1.) They aren't toys! Between grandparents and aunts and uncles, our kids get plenty 'o toys for Christmas! We give them fun things. We aren't Scrooges! But we try to find learning toys, creative crafts, and fun books!
2.) When you get a book for Christmas, you get fun AND learning. That's always a plus!
3.) Books are communal. When we give our kids books for Christmas, we're giving them something that we can do together - read as a family!
So here are some fabulous new books that your kids will love this Christmas...
The Beginner's Bible Collector's Edition - The Beginner's Bible is a favorite in our house. In fact, my oldest just read the whole thing in school this year! This Collector's Edition is fabulous! Not only does it include the beautifully illustrated, hardcover Bible storybook, but it includes the entire Bible on CD's AND a DVD with animated story videos!
5-Minute Adventure Bible Stories - We have the Adventure Bible for kids and my oldest loves it, so I was thrilled that they came out with a Bible story version that my younger kids can also enjoy! This book is colorful and beautifully illustrated. It contains 15 Old Testament stories and 18 New Testament stories. Each story comes with a little treasure map illustration that contains an "Adventure Discovery" (an interesting fact about the characters in the story) and a "Words to Treasure" (a Bible verse to coincide with the story).