Sunday, December 13, 2015

Great Books to Read over the Holidays

My son is beginning to count the days till Christmas.  He can't wait to open up his presents laying underneath the tree.  He asked me a couple of times if he could open up one gift so I let him open the one that his godparent  gave him.    We finished  shopping for gifts last weekend.  I will do  some more wrapping tomorrow and that's about it.
Anyway, some of the gifts that the kids are receiving  is books.  I always get them some books to read especially that they are off  from school  during the holiday.  It is important to keep them busy during the cold days and get their mind working.  I got my son two books from Wisdom Tales.  First is this President Lincoln  book.  I have mentioned before that my son  is very interested in reading books about  past US presidents so I thought this book is  a perfect one for him to keep him inspired and motivated. 
This book is coming out in February of 2016.  I got one of the advance copies which I am very thankful because it is perfect for Christmas  gift.  I don't know much about  President Lincoln since I wasn't born here so I read this first before I  wrapped it.  It is very interesting to reas a book about a famous man and this book,  President Lincoln: From Log Cabin to White HOuse is such an inspiring book to read of any people of  age.  I love the illustration of this book, I am sure my son would be delighted to read this.
Here's a summary of what you can expect about this book:
From a small log cabin in Kentucky to the steps of the White House, Abraham Lincoln rose from humble beginnings to the very height of prominence and prestige. Leading America through the momentous events of the Civil War, the Emancipation Proclamation, and the abolition of slavery, the story of “Honest Abe” is one that all children should know. President Lincoln: From Log Cabin to White House is not only a powerful teaching tool, but an entertaining and age-appropriate introduction to a man who has become one of the most influential and admired presidents of the United States.
Another book that I would love my son to read is the story of Saint Anthony the Great.  This is a great book to get inspiration  from if you are feeling unhappy and sometimes jealous of  other people's accomplishment.  This man  became a saint because of the sacrifices that he did.  He gave up all of his material  possesions  and live a life that is meaningful and helpful to other people.  
This book shows how hard it is to do what is right all the time but  it is possible if you  you really try your best.  It also a testament that life is full of twist and turns, so many temptations will come along your way even igf you are trying to do  what is right.  
Here's  what you can expect from this book:
Saint Anthony the Great tells the story of the father of Christian monasticism, who lived in the Egyptian desert just two hundred and fifty years after Jesus’ lifetime. This beautifully illustrated book will capture the attention of young readers and help teach them about Anthony’s struggle to acquire a pure heart. Here is a timeless story about the victory of good over evil, inside us and around us.
Disclosure: The owner of this blog was NOT financially compensated to write this review.  I was provided with the product/s mentioned  to help me  facilitate this review but  opinions are my own.

26 comments:

  1. My youngest loves learning about the presidents, so that book about Abe Lincoln would be perfect for him.

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  2. These would be fun books for my kiddo! I actually know a little girl that her favorite subject is Abraham Lincoln!

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  3. I love reading and so do the little ones! These are great ideas!

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  4. I think the St. Anthony story is a great book for the holidays. I'd love to pick this up for the kids.

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    1. I agree. The St. Anthony story is a great book. The story teaches moral lessons.

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  5. I bet my grand kids would love to read these. They love going to the library over anything, even the park. Bookworms like me. I'll check these books out for them.

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  6. These sound like great books for the bedtime story collection. I love that both of them have little lessons to share.

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  7. My son has been reading up a storm. They don't teach it in PreK but they have him in a special program reading with an older child.

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  8. I love reading books about presidents. Some of them have such fascinating histories prior to making it to the White House.

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  9. These are interesting reads. I'm sure my nephews and nieces would love to read these books.

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  10. So cute. I love kids books, even as an adult, and I've started a fun little collection in case I ever have kids.

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  11. I love books for Christmas presents too. Books that can help teach history to kids are great.

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  12. This is a lovely Christmas present for kids, I can see my nephew really liking this gift,he love to read and reading this type of books can teach him history. Thank you for sharing!!!

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  13. Books are always a great gift. It is so important for kids to develop a love for reading. These are great books to read over the Holidays.

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  14. I love giving books as presents to the kids. My nephews and my daughter love to read. It's a great way to spend time during the holiday's.

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  15. These are wonderful books for kids. I bet my daughter would love these.

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  16. Thanks for sharing this list. Awesome indeed.

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  17. Keeping your child active in reading while not in school is always important. These are great reads!

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  18. My kids are all about reading throughout the entire year. These are excellent reads for the holiday break!

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  19. Those look like great books indeed. My son loves reading and I think he would love to read those books.

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  20. Sounds like very nice books. I have never of them until now. I will have to see our library has these.

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  21. I can't wait to catch up on my reading! I haven't read a book in ages.

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  22. Look I will have to look more into these books for my daughter! She would truly love them!

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  23. This is a perfect time to help the kids catch up on their reading! Lots of great choices here.

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  24. These are all amazing books and I simply love the fact that you are gifting your kids with them. I'd love to buy me a Harry Potter collection!

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  25. Those are good books to read! I give my daughter books during vacation too.

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It's always a pleasure to read what you have to say! Thank you!

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