Weekly Wrap-Up

“One can never have enough socks," said Dumbledore. "Another Christmas has come and gone and I didn't get a single pair. People will insist on giving me books.” —J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone


Christmas books. Sorry Dumbledore, you can keep your stinky socks, we'll take new books every day of the year, especially at Christmas. Is there anything better than gathering the kiddos around the tree for a winter's tale? We don't think so. Which is why for years it was our go-to gift for each other's kids. It takes a captivating story to keep the tots still with all those sugarplums dancing in their heads, so last year we shared some of our favorite Christmas classics here. Be sure to click on over! If there was a Holiday Book Hall of Fame, they'd be in it. Right beside the obvious tales: How the Grinch Stole Christmas and The Polar Express

Today we're sharing a few more worthy contenders, including a couple newer ones we haven't picked up yet but like the look of them, like Walk this World at Christmastime pictured above and The Christmas Wish below.

I'll be Home for Christmas or any of the Toot and Puddle Christmas tales


The Mitten or any of Jan Brett's winter tales


Eloise at Christmastime (and for an extra treat watch the movie on what Eloise calls Christmas Eve Eve)