From top to bottom:
- For Lulu, age 7.5: Secrets at Sea by Richard Peck, an author I adore. Don’t tell Lulu, but I’m reading her Christmas present now, and it’s good. A review is forthcoming.
- For Louise, age 6: T is for Tutu: A Ballet Alphabet , a Sleeping Bear alphabet book. It just looks like something she’ll like.
- For the DLM, age 18 months: Blue Hat, Green Hat by Sandra Boynton, one of the few Sandra Boynton board books we don’t have.
A few more Christmas books:
- The Twelve Days of Christmas by Laurel Long. I saw this one and couldn’t resist because Lulu played part of “The Twelve Days of Christmas” at her piano recital last week, so it is a popular tune around these parts lately. I think it’s something of an “I Spy” type book, too, so I’m eager to read this one with the girls.
- Listen to the Silent Night by Dandi Daley McCall. Someone cited this one as a favorite Christmas book last week, so when I saw it, I
I suppose you could call these an early Christmas gift to myself:
- All the World by Liz Garton Scanlon. This one won a Caldecott honor in 2010 for its illustrations by Marla Frazee, and I loved it the first time I read it.
- Drawing From Memory by Allen Say. I am as fascinated by the visual artistic process as I am the written artistic process, so reading Allen Say’s biographical graphic novel (?) should be very interesting and entertaining. It’s a Cybils nominee, and Alice gives it two thumbs up.
See that up there? That’s a page out of my childhood copy of Caddie Woodlawn. Lulu has literally read it to pieces, so you can imagine the thrill I got when I discovered an exact replacement at the used bookstore when I went last week.
Yep, this one’s going in Lulu’s stocking. 🙂
What books are you giving this Christmas?