Cricket’s Christmas Reading List:
Fancy Nancy’s Splendiferous Christmas by Jane O’Connor
This was definitely on my dream list of Christmas books, because Cricket is in love with Fancy Nancy right now. However, I had little hope of getting it since everyone else is too, but much to my disbelief it was sitting out on display when we went to the library for story time. I managed to snag it, and by the way she loved it! It was very typical Fancy Nancy, and I loved the family traditions integrated into the store.
One Snowy Night by Christina Butler
I thought this was a cute sweet story about friendship and giving in the true spirit of Christmas. Cricket loved the artwork too.
The Pine Tree Parable by Liz Curtis Higgs
I absolutely loved this book, and I might eventually make it through reading it to Cricket without crying, maybe. I think she would like it more if I wasn’t crying, because that always just bothers her so.
This is a wonderful Christmas story though, and I would love to add it to our personal collection.
The Huron Carol by Frances Tyrrell
I really liked the history behind this Carol, and I thought the adaptation was well done. I sort of tied this into our Christmas Around the World Study, and explained the different culture that this story was written for. Cricket did a good job of drawing parallels to the traditional Christmas Story and seemed to enjoy the book.
I definitely recommend this for a homeschool family that is exploring the native american culture.
B is for Bethlehem by Wilner
While this is a great book it just wasn’t for us this year. I think it was too advanced for Cricket, and too long to hold her attention.
Dream Snow by Eric Carle
This was a cute little story about a farmer (that resembled santa) and a snowy Christmas day on his farm.
Librarian’s Night Before Christmas by David Davis
Cricket enjoyed this book, and liked that Santa and the elves were helping at the library. Although many of the references were lost on her, it didn’t detract from the story. I think she might like it even better next year though.
Queen of Christmas by Mary Engelbreit
Cricket read this one with her daddy, so I’m not sure how she would review it. It reminded me very much of the Queen of Halloween book, that she had loved though.
The Reindeer Afraid to Fly
This book wasn’t so much about anything to do with Christmas other than being about reindeer. I did like that it was about conquering your fears and not giving up. Cricket liked it because it was about reindeer.