Christmas 2014: The Book Advent

Tuesday, 2 December 2014



Last year I came across the idea of having an advent made up of books. One book a day for each day of advent. It was such a success last year that I decided to repeat it again this year. It doesn't have to be an expensive tradition. Last year I made it up of mainly books we already owned from the bookshelf with a few I had stashed away as presents. This year I have done the same again. This years advents includes nine brand new books, a selection of our family favourites and some that we haven't picked up so often. Of course you could buy 24 brand new books I know many buy them from charity shops and discount stores. I like to mix them though as for me its the family time together that is the important bit. Usually Gracie gets a bedtime story in her room at night, Zach isn't so interested in books yet so I like that for the whole of December we can sit all together in front of the fire, surrounded by Christmas lights and read a story together. I'm hoping it will encourage Zach to take an interest but we'll see.

Our books are all wrapped up and numbered and were placed with our advent calendars ready for the kids first thing this morning. I mixed them around after wrapping so even I can't remember which is which. I did list them all beforehand though. So this is what we will be reading for the next 24 days:


  • Little Reindeer Wants To Play
  • Santa's Busy Night
  • The Perfect Christmas Tree
  • Snowman's Party
  • The Princess and The Wizard
  • Stick Man
  • The Dinosaur That Pooped A Planet
  • The Dinosaur That Pooped Christmas
  • Frozen
  • Green Eggs and Ham
  • Fox In Socks
  • How The Grinch Stole Christmas
  • Humphrey's Christmas
  • Brave Little Polar Bear
  • Little Penguin Dives In
  • The Gruffalo's Child
  • The Christmas Tale of Peter Rabbit
  • Frozen- A Sister More Like Me
  • The Dinosaur That Pooped The Past
  • Sugarlump and The Unicorn
  • Room On The Broom
  • The Snail and The Whale
  • Disney Christmas Storybook Collection


I know they are not all Christmas books but we have thrown some really fun ones in. I'm especially looking forward to Fox in Socks as it always guarantees a giggle! 


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