My days of reading books with a little one curled up on my lap are numbered. This year, I'm going to be intentional about reading picture books throughout the Christmas season, a way to slow down and enjoy my children's littleness.
We've collected quite a few Christmas books over the years, at least one for each day of Advent. I've put them in my Amazon Affiliate Store and you can see them here. Keep reading as I share some of my favorites.
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The Remember Tree- We were gifted this book last year, and it quickly became a favorite. It sweetly tells the story of Christmas through a grandmother’s treasured Remember Tree from her own childhood. Each of the tree’s ornaments is introduced through a riddle. What a creative way to keep children engaged!
The story and breathtaking illustrations make this a book that you’ll want to add to your collection.
The Glorious Impossible- A few years, I scoured my go-to used book sites for The Glorious Impossible by Madeline L’Engle. It features the art of Giotto, and is unfortunately out of print. I had ordered a copy and a few weeks later was told it wasn’t coming . It turns out that waiting until July to look again was a good decision, because I found it easily in the off -season. Telling you that story now in case the Amazon price is through the roof!
This book is absolutely beautiful and it is perfect for us because we've studied Giotto in the past. This definitely isn't a book to read all at once- we read a couple of pages at a time.
The Advent Storybook- We actually have two books with this name, but the version by Laura Richie is more Gospel-centric. Each day tells a story from the Bible, in preparation for Christmas day.
If you don't want to buy a new book but like this idea, reading one chapter of the Jesus Storybook Bible each day of Advent is an alternative.
The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey- This is a book that we HAVE to read every year. It has such a mellow mood, but at the same time it's engaging and everyone gets caught up in the mystery and miracle. We also have the movie, which we make a point to watch every year after we read the book. (That is linked in my Amazon Store).
Peter Rabbit's Christmas Collection- If you've been hanging around here for awhile, you've probably seen me share this book before. This is the sweetest collection for Christmas, featuring Beatrix Potter stories and art. Some of the stories are in other collections we have, but some were new to us, like The Tailor Of Gloucestor. We don't read the whole thing each year, but a few stories here and there add so much charm to this season!
What will you be reading this Christmas?