12 Days of [Children’s Literature before] Christmas

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!

4 Days before Christmas: Christmas Tapestry

In honor of Chanukah, which began last night with the lighting of the first candle, I give you this gem of a story. According to one member of Camp Realist, the story is “poignant, powerful and a tale for all faiths” to enjoy. Have a tissue handy for yourself because the little ones may be a few years away from appreciating the religious threads that are woven through the fabric of this tapestry. This is another story from this year’s countdown that is written and illustrated by the same artist/author. Here’s her website. I recommend any book from her collection.

High-five to the book worms at Camp Realist who are assisting me with the list.