We asked several moms at Restoration which books they read to their children during the Advent and Christmas seasons. Last week we listed a few favorites to read to the young ones in your life. Here is part two as we approach Christmas.
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
By Barbara Robinson, for grades 2-6, though I really think it would a be a great family read-aloud for anyone, ages four to adult! I think this story is a picture of the true spirit of Christmas! It’s a refreshing look at what’s really important during a season that can be full of unnecessary expectations. Recommended by Mary Frances Baker.
Listen to the Silent Night
By Dandi Daley Mackall, for ages 3-7.
This story tells of the not so silent night of Jesus’s birth. It’s a lot of fun to read with little kids. The reader will find themselves making the noises of camels, the flip flopping of sandals, and the bahs of sheep. Recommended by Valerie Kirkley.
Sneezy the Snowman
By Maureen Wright, for ages 3-7.
A snowman is in search of a way to stay warm for his cold without melting away. Children from all over offer him clothes, hats and hot cocoa. The book has a lot of fun rhyming and repetitive lines for kids to join in. “Make me brand new!” “ACHOO.” Recommended by Valerie Kirkley.
Song of the Stars: A Christmas Story
By Sally Lloyd- Jones, recommended for ages 3-5.
This book has gorgeous oil paintings of all of creation celebrating that Jesus is coming to the world he created. Every living thing from horses to whales are thrilled that it is finally time for Jesus to arrive. It is a truly beautiful book that shows that Jesus is the creator who has come to save his creation. Recommend by Amy Flickinger.