Christmas Reading Time for Family! 12

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Christmas Reading Time for Family
The Gift Shop Bear & Where’s My Christmas Tree?
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Looking at the calendar, I’m still shaking my head.   Where has the time gone?  It’s almost Christmas time!  This will be the first Christmas being a Grandparent.  Our son & his girlfriend, welcomed their daughter into the world in March and this will be her first Christmas.  She’ll only be a little over 9 months old, but it’s never to early to read a story together.

I saw these books, and thought that they would be perfect to get as a gift for her, or even just have here at our home, to read together when she comes to visit.  I’m a bit old-school, when it comes to books.  The new e-readers and online stuff, just isn’t the same.  I love sitting down with a book and figured that these would be fun to read during the holidays.  I know that it’s only November, but I wanted to share these a bit early in case you have someone that you might want to get them for during the holidays.  They are a great quality, fun to read and perfect for the young ones…and old, like me! 🙂

Is reading important in your family?  Do you have a favorite story that you remember reading as a kid? or one that you’ve read to your kids?  Leave a comment below of one that you would recommend for sharing with the little ones.

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About The Gift Shop Bear Book:

Discover the power of friendship in this nostalgic Christmas tale of a young girl and her furry friend—perfect for fans of The Velveteen Rabbit, Corduroy, and The Polar Express.

All year long, Bear watches from his spot in the attic as the seasons change, waiting for the first snowflakes that signify Christmas is coming. You see, at Christmastime, Bear gets to join his special friend, Annie, in the festivities in her grandma’s gift shop. But this year is different–the gift shop is closing and Bear’s future seems uncertain. Will Bear see Annie and Nana again? The heartwarming conclusion will make this story a family favorite at Christmastime each year.

Author-illustrator Phyllis Harris brings a warmth and coziness to her art and storytelling that give the book the timeless feel of a Christmas classic.

About the Author:

Phyllis Harris was born and raised in the suburbs of Kansas City, Missouri. As a child, she was often found wandering about in her own little world of imagination, dreaming up wonderful characters in magical places. Phyllis started her career in graphic design at a newspaper and as a freelance illustrator at Hallmark Cards. She shifted to illustrating full-time not long after and has created art for more than thirty children’s books. A few of her favorites include Maverick and Me by Katherine Schwarzenegger and a never-before-published Margaret Wise Brown book called On Christmas Day. Phyllis launched her online shop,, in 2011 and has thousands of customers and collectors all over the world. Her art prints are licensed and sold at many online retailers.

Product Details:

Publisher ‏ : ‎ WorthyKids (October 26, 2021)
Language ‏ : ‎ English
Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 32 pages
ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 154601389X / ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1546013891
Reading age ‏ : ‎ 4 – 7 years
Grade level ‏ : ‎ Preschool – 2
Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 12.8 ounces
Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 9.4 x 0.45 x 9.8 inches


About the “Where’s My Christmas Tree?” Book:

Unwrap a smile with this board book about a little penguin who discovers that the joy of Christmas and the love of friends are all they’re stacked up to be.

In Where’s My Christmas Tree? a little penguin wants nothing more than to see a Christmas tree, but where will he find one in his Antarctic home? After his exhaustive search, his friends take action to help. Bringing together the pure joy of Christmas anticipation, a simple quest, and friends who will do whatever they can to make you smile, this board book is the ticket to a bit of holiday happiness.

About the Author

Bob Holt has been drawing bugs, bunnies, turtles—anything that crawls, really—since childhood, and he’s grateful that his passion has turned into a paying career. Bob is the co-creator of hoops&yoyo, a pair of animated characters featured on Hallmark cards and two holiday TV specials. He also draws a series of cartoons entitled “Sweet and Sour Pork,” which are published on Bob has two daughters, two cats, one wife, and a mortgage that never wants to move away. He lives in Kansas City, Missouri.

Product Details:
Publisher ‏ : ‎ WorthyKids (October 26, 2021)
Language ‏ : ‎ English
Board book ‏ : ‎ 20 pages
ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1546013873 / ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1546013877
Reading age ‏ : ‎ 1 – 4 years
Grade level ‏ : ‎ Preschool and up
Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 7.2 ounces
Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 6.95 x 0.55 x 7 inches

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2 years ago

These look adorable! My preschooler is super into Christmas books and would love these!

2 years ago

These books look so lovely. I adore reading Christmas themed books around the holidays, and movies too!

2 years ago

we have this tradition in our family, to read and watch Christmas movies. that’s why the kids love the Holidays. Thanks for sharing this book

Grace Hodgin
Grace Hodgin
2 years ago

What a lovely tradition to begin with your grand daughter. Books are a lovely way to make memory makers with grandma.

Tara Pittman
2 years ago

These books would be perfect for the grandbabies. I would love to read them.

Linda Kinsman
2 years ago

Both books are just so cute! I’m sure your little grand-daughter will be enchanted by them!