Tuesday, December 01, 2020

December 2020 Reading Challenge: Christmas Book Binge Reading

"Oh, the weather outside is frightful, but the fire is so delightful, and since we've no place to go...let it snow, let it snow, let it snow." ~ Dean Martin

The snow isn't piling up in my neck of the woods, but the books are...and just in time for this month's fourth annual holiday binge reading challenge. Some are corny, some are dull, but somewhere in that stack has to be a Christmas gem, I just know it.

The Snow Pile

Get ready -- brew the tea, don the slippers. 

Get set -- turn Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker Suite Opus 71 down low and cuddle up with a blanket and a furry pet. In my case, two dogs. Nab a book off the pile and...

Go! 

Below is a mix of genres including children's picture books, middle grade, young adult, and romance. If the book made it on my good-read meter--meaning I'd recommend--then I made it bold and inserted a link. I'll be updating this list throughout December, so stay tuned while I dig out those Christmas gems for you.

"Man, it doesn't show signs of stoppin' and I brought me some corn for poppin'. The lights are turned way down low...let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!" ~ Dean Martin

 

CHILDREN'S PICTURE BOOKS

1.) Snow by Manya Stojic
2.) A Flower in the Snow by Tracey Corderoy & Sophie Allsopp
3.) Penguin and Pinecone by Salina Yoon
4.) Snow by Walter de la Mare
5.) Little Fox in the Snow by Jonathan London
6.) Millie in the Snow by Alexander Steffensmeier 
7.) A Whisper in the Snow by Kate Westerlund
8.) Toot & Puddle: Let it Snow by Holly Hobbie
9.) A Dot in the Snow by Corrinne Averiss & Fiona Woodcock

10.) Diamond in the Snow by Jonathan Emmett
11.) Samson in the Snow by Philip C. Stead
12.) Footprints in the Snow by Mei Matsuoka

 

13.) Iguanas in the Snow by Francisco X. Alarcon
14.) No Two Alike by Keith Baker

15.) William's Winter Nap by Linda Ashman
16.) Bear and Hare: Snow! by Emily Gravett
17.) Nanuk the Ice Bear by Jeanette Winter
18.) Goodbye Winter, Hello Spring by Kenard Pak
19.) Flora and the Penguin by Molly Idle
20.) Mice on Ice by Rebecca Emberley
21.) Imagine a Night by Sarah L. Thomson

22.) The 12 Sleighs of Christmas by Sherri Duskey Rinker
23.) Snowflakes Fall by Patricia McLachlan
24.) Millions of Snowflakes by Mary McKenna Siddals
25.) Santa Claus vs. the Easter Bunny by Fred Blunt
26.) Eloise at Christmastime by Kay Thompson
27.) Santa's Littlest Helper by Anu Stohner
28.) The Snow Angel by Christine Leeson
29.) On the Night You Were Born by Nancy Tillman
30.) The Christmas Magic by Lauren Thompson
31.) Penguin's Christmas Wish by Salina Yoon
32.) Waltz of the Snowflakes by Elly Mackay
33.) Father Christmas by Raymond Briggs
34.) Ninja Claus! by Arree Chung
35.) The Christmas Wish by Lori Evert

36.) Lemonade in Winter by Emily Jenkins
37.) The First Day of Winter by Denise Fleming
38.) Olive the Other Reindeer by J. Otto Seibold
39.) Tracks in the Snow by Wong Herbert Yee

40.) The Winter Fox by Timothy Knapman
41.) The Jolly Christmas Postman by Janet and Allan Ahlberg
42.) Winter's Coming by Jan Thornhill
43.) The Winter Train by Susanna Isern 44.) Winter Woes by Marty Kelley

 

  MIDDLE GRADE

45.) A Very Babymouse Christmas #15 by Jennifer Holm and Matthew Holm
46.) The Sugar Mountain Snow Ball by Elizabeth Atkinson


YOUNG ADULT

47.) Snow in Love by Claire Ray 
48.) Snow in Love Anthology by Melissa De La Cruz... Five stars for "Snow and Mistletoe" by Katie West

49.) Home for Christmas by Daphne James Huff, Kayla Tirrell, and M.F. Lorson
50.) Snow: A Retelling of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs by Tracy Lynn

 

ROMANCE

51.) Dear Santa: The Party by Mona Ingram
52.) Small Town Christmas by Magdalena Scott
53.) Hot Winter Nights by Jill Shalvis
54.) Christmas in the City by L.J. Shen
55.) Christmas Magic by Beth Barany
56.) Baby, Let It Snow by Bevery Jenkins and Elaine Overton

 

2020 Christmas good-read meter = 8 book(s) to recommend, so far.

 

 
"I'm yeti for winter!" ~ TeeTurtle

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Check out the 3 recommended Christmas/winter reads for 2019 here!

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