Thursday, December 6, 2018

Zondervan Christmas Book Giveaway!

I personally love to read but my kids don't always share my enthusiasm. However during Christmas I've found that I can create a magical experience by introducing special holiday books. I actually keep them all together and I add new books each year. One year I wrapped 24 books up and put them under the tree and it was so much fun to open each book and read each day. (I think this was their favorite way to present the books - this year I'm a little behind but I would like to do the 12 days leading up to Christmas this way.) Another year we did mandatory bedtime stories with the whole family on our bed, I miss those days! With the bigger kids they don't join in but the littles still love hanging out on my bed and sharing a story. I read about an Icelandic tradition that everyone gets new books on Christmas eve and candy. Then they spend the night in bed reading and snacking. THIS is my Christmas night tradition. I like to spend the day in PJS and read my new books Santa brought. 

What are your book traditions?

Zondervan sent us some new holiday books that we've added to our collection. There is a real nice mix of stories here and my kids have enjoyed them. I have a set to giveaway to one lucky reader too!

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My Christmas Story Tree, written by bestselling author Mary Manz Simon and illustrated by Gavin Scott, is a board book that sparkles with glitter and foil and leads little ones through the tradition of decorating the Christmas tree. Follow along to add the angel, ornaments, candy canes, lights, and finally place the star on the top of the tree while learning the story of the very first Christmas.
Come help me make a story tree with decorations bright. We’ll tell what happened long ago
on that first Christmas night.

Christmas Cookie Day! celebrates the beloved tradition of making Christmas treats and even features a special Christmas cookie recipe for you and your child to create. The bright illustrations by Pauline Siewert and sweet, rhyming text by Tara Knudson are sure to capture the wonder of young readers and parents alike. Perfect for building new memories, this board book has a beautiful, glittery cover.
Excerpt from Christmas Cookie Day!:
Cookie day,
Time to bake,
Aprons on,
Lots to make!

In Mouse’s Christmas Gift, written by Mindy Baker and illustrated by Dow Phumiruk, one tiny church mouse must find a way to bring Christmas spirit to his little town when Parson gets sick and the usual Christmas Eve service is cancelled. Mouse never gives up hope as he prepares the nativity set and lights a small candle in the window to signal the villagers. Mouse’s small act of faith sparks a chain reaction of hope and love, demonstrating that even the smallest creature can make a big difference. This adorable book, with a cover adorned with foil and glitter, captures the spirit of Christmas and the joy of doing for others during the holiday season.
That night, on Christmas Eve, a small group of villagers gathered in front of the darkened church. Mouse peered out the window and his heart began to pound. They came!

By arranging a few rocks together an entire story can be told. A Savior Is Born, Rocks Tell the Story of Christmas, created by Patti Rokus, is an unforgettable picture book that uses majestic rock art and simple yet powerful text to inspire wonder and awe as the miracle of Christmas unfolds across the pages. Readers will be absorbed in the nature-filled artwork that shows the birth of Jesus and the celebration of the very first Christmas in a powerful and unique way.
The cover of this book sparkles and shines with foil, embossing, and spot gloss.

Christmastime just got a whole lot merrier with Lots of Christmas Jokes for Kids. Over 250 hilarious, kid-friendly jokes and riddles will make the whole family laugh out loud!
Q: Why is it always cold at Christmastime?
A: Because Christmas is in Decembrrrr.
Q: Who delivers Christmas presents to cats?
A: Santa Claws!

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One lucky reader will win a set of Christmas books from Zondervan!! received product, press or compensation to facilitate this review. This post may contain affiliate links, which means that by clicking on an affiliate link I may receive a small amount of money. We only give our honest opinions of products. This post is in accordance with the FTC 10 CFR, Part 255 concerning the use, endorsements or testimonials in advertising. Lisa Rupertus/ A Rup LIfe is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to

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