Friday, November 18, 2011

Good Winter Books for Kids

I promised myself that this year I would not decorate for Christmas before Thanksgiving... but I am still thinking of gifts!
I LOVE books and thought I would share a list of lovely and charming kids books perfect for curling up with on a winter's day. 
Books are one of my favorite things to give and these would make great stocking stuffers:)!

Most of these are on my list to buy and some are on our bookshelf .
Just click on the picture for more information.

Snipp, Snapp, Snurr and the Yellow Sled
Snip, Snap, Snurr and the Yellow Sled by Maj Lindman.
Sweet stories that promote working together as a family.

The Biggest Bear
The Biggest Bear by Lynd Ward. 
A fun and exciting story about a boy who wants a bear. The illustrations are captivating!

The Big Snow
The Big Snow by Berta and Elmer Hader.
A classic and probably all one that we read and loved!

Winter Days in the Big Woods (My First Little House Books)
Winter Days in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder.
I love thsi picture book series that bring Laura's adventures to life.

Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening
Stopping by the Woods on a Snowy Evening by Susan Jeffers.
One of my favorite poems with beautiful illustrations.

 Owl Moon
Owl Moon  by Jane Yolen.
An endearing tale of a winter's night search for an owl.
 One of our favorites.

The Year of the Perfect Christmas Tree: An Appalachian Story
The Year of the Perfect Christmas Tree by Gloria Houston.

The Remarkable Christmas of the Cobbler's Sons (Picture Puffins)
The Remarkable Christmas of the Cobbler's Sons by Ruth Sawyer.

Advent Storybook: 24 Stories to Share Before Christmas
The Advent Storybook by Antonie Schneider.

The Snowy Day: 50th Anniversary Edition
The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats.
A true winter classic.

Stranger in the Woods: A Photographic Fantasy: Snowflake Edition
Stranger in the Woods by Carl R. Sams II and Jean Stoick.

Flicka, Ricka, Dicka and the New Dotted Dresses
The Flicka, Ricka, Dicka books by Maj Lindman.
I want all of these sweet stories for Lily.

Katy and the Big Snow Book & CD
Katy and the Big Snow by Virginia Lee Burton.

Christmas Farm
Christmas Farm by Mary Lynn Ray
My Aunt Barbara gifted this book to us a few years ago and it is one of our favorites! 
It is a sweet story about a growing tree farm and all of the fun and work it entails.

Billy And Blaze: A Boy And His Horse
Billy and Blaze books by C.W. Anderson are one of our all time favorites.
The stories are fun and filled with adventure.

The Crippled Lamb
The Crippled Lamb by Max Lucado.
A tender story of two unlikely friends who witness Christ's birth.

Why Christmas Trees Aren't Perfect
Why Christmas Trees Aren't Perfect by Richard H. Schneider.
This darling story will make you look at your Christmas tree in a whole new way!

Gingerbread Friends
Gingerbread Friends bu Jan Brett.
I love Jan's illustrations!

Draw Write Now, Book 1: On the Farm-Kids and Critters-Storybook Characters (Draw-Write-Now)

Draw Write Now series by Marie Hablitzel.
OK...this isn't a book to read for pleasure, but this series is a GREAT gift!
My kids have spent endless hours learning how to draw from these books.

The American Boy's Handy Book: What to Do and How to Do It, Centennial Edition
The American Boy's Handy Book by Daniel Carter Beard.
My boys devoured this book and all of its projects!

American Girls Handy Book [AMER GIRLS HANDY BK]

The American Girl's Handy Book 
Yes...so much old fashioned fun packed into this book!

The Mary Frances Books by Jane Eyre Fryer.
Mrs. Fryer was a pastor's wife who wrote these charming books for girls in the early 1900's.
Some of the topics include sewing, knitting, crocheting, cooking, cleaning, etc. and there are even sweet patterns included.
We have fallen in LOVE with this series:)!

Hardy Boys Complete Series Set, Books 1-66
The Hardy Boys collection by Franklin W. Dixon.
Tons of captivating and exciting stories that really helped my boys like to read.


And thanks to JODY for the tip on Ralph Moody books.
They look to be a great read!
Little Britches: Father and I Were Ranchers
Little Britches: Father and I Were Ranchers by Ralph Moody.

The Long Winter (Little House)
The Long Winter by Laura Ingalls Wilder.
Any book from the Little House Series is a fun treat!

There you have it.
 I could include so many more books, but these are a few of our favorites and some on our wish list!

Have a wonderful day!

~Julia








8 comments:

Kate @ Bliss and That said...

I want them all!!! sigh... Thanks for the ideas!! :)

Keri On said...

Ohhhh! Yippee! Thanks so much! Love to have good booklists to go thru! Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Shannon said...

What a great post! And timely, too. We have a few of these, some of these I haven't heard of and am very excited to look into!

Have a blessed Thanksgiving, Julia.

~Shannon

Gumbo Lily said...

An excellent list! I can tell that you are a homeschool mom because you have such a classic, wholesome list there. I have several of those titles on my shelf and I will never let them leave. Billy & Blaze books were some of our favorites as well as the Little House books. Do you know about Ralph Moody's books? The first one is Little Britches (Father and I were Ranchers) and was probably the family's all-time favorite. We bought all of them in the series, but I think the first 4 are the very best.

I've been shopping on Amazon for the grandchildren's Christmas gift-books. I'm the Book Grammie. This year I'm giving many Jan Brett books. AMAZING illustrations as well as good stories.

Jody

Julie said...

"The Year of the Perfect Christmas Tree" is one of my most favorite Christmas books. I am so glad to know about "The Remarkable Christmas of the Cobbler's Sons" now as well. I just love Barbara Cooney's illustrations. Thank you!

Alycia @ Hunting Creek Homestead said...

Thanks! You just reminded me I need to buy Little Britches. Great for Christmas!

Cailan said...

Thank you so much, Julia! This is just EXACTLY what I've been wanting - a trusted list of Christmas book recommendations for my kiddos. I just put a bunch of holds for these at my library - such a blessing, thank you!

Kate S. said...

Ok, you have totally blessed me with this post (I found your Christmas tags on Pinterest and have read about half your blog so far :] but this post especially was great for me). I want good, wholesome, intelligent books for my baby boy, and since he's a boy, the good books from my childhood are kind of feminine for him. I grew up reading Cherry Ames, The Corner House Girls, and other girl-centric books! I've gotten some Happy Hollisters books for him, as well as the Hardy Boys, but those are a good ways in the future yet. Thank you for these good books!! I'm so very, very grateful! I'm going to be reading your blog often, now!

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