Thanks lovely ladies for all of your help yesterday. There are some fantastic suggestions.
Thanks, especially Erin for your links - and for your suggestion, Lisa, of the delicious looking Treasury. I've compiled a list of my favourites from the suggestions, and I thought that I would share it here for those of you who are interested in read-alouds for the 8-10 year old age group or so as I was.
Remember though, I've only read the ones in bold. The links are from to my mate Abe.
- A Box of Delights by John Masefield
- The Christmas Mystery by Jostein Gaarder
- The Thirteen Days of Christmas by Jenny Overton
- Christmas at Longtime by Hesba Brinsmead
- A Joey for Christmas by Margaret Paice
- The Best Christmas Pageant Ever by Barbara Robinson
- The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus & A Kidnapped Santa Claus by L. Frank Baum
- The Mysterious Toyshop by Cyril W. Beaumont
- The Family Under the Bridge by Natalie Carlson
- The Light at Tern Rock by Julia Sauer
- Christmas Tapestry by Patricia Polacco
- The Birds' Christmas Carol by Kate Douglas Wiggin
- I saw Three Ships by Elizabeth Goudge
- The Nutcracker by E.T.A. Hoffman ill. by Paschkis (or Sendak.)
- The Story of Holly and Ivy by Rumer Godden
- Starlight in Tourrone by Suzanne Butler
- Miracle in the Wilderness: A Story for Christmas by Paul Gallico
- The Long Christmas: Stories and Carols for Christmas by Ruth Sawyer
So there you are. If none of these catch your fancy, be sure to check out some of the wonderful links in the comments here.
And thanks again.
Anybody else love Christmas read-alouds as much as me?