What's on your holiday reading list this year?
Might I recommend a few?!
First, I'd like to recommend the hilarious and ever-charming classic, The Best Christmas Pageant Ever. If you haven't read it--no matter your age--you really should seek it out this holiday season. It's short--just under a hundred pages--but it's good. Definitely worth the time! It also makes for a great read aloud.
Looking for heart-warming picture books? Consider Patricia Polacco's An Orange For Frankie. Or Patricia McKissack's The All-I'll-Ever-Want-For-Christmas Doll. Both are historical picture books with strong family stories.
How about nativity stories to share with the youngest (and probably cutest) family members? Try these board books and picture books! Room for A Little One by Martin Waddell, Under the Star by Jane Yolen, Merry Christmas by Susan K. Leigh, Tonight You Are My Baby by Jeannine Q. Norris, and Hurry! Hurry! Have You Heard? by Laura Krauss Melmed.
Don't have much time for reading, consider savoring these short stories and novellas. Christmas On Deery Street & Other Seasonal Stories by Steven Roberts. While Shepherds Watched by Steven Roberts. Christmas Jars by Jason F. Wright. And The Shepherd's Prayer by Richard M. Barry.
And you just *have* to make time for The Velveteen Rabbit. You can read the story online here. Or listen to it here. I've included the *first* bit below:
Whatever you end up reading this holiday season, I hope you have fun and create some great memories. This is a great time of year for reading aloud to little ones. So whether you're a parent, a grandparent, aunt or uncle, make some time to cozy up with the little ones in your life!
This is my third year participating in the Virtual Advent Tour.
© Becky Laney of Becky's Book Reviews