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My Christmas Book List

Christmas is quickly approaching and so I thought I would take this opportunity to list a few books about Christmas, books that tell the nativity story of Christmas in diverse and entertaining ways. My absolute favorite Christmas book for children and one that my daughter reads to us every year is The Story of Christmas by Patricia Pingry. This book wonderfully explains of the birth of Christ and how his birth is related to our giving gifts at Christmas with an emphasis on how Christ is the true gift.

Another wonderful Christmas story happens to be by a friend of mine named Lisa Tortorello. Lisa is a teacher in Chicago who writes on the side and she has created a fictional story about the nativity in her beautifully illustrated book The Moose at the Manger. Muse the Moose accidentally gets separated from his family but has a spectacular adventure when he travels with the angels to witness the birth of Christ.

Next on my list is a book that I just recently read by author Janice Green. It is entitled The First Christmas. Nothing fictional about this book as Janice tells the story of the birth of Christ in a straightforward manner which can easily be understood by very young children. Colorful illustrations accompany the text and a quilting project at the end of the book is an added bonus. It always amazes me how Janice, and avid quilter, manages to incorporate her quilting passion in each of her children's books.  

And what Christmas book list would be complete without a copy of The Friendly Beasts, a book based on an old English Christmas Carol. The version my daughter owns is the classic Golden Press version and has the song at the back of the book. Not many of these copies are still available today so I looked around and was super excited to find that the oh so famous Tomie dePaola has an excellent version as well. Although I haven't read  this particular book, it's my personal opinion that you just can't go wrong with dePaola version.
There you have it my friends, my Christmas book list. Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and Happy Reading! So ends another episode of Kids Korner with me, Children's Author Aileen Stewart. Join me next week for another exciting episode same krazy time, same krazy channel. And feel free to drop by my personal blog Aileen's Thoughts any day of the week for even more on reading, writing, and life in general.
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