One piece of feedback that I got from so many readers is that you love to see our book recommendations and reviews. Well, one of our favorite gifts to give our children for Christmas is a stack of books. They can't wait to open them on Christmas morning. I love the hush that falls over the house when they dive into the books we have chosen for each of them!
Just so you know, I start saving books to give them for Christmas usually some time over the summer. In fact, after the May Back-to-Back-Birthday extravaganza is about the best time since we don't have any other gift giving celebrations until Shortcake's birthday in November. That makes it a perfect time to start collecting books for Christmas. Sometimes they are new and sometimes they are used copies. Sometimes they are books they have never read before and sometimes they are books that have been checked out from the library so many times that the librarians beg us to acquire our own copies! (Just kidding… kind of.)
~The Professor (15, going on 16)~
The Hobbit Chronicles: The Desolation of Smaug: Art & Design, Alexander the Great, Black Ice, Fire Storm, The Eagle of the Ninth Chronicles, Iron Thunder, & City of Orphans
The Hobbit Chronicles: An Unexpected Journey, Mother- Daughter Knits, Boutique Knits, Itty-bitty Toys, V is for Von Trapp, The Knitter's Book of Yarn, Woodland Knits: over 20 enchanting patterns, The Plants of Middle-Earth: Botany and Sub-Creation (given to Sunshine but immediately admired by The Professor, 33 Days to Morning Glory, & The Doll's Christmas
The Hobbit Chronicles II: Creatures and Characters, How to Draw Faces, The Wise Enchantress, The Curse of the Thirteenth Fey, Tales From the Perilous Realm, Winterling, Summerkin, & a promise for Moonkind (to be released December 31st!)
The Three Ninja Pigs, Ralph Masiello's Dinosaur Drawing Book, The Hobbit: The World of Hobbits, Joan of Arc, Euclid: The Man Who Invented Geometry, Escape From Mr. Lemoncello's Library, & National Geographic Kids Just Joking
Santa's Favorite Story, Curious George Visits the Zoo, Rachel and the Treeschoolers DVD #2: Plants and Flowers, Rachel and the Treeschoolers DVD #3: Incredible Insects, Dancing with Degas, In the Garden with Van Gogh, A Picnic With Monet, & Sunday with Seurat
Cupcake was also given a copy of Red Knit Cap Girl along with a hand painted Red Knit Cap doll by her sweet godparents! She loves it and I am in love with Naoko Stoops's illustrations! True works of art!
(Sunshine is trying to figure out how to knit a teeny tiny red cap for the doll! I have no doubt that she can do it.)
Merry Christmas and Happy Reading!