Monday, December 6, 2010

Jocelyn's List of the Best Christmas Books for Young Children 2010

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

This year's book list theme is: Teaching children the joy of giving to others!  Enjoy!

Dec 1: Who is coming to our house? by Joseph Slate
Craft: Paper Star

Dec 2: Why Christmas Trees Aren’t Perfect by Richard H. Schneider
Craft: Felt tree

Dec 3:  The Animal’s Christmas Eve by Gale Wiersum
Craft:  Paper Nativity 

Dec 4: Humphrey's First Christmas by Carol Heyer

Dec 5:  Good King Wenceslas by Christopher Manson

Dec 6: Christmas Day in the Morning by Pearl S. Buck

December 7: We Were There: A Nativity Story by Eve Bunting

December 8:  Jingle The Christmas Clown by Tomie dePaola
Craft:  Felt Ornament 

Dec 9:  The Donkey’s Dream by Barbara Helen Berger
Craft: from artwork

Dec. 10:  Snowmen at Night by Caralyn Buehner

Dec 11:  My First Story of the First Christmas by Deanna Draper Buck

Dec. 12:  The Crippled Lamb by Max Lucado
Craft:  Lamb Cutout Ornaments

Dec 13: Olivia Claus by Kama Einhorn

Dec 14:  This is the Stable by Cynthia Cotten

Dec 15:  A Christmas Dress for Ellen by Thomas S. Monson

Dec 16:  The Christmas Orange (my own version)
Craft:  Christmas Oranges

Dec 17:  The Snowman Movie by Raymond Briggs

Dec 18:  The Berenstain Bears and The Joy of Giving by Jan & Mike Berenstain

Dec 19:  A Small Miracle by Peter Collington

Dec 20:  On Christmas Eve by Peter Collington

Dec 21:  Santa Mouse  by Michael Brown

Dec 22:  Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer by Robert L. May

Dec 23:  The Night Before Christmas by Clement C. Moore
Craft:  Glittery Sugarplums

Dec 24:  The Littlest Angel by Charles Tazewell
Craft: Angel Craft

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  1. looks like a great list and suggestions for gifts for parents and grand parents to buy their loved ones...thanks!

  2. Great list! Thanks, You need to read "The Kings List" It's new and it's excellent!! The other day I took my kids to Barnes and Noble and we just read new Christmas Stories, it was so fun!

  3. I'm pretty sure I'm living under a rock because I haven't heard of many of these books! Can't wait to start my search for them!

  4. oh my goodness. i'm thrilled about this! i really wanted to get a new Christas book, Christ centered, that is. thanks!

  5. What a great resource! Again, I will be sending my DIL your way...


  6. Oh wonderful book list! We just read "A Christmas Dress for Ellen" tonight! We all loved the story! But this working mom couldnt plan for a nice activity with each story so the girls just hung their stockings and we are planning to be Santas to a less active family in our ward this Christmas...thanks to you I got all this motivating ideas from reading your blog! I'll email you a copy of this story "The Little Match Girl" by Hans Christian Andersen(1846)'re gonna like it too!

  7. I shared both of your lists on my blog, I hope that is okay? Thank you for putting these lists together wit such fun craft ideas! Love your blog!!