Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Book Parade - Day 17

It wouldn't be a Christmas book parade without Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer! Talk about a story that stands the test of time.

This book belonged to me. How do I know? Check it out. This was when I was learning to write. Notice I tried out two versions of my name. Note to EVERYONE....never call me Rosie.....
Lastly I'll leave you with Santa and the reindeer that saved the day!

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Book Parade - Day 16

The story in this book revolves around the lyrics of Jingle Bells. I really thought this book belonged to our son, but since the copyright date is 1965...I don't think so! I do know this came from my mom's house, however I don't remember it as a child so it must be a book she picked up somewhere for her grandchildren to enjoy.

The illustrations are fun! Look at those reindeer lined up in a row getting some rest after their Christmas Eve run!

Lastly, this is another book with music printed in it. It's the last page of text this verses the front and back covers.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Book Parade - Day 15

Another one of our son's Christmas books. This book helps children learn the ABC's through both secular and Christian symbols that stand for Christmas .

Of course, I must share the last letter in the alphabet!

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Book Parade - Day 14

Christmas wouldn't be complete without snowman stories! This is another book I purchased at a thrift shop. The funny thing about this book is the price stamped on the cover says 69 cents and the snicker price from say 34 cents. Must have been on sale!

This is a cute story about a snowman who wants to be a Christmas snowman and his nature friends shown on the cover help him out. It has lovely and old fashioned illustration since the copyright date is 1977. Do you agree?

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Book Parade - Day 13

This is my all time favorite middle grade Christmas book. I purchased this for myself when it came out in 2009 from the cover alone and the story inside outshines that cover! I laughed and I cried while reading this book.

Even though it's set a few years before I was born, I can certainly relate to many things in the story. I re-read this heartwarming story about holding Christmas in your heart all year.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Book Parade - Day 12

Francis P. Church's response to a little girl's letter sent to The New York Sun touches my heart. I purchased this special edition book for myself and read it every year.

Mr. Church touches on what the TRUE meaning of Santa and Christmas is all about and does it in a way that all ages can understand.

I love the bio section of this book about Francis because it also teaches us another lesson, you can't judge a book by it's cover. Someone, who is described as curmudgeonly, had a sentimental heart that held the TRUE meaning of Christmas. And in his lifetime, he never took credit for the answer to the letter, it wasn't until after his death did the truth come out about the author of this wonderful editorial piece that's been turned into a books and cartoon.

Do you agree with Francis P. Church's description of what Santa Claus is?

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Book Parade - Day 11

I'm a huge fan of Ann M. Martin so of course her book, On Christmas Eve, would make my book parade.

Are you a fan of Ann M. Martin? If so, what is your favorite book?