Jesse Tree in Picture Books

With Advent fast approaching my thoughts are turning toward preparations and celebrations.  It’s been several years since we’ve celebrated with a Jesse Tree, but after reading Ellie’s Jesse Tree in Picture Books I’ve felt re-inspired. Can’t promise we’ll manage making and hanging symbols but readings I can easily manage. Pulling our books off the shelves I realised […]

Christmas Library Collection

This week we borrowed a new pile of books from our local library, some were old favourites which we borrow each year and others were new titles for us. The Donkey’s Christmas Song – Nancy Tafuri A baby was born in a stable and each of the animals welcomed Him. Simple text, crisp pictures, perfect […]

Aussie Christmas Titles

Our Aussie Christmas collection is quite small, however I’m developing a latent fondness for Australian Christmas books.  The Australian humour depicted in many books could perhaps be seen as rather irreverent by some. *Some of my higher stars, may not rate the same for non-Aussies, the humour is often cultural. Aussie Jingle Bells – Colin Buchanan “Dashing […]

Christmas with Golden Books & Joan Gale Thomas

Reading Golden books is always a walk down memory lane:) and the black and white illustrations and simple rhyme of Joan Gale Thomas is so appealing. Sharing a few more Christmas titles. The Story of Christmas with its own Advent Calendar – Kathryn Jackson A short snippet of the Christmas story for each day of […]

Winner of Destination Bethlehem Give Away

Today is the big day, the day you have been waiting for all week, who shall be the winner of our first give away, Destination Bethlehem? Thank you to all who entered into our first give away, it was exciting to see the entrants, alas only one could be selected. Bright and early this morning […]

Family Christmas Favourites

With the beginning of Advent only days away I thought I’d treat you to a peek on our shelves.  Despite having shared some Christmas book reviews previously, I have only shared our town library, Tomie de Paola and St Nicholas books. *More to come. Jacob’s Gift – Max Lucado Jacob a young carpenter’s apprentice is keen to […]