Friday Fives (+): Advent Books

Happy Friday!

I woke up to this:

Just as a reminder, I live in Houston. And it is supposed to be nearly 50 deg (F) by lunch time.

Advent Books

IMG_20171206_092131.jpgWhen MyChild was two, we joined in with the trend of opening wrapped books leading up to Christmas. We LOVE books around here. We have more than enough holiday books for the 24 nights leading up to Christmas and we (I) have no restraint when it comes to getting more books for our house. After two years of wrapping (and wasting so much paper) our books, I changed it up a little. Now, I washi tape a piece of a puzzle onto each book. As we go through the pile leading up to Christmas Eve, MyChild adds the magnetic puzzle to our refrigerator, trying to guess what the final image will be.

Last year it was this:


This year she will eventually see this:



Here is the list of books we are using this year (it changes each year with new books being added or MyChild out growing others):


The Story of Christmas by Patricia A. Pingry


Merry Christmas, Ollie! by Olivier Dunrea

Duck and Goose – It’s Time for Christmas by Tad Hills


That’s Not My Reindeer by Fiona Watt


That’s Not My Angel by Fiona Watt


Christmas In the Manger by Nola Buck

The Nutcracker by Susan Jeffers


We Wish You A Merry Christmas by Johannah Gilman Paiva

Llama Llama Jingle Bells by Anna Dewdney

A Bad Kitty Christmas by Nick Bruel

Gingerbread Pirates by Kristen Kladstrup

The Twelve Days of Christmas by Hilary Knight


The Night Before Hanukkah by Natasha Wing


Room for a Little One by Martin Waddell


How to Catch an Elf by Adam Wallace

Bear Stays Up for Christmas by Karma Wilson

Little Blue Truck’s Christmas by Alice Schertle

A Pirate’s Night Before Christmas by Philip Yates


The Knights before Christmas by Joan Holub


God Gave Us Christmas by Lisa Tawn Bergren

Santa is Coming to Texas by Steve Smallman


Click, Clack, Ho Ho Ho by Doreen Cronin

The Night Before the Night Before Christmas by Natasha Wing

‘Twas the Night Before Christmas by Clement Clarke Moore


Hope you have a wonderful Friday!



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