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    Books I’m Giving

    December 6, 2011 by Brandy Vencel

    Every year, I like to do a post about gifts I’m giving. It’s just plain fun, after all, to dream about books gifts like this. Here is a quick list of some of the books I’m giving, and why:

    • The Jesus Storybook Bible. It’s for one of my nieces.
    • The Big Picture Story Bible. This is for my other niece. They are sisters, so essentially their family is getting our family’s two favorite children’s Bibles. I wanted to give these before they get too old for them.
    • Autumn Story. We have two of the Brambly Hedge books already, and this will add another. Our four-almost-five-year-old will be thrilled. {How is it she is almost five?}
    • NC Wyeth’s Pilgrims. This is for O-Age-Three. We are Wyeth fans, so this looked promising. Every review I’ve ever read of it commends it not only for its artwork, but also for its “well-researched text.” Son O. is undaunted by supposed “reading level” as long as I read aloud to him, so I think he’ll like it well enough. We’ll just label this one “Baby’s First History Book.”
    • Stories for Children. This little collection by Oscar Wilde has been on my list for years now, and I finally found a copy I liked. A.-Age-Six will like the pretty bird on the front. She is simple like that.
    • Champions of Mathematics. I picked this tiny volume up for E-Age-Nine as a little extra gift. I’ve heard good things about Tiner, so this is our test-run. I thought he’d enjoy becoming familiar with Pythagoras, Fibonacci, and the like.
    • Defending Constantine. This is for a relative that enjoys reading controversial history. It was either Constantine or the Crusades.
    • My Grandmother is Praying for Me. Recommended by Cindy, it seemed like the perfect fit for Siah’s mom.
    There are other books, of course, but I can’t share them because those recipients read my blog sometimes.
    My list this year is simple, but fitting I think. Are you giving any books this year? What are your top titles?

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  • Reply Rahime December 7, 2011 at 6:59 am

    You’re too sweet!! She will indeed be a spoiled baby.

  • Reply Brandy @ Afterthoughts December 7, 2011 at 6:16 am

    tcmm…small world!

    Rahime…if you like my list, you will like the book that is headed your way soon. I was not quite done spoiling that baby! 🙂

  • Reply Rahime December 6, 2011 at 8:13 pm

    I always love your Christmas book gift posts. 🙂

  • Reply ...they call me mommy... December 6, 2011 at 6:32 pm

    Ooooo…my 2 year old is getting the Jesus Story Book Bible, we have the Big Bible Storybook on our Amazon wishlist, and I JUST took back that N.C. Wyeth book too the library!! 🙂

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