Thursday, December 9, 2010

Xmas Lit

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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1 comment:

Mary B. said...

So many books....A Very Hungry Caterpillar, People in my Family (based on how worn out the book is)and many more.