Christmas Books, picture book, Readalouds

The Twelve Books of Christmas: Shall I Knit You a Hat?

On the sixth day of Christmas my true love read to me, this quirky heartwarmer! This is a lovely reminder that Christmas is about the people we share it with. When she hears about a blizzard, Mother Rabbit makes a special winter hat just for Little Rabbit. He loves his hat so much, he decides… Continue reading The Twelve Books of Christmas: Shall I Knit You a Hat?

Christmas Books, Classics, middle grade, Readalouds

The Twelve Books of Christmas: The True Gift

On the fifth day of Christmas, my true love read to me, this rural charmer! Oh, how I love Patricia MacLachlan. Her prose is always¬†so luminous and moving. How perfect that she apply her talents to a Christmas story. This slim little slice of Christmas perfection begins with a poignant section about White Cow, who… Continue reading The Twelve Books of Christmas: The True Gift

Christmas Books, Fairytales, Personal Faves, Readalouds

The Twelve Books of Christmas: Matchless

On the fourth day of Christmas, my true love read to me, this fractured fairytale! When most people think of The Little Match Girl, they think of a child starving to death outside alone while she looks in on other people's holiday feasts*. Not the most Christmas-y of stories, and definitely one of Hans Christian… Continue reading The Twelve Books of Christmas: Matchless

Christmas Books, Classics, Personal Faves, picture book

The Twelve Books of Christmas: Elijah’s Angel

On the third day of Christmas, my true love read to me...this Chrismukkah* classic! This is just as much a Hanukkah book as a Christmas book. In fact what I love the most about this story, is how it celebrates both faiths. Elijah is a local barber with a gift for carving. Michael loves spending… Continue reading The Twelve Books of Christmas: Elijah’s Angel

Christmas Books, picture book, Readalouds

The Twelve Books of Christmas: The Christmas Giant

On the second day of Christmas, my true love read to me this crafty classic! ¬†Humphrey the giant and Leetree the elf have a lovely friendship. Not only are they the best of friends, they have the distinguished job of making the wrapping paper for all of Santa's gifts. This concept allows author/illustrator Steve Light… Continue reading The Twelve Books of Christmas: The Christmas Giant