Cuddle up with a warm blanket, your favorite lovey, and maybe some hot chocolate too! I am going to share my family's favorite top ten books. Bonus: I linked them all to Amazon for you to buy a copy and enjoy them too! Just click the image of the book or the title and it will take you to Amazon.
Gingerbread Girl - I fell in love with this story back in college when I took a Children's Literature course. It's all about the "smarter, wiser sister" of the gingerbread boy. I'm all about a good female empowerment book!! My daughter loves this book and loves singing the gingerbread girl tune with me.
The First Christmas Night - Such a beautiful book. I love the illustrations. It's to the same rhythm as The Night Before Christmas. The first time I read this I was pregnant with my daughter and teaching at a catholic preschool. The illustrations of Mary counting baby Jesus' ten tiny toes triggered my mommy hormones and made me choke up. It's a very sweet book,
Gingerbread Mouse - I used this in my gingerbread week lesson plans. It's about a mouse who loses her home but finds a new one in a little girl's gingerbread house. My daughter loves it when she makes her own furniture. If you have a little one that loves dollhouses and dolls this will be a must have.
Dick and Jane: A Christmas Story - We found our copy at the library book sale and Lucy makes me read this all year round. It's a simple story about playing in snow and helping mom make cookies. It gives that warm and fuzzy charm of Christmas tradition.
The Not Very Merry Pout Pout Fish - Pout Pout Fish is HUGE in our home. Both my little ones love it when my husband reads Pout Pout Fish and does the silly voices. The message of this book is about how homemade gifts can be more special than store bought
Madeline's Christmas - Ok, this is more for me. I grew up LOVING Madeline. I love the illustrations and how it is written. She is a classic!
The Polar Express - My husband is really into trains so of course we have a copy of this classic! I used this story in ourTrain Week lesson plans. If you have a preschooler that also loves trains check it out, we had a great time.
Baby's First - This vintage book is very well loved in our home. My daughter asks for this one to be read to her a lot. It's a very darling book about what Santa brought baby and baby's Christmas decorations. No big plot in this book but it is a great first reader.
Santa Claus - My 10 month old loves the silly faces in this book, he smiles ear to ear. Each page the eyes are matched to a new face (an elf, tree, etc). My preschooler even enjoys this book when we read it to Mikey. Very colorful and cute.
The Night Before Christmas - Classic, right?! I have to add this to our list we read it every Christmas Eve. I love this edition, the illustrations really bring the story to life.
Have a wonderful Christmas from my family to yours. Enjoy the time spent with family making memories. God Bless.