Last week I talked about some of my favorite Christmas & Advent toys for kids, so let's talk books this week!
Here are 5 of my favorite Christmas board books - some are beautiful, some have a lovely flow to the words, and some are just going to occupy your kids during that extra-long, extra-crowded Mass!
Who is Coming to Our House?
You can get this in paperback too - beautiful wood-cut illustrations, a really calming rhythm to the words, and an anticipatory feel that make this a really great Advent book. And what kid doesn't love a book all about animals?
A Peek-a-boo Christmas!
Sturdy flaps, cute kid-friendly pictures, and it's maybe the most adorable thing ever hearing the kids read, "Peek-a-boo Jesus, I wuv you!"
The Little Drummer Boy
Another that's available in paperback, this is a classic - gorgeous illustrations, a good way to help kids focus on what *they* can do to serve rather than what they're getting for Christmas!
I seriously HATE the song "The Little Drummer Boy" but I'm okay with it in the context of this book because I love the illustrations.
From my favorite bible stories series! Tons of flaps to keep kids occupied during Mass and Christmas themed, obviously!
Christmas in the Manger
Okay, creepy long-fingered Jesus at the end isn't my favorite, but the kids have always been enchanted by this book! Again, animals, lilting rhymes, and a shiny star - it doesn't take much to please little kids!
Kendra's got some great books for older kids - what are some of your favorites once you get beyond the board book phase?
Linking up with Hallie and trying not to think about that awesome conference that there's no way I'll be able to attend!