Blankenship is a story of a little boy who is excited about Christmas with his family and chooses a star from a wishing tree in his town. Together with his parents he learns about the wishing tree and buys the items on the wish.
Unfortunately the gift is broken but at the last minute together with his parents and grandparents Christmas is saved. So you might be wondering what is so diverse about this book. The parents are both men. I love that.
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My kids loved the rhyming text and fun illustrations too. Who Built the Stable? The bright colorful illustrations will wow you as will the heart of this book.
The vibrant colors are in contrast with the simplistic poem that tells the familiar nativity story from a fresh perspective. What wowed me was the way that Joseph and Mary were depicted as a loving and vulnerable couple waiting for their first child in less than perfect conditions. The book depicts all the people with dark skin which for me is a great opportunity to talk about this with my children since so much of their experience is with the blonde blue eyed Baby Jesus. This touching story of giving is really what Christmas should be about. The book follows Ameer a young boy who works for one of the wise men and is part of the caravan to meet Baby Jesus.
We learn of his devoted dog Ra and their deep connection and when it is time to offer something to Jesus Ameer gives him Ra. It is not easy to give away his best friend but he knows it is what he should do, and is blessed because of it. The tender relationship between Ameer and his dog Ra will pull at your heart in all the right ways. Children will also be able to really understand sacrifice and giving because they can relate to how important a dog is to a young boy.
This book is a great choice for kids 4 and up. My daughter loves getting a sneak peak into different countries and I like trying to find the flag in each page. It really is brief and perfect for an introduction into different celebrations not an in depth study of other cultures. The books follows the pilgrimage to the manger to see the infant Jesus.
It starts with a single duck playing bagpipes, but it builds on it self until they spot the manger and the infant Jesus wakes. The story is simple because there is no need for lots of text , the illustrations are amazing.
Every page looks like a cross between a stained glass window and a ornate mosaic in a Orthodox church somewhere in Eastern Europe. I loved this book. I loved the fun cartoon like illustrations that matched well with each bit of text. I loved learning more about how a culture different from my own celebrates Christmas and know that for many of you this will be a fun reflection of your own traditions.
Not only can your kids learn a few new Spanish words but getting a peak into traditions other than their own is a wonderful eye opening experience. Lovely lovely book! This book is a touching story about a little boy who immigrates to the US in the fall and as Christmas approaches he slowly feels more and more like he is home. Finally as he opens Christmas ornaments he finally feels at home. While I would say this is a Christmas book, it could be used days a year. Happy Christmas, Gemma by Sarah Hayes is a hidden gem.
The book is narrated by a preschooler, the older brother to little baby Gemma. What makes this a gem in my mind is that no one ever corrects her, these are all age appropriate behaviors and the family is loving and accepting. Perfect for families who are expecting a baby, or those with older siblings who like to boss their younger ones around and may need a reminder that babies are still learning, just like they are! Grace at Christmas by Mary Hoffman is a lovely story about a little girl who lives with the mom and Nana who open up their home to friends of friends over Christmas.
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Daddy Christmas and Hanukkah Mama
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