06 July 2016

Most Loved Seasonal Children's Books

First of all, thank you Minute Mommy (Go check out her blog) for allowing me to join in on the Summer Reading Stash Blog Hop! (Such a fantastic idea!)

Just to catch everyone up on this who isn't familiar with it... there are a few of us joining together each week (on Wednesdays until the beginning of August) to post our favorite children's books to use in the classroom based on a different theme each week.

This week is seasonal. I have quite a few that I love. I'll give a quick summary of each in case you're not familiar with them.

Mooseltoe by Margie Palatini

Mooseltoe is part of a series of books featuring the great moose with a big MOOSETACHE! In preparation for Christmas he does everything he can think of that is needed. In all the craziness, on Christmas Eve, he realizes... dun dun dun.... HE FORGOT THE TREE! He can't find one anywhere since he's so late, so what does he decide he has to do? He stands in the corner and uses his great moosetache as the tree to decorate. The bad part for him is that he has to stand in the corner now without leaving!

The Puppy Who Wanted A Boy- by Jane Thayer

I'm a total sucker for any dog book. Who can you resist a book about a cutie who just wants a boy for Christmas? He goes around to many dogs asking if they'd like to give their boy away, but none of them would like to do so. Little Petey doesn't give up though. Finally, he comes about a home for boys and finds 50 boys for Christmas! I have a Winter Comprehension Packet available at Teachers Pay Teachers with a few activities to use with "The Puppy Who Wanted A Boy" in it. The activities deal with character traits and QAR (Question Answer Relationship strategy). 

The Little Old Lady Who Wasn't Afraid of Anything- by Linda D. Williams

This little old lady is brave! She walks through the woods at night and hears all kind of spooky noises, but she keeps on going. The kids love to make the noises along with you as you read. The book teaches you to face your fears and not to be afraid. Good for even the littles!

'Twas the Night Before Thanksgiving- by Dav Pilkey

I love, love, love this book! The book is told in the famous "Twas the Night Before Christmas" style poem. A group of children go to a farm the night before Thanksgiving on a field trip with their class. They are having lots of fun until they realize that the turkeys are going to soon become dinner for Thanksgiving. 

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They smuggle the turkeys home with them on the bus under their shirts. Everyone enjoys Thanksgiving day together!!

How the Grinch Stole Christmas- by Dr. Seuss 

This is an absolute classic and my all-time favorite Christmas book... EVER! Hands down!
I always use this book at Christmas as well as watching the cartoon! (NEVER the Jim Carrey version!) I don't think I need to do a summary on this one. 

(Plus, how CUTE is Max by the way??)

The next stop in the blog hop takes you to Sommer's Lion Pride


  1. I LOVE the Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything! That's a fun read aloud! When I taught First Grade my students loved re-enacting the book with realia. Great list! :) Karen

  2. Hi Ashley! What a great list of books. Mooseltoe looks adorable. I haven't heard of that one before. I also love the Grinch, I wish I could do more with Christmas. Thanks for sharing!
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