The Birchbark House by Louise Erdrich (1999) National Book Award Finalist
This novel is set on an island in Lake Superior in 1847 and details a young girl’s Ojibwa life.
Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson. (2014). National Book Award Winner. Poems.
Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown (2007). Generations have loved this book, so quiet for the end of a day.
The Little Engine That Could by Wattie Piper (2012) Originally published in the 1930. “I think I can…I think I can.”
Love You Forever by Robert Munsch and Sheila McGraw (1995) This little book almost always brings a tear to the eye. Read it over and over.
Missing May by Cynthia Rylant (1992) Newberry Medal. Winner of the Horn Book Award for fiction. Rylant’s most emotional moving story.
The Twelve Days of Christmas: a Pop-Up Celebration By Robert Sabuda (1996) A wonderful artful rendering of this timeless song. The most beautiful book I own.
Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak (2012) Astonishing and inspirational. Winner of the 1964 Caldecott Medal for the Most Distinguished Picture Book. Can you believe it is 51 years old?
Books are listed in alphabetical order and not by any age designation. Please consider one of these for someone on your list or to lift your own Christmas celebration to a new level. Books like these make our lives richer.