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Why Christmas Trees Aren’t Perfect – A Picture Book for Christmas

Why Christmas Trees Aren't Perfect - A Picture Book Review from All About Reading

Why Christmas Trees Aren’t Perfect by Richard H. Schneider is a Christmas legend reminiscent of classic holiday stories.

The picture book begins in a royal evergreen forest in which the trees tell tales about the days when all trees were perfect.

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The Jolly Christmas Postman – A Picture Book for Christmas

The Jolly Christmas Postman - A Picture Book Review from All About Reading

The Christmas season wouldn’t be complete without Christmas cards delivered by a real, live Christmas postman.

Even in this day and age of email and social media, snail mail still rules supreme at Christmastime. This children’s book by Janet and Allan Ahlberg is snail mail at its best.

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Humphrey’s First Christmas – A Picture Book for the Holidays

Humphrey's First Christmas - A Picture Book Review from All About Reading

Children’s author Carol Heyer would like you to share the delight of Humphrey’s first Christmas.

Humphrey is a camel, but he is not an ordinary camel.

Humphrey may be the most obstinate, self-centered drama queen you’ve ever encountered in a children’s picture book. And he has a thing or two to learn about what’s really important.

But you’re still going to love him in spite of his faults.

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Great Joy – A Picture Book for Christmas

Great Joy - A Picture Book Review from All about Reading

Kate DiCamillo’s Great Joy is one of those outstanding books that carries a message that can be understood on multiple levels.

Children and adults of all ages will find a new layer of meaning each time they enjoy this book.

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The Crippled Lamb – A Picture Book for Christmas

The Crippled Lamb - A Picture Book Review from All About Reading

In The Crippled Lamb, Max Lucado offers a sweet reminder that sometimes feeling left out and alone is exactly what we need to feel.

Have you ever felt as if you don’t measure up? Have you ever felt left out and alone?

That’s just how Joshua feels.

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The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey – A Picture Book for Christmas

The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey - A Picture Book Review from All About Reading

Christmas is usually considered a season for giving, but for many, Christmas is a season of loss.

In this touching book, Jonathan Toomey’s wife and son have passed away and grief has turned Jonathan into a broken man.

For Jonathan, Christmas is just a reminder of all he has lost. But this year might be different.

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Christmas Day in the Morning – A Picture Book for Christmas

Christmas Day in the Morning - A Picture Book Review from All About Reading

Every Christmas day, I fondly remember the story that my grandpa told me about Christmas morning on the farm.

I was six years old, sitting close to him, and hanging on his every word as he told me how he’d go out to care for the horses and cows in the barn when he was younger. “Even the animals knew it was Christmas,” he told me.

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6 Great Reasons to Read Aloud to Your Kids

6 Great Reasons to Read Aloud to Your Kids - All About Reading

Reading aloud to your child is one of the most important things you can do to promote his or her future reading ability. Whether you choose a book from your child’s bookshelf or one from your local library, sharing this special read-aloud time with your child is beneficial in numerous ways.

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H Is for Have a Heart

H Is for Have a Heart - An ABC Snack from All About Reading

Are you looking for a delicious and nutritious treat to make with your preschooler for Valentine’s Day? This is it!

If you’ve ever made “eggs in baskets,” you’re going to love this heart-shaped twist on the old classic. Most of our ABC Snacks recipes are great for a quick afternoon snack, but this one will make the perfect breakfast treat.

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Sophie’s Squash – A Picture Book Review

Sophie's Squash - A Picture Book Review from All About Reading

You can find a friend in the most unexpected places. It’s almost like they know exactly where to find you.

Sophie found her best friend at the farmer’s market.

Sophie’s friend was … a squash?

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I Is for Icky Insects

I Is for Icky Insects - an ABC Snack from All About Reading

It’s a creepy, crawly ABC Snack!

What do you get when you combine yummy dried fruit, seeds, a little bit of chocolate, with a big dose of imagination? Well, in this post, you get icky insects!

Now, bugs may not be the first thing you think of when you’re hungry for an afternoon snack, but this recipe from our ABC Snacks series just might change your mind.

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Tap the Magic Tree – A Picture Book Review

Tap the Magic Tree - A Picture Book Review from All About Reading

Tap the Magic Tree shows us that there’s something magical about the transformation the earth undergoes when the seasons change.

It’s amazing to see this transformation unfold right before our eyes—every blustery shudder, every burgeoning bud.

But what if you could actually be a part of the process? Would you want to help move the seasons along?

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