It's a great season for reading.
To be deemed a favorite, a kid's book must be, above all else, as wonderful on the 100th reading as on the first. Humor, great illustrations, and a really good story are other qualifiers. Evoking tears makes reading a challenge, but is not a reason for penalty, and is usually a symptom of a book being a very meaningful read.
Our bookshelf sags under the weight of our Christmas book collection. Here are just a few of our family favorites.
Max's Christmas by Rosemary Wells
Silver Packages by Cynthia Rylant
The Year of the Perfect Christmas Tree by Gloria Houston and illustrated by Barbara Cooney
Father Christmas and the Donkey by Elizabeth Clark, illustrated by Jan Ormerod
Little Tree by e.e. cummings, illustrated by Deborah Kogan Ray
The Wild Christmas Reindeer by Jan Brett
How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr. Seuss
The Amazing Christmas Extravaganza by David Shannon
The Gift of the Magi by O.Henry, illustrated by Lisbeth Zwerger
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