Saturday, November 21, 2015

2015 Reading Challenges: Christmas Spirit Reading Challenge

Christmas Spirit Reading Challenge
Host:  The Christmas Spirit; sign up
Duration: November 23-January 6, 2016
# of books: Signing up for 5 or 6 books

What I Actually Read:
1) Board Book: Jingle Bells. James Lord Pierpont. Illustrated by Pauline Siewert. 2015. Candlewick. 14 pages. [Source: Review copy]
2) Harold at the North Pole. Crockett Johnson. 1958. HarperCollins. 48 pages. [Source: Library]
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What I Plan on Reading:
Picture Books:
  • Nutcracker Retold by Stephanie Spinner, illustrated by Peter Malone
  • How Many Sleeps 'Til Christmas? by Mark Sperring, illustrated by Sebastien Braun
  • Santa's Sleigh is On Its Way To Texas by Eric James, illustrated by Robert Dunn and Eldar Sky 
  • Waiting for Santa by Steve Metzger, illustrated by Alison Edgson
  • The Night the Lights Went Out On Christmas by Ellis Paul
  • When Santa Was A Baby by Linda Bailey, illustrated by Genevieve Godbout
  • Harold at the Northpole by Crockett Johnson
  • Click, Clack, ho ho ho! by Doreen Cronin, illustrated by Betsy Lewin
Novels/Novellas
  • 12 Brides of Christmas Collection, various authors (romance)
  • Silent Nights, various authors (mystery)
  • The Fruitcake Murders by Ace Collins (mystery)
  • A Basket Brigade Christmas (romance)
Christmas Spirit Read-a-thon
Host: Seasons of Reading (sign up)
Duration: November 23-29

What I Read for the Read-a-thon:
1) Two Mice. Sergio Ruzzier. 2015. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. 32 pages. [Source: Review copy]
2) Reading Picture Books With Children: How to Shake Up Storytime and Get Kids Talking About What They See. Megan Dowd Lambert. 2015. Charlesbridge. 176 pages. [Source: Review copy]
3) Tallulah's Tutu. Marilyn Singer. Illustrated by Alexandra Boiger. 2011. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. 40 pages. [Source: Library]
4) Tallulah's Solo. Marilyn Singer. Illustrated by Alexandra Boiger. 2012. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. 40 pages. [Source: Library]
5) Tallulah's Nutcracker. Marilyn Singer. Illustrated by Alexandra Boiger. 2013. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. 48 pages
6) The Only Child. Guojing. 2015. Random House. 112 pages. [Source: Review copy]
7) Harold at the North Pole. Crockett Johnson. 1958. HarperCollins. 48 pages. [Source: Library]
8) I Am Not Going To Get Up Today. Dr. Seuss. Illustrated by James Stevenson. 1987. Random House. 48 pages. [Source: Library]
9) Jesus On Every Page: 10 Simple Ways to Seek and Find Christ in the Old Testament. David. P. Murray. 2013. Thomas Nelson. 246 pages. [Source: Library]
10) Delighting in God. A.W. Tozer. 2015. Bethany House. 208 pages. [Source: Review copy]
11) Martyn Lloyd-Jones: His Life and Relevance for the 21st Century. Christopher Catherwood. 2015. Crossway. 160 pages. [Source: Review copy]

© 2015 Becky Laney of Becky's Book Reviews

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