Originally published Tuesday, 10 December 2013.
A thoughtful, well illustrated book is a gift that continues to resonate long after "the end" is read. Last night we read a few Christmas books before bedtime and one happened to be a scratch and sniff book by Joan Walsh Anglund that I received as a young girl over 25 Christmas' ago. The real surprise...you can still scratch and sniff the pepper-minty pie, pepperoni pizza, and beautiful fir tree that Mary and Willie prepare for their Christmas party guests!
Below is a listing for the youngest to the oldest of readers to enjoy within your home this Christmas. I hope you experience the true meaning of Christmas in a fresh way this year and every one thereafter as you unpack these Christmas books in the years to come.
A special note to my readers without little children in this season of life, the last five books are for you. Enjoy!