D is for December

There are so many good books celebrating this time of the year! I wish I could read them all. These are the ones I picked:

for a nostalgic Christmas:

A Christmas Alphabet

from a poem by Carolyn Wells and illustrated by various artists from the past



A beautiful rhyming alphabet with beautiful vintage illustrations

Christmas in the Country

by Cynthia Rylant and illustrated by Diane Goode

Christmas in the Country - Cynthia Rylant

This beautiful story describes well, what Christmas is in the life of a child. Illustrated with details in watercolor and ink.

For getting to know more about Santa Claus:

 Letters from Father Christmas

by J.R.R. Tolkien 

 This book is a delight, it goes far beyond where any other book describing Santa Claus, has ever been.

Father Christmas wrote letters (to J.R.R. Tolkien’s children every year between 1920 and 1942) casually retelling in words and pictures, the events that occurred that year at the North Pole. It is filled with details and humour.

How Santa got his job

by Stephen Krensky and illustrated by S.D. Schindler

An interesting look in the life of Santa Claus and what circumstances made him the jolly old man we know today. Detailed illustrations drawn in ink

for a little touch of Scrooge

Grumpy Badger’s Christmas

by Paul Bright and illustrated by Jane Chapman

A beautiful story of friendship and Christmas spirit with adorable illustrations

for the very young ones:

Duck and Goose : It’s time for Christmas

by Tad Hills







Duck introduces Goose to Christmas. A cute story presented in a   glittery board book with adorable illustrations.


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