Christmas-Wonderful Living Books

Christmas Book List from Cindy
Friends, these were the books shared by Cindy at our December Matthews/Mint Hill area meeting. Renew your Christmas spirit by reading these with your family. Some are available at the Public Library and some may be through inner-public library loan. Many Blessings to you as you prepare your hearts for Him. Many thanks to Cindy for sharing her book and to Mary for typing up this list 🙂

Small kids:

Wombat Divine by Mem Fox

The Nativity Play by Nick Butterworth

B is Bethlehem by Isabel Wilnor

The Crippled Lamb by Max Lucado

The Night Before Christmas by Clement Clark Moore Illus. Tasha Tudor

The Christmas Cat by Efner Tudor Holmes (Tashas daughter)

Who Was Born This Special Day? by Eve Bunting/L. Gore

Christmas in the Barn by Marg. Wise Brown

The Litte Fir Tree by Marg. Wise Brown

How the Hibernators Came to Bethlehem by Norma Farber

Older kids:

Christmas Day in the Morning? By Pearl S. Buck Illus. Mark Buehner

The Gift of the Magi & The Nutcracker by ETA Hoffman

illus. Lisbeth Zwerher

The 24 Days before Christmas (Austin Family) by Madeleine LEngle

An Orange for Frankie by Patricia Polacco

Beckys Christmas by Tasha Tudor

An Alcott Family Christmas by Alexandra Walher

The Childrens Christmas Carol by Johanna Spyri

The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey by Susan Wojciechowski

Miracle on 34th Street by Valentine Davies illus. Tomie DePaola

The Story of Holly and Ivy by Rumer Godden illus. Barbara Cooney

The Year of the Christmas Dragon by Ruth Sawyer


The Christ Child by Maud & Miska Petersham

The Christmas Story (Kjversion) paintings Gennady Spirin

The Christmas Story illus. Isabelle Brent

The Glorious Impossible – Madeleine LEngle/frescos by Giotto

Cindys Very Special books:

A Certain Small Sheperd by Rebecca Caudill

Turkey for Thanksgiving by Marguerite DeAngeli

The Birds Christmas Carol by Kate Douglas Wiggin

The Other Wise Man by Henry Van Dyke (original not illus.)

Abridged illus. Robert Barrett


Christmas by Alice Dalgliesh

A Christmas Book by Elizabeth Goudge

Merry Christmas from Betsy by Carolyn Haywood

Christmas Stories by Charles Dickens

Take Joy stories, poems & songs by Tasha Tudor

Romance of a Christmas Card by Kate Douglas Wiggins

**(First book Cindys grandmother gave her!)**

Lets Keep Christmas A sermon by Peter Marshall

Joy to the World Christmas Legends by Ruth Sawyer

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens illus Arthur Rackham

Tis the Season / Christmas Treasury compiled by Cooper Edens

The Spirit of Christmas by Henry Van Dyke

Old Christmas by Washington Irving

Journey into Christmas by Bess Streeter Aldrich

Even Unto Bethlehem The Story of Christmas by Henry Van Dyke

Bonnies List:

The First Christmas illus. W/paintings from The National Gallery of London

Messiah Handel / timothy Botts

The Good Master

Christmas spirit by George Grant & Gregory Wilbur

Patricia St. John Christmas book

Accompanied by Angels poems by Luci Shaw

Suggestions from the rest of our group:

The Life of Our Lord by Charles Dickens (for his family 1846-1849)

Marys First Christmas

The Year of the Perfect Christmas Tree (NC Mnt.) – library

The Beautiful Christmas Tree library

Mr. Wilbys Christmas Tree

The ADVENTure of Christmas by Lisa Whelchel

Ms. Reed books

Little Village Life in England

The Christmas Quilt

Martin Luthers Christmas book

St. Francis First Living Nativity Scene


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