Children’s Christmas Book Countdown (10-17)

Our Christmas Book advent is plugging along…here are the next 7 books that we have wrapped and ready to go!
December 11th: Christmas Oranges by Linda Bethers
–Make pomanders from oranges and cloves
December 12th: The Sweet Smell of Christmas by Patricia M Scarry (this is a fav from when I was little)
–Make a pot of (what we call) Ann Painter…that awesome stuff you cook on the stove to make your house smell good…YUM!
 December 13th: Mortimer’s Christmas Manger by Karma Wilson (same author as the Bear Snores On…this book is DARLING!)
–Make Gingerbread Houses!
December 14th: Room for a Little One by Martin Waddell
— visit a pet store and hold some of the animals
December 15th: I Believe in Santa Claus by Diane G Adamson (links the idea of Santa Claus and Christ’s birth)
–Visit Santa Claus
ps…this book is $60 bucks on Amazon for a hardcover…$250.00 on Barnes and  whew…I happen to know a place where you can order it for $12 something…waaay cheaper!  You probably won’t get it in time for Christmas by now, but check out (one of our sponsors for the best deal I’ve seen!)
December 16th: The Night Before Christmas by Clement C Moore (classic)
–wrap our presents for each other (secret time!)
 December 17th: The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg
–Ride the free train at Goat Hill Junction (Costa Mesa)
I hope those give you some more fun ideas for Christmas books for your kids…I’ll post the last week’s books next week!