Thursday, December 22, 2011

Christmas Book Basket

“When I discovered libraries, it was like having Christmas everyday.”    --Jean Fritz

We've had to make our own Choate Family Library here, and one of our favorite Christmas traditions begins the first Sunday in Advent when we pull out the Christmas picture books.  Each day, one more book goes into the book basket, and I'm as giddy as the kids as we rediscover our "old friends".  I always save my favorite books for the last week before Christmas, with sweet stories and lucious illustrations, so here's what I'll be adding to the basket this week:

-The Year of the Perfect Christmas Tree by Gloria Houston, pictures by Barbara Cooney (one of our favorite illustrators)

-Christmas Poems selected by Myra Cohn Livingston, illustrated by Trina Schart Hyman

-A Little House Christmas:  Holiday Stories from the Little House Books by Laura Ingalls Wilder, illustrated by Garth Williams (Aaron gave this to me on the first Christmas after we married)

-Christmas Day in the Morning by Pearl S. Buck, illustrated by Mark Buehner

-Apple Tree Christmas written and illustrated by Trinka Hakes Noble

-Christmas Tapestry written and illustrated by Patricia Polacco


wayside wanderer said...

That is a wonderful tradition! And you have listed a few books I am not familiar with.

Abi's Blog said...

Love all the Christmas books! I've enjoyed catching up with the has been really busy around here. I haven't even posted Lillian's birth. Hoping to catch up soon. Merry Christmas, dear friends!

Kecia said...

We have a big basketful of Christmas books we get out every year, and one of my favorite moments so far is hearing the silence of my 3 treasures reading them together. Merry Christmas!

The dB family said...

Hmmm, some more to add to our Christmas book list! Thank you for sharing them!