Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Jocelyn's 2009 List of the Best Christmas Books for Young Children

Jocelyn's List

of the
Best Christmas Books for Young Children
From the blog:

1 – The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey
by Susan Wojciechowski - Ornament Craft: Heart Ornament

2 – A Christmas Dress For Ellen
by Thomas S. Monson - Ornament Craft: Scrap Ball Ornament

3 – One Wintry Night
by Ruth Graham - Ornament Craft: Paint Swirl Glass Ball Ornament

4 – Christmas Oranges
by Linda Bethers - Ornament Craft: Christmas Orange Pomander

5 - The Polar Express
by Chris Van Allsburg - Ornament Craft: Santa's Jingle Bell

6 - The Gift Of The Magi
by Sauber/O. Henry - Ornament Craft: Wrapped Mini-Gift Ornaments

7 - Grandfather's Christmas Tree
written by Keith Strand, illustrated by Thomas Locker - Ornament Craft: Carve duck family out of soap

8 - Why Christmas Trees Aren't Perfect
by Richard H. Schneider - Ornament Craft: Popsicle Stick Christmas Tree

9 - This Is The Stable
by Cynthia Cotton - Ornament Craft: Manger

10 - Humphrey's First Christmas
by Carol Heyer - Ornament Craft: Folded Paper Camel Craft

11 -The Clown of God 
an old story told and illustrated by Tomie dePaola - Ornament Craft: Easy Felt Ornaments with "colored balls" buttons or one to represent each color juggled
12 - Who Is Coming To Our House 
written by Joseph Slate, illustrated by Ashley Wolff - Ornament Craft: Toothpick/Christmas Card Ornament
13 - My First Story of the First Christmas
retold by Deanna Draper Buck, illustrated by Jerry Harston -
Ornament Craft: Glittery Christmas Star
14 - Snow Music
by Lynne Rae Perkins - Ornament Craft: Snowflakes Paper

15 - The Donkey's Dream
by Barbara Helen Berger - Ornament Craft: Tea Bag Donkey

16 - Snowmen at Night (or Snowmen Christmas Eve)
written by Caralyn Buehner, pictures by Mark Buehner -
Ornament Craft: Marshmallow Snowmen
17 - The Crippled Lamb
by Max Lucado - Ornament Craft: Woolly Sheep Ornament

18 - The Sweet Smell of Christmas
(with scratch & sniff scents inside) written by Patricia Scarry, illustrated by J.P. Miller - Ornament Craft: Gingerbread Ornaments

19 - We Were There: A Nativity Story
by Eve Bunting - Ornament Craft: Christmas Spider
20 - Santa Mouse
by Michael Brown - Ornament Craft: Merry Christmouse
21 -  Morris's Disappearing Bag
by Rosemary Wells - Ornament Craft: Small "Disappearing Bag"

22 - The Animal's Christmas Eve
(a little golden book) written by Gale Weirsum, illustrated by Alex Steele Morgan - Ornament Craft: Baby Jesus in Manger
23 - The Night Before Christmas
(a golden book, printing 1975) written by Clement C. Moore, illustrated by Corinne Malvern - Ornament Craft: Sugarplum/gumdrop ornament

24 - The Littlest Angel
written by Charles Tazewell, illustrated by Sergio Leone -
Ornament Craft: Paper Angel Cutout


1 comment:

Jocelyn Christensen said...

Thanks, Christi! It looks like some of the links didn't transfer over, but people can always click on over to find the crafts if the links are missing! Thanks!!