November 29, 2009

The Christmas Bear

One of my thrills to this point in writing a blog and being a member of the Squidoo community is the conversations you have with people who find my pages. I recently had such an encounter with Paul Stickland who illustrated the book The Christmas Bear (written by Henrietta Stickland).

The Christmas Bear is a wonderfully illustrated book about a baby polar bear who falls into the North Pole on Christmas Eve. Santa takes the baby polar bear on a tour of his workshop. It's a great story for the entire family. The illustrations of the books are out of this world, and even though I've read the book, now, probably 100 times, I never fail to find something new in the pictures I haven't seen before. This coming Christmas Eve on CBeebies, Dr Who star David Tennant, will be reading The Christmas Bear.

Paul Stickland is a wonderful writer and illustrator. His stories and illustrations are captured in books such as Ten Terrible Dinosaurs, Trains, and Swamp Stomp.

November 18, 2009

Christmas books for Kids

My family loves reading Christmas Books. My youngest is 6 years old, so we are teaching her to read Christmas Books on her own. Jan Brett, is one of our favorite authors and has a whole lot of books about winter and Christmas. Our favorites are The Hat and The Mitten. She has also adopted some traditional Christmas stories like The Night Before Christmas and The Twelve Days of Christmas.

Some of our other favorite Christmas books include The Polar Express, The Christmas Bear, Dream Snow, The Grinch Who Stole Christmas, and many more that can be found on the links above.

I hope you have a Merry Christmas!