I've posted pictures of our bookshelves at home before, but I don't know if I mentioned that fully one-and-a-half shelves are dedicated to Christmas books. Santa brings at least one holiday book a year, and between his gift-giving, and my own collection from childhood and teaching, we have quite a selection! Here are a few of my favorites:
I'll end this post with my two favorite "quiet" books for Christmas: Margaret Wise Brown's On Christmas Eve, illustrated by Nancy Edwards Calder, and Bright Christmas: An Angel Remembers by Andrew Clements, illustrated by Kate Kiesler (a special gift from a friend). Both stories are illustrated in the smoky, hushed tones of a winter's night--perfect for sending little ones, and not-so-little-ones, off to sleep on Christmas Eve.
Happy Holidays, everyone!
Sunday, November 6, 2011
Since this blog is all about the books, here's what I bought, and what I've had to read lately for my YA Lit class that I've enjoyed:
Brains for Lunch and The Emerald Tablet were written by authors from the Texas Sweethearts group. The first, I'm sharing at home and at school; the second is for my own son, who likes fantasy novels now and then.