Sunday, December 6, 2009

Christmas Favorites

Just in time for a trip to the library before the Christmas are my Christmas favorites!

In order of their appearance:
  • The Tasha Tudor Christmas Book: Take Joy!
  • I Saw Three Ships by Elizabeth Goudge, illustrated by Margot Tomes
  • The Snowman by Jacques Duquennoy
  • Pippin the Christmas Pig by Jean Little, illustrated by Werner Zimmerman
  • Millie in the Snow by Alexander Steffensmeier (hilarious!)
  • Minerva Louise on Christmas Eve by Janet Morgan Stoeke
  • The Christmas Day Kitten by James Herriot, illustrated by Ruth Brown (a little sad but sweet)
  • Star Mother's Youngest Child by Louise Moeri, illustrated by Trina Schart Hyman
  • How Six Found Christmas by Trina Schart Hyman
  • Christmas Poems by Myra Cohn Livingston, illustrated by Trina Schart Hyman
  • A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, illustrated by Trina Schart Hyman
  • A Child's Christmas in Wales by Dylan Thomas, illustrated by Trina Schart Hyman
  • The Runaway Sleigh Ride by Astrid Lindgren
  • Christmas in the Stable by Astrid Lindgren, illustrated by Harold Wilkon (I think)
  • The Song of the Christmas Mouse by Shirley Rousseau Murphy, illustrated by Donna Diamond
  • A Newbery Christmas edited by Martin H. Greenburg and Charles Waugh
  • The Year of the Perfect Christmas Tree by Gloria Houston, illustrated by Barbara Cooney
  • The Story of Holly & Ivy by Rumer Godden, illustrated by Barbara Cooney
  • How the Hibernators Came to Bethlehem by Norma Farber, illustrated by Barbara Cooney
  • The Church Mice at Christmas by Graham Oakley (hilarious!)
  • Christmas in Noisy Village by Astrid Lindgren, illustrated by Ilon Wikland
  • The Birds' Christmas Carol by Kate Douglass Wiggins (very sad)
  • Letters from Father Christmas by J. R. R. Tolkien
  • The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus by L. Frank Baum
  • Corgiville Christmas by Tasha Tudor
  • Christmastime by Sandra Boynton (hilarious!)
  • A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, illustrated by Lisbeth Zwerger
  • The Twelve Days of Christmas [correspondence] by John Julius Norwich, illustrated by Quentin Blake (hilarious, but not really for little ones)
  • The Best Christmas Pageant Ever by Barbara Robinson
  • Teddy Bear Postman by Phoebe and Sally Worthington
  • The Tailor of Gloucester by Beatrix Potter
  • The Snowman by Raymond Briggs
  • Merry Christmas, Ernest and Celestine by Gabrielle Vincent
  • The Christmas Stories of George MacDonald, illustrated by Linda Hill Griffith (some of these stories are very sad)
  • The Great Christmas Kidnapping Caper by Jean van Leeuwen, illustrated by Steven Kellogg (hilarious!)
  • Fell Farm for Christmas by Marjorie Lloyd
  • The Christmas Party by Adrienne Adams
So there you have my Christmas picks! Many of these are out of print and obscure, so you have the added joy of looking for these treasures (-:)

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