Christmas books are up next in the Holiday Fun/Entertainment category. I don't actually have a list (can you believe that? organized me without a book list? must remedy that this year) so I'll post this photo and tell you about a few of them.
Sophia and I did a Christmas unit study one December when we were homeschooling. We watched Christmas movies (from various eras - history and film studies), made treats and crafts (home economics with a little math thrown in ), learned about holiday traditions in other countries (geography), and read some of the books shown here (literature).
From the top:
Christmas Joy by Susan Branch - a beautifully illustrated little gem of a book, such a delight to read together
Christmas Stories - From Amazon.com, a great synopsis: The most extensive and distinguished collectible library of the world’s greatest works—Christmas Stories is a treasury of short fiction by great writers of the past two centuries—from Dickens and Tolstoy to John Updike and Alice Munro. As a literary subject, Christmas has inspired everything from intimate domestic dramas to fanciful flights of the imagination, and the full range of its expression is represented in this wonderfully engaging anthology.
A Little House Christmas Treasury - What's not to love from Laura Ingalls Wilder?
Christmas Treasury - Another firm favorite, Louisa May Alcott.
Chicken Soup for the Soul: Christmas Treasury for Kids - A gift to Sophia from one of her pet-sitting clients, a lovely collection of stories.
The Polar Express - a firm favorite, even better read while you're taking a train ride.
The 25 Days of Christmas by Rebecca Hayford Bauer and The ADVENTure of Christmas by Lisa Whelchel - both great countdown books full of activities.
Five favorites for storytime - Christmas Day in the Morning, The Nutcracker, 'Twas the Night Before Christmas, A Christmas Carol, and The Gift of the Magi.
What's on your Christmas reading list?