What We’re Reading

library books

We have been reading a lot these days. The shorter days make it harder to stay outside too late and cuddling up with good, holiday books has been a nice alternative. Every week we pick up several holiday books at the library (see above for this week’s finds). And this year (because of my preschool teacher stockpile of books), we are doing a new Holiday/winter book every evening. I keep those books under the tree in a basket.

book gnome books

I’ll admit, I have a thing for children’s books and holiday titles especially, so I have picked up a couple new ones (or gently used) a long the way too. But this way, we will always have a big basket of books to bring out every  year and what a lovely tradition that is. These are the books we have read so far. The Snowman has been a favorite as well as Tracks in the Snow and The Christmas Wish (a lovely photographic journey with a little girl who wants to be an elf).

I’ve also picked up a few for when Ellie’s older. One in particular I’m thrilled about. A gently used copy of Sendak’s version of The Nutcracker. I’m a sucker for anything Sendak. And of course, when a great book comes along, I tend to get inspired and want to create peg dolls to go with it.
peg dolls

book gnome
What are your favorite holiday reads?


3 thoughts on “What We’re Reading

  1. The Snowman is a favorite of mine and one I now share with Emerson. I have a ‘thing’ for children’s books too and still have most them, although my daughter keeps borrowing from my shelves. 😉

  2. cute! i love how so many of your pegs are inspired by stories 🙂 we have a huge pile of christmas books too, but the funny thing is we hardly have any of the same ones!! my little ones LOVE “corduroy’s christmas surprise”… it is sweet and has a nice lesson about thinking of others before yourself. we also have “christmas in the big woods” which is a little house picture book and we all love that one. it tells a short version of laura’s christmas experience in the big woods with gorgeous pictures. we also have a new one this year called “night tree” in it a family drives out to the forest and decorates a tree with edible decorations for the animals… really sweet. and then any patricia polacco books… we have “an orange for frankie” and “gifts of the heart” they are WONDERFUL… i cry each time i read them… they are so sweet and sentimental. they are long though…. very difficult for little ones to sit through 🙂 sheesh, i left you a paragraph of a comment! i guess i get pretty excited about christmas books 😉

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