Put A Book In The Kid’s Easter Basket.

Reading is important at our house.  How about at yours?  When my children were young I took every opportunity I could come by to expose them to books.  We went to the library often and when special occasions arrived I gifted books.  They got books in their stockings at Christmas and in their baskets at Easter.

I do the same for my grandchildren.  And I’m happy and proud that they are enthusiastic readers.

So with the arrival of Easter, may I recommend Easter: A Secret Treasure Hunt Game Book.  Put it in the Easter basket or plan to play the hiding game the day before.

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Christmas Reading:The Boy Of The Bells

Laurie’s note:  For the month of December, I’m sharing one of our family holiday traditions…reading Christmas books.  See what we’re reading.

Today we’re reading The Boy Of The Bells by Carly Simon, illustrated by Margot Datz.   The story tells of a boy named Ben who wants his sister to talk again after a year of silence.   And he has an idea.  He summons Santa early on Christmas eve to see if the jolly man can help.  There’s a subtle message about how doing one’s best and giving it all your have can change things.  Love this book!

The Boy Of The Bells

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Christmas Reading: Prancer

Laurie’s note:  For the month of December, I’m sharing one of our family holiday traditions…reading Christmas books.  See what we’re reading.

Book of the day, Prancer by Stephen Cosgrove, Illustrator Carol Heyer.   What kid doesn’t love to read about reindeer?  With Christmas right around the corner, Jessica discovers an injured reindeer she believes is a member of Santa’s famous team. Based on the screenplay from the major motion picture from Orion Pictures.  Heyer did a fabulous job with the artwork.

Prancer

 

Christmas Reading: Holly and Ivy

Laurie’s note:  For the month of December, I’m sharing one of our family holiday traditions…reading Christmas books.  See what we’re reading.

Today’s book is The Story Of Holly and Ivy by Rumer Godden, illustrated by Barbara Cooney.   A heartwarming story about Christmas wishes, Ivy, an orphan, wants a doll and a grandmother, Holly, a doll, wants a little girl to love her, and a couple wants a child to share their holiday.

This is the sort of story that reminds me how fortunate I am to have my wonderful family.

Holly and Ivy

Christmas Reading: Night Tree

Laurie’s note:  For the month of December, I’m sharing one of our family holiday traditions…reading Christmas books.  See what we’re reading.

Our Christmas book today is Night Tree by Eve Bunting. The story is about a family that travels into the woods one evening before Christmas and hang treats they’ve made for the animals. We like to make goodies and hang them on a tree outside.

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Today we sit stranded at home after a week of snow days and over four feet of snow! The hungry birds hop busily about the bird feeders trying to fuel up
P.S. – Make sure you add a Christmas Treasure Hunt Book to your reading list. 🙂

A Christmas Reading Tradition

Laurie’s note:  For the month of December, I’m sharing one of our family holiday traditions…reading Christmas books.  See what we’re reading.
Each day in December leading up to Christmas, we choose a book from our reading basket.  Of course the Treasure Hunt Game Books are included. But I thought I’d share our favorites as we get closer to Christmas. What is your favorite Christmas book?
Photo: We have a tradition of reading a Christmas book each day in December up until Christmas.  Of course the Treasure Hunt Game Books are included.  But I thought I'd share our favorites as we get closer to Christmas.  What is your favorite Christmas book?

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