December 3, 2013

Christmas Chapter Books for Kids

This year, my kiddo has really made the jump firmly into chapter books. We still read a few picture books here and there, and I'll ALWAYS feature them on my blog, but for personal reading, Julia is now in the chapter book world.  So it dawned on me that I should look for some easy-to-read, and fun, and CHRISTMASY chapter books for her to read this holiday season. So off to the library (and Amazon) I went....

 Julia likes the Magic Treehouse series, and I picked up 'Christmas in Camelot' from the library. She seems excited for this one, so that's good enough for me. I ordered her 'Magic Reindeer' by Sue Bentley because she loves the whole Magic Pet series, and I also ordered 'The Christmas Genie' by Dan Gutman because well, look at it.

(Note: I may have overdone it on the Christmas books, and we'll be reading these through January, I'm supposing.)

Julia has read many many of the Rainbow Fairy books, and honestly she doesn't looooooooooove them, but they seem pleasant enough and I liked the idea of a Christmas tree fairy book, so I ordered it from the library. (There's also a special holiday set of rainbow fairy books.)

'Skinny Finny and Super Spy Wobblebottom: The Crazy Christmas Caper' is new this year and supposed to be HILARIOUS, and it wins for the best title ever. So into the pile it went.

Now, 'The Best Worst Christmas Pageant Ever' by Barbara Robinson is not new. In fact, here is something funny. I saw this wrapped under the tree when I was about 9 or 10. I could tell it was a book. So I OPENED IT, READ IT, and then WRAPPED IT AGAIN, and put it back under the tree. I felt quite proud of myself.

Anyway, it's one of the best books ever, nevermind the season. This book is flat out hilarious, and a true classic, and if you or your kiddos have never read it, NOW'S THE TIME. Julia's teacher read it to the class in the 1st grade and they loooooooooooooved it. You must read this book if you have a kid ages 6 and up.

These are in addition to the Christmas fairy tales and picture books I also picked up from the library. It's going to be ALL CHRISTMAS, ALL THE TIME here for awhile, which might be a problem, because I'm pretty sure she's going to want to plunge into Harry Potter Book 2, but CHRISTMAS wins. Because Christmas (and Mommy) always wins. (maybe we'll trade off.)

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  1. I *may* be a little freaked out my the picture on The Christmas Genie.

    1. he's coming to eat you! giggle. actually that was the best scan i could find, I think the most current cover has another picture on it, but it's still a wacky looking genie! of course, that means I love it, tee hee hee

  2. Isn't it funny how children grow so quickly and suddenly here they are devouring chapter books? It's a great transition and you'll have so much more books to discover with her! The Best Christmas Pageant Ever has a hilarious cover (and I am a sucker for great book covers!) so that will make my list for sure!

  3. I have a Magic Tree House in the library bag right now. I think it's that one, but it may be the ghost one. I can't remember! I have Junie B., Jingle Bells, Batman Smells coming in a Scholastic order. We're seeing the musical version at Children's Theatre on Dec. 13, and we're seeing the Children's Theatre production of Best Christmas Pageant Ever on Dec. 15! (The 14th will be Lucia Fest in Lindsborg, followed by The Nutcracker back in Wichita!) Big Sis never got into the Rainbow Fairies - she tried! I think she's been reading some of the Christmasy American Girl books. Of course, she needs to finish the American Girl mystery that's due back at school, as well as the Fudge books she borrowed from her teacher... Where does she get this "too many books" thing from? Hmmmm...

    1. You'd never think too many books could be a problem right? It's a problem, I tell you!!!! So jealous you get to see a Junie B musical!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. Wonderful! I'm going to check these out. My son will love them :)


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