Sunday, December 20, 2015

5 Books Your Child Should Have This Christmas!?

Hey ya'll,
Christmas is just about here, but let's be honest with ourselves...the shopping never stops. So when you're in the stores lurking about for presents please keep in mind that this is the best time to get books for your children. Due to it being cold outside and the roads typically being ruined by snow children are stuck inside with nothing to do. So here are five books that I believe will keep your family entertained and your children thinking during this brief break from school.

#1. Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney


Synopsis

It’s a new school year, and Greg Heffley finds himself thrust into middle school, where undersized weaklings share the hallways with kids who are taller, meaner, and already shaving. The hazards of growing up before you’re ready are uniquely revealed through words and drawings as Greg records them in his diary.

My Opinion

This book is one that I have enjoyed a lot! I really love this series by Kinney due to the fact that it contains things that relate to children today. We all face bullying in some form or even feel insecure at times while undergoing secondary school and I feel Kinney lets us know that it's okay to be who you are through the tales of a child. Also, the movies are a great tool to utilize in bringing this book to life.


#2. Shanna and the Big Race by Tiana Washington


Synopsis

It's field day at Thomas Jefferson Elementary School, and Shanna is ready to win big! Join Shanna, Nia, Lela, Asia, and the rest of her classmates as they strive for field day gold. Mark...Set...Go! It's Shanna and the Big Race!

My Opinion

I always love stories that teach children strong values. And this children's book does exactly that by teaching them the importance of having perseverance, dedication, and believing in themselves to know that they can do anything that they put their minds too. Washington has created a great series!


#3. On The Run (The Wardrobe Gang) by Melinda Kinsman


Synopsis

The Top of the Wardrobe Gang are a close-knit team of book-writing cuddly toys. When Santa Claus delivers Thingy, a small but very naughty cuddly toy, they aren't particularly happy about it.

My Opinion

I personally love this time of year because of the fact that there are so many stories in relation to Santa Claus and they are all uniquely different! Which is exactly what you get when you read a book from Author Melinda Kinsman. I adore her work and it truly has my 7 year old brother and I in the holiday spirit.


#4. The True Story of Christmas by Scott Freeman


Synopsis

The True Story of Christmas explains the reason we celebrate a holiday called Christmas and gives the historical context of the birth of Jesus according to the Bible. The story begins with God’s perfect creation and the tragic consequences of the fall for humanity. After Noah’s flood, God’s restorative plan begins with His choosing of Abraham and the people of Israel. Kids are introduced to Israel’s prophets and their foretelling of a special child who would one day be born to set up a good and everlasting kingdom. The Christmas story is the beginning of the fulfillment of this long-anticipated event.

My Opinion

I love this children's book because it tells the story of how Jesus was born without losing the importance of why he was born. I feel this is a very educational story detailing how Jesus came into this world and it helps a child to get closer to their religious faith and what Christmas really signifies.


#5. Duck's First Day of School by Author KMJ


 Synopsis

Duck's First Day of school entails the trials and tribulations that a young boy named Duck experiences while attending school for the first time. Will Duck make new friends? Or will bullies get in his way?  Duck relates to everyone by showing you can conquer your fears with courage that just multiplies. In addition, children will learn to appreciate the differences of others.

My Opinion

I wrote this children's book at the age of 7 years old and I really wanted to show children that you can find friends in unexpected people. And that the person they may count out is actually better for them to have in their life. Nothing in my book is computer animated so that children can mimic the illustrations at home. This story is relatable to everyone because we've all had to go through that first day of school and have had to face our fears.


That's it for my top 5 list of books your child should have this Christmas. As always the link to purchase these books are on the title. In addition, if you are looking for a book for someone that is older than 8 years of age you should check out my latest post.

Until Next Time! ;*  Merry Christmas.....