Holiday Book List 2014: Books 11-15

Tired of these posts yet? Don’t worry, I’m almost done! Here are books 11-15.

 11. The Legend of the Poinsettia–retold and illustrated by Tomie dePaola. dePaola deftly retells a Mexican folk legend in a simple, straightforward manner that appeals to both children and adults alike. And of course, the artwork is brilliant. I have to say that my kids enjoyed this book but it wasn’t a favourite that we revisited during the Holiday season.12daysofXmas

12. The Twelve Days of Christmas–illustrated by Laurel Long. The artwork in this book is stunning and each illustration builds on the last, with hidden images of all the gifts given in the preceding pages. All of my kids liked this book and I was happy to add it to our collection.

13. Little Santa–by Jon Agee. Little ones will enjoy this story of Santa’s youth, but there are many better books to choose to read to your children, in my opinion. My kids all enjoyed it though and their opinions should be honoured too.

14. How the Grinch Stole Christmas–by Dr. Seuss. This book is familiar to most and deserves it’s place on the holiday book list, especially if your kids are at that age where Dr. Seuss can’t be beat.

15. The Polar Express–written and illustrated by Chris Van Allsburg. This classic Christmas tale is pretty much perfect. In every way. One word of caution: the book is perfect, the movie is most definitely not. Stick with the book.

If you’d like to contact me about this post or about anything else you’ve read please email me: judyamy74(at)gmail.com or tweet me @JudyAmy74.

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