Our Advent and Christmas Book collection has really grown over the past 14 years. I've been getting quite a few requests to share our favorites (not to mention the fact that I was having a hard time choosing which books to wrap up for our Advent Book Basket this year!) so over the weekend I asked each of the children to choose five favorites to share. They all had such a hard time deciding, and I really thought we would end up with some duplicates, but in the end I was given this big stack of our children's 35 Favorite Christmas Picture Books!
.: Captain's Favorites :.
Note: Letters from Father Christmas was in the boys' room on their bookshelf with the rest of their Tolkien books otherwise it would have been included in this list, for sure!
|Christmas at Stony Creek|
.: Ranger's Favorites :.
|The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey|
|A Small Miracle tells a beautiful story using only illustrations. All the children love this book!|
.: Twinkle Toes' Favorites :.
.: Chiquita's Favorites :.
(we have the hardcover but you can find an affordable paperback version of Lucia Morning in Sweden here)
Note: Hanna's Christmas is out of print and hard to find at a reasonable price, especially this time of year, but you can watch the author read it aloud on Youtube!
|You can also find an audio version of Lucia: Saint of Light online here.|
|Mr. Willowby's Christmas Tree|
.: Snuggles' Favorites :.
|Christmas Cobwebs? I'm not sure if I'd be smiling to wake up to our tree covered in cobwebs! ;)|
|The Christmas Cookie Sprinkle Snitcher is such a fun book to read! And I love that I'm not in tears by the end, like I am after reading so many other Christmas picture books.|
In the Archives:
.: Rose's Favorites :.
|The Doll's Christmas|
|Mortimer's Christmas Manger|
.: Bud's Favorites :.
Bethlehem (Catholic Edition)
|My Wonderful Christmas Tree|
|The Donkey's Dream|
I still need to pick up some purple paper so I can finish wrapping 25 of these books for this Advent (Nov 30th -Dec 24th), but at least I had a little help narrowing down my options!
.: Giveaway :.
(Note: My copy pictured above is the original spiral bound version. The winner of the giveaway will receive a new autographed copy directly from Cay Gibson.)
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