Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Christmas in July - Day Twenty-Seven

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, 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? 

1 comment:

  1. I love Christmas books and have already marked my calendar with the release dates of books by some of my favorite authors. You can never have too many Christmas books!