As there are only two kids in our family, we let one pick out the wrapped book from under the tree, and then the other one gets to open the book. Then we trade off night-after-night. It makes reading time before bed, during Christmas, extra-special. I don't put any markings on the wrapping paper, so I never know what book will pop up next.
Seeing as I've wrapped up the books...and can't remember what I wrapped up. I'll be sharing the titles, bit-by-bit. In addition, I'm soliciting your Christmas book titles that you love reading to your kids...because, I can never have too many books.
...I love to read to my girls. I love how they cuddle up close to me, I love how focused on the story they are. I love reading with meaning, inflection, voices...and pauses. I hope one day to be the library story-time lady.
Without further adieu, HAPPY 3rd day of Christmas Book Reading.
3. The Spirit of Christmas by Nancy Tillman
I love the illustrations in this book. I love the prose. I love the meaning of Christmas...and that in the end... well... I won't spoil it for you. Go get it!
2. The Night Before Christmas: The Anniversary Edition by Clement C. Moore, illustrated by Christian Birmingham
I have always loved the rhythm of this story. The anniversary edition illustrations are simply gorgeous. I'm really glad I have this in my collection.
1. Drummer Boy by Loren Long
ps. I'm a fan of hardcover books when it comes to special Christmas ones.
WHAT Christmas books are you reading to your kids??? Please share!