Friday, 6 November 2009
Our Advent Book Basket
For those thinking ahead to advent, I thought I would share the books we have in our advent book basket.
I would love to hear of the books & stories you share with your children at this time of year, so please do leave a comment to let me know.
The Very First Christmas
great Christmas read aloud
The First Christmas
We have had this for years - I think it was the first Christmas book I bought when Elianna was a tiny baby
The Night Before Christmas by Clement Clarke Moore; illustrated by Tasha Tudor
If you know Tasha Tudor, you know this will be stunning!
One Wintry Night by Ruth Bell Graham
another great read aloud
Mary did you know?
Lyrics to the beautiful song - comes with a CD
Favorite Christmas Carols
A gorgeous book, with favorite carols.
The Cobweb Curtain
oh, I love this lovely re-telling of the legend! Do take a look at Dawn's wonderful blog for ideas on how to enjoy this story with your own children.
The Wild Christmas Reindeer by Jan Brett
Gingerbread Baby by Jan Brett
The Twelve Days of Christmas, Board Book by Jan Brett
beautifuly illustrated by Jan Brett
Christmas with Anne and Other Holiday Stories by L.M. Montgomery
For fans of Green Gables!
My First Story of Christmas
Given to my very own Rebekah Rose on her Christmas Eve dedication : )
The Tailor of Gloucester (The World of Beatrix Potter) by Beatrix Potter
A Christmas Classic!
Jesus' Christmas Party
My girls love the repetition of this book
Bright Christmas: An Angel Remembers
Country Angel Christmas by Tomie dePaola
a great story for the littlies
Merry the Lamb Finds Baby Jesus
Another very old book from our collection
This is the Star by Joyce Dunbar
stunning illustrations, gentle, rhythmic narrative.
The Legend of the Candy Cane
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever by Barbara Robinson
These are my three new books for this year : )