12 days of Holiday Books for Children

The CFL is getting ready for the holidays by compiling a list of our favorite holiday books for kids! Whether reading to a child about your own traditions, or exposing them to different ways of celebrating the holidays, reading together is a great way to have fun and get into the holiday spirit!

The 12 Days of Holiday Books:

1 ) A Porcupine in a Pine Tree- A Canadian 12 Days of Christmas, by Helaine Becker

2 ) Bear Stays up for Christmas, by Karma Wilson and Jan Brett

3 ) Happy Hanukkah Corduroy, by Don Freeman

4 ) The Polar Express, by Chris Van Allsburg

5 ) Seven Spools of Thread- A Kwanzaa Story, by Angela Shelf Medearis

6 ) How the Grinch Stole Christmas, by Dr. Seuss

7 ) A Christmas Carol, by Charles Dickens

8 ) The Night Before Christmas, by Clement Clarke Moore

9 ) The Latke who Couldn’t Stop Screaming, by Lemony Snicket

10 ) The Mitten, by Jan Brett

11 ) Scaredy Squirrel Prepares for Christmas, by Melanie Watt

12 ) The Little Fir Tree, by Margaret Wise Brown

What are your favorite books to read during the holidays?

Life on the Refrigerator Door: By Alice Kuipers

I read this book today. It is written in an unusual style and had me hooked right away. The story is told entirely through notes left on the refrigerator door by a mother and her daughter. They both lead busy lives and the notes are one of the main ways they communicate. These notes and letters run the gamut of light items (like “Please give me my allowance!”) to far more serious issues.

I don’t want to tell you what happens and give the whole thing away, but I will say that it is a thought provoking, short novel that will make you appreciate what you have in life. I personally enjoy these types of stories. We have the book here at the CFL library, and I wish I had taken our librarian Colleen’s advice and read it sooner. It may not change your life, but I do hope you take the time to read it. It will be time well spent.