Our Top 5 Children’s Holiday Books


You may very well get tired of hearing me say that Christmas is my “favorite time of year”.  But, I am pretty sure that I am not alone.  Some of my favorite Christmas memories are centered around the books my parents would read with my sister and I around Christmas time.  It is a tradition that I have tried to pass on to my own Children.  Every year on Christmas Eve they both get a Christmas related book and we read them together.  Needless to say over the years we have grown quite the collection.  I personally believe that a love for reading and a quest for knowledge are one of the most important things that we as parents, can pass on to our little ones.  It is always hard for me to narrow down only a few choices for Christmas Reading, because there is so much to choose from.  But, check out my Top 5 Favorites for this year!!  I have included some classics, as well as a Bonus Book for all those Moms who want to teach their kids the real meaning of Christmas.  All of the links to the books are Clickable.

Olivia Helps with Christmas


The Sweet Smell of Christmas A Scratch and Sniff Story


Grace At Christmas



The Night Before Christmas


The Polar Express


BONUS — the real meaning of christmas

God Gave Us Christmas


Out of all the books listed, my very favorite is God Gave Us Christmas.  We just discovered this one last year, and it is a gem.  Everything about it gave me the warm and fuzzies and the kids enjoyed it to.  So it’s officially Mommy and Kid Approved.

What are your favorite books to read with your little ones?  What are your favorite Christmas Traditions?  I’d love to read all about it in the comment section below.

Read Across America + Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!!


Hats off to Reading - Read Across America - Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss

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It’s Dr. Suess’s birthday today, as well as Read Across America Day, a nationwide reading celebration that takes place annually on March 2nd.  Reading has always been one of my favorite past times, and one that I have enjoyed passing on to my children. Today is Pajama Day for my girls in honor of Read Across America.  As much I don’t love pajama day because I always worry they aren’t warm enough.  I am up for anything that makes reading something that they can look forward to.

The Purpose of Read Across America is to motivate children to read.  It is an important factor in student achievement and creating lifelong successful readers. Research has shown that children who are motivated and spend more time reading do better in school. (source: NEA.org)

I am sure most of the little ones will come home buzzing about Dr. Seuss and reading.  Keep the momentum going and help  them decorate a cupcake for Dr. Seuss’s Birthday!! Download your Coloring Sheet here!!

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss Coloring Sheet - www.stage-presents.com

What is your favorite Dr. Seuss Book?  Our favorites are of course Green Eggs and Ham, Oh The Places You Will Go.  and And to think that I saw it on Blueberry Street.

Read More about Fostering A Love of Reading in Your Kids in an Older Post Here.