Thursday, December 1, 2011

Our 2011 Advent Books, Week 2

Apparently I'm not going to post our Advent books on an actual schedule, just as I get around to them. Here are our picture-book-or-two-a-day for the second week of Advent.

Saint Francis and the Christmas Donkey by Robert Byrd. We've read this for many years now and my children love it every time.

Saint Nicholas: The Real Story of the Christmas Legend by Julie Stiegmeyer - I reviewed this in my post on St. Nicholas's feast day last year. I still love it.

The Miracle of St. Nicholas by Gloria Whelan is such a wonderful story about how faith can survive and be revived through the simple acts of a child.

The Christmas Knight by Jane Louise Curry is a new one for us this year. I'm not sure how I feel about mortgaging the farm to pay for Christmas parties, but I think First Son will enjoy the story.

The Legend of the Poinsettia by Tomie dePaola (Hooray for PaperBackSwap!)

The Lady of Guadalupe by Tomie dePaola (another PaperBackSwap aquisition) in celebration of the feast days of St. Juan Diego and Our Lady of Guadalupe. We're having tacos for dinner, too.

The Crippled Lamb by Max Lucado seems a bit forced to me, but my children always respond well to it. I do like how the lamb's adversity gives it the opportunity to be in the presence of the Lord. I think we can find ourselves in similar situations.

Our 2011 Advent Books
Week 1

Is it possible to read too many Christmas picture books? I don't think so!


  1. Since I've got 30-40 Christmas picture books already checked out from the library, I'd better refrain from looking for anymore this year! I don't know if we'll get to all of them, but Catherine will at least.

    Good idea for tacos or something similar for the two upcoming feasts. I've got the Christmas book, I think it's called "No More Tamales," I believe the author's last name is Soto. The book is upstairs in a big stack, or I'd look. :)

  2. After cookies for St. Nicholas's feast day and angel food cake for the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, we needed a feast day celebration that wasn't a sweet. The kids are very excited for this upcoming week.

    I've read No More Tamales, but it's been a while. I'll have to check it out again.


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