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Top 24 Christmas Books

As avid book lovers (and collectors), narrowing our favorite Christmas books down to a mere TWENTY FOUR seems like a gargantuan task. There are just so many wonderful Christmas books and more coming out each year. With careful consideration, we’ve whittled our favorites down to 24 of our very favorite

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40 Early Chapter Books for Christmas

I love getting a new holiday-themed book to read for pleasure in December and why would our students be any different? It’s especially exciting when kids get the chance to read a holiday-themed tale about characters from a series they already love. We’ve talked before about how we love reading

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20+ Cozy Fall Reads – Autumn Kids Books

This time of year is so perfect for cozying up with a sweet read aloud book. I love having lots of seasonal books available to read aloud and for my students to read. Check out this list of our favorite cozy books for fall! This post contains affiliate links. Apple

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More Halloween Books We Love

Try as we may, we just can’t get enough of seasonal books. Do you have the same seasonal-book-buying affliction? One of the ways I love using seasonal books is in a daily countdown to the holiday. Here’s how we count down to Halloween with a spooky read every day! We

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Top 5 Nutcracker Themed Reads

I have loved the story of the Nutcracker ever since I was a little girl and Grammy gave me a copy of the book when she came to visit. So let’s start our list there with the story of the Nutcracker. #1 The Story of the Nutcracker Ballet by Deborah Hautzig

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Top 5 Christmas Folktale Reads

#1 The Legend of Old Befana by Tomie DePaola  WWW I cry every time I read this.  Seriously.  This book has a special spirit and the kids feel it too.  When I read the last few pages, all the wiggles are stilled and everyone is paying attention.  This is a

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35 Favorite Christmas Reads

If we were to make a list of our favorite Christmas books, it would be REALLY long. Heidi and I both have an addiction to kids books, especially Christmas ones. So for this list, we picked 5 favorite books in 7 specific categories and reviewed each one. We’ve given each

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Pictivities Review

We were recently contacted by Meg and Corbin Frost about their new children's activity book series Pictivities. After watching the video for their Kickstarter campaign I couldn't wait to get my hands on a copy. This book is right up Adelaide's alley. It's silly and funny and interactive. She thought

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Top 5 Christmas Themed Traditional Tales

1. The House that Santa Built by Dianne de Las Casas  W New for 2013, this is a Christmasy spin on that old favorite The House that Jack Built.  The author tries hard to work in lots of sound words: creak, clap, stomp, squeak, etc. 2. The Little Red Elf by

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Top 5 The Night Before Christmas Reads

It’s a classic poem.  We’ve all heard it.  We can probably recite it.  But how can you not love it?? And with such beautifully illustrated versions available, you’ll want to make it part of your Christmas library.  Of course, it’ll be hard to narrow it down to just one.  Every

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Favorite Thanksgiving Reads

November has perfect reading weather, don’t you think?  So let’s dig into this feast of books! We have lots of books here so I broke it up into categories First up…. The Historical Perspective We celebrate Thanksgiving because of the first Thanksgiving, so it seems like a good place to

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Saturday Story Time–Tomorrow’s Alphabet

I was looking through some pictures and came across these that I'd forgotten about. Are you familiar with Tomorrow's Alphabet? It's a pretty clever idea. For each letter of the alphabet, there's an example of what it changes into. Like, "Y is for wool, tomorrow's yarn." I read it to

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