I have recently been made aware of a wonderful December tradition for families and that is giving your children a book a day leading up to Christmas, starting on December 1st. Maybe I have been living under a rock, but this is the first I’ve heard of this tradition. As many of you know, we are HUGE book lovers here at Mom-Spot and so, in the tradition of giving books every day in December, we are going to recommend books every day in December.
Our lists each day will not have a theme or be for the same age group – instead, they will be all over the board so that we cover babies to college students, all genres and levels of reading. That being said, a theme or two might just work it’s way into our list or there might be multiple books by the same author in a given list.
Counting Through the Day
Counting Through the Day leads us gently from morning to night, counting everything from two sturdy feet to twelve dry sticks for the fire. The rhythmic verse and simple everyday pleasures both soothe and delight, and make this the perfect companion book to Margaret Hamilton and Anna Pignataro’s bestselling B is for Bedtime.
B is for Bedtime
This timeless before-bed classic is a soothing meander towards the end of an Evening. Beautifully told in gentle rhythmic verse, it leads us through a charming A-to-Z bedtime routine. B is for Bedtime is Margaret Hamilton’s first picture book, and its endearing characters are brought to life by award-winning Anna Pignataro’s adorable illustrations.
I Love You Americanly
Whether you love them colossally like the High Cascades, bountifully like the Everglades, wholesomely like a warm apple pie, or soaringly like a ninth inning fly, this loving exploration of the United States will have you shouting, “I love you shiningly, freely, Americanly!” Kid-friendly, bite-sized glossary available at www.kanemiller.com.
I Love You Animally
Animals large and small warmly and exuberantly highlight the many ways we love our children. I love you colorfully like a parrot. I love you playfully like a ferret. Whale, quail, hare, bear, impala, koala and many more help measure our abundance of affection in this rhyming declaration of devotion.