Reading New Christmas Books at Starbucks, Christmas 2010

Christmas Storybooks For Children

Every year I buy my kids a new storybook at Christmas time. The box of storybooks is usually the first item of Christmas paraphernalia I pull out of the attic.

Often I get this box out and set in in the middle of the living room on December 1st, in time for the kids to find it when they come home from school.

When they come through the door, backpacks are thrown off and homework forgotten as they gather on the floor with their old friends, the stories from past Decembers.

Many afternoons will be spent reading these stories with cups of hot cocoa in the month before they go back into their red tub in the attic. It’s a treasured tradition at our house to collect and read Christmas stories, so I thought it would be lovely to share the list of stories in our Christmas box in case you want to start the tradition at your house!

PS. The first six on the list are my very favorites!

Christmas Stories

The Last Straw Fredrick H. Thury

The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey Susan Wojciechowski

Christmas Tapestry Patricia Polacco

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever Barbara Robinson

The All I’ll Ever Want for Christmas Doll Patricia K. McKissack

Great Joy Kate DiCamillo

An Orange for Frankie Patricia Polacco

Welcome Comfort Patricia Polacco

Christmas Day in the Morning Pearl S. Buck

Bear Stays Up for Christmas Karma Wilson

S is for Star: A Christmas Alphabet Cynthia Furlong Reynolds

I’ll Be Home For Christmas Holly Hobbie

A Christmas Treasury (a collection of Christmas classics) illustrated by Christian Birmingham

How the Grinch Stole Christmas Dr. Suess

The Legend of the Christmas Stocking Rick Osborne

Silent Night (just the words of the hymn) illustrated by Susan Jeffers

I Spy Christmas Walter Wick and Jean Marzollo

One Snowy Night M. Christina Butler

The Nutcracker Joel Meyerowitch

The Nutcracker Norma Elizabeth and Anita S. Bice

Angela and the Baby Jesus Frank McCourt

Toot and Puddle: Let it Snow Holly Hobbie