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!
11 Days before Christmas: Carl’s Christmas
This is another book for the adults who enjoy reading with young children. Be patient with me if you have older children, I gots 10 more days of books and I’ll do my best to cover all ages.
I like this one in particular because it has no words. That’s right, it’s a picture book and while the illustrations may be the same every time you turn the pages, the story can always be different. It’s great to make-up a new story line every time you read it out loud to those little ones at home. Heck, take turns and let them make up a story!
Have fun. Three cheers for book illustrators. Enjoy!
High-five to the book worms at Camp Realist who are assisting me with the list.