Christmas Countdown with Books

Last year, I saw the idea on Pinterest, and I loved it. Basically, you have a Christmas countdown with books. You wrap up 25 books then open and read a new one every night. Pretty cute, huh? Except that I couldn’t fathom how much it was going to cost to buy 25 books so I skipped it. Well, I think I just solved that problem. This week tLG’s class send home a scholastic book order form. Not gonna lie, I usually throw these in the trash. I’m cheap. I like the library. But, knowing that scholastic usually has pretty good prices I logged on to see what I could find as far as holiday books are concerned.

They have a couple of sets that I can combine and end up with 24 books for around $40. That makes it less than $2 a book. $1.66 each, in fact! I’m sure there are others out there who were in the same boat as me so I wanted to offer the opportunity to you. Besides, these orders help tLG’s classroom get books too. Another perk is that when you order through the classroom, you don’t have to pay tax or shipping! 🙂 Win-win situation, I say!

Let me know if you want to order. I need your money by Monday, November 12th. Total will be $39.97. 

Here are the list of titles:

  1. Bear’s First Christmas by Robert Kinerk, illustrated by Jim LaMarche
  2. Careful, Santa! by Julie Sykes, illustrated by Tim Warnes
  3. The Christmas Angels by Claire Freedman, illustrated by Gail Yerrill
  4. Christmas Mice! by Bethany Roberts, illustrated by Doug Cushman
  5. Little Critter’s The Night Before Christmas by Mercer Mayer
  6. The Littlest Christmas Star by Brandi Dougherty, illustrated by Sanja Rescek
  7. A Magical Christmas by Claire Freedman, illustrated by Gail Yerrill
  8. The Night Before the Night Before Christmas by Natasha Wing, illustrated by Mike Lester
  9. The Special Christmas Tree by Catherine Walters and Simon Taylor-Kielty
  10. Tacky’s Christmas by Helen Lester, illustrated by Lynn Munsinger 
  11. The Best Christmas Ever! by Marni McGee, illustrated by Gavin Scott
  12. Christmas Is Here adapted from the King James Bible, illustrated by Lauren Castillo
  13. Fox and the Snowflake Christmas by Julia Rawlinson, illustrated by Tiphanie Beeke
  14. Ho, Ho, Ho, Tucker! by Leslie McGuirk
  15. The Little Engine That Could and the Snowy, Blowy Christmas by Watty Piper, illustrated by Cristina Ong
  16. Little Porcupine’s Christmas by Joseph Slate, illustrated by Felicia Bond
  17. Merry Christmas, from Biscuit by Alyssa Satin Capucilli, illustrated by Pat Schories
  18. The Mouse Before Christmas by Michael Garland
  19. Mouse’s First Christmas by Lauren Thompson, illustrated by Buket Erdogan
  20. Santa Duck by David Milgrim
  21. Snowmen at Christmas by Caralyn Buehner, illustrated by Mark Buehner
  22. Ten Christmas Wishes by Claire Freedman, illustrated by Gail Yerrill 
  23. Christmas in the Barn by Margaret Wise Brown, illustrated by Diane Goode
  24. The Christmas Story by Carol Heyer

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