Sunday, December 11, 2011

Christmas Countdown, 6-11

 Day 6:
Snowmen at Night by Caralyn Buehner, illustrated by Mark Buehner.  Ever wonder why snowmen look so melty the day after you make them?  Here's the explanation of the fun they have at night!
Day 7:
The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg.  It's just a classic Christmas story.  Kaity likes finding the choo choo in each picture.
Day 8:
Christmas Day in the Morning by Pearl S Buck, illustrated by Mark Buehner.  I love this story of a special gift given by a son to his dad.  It shows that it's not always the things we buy, but the love we show that is the best gift.
Day 9:
A Star in the Pasture by Katherine Zwers and John Tobin, illustrated by Carol Heyer.  This book is one of my family's favorites.  My mom used to read it to her Sunday School class every year and the pictures are simply adorable.  The story of a little star with an important mission is perfect for the Christmas season.
Day 10:
two books today because I didn't know Kaity had already opened one...oops!
Who is Coming to Our House? by Joseph Slate, illustrated by Ashley Wolff.  A cute little book about the animals preparing the stable for the Christ child.  I like the simple rhymes, this would be a great book for a beginning reader.
The Mansion by Henry Van Dyke, illustrated by Dan Burr.  Pres. Monson often quotes this story of a man who lays up his treasures on Earth, only to learn in a dream that we should be laying up treasures unto Heaven.
Day 11:
A Christmas Dress for Ellen by Thomas S Monson, illustrated by Ben Sowards.  This is a beautiful story that tells of a poor family, especially a little girl named Ellen, who are blessed by the sacrifice of their family and neighbors one Christmas season.

2 comments:

Miri said...

Sam, I am really glad you are posting all of these books on here. Several of them look really fun and pretty and I want to check them out. I love this idea!

Carol Heyer said...

I just wanted to say how much fun it was to see A STAR IN THE PASTURE on you Christmas Countdown! I did the art work on that project. You might like to know that Katherine Zwers, has just had the book reworked and it is available on Amazon. The new title is Sebastian and Hopscotch's Christmas Star. Thanks again,Carol