Winter is definitely the perfect time to spend hours and hours reading together, which is probably the reason why our Winter Book Basket is the biggest of all. It is a happy mix of Winter books, Christmas books, Hanukkah books and general books that we have found to be perfect for these dark and cold days.
Here are some of my top choices for this winter!
As you know we celebrate both Hanukkah and Christmas. Hanukkah books are a lot harder to find over here, but we are always adding to our collection!
Our favourite book is Daddy Christmas and Hanukkah Mama because it is so relevant a close family friend, the family in the book celebrate a joyful mix of both holidays, with latkes for Santa’s reindeer and candy-canes hanging from Menorah branches.
For the rainy days full of reading I always like to have a few new books around, as you know we don’t have a TV, so stocking up on books during this time seems perfect.
Religious Christmas Books
These books are about the reason people celebrate Christmas.
The Smallest Christmas Tree by Masahiro Kasuya , this one was a present to Emily from her friend Lena. We love the gentle watercolour illustrations.
A Single Star – An anthology of Christmas poetry – I put this book into the religious category because some of the poems in here are religious. They are a nice length to learn for little ones and a lot of them are about winter and special Christmas foods.