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Christmas Favorite – Flashback #1

Throughout the month of December, I will be re-sharing some of our family’s favorite Christmas books that have previously been featured on the blog.

Today I am happy to re-introduce Olive, the Other Reindeer by Vivian Walsh.

Olive, the Other Reindeer is a delight. Olive is really a dog, but she becomes confused while listening […]

The Smallest Gift of Christmas – Peter H. Reynolds

Our family loves the work of Peter H. Reynolds! We were excited to add his Christmas book to our collection. The Smallest Gift of Christmas is a sweet story that helps to refocus away from the materialism that can overwhelm the celebration of Christmas. A great tale to help set the tone this holiday season.

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Way Back Wednesday – Christmas Style #4

God Gave Us Christmas begins with Little Cub asking his Mama about who “invented” Christmas. The Little Cub wonders if it might be Santa. Mama Bear explains that God invented Christmas and ultimately takes a journey with Little Cub in order to let him see that God is everywhere and how He gave us Christmas.

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Way Back Wednesday – Christmas Style #3

A Magical Christmas is a lovely story written in rhyme. Little Mouse wants to know what exactly is the magic of Christmas. In order to find the answer he goes and asks each member of his family, but each family member has a different answer. Finally on Christmas Day Mommy Mouse shares with Little Mouse […]

Way Back Wendesday – Christmas Style #2

Mary, Did You Know? is a picture book version of the popular Christmas song with the same name. The illustrations are stunning, and the scriptural references on each page along with song lyrics are a thought provoking combination. This is a new favorite for our family!

The Christmas Story for Children – Max Lucado, Randy Frazee, and Karen Davis Hill

I was excited to have the opportunity to review a new book from Max Lucado. I am always impressed by his ability to write equally well for children as well as adults. This Christmas book not only includes the birth of Christ but also his baptism by John and the beginnings of his ministry. The […]

Way Back Wednesday – Christmas Style

Throughout the month of December, I will be re-sharing some of our family’s favorite Christmas books that have previously been featured on the blog.

Today I am happy to re-introduce Olive, the Other Reindeer by Vivian Walsh.

Olive, the Other Reindeer is a delight. Olive is really a dog, but she becomes confused while listening […]

The Donkey’s Christmas Song – Nancy Tafuri

This is such a sweet retelling of the Christmas story. It features the welcoming of Baby Jesus by all of the animals in the barn. Beautiful pictures bring the story to life.

Shall I Knit You a Hat? – Kate Klise

Shall I Knit You a Hat? is a sweet tale of friendship and highlights the power of giving to others. With stormy weather on the way, Mother Rabbit knits an extra special hat for her Little Rabbit to ensure that he stays warm and cozy. Little Rabbit decides that all of his friends would benefit […]

An Elf for Christmas – Michael Garland

Poor Tingle the Elf finds himself wrapped up in a Christmas present which is delivered by Santa to a very excited little boy. How will this little elf get back to the North Pole?! This story is a delight, and the illustrations are amazing.