Hooked on Books: Festive and Seasonal Books for this Winter
Are you looking for the perfect gift for your little learner this month? You should consider children’s books as you make your way through your holiday shopping list. Families can teach children about their own traditions as well as introduce them to other cultures through books. This helps make children’s books the perfect gift, no matter what you celebrate in your home.
Here are five special stories to consider cuddling up with this holiday season:
All I Want for Christmas Is You
Written by Mariah Carey, Illustrated by Colleen Madden
For ages: 3-7
This time of year has long been connected with festive music – classic and contemporary tunes that we love to hum along with. Mariah Carey fans will not want to miss this picture book that features the lyrics to her bestselling song. The illustrations are vibrant, colourful, and bring the ballad to life. To get into the holiday mood, play her famous tunes in the background while flipping through the pages.
Solutions for Cold Feet and Other Little Problems
Written and Illustrated by Carey Sookocheff
For ages: 4-8
Pick up a copy of this picture book for inquisitive youngsters who love to solve problems. In this title, simple questions are asked and explored and unique answers are offered. This book is perfect for winter; solutions for cold feet may just help you survive the season. The author and illustrator, Carey Sookocheff, is a Canadian expert on this topic, having lived in many chilly cities across the country.
Yitzi and the Giant Menorah
Written and Illustrated by Richard Ungar
For ages: 5-9
Learn about Hanukkah with this artistic book from Canada’s very own Richard Ungar. The tale follows villagers on a mission to thank the Mayor for his generous gift of a giant menorah. It is young Yitzi who comes up with a very unique idea that captures the essence of this holiday. This Hanukkah story is a true celebration of community.
Joanne Sallay is a Director at Teachers on Call, a personalized home tutoring service with over 30 years of experience, providing one-on-one instruction in all subjects and grades. Visit Teachers on Call at www.teachersoncall.ca