Monday, December 27, 2010

The Gift of Reading

Well, I almost made it until Christmas without giving my kids any of their presents. It is so HARD to wait!! On Christmas Eve, we were stuck at home. We've had a rough month- our van- which is our vehicle that can transport our kids- was in an accident, my husband is sick for Christmas, and we also got about 3-4 inches of snow on Christmas Eve- not the kind of weather you want to drive your parent's borrowed van. So, we stayed inside together and I couldn't resist. I let the boys open some presents early. I decided what we needed were some new BOOKS! It's amazing how snuggling up and reading can calm hyper kids and help stressed out parents unwind. We've had a good Christmas- although it's been different than what I had expected. We've spent a lot of it at home just hanging out together. So, I bet you want to know what we are reading, right?
Here it is:
A Christmas PrayerA Christmas Prayer- read my review here.
Animals Christmas CarolThe Animals Christmas Carol- read a review from (I won this book from them).
 Precious Moments Storybook BiblePrecious Moments Storybook Bible- read my review here.
Reptiles (Who's Hiding Inside?)Who's Hiding Inside? (A present from Grandma and Grandpa-- Logan also got a stuffed king cobra to go with the book. Yikes!)

We've also been doing puzzles out of this Tonka Jigsaw book.

 My blog will probably be pretty low-key this week... but stop by the first week of 2011. I am gearing up for the American Library Association Awards and I will have some of my picks of the best of kid's lit 2010!!

Did your child receive any books as part of their Christmas presents? What were some of your favorites?

Also, don't forget about my current giveaway
3 CD prize package from Jessica at Allergic to Air
Slugs, Bugs and Lullabies
Slugs and Bugs Christmas
Behold the Lamb of God
Ends Wednesday- low entries!


  1. Thanks for joining WMCIR! Of course, there were some book gifts here as well even though we buy books quite often anyway. Anna's favorite so far was a British book Nobby Visits Lapland.

  2. Books definitely make us feel better, too. I gave my son some new books in a series that he is reading so he was quite excited.

  3. I agree its soo hard to wait until Christmas day! I bought my daughter quite a few books for Christmas this year. For the weeks leading up to Christmas, I was picking them up here and there. Big Lots had some good ones for $3. For a hardcover, you can't beat that! I also got her Where the Wild Things Are and Birds by Kevin Henkes (not from Big Lots).

  4. Aaah, books...

    The books my son received this year for Christmas were Church Mice at Bay (out of print--We got it at the library over a year ago and he has wanted his own copy ever since) and DK Smithsonian's Natural History: A Visual Guide to Everything on Earth. :)