Holiday Reading for Kids & Grown ups

Books for Grown-ups

1. Come, Lord Jesus: The Weight of Waiting–Twenty-Five Daily Readings for Advent- Kris Camealy

2. The Art of Advent–A Painting and Reflection a Day,–Ed. Jane Williams 

3. Touching Wonder: Recapturing the Awe of ChristmasJohn Blase

4. Watch for the Light: Readings for Advent & Christmas–Various authors, Plough Publishing

5. Mr. Dickens & His Carol–Samantha Silva, World Premiere of the play December 2022 at Seattle Rep

6. The Circle of Seasons-Meeting God in the Church YearKimberlee Conway Ireton

7. Emmanuel-When God was One of Us-Readings for AdventApril Baumgardner

8. Waiting on the Word A Poem a Day for Advent, Christmas & EpiphanyMalcolm Guite

9. Home by Another Way Sermons for the Church YearBarbara Brown Taylor

10. God with Us-Rediscovering the Meaning of Christmas–Ed. Gregory Wolfe, Greg Pennoyer

Books for Children 

  1. All Creation Waits: The Advent Mystery of New BeginningsGayle Boss
  2. Home for Christmas: Stories for Young and OldHenry Van Dyke
  3. Manger (a poetry collection for children)Lee Bennett Hopkins et al
  4. One Wintry NightRuth Graham Bell
  5. Santa’s Favorite Story-Hisako Aoki, Ivan Gantschev
  6. Song of the StarsSally Lloyd Jones
  7. The Fourth Wise Man-Henry Van Dyke (1895) Also a film, with Martin Sheen
  8. The Gift of the MagiO. Henry, Illus. by Lisbeth Zwerger
  9. The Man Who Invented Christmas –Les Standiford, Also a film with Christopher Plummer as Scrooge
  10. The Twenty-four Days Before ChristmasMadeleine L’Engle

Here’s a short video with glimpses of my very favorite Christmas picture books in addition to those listed below. Sound on.

Happy reading!