see that authors don't always get it right the first time), another copy that has beautiful illustrations, and a third small picture book based on the Disney movie. 
We have lots of favorite Christmas books collected over the years.  Here are some of our favorites:

How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr. Seuss (in my opinion, everyone should own this book)

The Perfect Present Michael Hague

Jolly Old Santa Claus George Hinke

This Is the Stable by Cynthia Cotten

Who's That Knocking on Christmas Eve ? by Jan Brett

Bear Stays Up for Christmas by Karma Wilson

The Three Bear's Christmas by Kathy Duval

Sing and Read Storybooks: Jingle Bells, Silent Night illustrated by Darcy May

The Story of Christmas by Vivian French

Clifford's Christmas by Norman Bridwell

Merry Christmas, Curious George by Margaret and H.A. Rey

Merry Christmas Maisy by Lucy Cousins ( a- lift- the- flap board book)

M &M and the Santa Secrets by Pat Ross ( a beginning chapter book)

Fancy Nancy Splendiferous Christmas by Jane O'Connor

The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg (another must-have)

A Little House: Holiday Stories from the Little House books by Laura Ingalls Wilder

These "pop-up" books are works of art :

The 12 Days of Christmas by Robert Sabuda

The Night Before Christmas pop-up by Robert Sabuda

 What are some of your favorite Christmas books ?

1 comment:

  1. I just love Christmas books, thanks for giving us some titles to add to our list!

    Some of our favorites:
    Minerva Louise on Christmas Eve by Janet Morgan Stoeke
    The Berenstain Bears' Christmas Tree by Stan and Jan Berenstain
    Mr. Willowby's Christmas Tree by Robert Barry
    The Story of Holly and Ivy by Rumer Godden
    The Christmas Day Kitten by James Herriot