More specifically, Canadian Christmas picture books. Just like with every holiday, I am looking for some picture books to get my 2 and 4 year olds in the mood and up to speed with how I envision Christmas. Which is mostly reading books about Christmas. Ahhhhh, heaven.
Okay, I'll throw in some Christmas cookies, and maybe tourtiere, Cadbury's chocolates, turkey, minty things, and don't forget the eggnog and mulled wine. For my Christmas is all about books and food I guess. My kids love the lights and presents.
But it's the books that give it a little Canadiana. I want their memories of Christmas to be as great as mine, so I'm going to do a little Canadian Christmas shopping so they have some books to unwrap as the month goes on, and maybe a little under the tree.
Other than the first two, I don't have any of these books, I just know that they have a Canadian author, illustrator, publisher, or setting. This is my wishlist, but I thought I'd share it with you too!
Franklin's Christmas Gift (CAN, JP, US) by Paulette Bourgeois and Brenda Clark
Franklin's Christmas Sticker Activity Book (CAN, JP, US) by Paulette Bourgeois and Brenda Clark
The Flying Canoe: A Christmas Story (CAN, JP, US) written by Eric Kimmel and illustrated by Daniel San Souci and Justin San Souci
The Thing I Say I Saw Last Night (CAN, JP, US) from Wendy McKernan and Izabela Bzymek
A Chanukah Noel (CAN, JP, US) written by Sharon Jennings and illustrated by Gillian Newland
Baseball Bats for Christmas (CAN, JP, US) written by Michael Kusugak and illustrated by Vladyana Kryorka
Bella's Tree (CAN, JP, US)by Janet Russell
Hannah Bear's Christmas (CAN, JP, US) from Monica Devine and Sea Cassidy
The Mummer's Song (CAN, JP, US) from Bud Davidge
The Huron Carol (CAN, JP, US) by Ian Wallace
A Northern Nativity (CAN, JP, US) by Willian Kurelek
Porcupine in a Pine Tree (CAN, JP, US) by Helaine Becker and Werner Zimmerman
Night Before a Canadian Christmas (CAN, JP, US) by Troy Townsin and Jennifer Harrington
One Christmas in Lunenburg (CAN, JP, US) by Amy Bennet and Don Kilby
Pippin the Christmas Pig (CAN, JP, US) written by Jean Litle and illustrated by Werner Zimmerman
One Hundred Shining Candles (CAN, JP, US) written by Janet Lunn and illustrated by Lindsay Grater
A Coyote Solstice Tale (CAN, JP, US) from Thomas King
Am I missing any? Let me know if there are any Canadian picture books related to Christmas that you know of!
What about your country, does it have any fab picture books related to Christmas?