Thursday, December 11, 2008

Sometimes children's books make me cry.

I seem to be getting more emotional the older I get. There is something about this time of year, and the story of our Savior's birth specifically, that really get me. I thought I'd share my favorite Christmas children's books with you. And yes, I'm almost embarrassed to admit it, but they make me get a little teary. These books are fun, but touch on the real meaning of Christmas in a wonderful way.

Snowmen at Christmas, by Caralyn Buehner
This is a magical book. It shows what life is like for a neighborhood of snowmen after all of the people are in bed. It is really sweet and the pictures are full of tiny details.

favorite quote:

"Such fun snowmen have!
But there's still one more thing --
With hearts full of joy
They hold hands and they sing.

While the fiddler plays,
And sweet silver bells ring,
They sing songs about snow,
And the birth of a King.


Santa's Favorite Story, by Hisako Aoki
This book has Santa telling the real reason for Christmas, and it isn't about presents.

favorite quote:

"Santa said in a kindly voice, 'Christmas hasn't got anything to do with me. Sit down and I'll tell you all the story of the first Christmas. . .'
'How silly we have been,' said the fox, 'to think that Christmas was only about presents.'"


I hope the Christmas spirit is filling your homes like it is mine.

8 comments:

  1. I love "Santa's Favorite Story", too!
    Now, I want to find the Snowmen one. It looks darling!

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  2. i hear ya - love "Santa's Favorite Story" - the illustrations are so classic.
    i just watched "The Polar Express" with my kids - i get shivers and tear up more than once every time i watch it.

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  3. Thank you for the recommendations! I LOVE a good children's book and have been known to shed a few tears over them as well.
    When we were kids, my mom always put Christmas books under the tree and we'd read them at night with the tree lit up. One of my FAVORITE memories as a kid. Every year she would add a book. I (being the youngest), got to enjoy the most books--I started this tradition last year and needed some good recommendations--so thank you: ) To make a short story long...sorry for the lengthy comment...

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  4. Always love your book recs...I want both of those.

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  5. These a great Christmas books. I was just looking at Santa's Favorite Story and I love it. Sometimes Christmas stories are all about presents so this really tells the meaning of Christmas.
    Love and Hugs
    Grammy

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  6. Haven't read either of those. We'll have to get them.

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  7. You should check out Storybox. They are great for kids aged 3-6 They are great for Kids aged 3-6 and have a Xmas Tree drawing competition on this month!

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