Dec 132012

We love reading Christmas books and are always looking for new ones to add to our collection.  The Sparkle Box by Jill Hardie is a new one for us this year and it’s a beautiful book.  It’s been a great reminder that not every gift comes from a store and that sometimes doing for others is the best gift you can give yourself.

The Sparkle Box (A Christmas Book)

The story centers around Sam and his family.  Sam is a young boy who is very excited for Christmas.  He loves the traditions, the parties, the holiday foods, and, of course, presents!  He’s very interested in a sparkling gift box that is beneath the tree but all his parents will tell him is that they will open it together on Christmas morning.

The Sparkle Box Christmas Book by Jill Hardie

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Dec 012012

Our List Of Christmas Books For Toddlers

Bubbles has been a lot of fun this year with all things Christmas, and it’s not even December yet!  I can’t wait to see what she thinks of snow, a live Santa Claus,  gifts under the tree, and many other things.  One thing she is already loving, though, is sitting with Mama or Daddy and reading Christmas stories.  I thought I’d share some of our favorite Christmas books for toddlers.  Some are new, some are classic, but all are fun! Continue reading »

Dec 202011

2011 Holiday Gift Guide – A New Christmas Book

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New Christmas Books - The Night After Christmas
I know you’ve heard me say a number of times how much I love books, and especially Christmas books.  Now someone has found a way to extend the joy and excitement that comes with Christmas stories; there is “The Night After Christmas” book.
“The Night After Christmas” picks up where the iconic “The Night Before Christmas” book leaves off.  It takes you back to the North Pole with Santa after the presents have all been delivered and the children are all snuggled in bed with their new gifts.  I always wondered what Santa did on Christmas night – and now I know!
Baby C. has let me read this to her a few times and she loves the illustrations.  I’m sure this will find a home in our yearly reading rotation.  I’ve heard from a few others that it’s quickly become a much-loved book in their homes.  I think you will love it, too.

Where to Buy:

“The Night After Christmas” is available in both soft cover ($8.99) and eBook ($0.99) form from retailers such as Amazon, Barnes & Noble and

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Dec 152011

2011 Holiday Gift Guide – Christmas Books

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Christmas Books
I love books and I’m excited that Baby C. loves them, too.  One type of book that has always had a special place in my heart is Christmas books.  I remember my Dad reading The Night Before Christmas to me during every Christmas season as a child, and since then, I’ve collected Christmas books of any kind.
Howard B. Wigglebottom and the Power of Giving: A Christmas Story was a very sweet.  Howard B. Wigglebotttom is a bunny that learns that giving is better than getting.  At the start of the story, he’s not very good about sharing, he doesn’t listen very well to his parents, and all he can think about is himself.  But when he gets separated from his family and finds himself scared and alone, a set of new friends with less fortunate circumstances helps show him just how lucky he has been all along. Continue reading »