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Category: Top 5 Christmas Book Lists

Top 5 Twelve Days of Christmas Reads

Around here at Second Story Window, there’s not much we love more than Christmas picture books!   Today we’re sharing some of our favorite versions of the 12 days of Christmas. Our other Christmas books posts have narrowed our recommendations down to our top 5, but there are just too

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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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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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Top 5 Feliz Navidad Reads

#1 A Pinata in a Pine Tree: A Latino Twleve Days of Christmas by Pat Mora  W A secret amiga is bringing gifts for the twelve days of Christmas.  There are pinatas and pastelitos and doce angelitos. #2 Hurray for Three Kings’ Day by Lori Marie Carlson  WWW The author

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Top 5 Dino Christmas Reads

#1 Dinosaur Christmas by Jerry Pallotta W Have you ever wondered how Santa delivered all the presents before the reindeer?  Dinosaurs of course! #2 How Do Dinosaurs Say Merry Christmas? by Jane Yolen W A festive installment in the great “How do Dinosaurs?” series.  There’s also a Hannukah version. #3 Dear Santasaurus

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