The 12 Days of [Children’s Literature before] Christmas is a semester break special borrowing from the traditional 12 Days of Christmas (that occur after December 25th). The point is to get you into the spirit of the season by recommending one book per day leading up to Christmas. The books can be read by children of all ages (when do we really stop being children?) and to children of all ages (who says a newborn doesn’t understand what you read to her/him?).
Comments are always welcomed. May your days and wintry evenings be merry and bright as you cuddle-up with a blanket and book, and maybe in the company of other children. Enjoy!
12 Days before Christmas: Max’s Christmas
Get out to your favorite or nearest local library to get this countdown started. Yes, this is a book for the youngest of the youngest. I was thinking of all those faculty members who recently became mothers and fathers. You can’t go wrong with a furry little rabbit that wants to stay up and see Santa. A short story, with nice illustrations, that you can read twice before bedtime. This might be available in the board book version for those little ones who need to taste-test their literature. Enjoy!
High-five to the book worms at Camp Realist who are assisting me with the list.