Book Review: The 12 Days of Christmas by Jane Cabrera

Today’s holiday book review is The 12 Days of Christmas by Jane Cabrera. Here’s what it’s about: Jane Cabrera’s signature animals celebrate Christmas with joy and love in this adaptation of the beloved holiday song. Her cheerful illustrations show magic mice, drumming dogs, skiing squirrels, and a whole crowd of festive creatures. Accompanying the cozy, colorful art and jolly text is sheet music set to Cabrera’s lyrics. This is another book that rewrites The 12 … Read more

Book Review: Just Right for Christmas by Birdie Black

Today’s holiday book review is Just Right for Christmas by Birdie Black. Here’s what it’s about: In this celebration of the joy of giving, one snowy Christmas eve, a king buys some soft, red cloth to make the perfect Christmas gift for his daughter. Little does he know that the left-over cloth will be used to make presents for many more of the kingdom’s inhabitants, right down to the last teeny bit of cloth which … Read more

Book Review: Ernest’s Special Christmas by Laura T. Barnes

Today’s holiday book review is Ernest’s Special Christmas by Laura T. Barnes. Here’s what it’s about: In this charming barnyard tale, Ernest, a tiny, loveable donkey, and his farmyard friends demonstrate the power of love and selflessness–the true gifts of the holiday season. When Ernest discovers his friend Chester is missing on Christmas Eve, he must enlist his friends, large and small, to work together in order to rescue their friend. Through love and determination, … Read more

Book Review: Ernest’s Special Christmas by Laura T. Barnes

I have to mention a kids book I reviewed for the sitNread blog. Ernest’s Special Christmas by Laura T. Barnes was one of my favorite reads this holiday season. Here’s what it’s about: In this charming barnyard tale, Ernest, a tiny, loveable donkey, and his farmyard friends demonstrate the power of love and selflessness–the true gifts of the holiday season. When Ernest discovers his friend Chester is missing on Christmas Eve, he must enlist his … Read more

Book Review: Babar and Father Christmas by Jean de Brunhoff

Today’s holiday book review is Babar and Father Christmas by Jean de Brunhoff. Here’s what it’s about: Babar returns in this unusual and heartwarming Christmas story by Jean de Brunhoff. Babar’s children have caught wind of a fellow in Man’s country named Father Christmas who brings joy and toys to little children. “If only we could bring him here,” they wish. So they write the Christmas saint a letter inviting him to visit them. When … Read more

Book Review: Christmas Parade by Sandra Boynton

Today’s holiday book review is Christmas Parade by Sandra Boynton. Here’s what it’s about: A delightful Christmas picture book filled with hilarious characters and dynamic art from the one and only Sandra Boynton! This is a bright and colorful rhyming book for very young ones. The book has animals and instruments to teach kids about music. I found it very cute! My Grade: C+ admin

Book Review: Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson

When I was looking for Halloween books to review I ran across Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson. This isn’t a Halloween themed book, but it’s worth a mention, so I decided to write a second review today. Here’s what it’s about: The witch and her cat are happily flying through the sky on a broomstick when the wind picks up and blows away the witch’s hat, then her bow, and then her wand! … Read more

Book Review: The Bumpy Little Pumpkin by Margery Cuyler

Today’s review is The Bumpy Little Pumpkin by Margery Cuyler and illustrated by Will Hillenbrand. This is a book more for the little one, and here’s what it’s about: All summer, Little Nell has tended the garden with BIG Mama, BIG Sarah, and BIG Lizzie, and finally the pumpkins are ready for Halloween. Her sisters choose smooth, round pumpkins to carve, but Little Nell likes a bumpy little one best. Sarah and Lizzie jeer, “It’s … Read more