Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Jocelyn's List of the Best Christmas Books for Young Children



Jocelyn's List
of the
Best Christmas Books for Young Children
2009

1 – The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey by Susan Wojciechowski
Ornament Craft: Heart Ornament

2 – A Christmas Dress For Ellen by Thomas S. Monson
Ornament Craft: Scrap Ball Ornament
3 – One Wintry Night by Ruth Graham
4 – Christmas Oranges by Linda Bethers
5 - The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg
Ornament Craft: Santa’s Jingle Bell
6 - The Gift Of The Magi by Sauber/O. Henry
Ornament Craft: Wrapped Mini-Gift Ornaments
7 - Grandfather’s Christmas Tree written by Keith Strand, illustrated by Thomas Locker
Ornament Craft: Carve duck family out of soap
8 - Why Christmas Trees Aren’t Perfect by Richard H. Schneider
9 - This Is The Stable by Cynthia Cotton
Ornament Craft: Manger
10 - Humphrey’s First Christmas by Carol Heyer
Ornament Craft: Folded Paper Camel Craft
11 - The Clown of God, an old story told and illustrated by Tomie dePaola
Ornament Craft: Easy Felt Ornaments with “colored balls” buttons or one to represent each color juggled
12 - Who Is Coming To Our House, written by Joseph Slate, illustrated by Ashley Wolff
13 - My First Story of the First Christmas, retold by Deanna Draper Buck, illustrated by Jerry Harston
Ornament Craft: Glittery Christmas Star
14 - Snow Music by Lynne Rae Perkins
Ornament Craft: Paper Snowflakes
15 - The Donkey’s Dream by Barbara Helen Berger
Ornament Craft: Tea Bag Donkey
16 - Snowmen at Night (or Snowmen Christmas Eve) written by Caralyn Buehner, pictures by Mark Buehner
Ornament Craft: Marshmallow Snowmen
17 - The Crippled Lamb by Max Lucado
Ornament Craft: Woolly Sheep Ornament
18 - The Sweet Smell of Christmas (with scratch & sniff scents inside) written by Patricia Scarry, illustrated by J.P. Miller
Ornament Craft: Gingerbread Ornaments
Ornament Craft: Christmas Spider
20 - Santa Mouse by Michael Brown
Ornament Craft: Merry Christmouse
21 - Morris’s Disappearing Bag by Rosemary Wells
22 - The Animal’s Christmas Eve (a little golden book) written by Gale Weirsum, illustrated by Alex Steele Morgan
Ornament Craft: Baby Jesus in Manger
23 - The Night Before Christmas (a golden book, printing 1975) written by Clement C. Moore, illustrated by Corinne Malvern
24 - The Littlest Angel written by Charles Tazewell, illustrated by Sergio Leone
Ornament Craft: Paper Angel Cutout

CLICK HERE TO SEE ALL OF THE CHRISTMAS CRAFT ACTIVITIES FROM THIS LIST

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7 comments:

  1. clever that you posted links to each of the crafts. what a fun christmas you all will have

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  2. hey Thanks for the Link! I love books! I have a collection of Christmas books for Parker that I started before he was born! So I should take a look at some of these and add to my collection. And that is super nice that you can make a little craft with them. Cute!! Love the pic by the way. I can't believe how big Guy is getting....Wow they grow way TOO fast! Love you girl! Hope you are doing awesome!!!!!!!!

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  3. You are amazing, Jocelyn!! Thanks for the wonderful ideas!! I'll let you know if I have anything to add...but you are way ahead of me. :)

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  4. Here's a suggestion for another children's book is The Christmas Sweater by Glenn Beck. It has wonderful illustrations and a sweet message.

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  5. Our and family reading tradition is The Best Christmas Pageant Ever. Love it.

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  6. I just LOVE The Gift of Nothing by Patrick McDonnell. I've given it to all of my friends, young and old. It's a timeless story! Thanks for sharing your list!

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  7. Thanks so much!! I've been wanting some good christmas books!! I was able to find at least 9 of these titles used and in Great Condition or better for $3.95 or less at http://www.thriftbooks.com

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