Holiday Reading for Kids & Grown ups

Books for Children 

  1. All Creation Waits: The Advent Mystery of New Beginnings–Gayle Boss
  2. Home for Christmas: Stories for Young and Old–Henry Van Dyke
  3. Manger (a poetry collection for children)–Lee Bennett Hopkins et al
  4. One Wintry Night–Ruth Graham Bell
  5. Santa’s Favorite Story–Hisako Aoki, Ivan Gantschev
  6. Song of the Stars–Sally Lloyd Jones
  7. The Fourth Wise Man–Henry Van Dyke (1895) Free online
  8. The Gift of the Magi–O. Henry, Illus. by Lisbeth Zwerger
  9. The Man Who Invented Christmas (Charles Dickens)–Les Standiford, also a 2017 with Christopher Plummer as Scrooge
  10. The Twenty-four Days Before Christmas–Madeleine L’Engle

Books for Grown-ups

1.      Come, Lord Jesus: The Weight of Waiting—25 Daily Readings for Advent- Kris Camealy

3.       Comfort Ye My People: The Real World Meets Handel’s Messiah, 26 Readings for Advent- Kay Bruner

4.       The Glorious Impossible, Illustrations from frescoes by Giotto-Madeleine L’Engle

5. Touching Wonder: Recapturing the Awe of Christmas –John Blase

7. Watch for the Light: Readings for Advent & Christmas–Various authors

8. The Advent of the Lamb of God –Russ Ramsey

Here’s a short video of some of my favorite Christmas picture books. Sound on.