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Advent Guide Picture Book List

On November 1, I'll be releasing a new Christmas guide for ages 3-7 called, "Come to the Manger." But did you know I also have an Advent guide for elementary students (with preschool projects included)? 
   
I wanted to share the picture book list for the Advent guide. These books are completely optional, but all such precious stories. They are reverent, timeless, joy-filled, and inspiring. For the month of December, I wrap each one and let the kids open one book every morning to read as a family. If you'd like a printable list to take to the library, find it here: Favorite Picture Books for Advent.
   
Here’s the list (These are Amazon affiliate links, but please check your local library first!):
   
The Quiltmaker's Gift by Jeff Brumbeau*

Christmas Day in the Morning by Pearl S. Buck

Night Tree by Eve Bunting

This Is the Stable by Cynthia Cotten

The Story of Holly and Ivy by Rumer Godden & Barbara Cooney*

Humphrey's First Christmas by Carol Heyer

A Baby Born in Bethlehem by Martha Whitmore Hickman

The Year of the Perfect Christmas Tree by Gloria Houston*

Song of the Stars: A Christmas Story by Sally Lloyd-Jones

The Crippled Lamb by Max Lucado

An Orange for Frankie by Patricia Polacco*

The Story of Christmas illustrated by Jane Ray

The Carpenter's Gift by David Rubel*

Silver Packages: An Appalachian Christmas Story by Cynthia Rylant*

Red and Lulu by Matt Tavares

Room for a Little One: A Christmas Tale by Martin Waddell

Christmas in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder

The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey by Susan Wojciechowski

*Books denoted with an asterisk are longer and may require more than one sitting.

If you're not quite in Christmas mode yet (I get it!), feel free to bookmark this post for later!