Sunday, December 18, 2011

What My Children Are Reading

This week, I'd like to mention some of the Christmas books we've been reading lately. We've actually read quite a few, partly because we enjoy them, and partly because I joined the Christmas Spirit reading challenge, and along with the one adult Christmas book I signed up to read, I also pledge to read lots of Christmas books with my kids! So here are a few of the books we've read so far. I mentioned How the Grinch Stole Christmas last week, so here are some of the others we've been reading. I'll share more over the next couple weeks.

First up is an I Spy sort of book called Can You See What I See? Night Before Christmas by Walter Wick. Now I'll admit we didn't go through all the pages of this book before we had to return it to the library, but the kids loved trying to find all the Christmas-related treasures in the busy pages. If your kids like I Spy books, I highly recommend this one for Christmastime. I actually am considering purchasing it since my kids do enjoy these kinds of books.

Another book we got from the library is My Little Pony: Rose Blossom's First Christmas by Ann Marie Capalija. M loves My Little Pony so this was perfect for her. Little Rose Blossom has never experienced Christmas before so the other ponies show her all sorts of things that happen at Christmas, like the Christmas pageant, baking cookies and trimming the tree. But when she doesn't have something to put on the tree like all the other ponies, they find something very special for her. It's a cute story, especially for fans of My Little Pony!

One of the books on our shelf that we enjoyed once again this year is The Christmas Magic by Lauren Thompson. This is such a wonderful, magical book filled with absolutely beautiful illustrations. It's about Santa, who lives in a small house in the woods, getting ready for Christmas. He and the reindeer are waiting for the Christmas magic to arrive so they can head off to deliver all the presents to the girls and boys. It has such a different tone and feel than most Christmas books, and I just love to read it.

And the last one I'll mention this week is The Backyardigans Jingle Bell Christmas by Catherine Lukas. This is a cute board book with flaps that we have had on our shelves since last Christmas. The story can be sung to the tune of Jingle Bells and it's all about each of the Backyardigans characters traveling to the tree to exchange gifts with the others. It's very cute and fun, and even at the age of 4 1/2, M loves to open all the flaps as we read along. If you have little ones, even if they're not fans of The Backyardigans, I think they'll enjoy this one.

We've also read Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer by Robert Lewis May, The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg, The Elf on the Shelf by  (yes, we have an elf and his name is Jolly), and a few others that I think I'll talk about in more detail next week!

What have you been reading with your children this week? Hop on over to Mouse Grows Mouse Learns to share! And check out Book Sharing Monday too!


  1. My boys are 17 and 13 now (as you know), and we haven't read a single Christmas book yet this season! I know we will still read our traditional books on Christmas Eve, next to the tree before bed, though.

    Glad you are enjoying these with your kids -


  2. I see that I commented on this post last year, too! :) And I still LOVE The Christmas Magic! Thanks for linking up again, we've got quite a collection of great books on the linky, now!


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