Saturday, December 18, 2010

Favorite Reads - Christmas Treasuries

1. The Family Read-aloud Christmas TreasuryThe Family Read-Aloud Christmas Treasury Selected by Alice Low. We bought our copy of this at a library sale when Polly was young. Contains such favorite stories as Ramona and the Three Wise Persons by Beverly Cleary, The Elves and the Shoemaker, Uncle Wiggily's Christmas and Emmet Otter's Jug Band Christmas. Lots of poems too, including our favorite Trouble With Pies by David McCord. The girls enjoy the childishly fun pictures (this is illustrated by Marc Brown who also does the Arthur books).

2. The Anne of Green Gables Christmas TreasuryThe Anne of Green Gables Christmas Treasury by Carolyn Strom Collins & Christina Wyss Eriksson. Beautifully illustrated and just as fun as the first Anne of Green Gables Treasury. Designed for older children with ideas for decorations, gifts, games and a dinner (including a recipe for Mrs. Lynde's Plum Pudding!).

3. A Child's Christmas Treasury. Compiled by Mark Daniel. Beautiful art work alongside poems, songs, and selections from classic stories.

Not a treasury but I'll mention it here anyway:

4. Child's Christmas in Wales, AA Child's Christmas in Wales by Dylan Thomas. Illustrated by Trina Schart Hyman. I love the illustrations in this version, both full color and black and white. A bit long to read at one sitting, but enjoyable nonetheless.

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