It’s that time of year. Yes, this isn’t a year that we’ve quite experienced before with COVID-19 upending so many of our lives and casting a shadow on the holiday proceedings but through it all there is always a way to find joy. And this year, I’ve got more glorious books to share with you that’ll make beautiful memories with you and your family this Christmas. So, with no further delay, here are those books.
Christmas is Joy by Emma Dodd
Cute, cute, cute! This story with its simple rhymes is already cute but what puts it over the edge are the little details; silver snow, silver water, silver trees under a starry night sky. Your children will be captivated by this story and there’s a good chance you will be too.
Evelyn Del Rey Is Moving Away by Meg Medina
For children, they will be swept along by the illustrations and the beauty of these two girls’ everlasting bond. Adults may find this story a little more emotional than children. I mean, it actually brought a tear to my eye.
The writing sweeps you away but its heartwarming conclusion left me with mixed feelings. Was I teary-eyed with sadness or did the simple goodness of this story touch my heart in a way I wasn’t expecting? I’d say, a bit of both.
This is a beautiful story and a lovely addition to your bookshelf.
A Polar Bear in the Snow by Mac Barnett
Oh my goodness, this book is so cute that it too made me emotional. But it isn’t just the narrative story that touched my heart. The art by Shawn Harris is unlike anything I’ve ever seen in a children’s book.
It projects you on this journey where you almost feel like you’re following the story in animation. There’s such attention to detail, such simplistic joy projected into each page. If I was a child this undoubtedly would’ve been one of my favorite books. It’s exceptional.
Maps by Aleksandra Mizielinska and Daniel Mizielinski
Don’t let the picture fool you, this book is INCREDIBLE! 153 pages long, this book details 66 countries with lovely drawings and facts that will stick in the memories of your children for years to come.
I’m telling you, I looked at this book and was absolutely blown away! This is one of those magical childhood books that your children will want to save for their children. It’s that amazing!
I have to say, these are some of the best children books I have ever read. Two of them made me want to cry my eyes out and the other two filled me with a well of joy. These are books worth opening on Christmas Day and enjoying with the family.
I thank you for reading and I hope you have a great day.