And now... without further ado....in no particular order....
Gingerbread Baby by Jan Brett- Love this author/ illustrator. I had several of her books in my classroom when I was teaching. Cute little version of the story.
Bear Stays Up for Christmas by Karma Wilson and Jane Chapman- We have several of these "Bear" books in our collection at home. The story of Bear and his friends is heartwarming.
The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg- Love the movie, love the story, love the CD that we got with the book. A well earned Caldecott Medal winner. A year round favorite in our house.
Carl's Christmas by Alexandra Day- Another book in our collection of "Carl" books. These books only have words on the first and last pages. Hubby and I have fun making up a different story to go along with the pictures each time we read it. Carl is a Rottweiler dog who the Mama leaves in charge of the baby while she runs errands etc. We frequently leave B with Carl when we go out too.
You Are My Miracle by Maryann Cusimano Love and Satomi Ichikawa- okay this might be my very favorite. I think I get tears every time I read it. Since B is our miracle baby, it holds special meaning for us!
Santa Claus is Comin' to Town by J. Fred Coots and Haven Gillespie Illustrated by Steven Kellogg- Gotta love me some Steven Kellogg. Great illustrator. This is also one of my favorite Christmas songs. I love singing/ reading it at bedtime.
Frosty the Snowman by Jack Rollins and Steve Nelson- Illustrated by Rebecca Thornburgh- This is an open the cover, hear the music type book. B never got tired of opening this and playing it over, and over, and over. I think it is his favorite Christmas song.
Snowballs by Lois Elhert- I think we read this book almost every night last year. B really seemed to like something about it. Lois Elhert is one of my favorites as well though.
Snowmen at Christmas by Caralyn Buehner-pictures by Mark Buehner- Doesn't everyone want to know what snowmen really do at night? Very cute story and cute pictures.