We love books of all types in our home, we read everyday to the little one during circle time and bedtime and all the moments in-between. We also read aloud to the older two (aged nine and twelve) after the little one is tucked soundly into bed.
The selection of books on this post is for the whole of the winter season and I will usually split them into months and sometimes weeks, the selection I have of books i try to ensure gives a rounded view of the season, and does not necessarily reflect the religious aspect of the time (although I have one nativity book in there) it more reflects the spirit and nature of the time of year and books draw attention to this as well as the things the little one will experience as winter sets in.
This months books are
Our read aloud for the older two...
A Christmas Carol, by Charles Dickens
Books for winter
The Night Before Christmas
Slow Down by Rachel Williams and Freya Harris
My First Snow Children by Sibylle von Olfers
Winter, Awake by Linda Kroll
Room for a little one by Martin Waddell and Jason Cockcroft
The Tomten and the Fox by Astrid Lindgren and Eva Eriksson
Winter by Gerda Muller
The Shortest Day by Susan Cooper and Carson Ellis
Snow in the Garden, A first book of christmas by Shirley Hughes
We're going on an elf chase by Martha Mumford and Laura Hughes
The Bear who had never seen Christmas (Book accompanying the John Lewis AD)
The Little Christmas Tree by Loek Koopmans
The Night Walk by Marie Dorleans
The Snow Girl by Robert Giraud
The Storm Whale in Winter by Benji Davis
The Tomtes' Christmas Porridge by Sven Nordqvist