Christmas carols ringing from the speakers?....check!
Mug of hot cocoa at our sides?....check!
Good book in each of our hands?...double check!!
December's sights and sounds always have a way of drawing us to the pages of one good read after another. December is cozy. So are books. It just feels right to put the two together.
Here's what we're reading.
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Read Aloud- Everybody
The True Gift- After finishing the last two books in the five book Sarah, Plain and Tall series, it was only natural that we would want to start our Christmas season with this MacClauchlan holiday classic. (This particular MacClauchlan book is a bit more modern than her others. I've had to do a little omitting of words like "dumb.")
Jamie- that's me!
7: An Experimental Mutiny Against Excess- I thought the Christmas season would be the perfect time to take a big gulp and start this one. I'm sure it is going to be a wee bit painful, but I'm kind of looking forward to it.
Sweetie Pea- 6th grade
The Body Book- (Mom assigned book) This is the second-to-the-last in a group of four books that I have intentionally assigned my daughter to prepare her for all the many changes that are happening in her world and her body as a preteen girl.
Redwall- (Read-for-fun book) She hasn't started this one yet as she's currently finishing another book. But she can't wait to crack it open.
Super Boy- 3rd grade
Henry and Ribsy- (Mom assigned book) The misadventures of Henry and his faithful dog, has my son hooked.
Buffalo Bill and the Pony Express- (Read-for-fun book)
Blonde Warrior- 2nd grade
Tornado- (Mom assigned book) My older two kids both loved reading this book. It's so fun to see the next-in-line enjoying it too!
The Bravest Cat: The True Story of Scarlet- (Read-for-fun book)
Greased Lightning- Kindergarten
Scholastic Phonics Ready Readers- This is a series of graduated phonics readers that come in a boxed set. This is set 2 in the series.
So, while the chestnuts are roasting on an open fire, we'll be reading! (Ok...not really...we have no chestnuts and we certainly don't have any open fires. But, we have lots of books! So the "reading" part is true.)
How about you? Whatcha' reading?