This year, our family is attempting the Book-A-Day Advent Calendar, as seen around Pinterest. Over the last few months, I was able to screen more than FIFTY winter/holiday/Christmas-related books, thanks to our local metro-library network.
I was overall seeking secular books that were still morally relevant to the season, and maybe even with a poignant story, but also not totally discounting the entertaining seasonally-themed books for pure enjoyment. I ended up choosing 14 new selections to add to what we already have (weeding out quite a few from the original stash).
The books will be wrapped, and placed “around” (near?) our Charlie Brown Christmas Tree, until we get the full-sized tree up.
Here is our complete 24-book plan for this month, in no particular order:
I also purchased Truman Capote’s A Christmas Memory, after reading a library copy. The story is so touching. I really want my 8-year-old son to experience this bittersweet tale of more humble times; about misfits and poverty, family-ties and the spirit of giving.
It’s definitely not age-appropriate for my 3-year-old, so I think I’ll bundle it with the Duck & Goose board book, and on that night they will each have their own book to read.
I am so looking forward to all this cozy holiday reading!