Sunday, December 6, 2009
Sunday Salon---Readathon---Advent Tour Stop---Children's Christmas Picture Books
Am I a multitasker or what?!
I joined in with the Readathon...read lots and lots of children's Christmas picture books for school...was a stop of the Advent Tour...and now I'm combining all of this for my Sunday Salon post!
I was ready to go yesterday morning with Christmas music, candles, and heaps of Christmas books. Then I discovered a winter storm had knocked our Internet connection out! So I had to run up to Starbucks to post.
The Internet was finally restored yesterday afternoon. I had several other distractions, but I still managed to read 64 Christmas books and visit a lot of blogs and host a small Readathon contest.
BTW, I asked, in my contest, for readers to name five of their favorite Christmas children's stories. I will keep this open all day today if anyone else would like to join in. The winner will receive a $10 Amazon gift certificate. I will announce the winner tomorrow.
So, out of all those books, what do I recommend?
Mrs. Claus Takes a Vacation
A New, Improved Santa
Pooch on the Loose
Fancy Nancy: Splendiferous Christmas
Pirate's Night Before Christmas
Minerva Louise on Christmas Eve
Mr. Putter and Tabby Bake the Cake
Santa Claus, the World's Number One Toy Expert
I See Santa Everywhere
The Gift of the Christmas Cookie
An Orange for Frankie
Too Many Tamales
Santa's Book of Names
The Puppy Who Wanted a Boy
What Dogs Want for Christmas
Waiting for Christmas
Bear Stays Up for Christmas
Snowmen at Christmas
How Santa Really Works
Uncles and Antlers
The Peterkins' Christmas
Merry Christmas, Merry Crow
Mr. Willowby's Christmas Tree
Learning Something Important:
The Wild Christmas Reindeer
Merry Christmas, Big Hungry Bear
All-I'll-Ever-Want Christmas Doll
The Longest Christmas List Ever
Yoon and the Christmas Mitten
Different Ways to Celebrate Christmas:
Tree of Cranes
Year of the Perfect Christmas Tree
The Soldier's Night Before Christmas
Twelve Days of Christmas Dogs
Texas Night Before Christmas
Amahl and the Night Visitors
A Christmas Memory
How the Grinch Stole Christmas
A Christmas Carol
The Night Before Christmas
The Littlest Angel
A big thank you to my wonderful public library, the Brazoria County Library System, which let me go over my checkout limit for this readathon.
And because I am so full of Christmas cheer and because I might forget later: