I’m sure all of us are busy making or at least thinking of our New Year Resolutions. While some of us may have just one resolution, many might have a long list of resolutions - ranging from reading to rock-climbing - for the coming year.
And from what we’ve heard…pssst… Travel seems to be topping the list (especially after the last two years where we’ve yearned to travel, meet people, create memories and new experiences!).
Speaking about lists, a lot of people maintain lists for different reasons. But, if we had to classify them, then we could say there are broadly two kinds of lists - one that feels like work and the second which feels like fun.
#1 As the number of items on the list piles up, we fret and worry about how we are going to do it all! For eg. Errands to run, grocery list, office to-do list etc.
#2 Where the number of items is directly proportional to the feeling of joy we get!
For eg. List of Counting our Blessings, List of how many true friends we have, list of places we want to travel to, list of things to put in the suitcase while packing for a vacation (what excitement!), and The List of Books that we want to Read. The logic of “the more, the merrier” fits perfectly here.
Speaking about the List of Books, to make your task a bit easier, we at My Chapter One thought of sharing with you our all-time favourite reads this Christmas. These titles are sure to make you and your little ones see new places, meet new people, make new connections, feel joy, introspect, connect and go on a journey of self-discovery, enjoyment, and learning.
This book is about The Grinch, a grumpy, lonely creature who tries to put an end to Christmas by stealing Christmas gifts and decorations from the homes of the nearby town of Whoville on Christmas Eve. Finally, the Grinch understands that Christmas is after all not just about money and presents but a lot more.
This is the perfect book to gift your little one this festive season. This pop-up book, an abridged version of the classic poem by Clement C. Moore is sure to bring a smile on your child’s face - overall, a wonderful book to spread joy, cheer and the yuletide vibe.
A rhyming picture book for young readers, this is a story about a boy named William Trundle and a dinosaur named the Christmasaurus. The story is about how they both meet on Christmas Eve and end up going on adventures together. It teaches children everything important about Christmas – jingle bells, Santa with his elves, flying reindeer, but also, about loving your friends and family.
When twelve-year-old Bettina’s parents are called away unexpectedly, leaving her in charge of the house, the farm, and baby Pia, an ordinary Danish Christmas turns extraordinary when a family overlooks an important folkloric tradition… and the magic of ‘nisse’ makes itself known!
It’s every child’s dream to meet Santa. In this classic Christmas book for all ages, a young boy has a similar experience, witnessing the magic of the North Pole when he goes on a magical ride on the Polar Express.
This story is about seven-year-old Nicki, who loses one of his white wool mittens in the snow. As Nicki wanders in the snow, woodland animals take residence inside the mitten one at a time. Jan Brett brings the animals to life with warmth and humor. “The Mitten'' is easily one of the cutest and most beautiful folk tales ever told for children!
This book tells us the story about an unusual and incredibly long winter the Ingalls family spends in the town of De Smet, South Dakota. Blizzards cover the little town with snow, cutting off all supplies from the outside. And because of the harsh weather, there is no food and supplies left. So young Almanzo Wilder and a friend make a dangerous trip across the prairie to find some wheat. Finally a joyous Christmas is celebrated in a very unusual way in this most exciting of all the Little House books.
This book is about the ways in which animals spend the winter in a secret Kingdom under the snow. While the world is covered in a white blanket of snow, under the snow lies a secret world of snow hares, squirrels and other animals. This picture book is sure to take your child on the snowiest adventure!
Three friends - the squirrel, the hedgehog and the bear decide to wait for the first snowflake of winter but they realise that it’s not easy to stay awake. They make one goof-up after another while looking for the first snow flake. Readers will laugh at the animals’ mistaken notions of snow and perfectly enjoy the cozy ending. A perfect marriage of words and pictures.
We really hope that you are able to achieve/acquire all the things that are on YOUR lists - and may the list of things that make you happy and cheerful become longer, and your smile even wider!
Have a blessed year 😊
Wishing you and your family a bright and joyful festive season from the My Chapter One family to yours.
Be Merry, Be Happy!
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