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!
6 Days before Christmas: The Legend of the Poinsettia
If you’ve walked into a church building around this time of year and have seen it decorated with red flowers, read this book and you’ll understand why. The legend of this flower is retold and illustrated beautifully by this author. As with all the selections that have been part of this 12 day countdown, this one can be enjoyed by children of all ages AND is available at your Chicago Public Library.
High-five to the book worms at Camp Realist who are assisting me with the list.