December reading suggestions
The Scandinavia Public Library doesn't hold a book group in December, but that doesn't stop us from recommending a few books!
December reading suggestions
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The beginning of Laura Ingalls Wilder's beloved story of a pioneer girl and her family.
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I read this book early on in the eighth grade. I remember standing in Barnes and Noble debating whether or not to read it, thinking that I had never (not for leisure, anyway) read anything by a male author. This novel is truly touching and warms the soul. It revives the so often lost spirit of Christmas and reminds us what it means to be a neighbor.
Rising newspaper reporter Hope Jensen uncovers the secret behind the "Christmas Jars" – glass jars filled with coins and bills anonymously given to people in need. But Hope discovers much more than she bargained for when some unexpected news sets off a chain reaction of kindness and brings about a Christmas Eve wish come true.
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I read this book early on in the eighth grade. I remember standing in Barnes and Noble debating whether or not to read it, thinking that I had never (not for leisure, anyway) read anything by a male author. This novel is truly touching and warms the soul. It revives the so often lost spirit of Christmas and reminds us what it means to be a neighbor. I just finished reading this book. It was a great addition to my Christmas Project. I loved it.
The famous veterinarian/writer shares the true story of how an independent-minded stray cat gives a woman and her three Basset hounds a Christmas present.
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"The Christmas Day Kitten" by James Herriot, illustrated by Ruth Brown; St. Martin's Press, 1986 - Front cover
The beginning of winter is marked by the solstice, the shortest day of the year. Long ago, people grew afraid when each day had fewer hours of sunshine than the day before. Over time, they realized that one day each year the sun started moving toward them again. In lyrical prose and cozy illustrations, this book explains what the winter solstice is and how it has been observed by various cultures throughout history.
The Shortest Day: Celebrating the Winter Solstice
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Winter Solstice Children's book $12.23 on #amazon
December ~ Winter Solstice ~ Picture Book ~ Summary: The beginning of winter is marked by the solstice, the shortest day of the year. Long ago, people grew afraid when each day had fewer hours of sunshine than the day before. Over time, they realized that one day each year the sun started moving toward them again. ~ The Shortest Day - Wendy Pfeffer
The Shortest Day: Celebrating the Winter Solstice by Wendy Pfeffer, Jesse Reisch (Illustrator). Winter books for children. http://www.apples4theteacher.com/holidays/winter/kids-books/the-shortest-day.html
The Shortest Day: Celebrating the Winter Solstice, by Wendy Pfeffer. "The beginning of winter is marked by the solstice, the shortest day of the year. Long ago, people grew afraid when each day had fewer hours of sunshine than the day before. Over time, they realized that the sun started moving toward them again. In lyrical prose and cozy illustrations, this book explains what the winter solstice is. Many contemporary holiday traditions were borrowed from ancient solstice celebrations."
Get ideas for classic and new snow play!
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Snow Play! DIY goes outdoors, giving winter enthusiasts more than 25 new ways to play in the snow! Calling all snow lovers-young and old alike! When you're surrounded by the white stuff, it's time for Snow Play ! With crazy creatures to build, challenging games to play, and outrageous spaces to sculpt, author Birgitta Ralston, a Europe-based designer, has imagined the most creative ways to play in the snow.
Snow Play: How to Make Forts & Slides & Winter Campfires Plus the Coolest Loch Ness Monster and 23 Other Brilliant Projects in the Snow by Birgitta Ralston - Describes a variety of ways to have fun in the snow.
Rose's Christmas Cookies contains a huge variety of recipes to make for yourself or others (including the dog).
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Read this picture book with a child to discover why "Winter is the Warmest Season."
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Kids love writing about how summer is the coldest season after reading this book!
15 Children’s Picture Books to Welcome the Winter | Naturally Educational
Winter World by Bernd Heinrich explores how animals survive and thrive during the coldest part of the year.
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The Best Christmas Pageant Ever by Barbara Robinson is a chapter book that can be read together or independently.
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the cutest christmas story
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever by Barbara Robinson -one of my favorite books as a kid
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever by Barbara Robinson - "The Herdmans are the worst kids in the history of the world. They lie, steal, smoke cigars, swear, and hit little kids..." LOVE this...have very fond memoriess of my grandpa reading this to us at Christmas time! :)
did anyone else read this in third grade?
The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey is the story of a lonely carver hired to carve a Christmas crèche for a woman and her son. Warm illustrations accompany the text.
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This is a lovely Children's picture book to read aloud. Read it with tissues handy.
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The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey ... one of my favorite Christmas books!
Christmas picture books!
The Story of Snow: The Science of Winter's Wonder by Mark Cassino with Jon Nelson, PhD. Embrace Wisconsin's winter weather by learning more about snow in this nonfiction picture book.
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"The Story of Snow: The Science of Winter's Wonder" by Mark Cassino. How do snow crystals form? What shapes can they take? Are no two snow crystals alike? These questions and more are answered in this visually stunning exploration of the science of snow. Perfect for reading on winter days, the book features photos of real snow crystals in their beautiful diversity. Snowflake-catching instructions are also included.
How do snow crystals form? How do you catch a snowflake? A stunning and informative children's book explores the science of snow.
The Story of Snow: The Science of Winter's Wonder by Mark Cassino. Fascinating book that explains how snow flakes and crystals form. The diagrams and close-up photos of snowflakes are really interesting and encourage kids to go outside and take a closer look at the snowflakes around them.
Jim Dale is one of my favorite narrators. In this audiobook he reads "A Christmas Carol" by Charles Dickens. --Sue
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This classic short story (The Gift of the Magi) features a couple selecting the perfect gift for each other and giving up a beloved object to purchase it.