Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Christmas Holiday Kids Books Review + Giveaway

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New Holiday Children's Titles


Colder, shorter days and much more time spent indoors during Christmas and the holidays are the perfect time to introduce young children to the wonderful world of reading. Having raised four kids who all love to read for pleasure, including triplets plus one more all born in a year, I know by experience that reading to babies and toddlers is quality time well spent. 


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Raising Kids Who Love to Read


Good books for little ones, like my picks from both prolific writers such as Sandra Boynton and new authors in Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing's 2020 Holiday Gift Guide make great holiday gifts as well as fun stocking stuffers. 

Reading fun books regularly to boys and girls, of course, creates precious memories that you and your kids will treasure for a lifetime. What's more is that reading kids literature is also essential to building language and writing skills as well as setting a strong foundation for learning across all subjects during the early school years.


Kids Holiday Board Books


Holiday 2020 Simon & Schuster Gift Guide


Guess what? It's snowing holiday books! From sturdy board books for babies and toddlers, to beautifully-illustrated books that will captivate preschoolers and kindergartners, there is a snowstorm of new Christmas holiday titles available online and in-stores to choose from this season.

  • Christmas Parade
  • Hurry, Santa!
  • My Very Merry Ugly Christmas Sweater
  • If It's Christmas and You Know It
  • Peek-A-Boo Little Reindeer
  • All The Little Snowflakes
  • Christmas Makes Me Feel Pine Green!
  • Santa Mouse Christmas Surprise

Christmas Kids Board Books


Christmas Parade (12/15/20, Ages 3-6)
by Sandra Boynton 
Boynton has been a kids' favorite author for several generations and was among my own children's most beloved writer-illustrators. In her latest book Boynton again tells a hilarious tale via her wacky characters and iconic drawing style. Who doesn't love a parade, right? With the in-person Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade and the New Year's Day Rose Bowl Parade --and many others -- canceled across the USA because of the pandemic this year, there's no better opportunity to keep the love of parades alive for kids growing up today than with this book.

Hurry, Santa!  (9/15/20, Ages 1-5)
by Tomie dePaola 
For kids who celebrate Christmas, there is no important superhero character associated with this holiday than the big guy in the red suit and long white beard. If your child is disappointed about not getting to sit on Santa's lap this year, this book will make them smile and even laugh. It's the story of Santa getting all suited up for dashing with his reindeer and sleigh through the skies of the world delivering gifts to all the good boys and girls, but then something happens... he really has to go potty. For those still in diapers or older kids who love potty references and jokes, this sturdy book is a keeper. 

by Jeffrey Burton, Illustrated by Julia Green 
What adult hasn't gotten in on the crazy ugly holiday sweater gags at one time or another? And let's not forget, kids have an appreciation for Christmas ugly sweaters, too. In this book, children will get into the act of celebrating the ugly duckling of all yule tide attire: the infamous ugly sweater. This is an interactive book with no device or app required featuring a soft, plush touchable sweater on the cover and touch-and-fee elements throughout its pages.


Christmas Kids Board Books


If It's Christmas And You Know It  (9/15/20,  All Ages)
by Hannah Eliot, Illustrated by Carol Henning 
When your family reads this, I'm betting that both you and your kids won't be able to get the familiar classic tune If You're Happy And You Know It out of your heads. Paging through this entertaining, beautifully-illustrated book -- starting with its shinny glittery cover -- children will be dazzled by reading, clapping and singing a whole new, fun Christmas song that's all about the season.

Peek-A-Boo Little Reindeer (9/15/20, Ages up to 4)
by Yu-Hsuan Huang
Kids love peek-a-boo books and there are plenty of surprises for them to reveal as they lift the each felt flaps in this board book. The story revolves around a sweet little reindeer who is the bearer of gifts for all his animal friends. Children get in on the holiday giving fun, excitement, and element of surprise as they peek at all the presents the reindeer delivers to each of his special buddies.

All The Little Snowflakes (9/15/20, Ages 1-5) 
by Cindy Jin, Illustrated by Dawn M. Cardona
Snowflakes are one-of-a-kind, each one an original art design of nature. This rhyming board book features pretty die-cut snowflakes on every page celebrating what makes snowflakes and winter so beautiful. After you've read this book with your child, the kids will probably be in the mood go outside and play in the snow or if you don't have snow where you live, get out some white papers and kids scissors and make some paper snowflakes together.


Christmas Kids Board Books


by Ximena Hastings, Illustrated by Mette Engell
Scratch and sniff is the name of the game in this jolly Crayola Christmas scented board book. From a freshly cut Christmas trees and decorated Christmas sugar cookies with sprinkles to hot apple cider and more -- just about all the familiar smells associated with the holiday season are there for kids to enjoy and you read this book together.

Santa Mouse Christmas Surprise (9/15/20, Ages 1-5)
by Michael Brown, Illustrated by Elfrieda De Witt
This is another old-fashioned rhyming interactive title for the younger set that they'll want to read with you again and again. In this novelty lift-the-flap board book kids will meet and follow Santa Claus' littlest helper wherever he goes. Where is Santa Mouse hiding now and where will Santa's 4-legged side kick be hiding out next?

With so many great choices for kids from 1- to 5 years old in this wonderful collection of all-new holiday books, you'll likely want to buy several of these for each of the readers-in-training in your life.
 

Giveaway


Read on to learn how you can enter to win ALL the kids board book titles in this holiday prize package!

Thanks to Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing, ONE (1) lucky MBE giveaway participant will win a prize package which includes all 8 board books (total ARV $60+) featured in this review.


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Christmas Holiday Kids Board Book Giveaway


How to Enter to Win this Giveaway

To enter the giveaway Mommy Blog Expert is hosting, visit this MBE Instagram post. Contest is open to US residents only and qualifying winner will be selected at random. Hurry, this giveaway ends December 23, 2020 at 12 am PST/3 am EST. Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing is providing the prize package and is responsible for delivery to winner. Good Luck to everyone who enters to win this Holiday Kids literary prize!

More About Simon & Schuster


Founded in 1924, Simon & Schuster, is a subsidiary of ViacomCBS. With worldwide distribution, the company publishes 20,000 new titles annually under 35 different imprints. To learn more about their huge collection of literature for youth, visit Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing. To stay up on what's new for all ages of kids from 0-14, as well as follow them on TwitterFacebookInstagram, and YouTube.

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