Wednesday, December 2, 2015

On The 3rd Day Of Christmas My Mommy Gave To Me - Christmas Books For Me To Read

12 Days of Christmas Books Disclosure: The books listed above were provided at no cost to me to facilitate this feature.

 One of our favorite pastimes at Christmas is when all the kids climb up on the couch with their favorite Christmas books for some time spent reading together. Though I love all of the magic and story of Frosty and the Grinch, it's also important to our family that we celebrate what Christmas is all about and that's the birth of Jesus Christ. I can always count on Zondervan Publishing to provide wonderful books that will engage and remind my family of the true meaning of Christmas. Now I've got your chance to see some of the selections for yourself (perfect stocking stuffers!) and an awesome giveaway too!

Goodnight Manger


 By Laura Sassi

 Illustrated by NY Times Bestseller, Jane Chapman

 Children's Picture Book (ages 3-8)

 Hardcover, MSRP $16.99

  Goodnight Manger, tells the story of Mary and Joseph as they try to lull Jesus to sleep in the noisy stable after his birth. It's bedtime for Baby Jesus, but who knew a manger could be so loud? Mama, Papa, and all of the animals try to lull the baby to sleep, but between itchy hay, angel's joyful Hosanas, and three kings bearing noisy gifts, it's just too loud. Until Mama finds a way for everyone to work together to shepherd Baby into peaceful dreams under the twinkling stars. With sweet, rhyming text in the style of Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site, Goodnight Manger offers a unique twist on the classic manger tale, deftly weaving together the comforting and familiar routines of bedtime with the special magic of the manger story. - Zondervan Publishing

 Click HERE to order Goodnight Manger!

The Legend Of The Christmas Cookie


By: Award-Winning arthur, Dandi Daley Mackall

 Illustrated by NY Times Best Selling artist, Richard Cowdrey 

Children's Picture Book (ages 3-8)

 Hardcover, MSRP $16.99

  The Legend of the Christmas Cookie tells the story of a young boy named Jack who learns from his generous mother the story behind the Christmas cookie. The family who began the tradition of baking the special cookies gave them to the needy and shared the story of the very first Christmas. This sweet holiday book offers inspiration for readers to become cheerful givers themselves and encourages them to share the true tale of Jesus’ birth. A delicious recipe is included on the jacket flap so readers can make their own Christmas sugar cookies. - Zondervan Publishing Click HERE to order your copy!

The Berenstain Bears: The Very First Christmas


Written & Illustrated by: Jan & Mike Berenstain Children's Picture Book (ages 3-8)

 Softcover, MSRP $3.99

  Join the Bear cubs as they learn all about Jesus’ holy birth. From the angel Gabriel’s announcement to Mary to the visit from the three wise men, join Mama, Papa, Brother, Sister, and Honey as they discover the story of the very first Christmas - Zondervavn Publishing

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Song Of The Stars


By Sally Lloyd-Jones

Illustrated by Allison Jay

Board Book (ages 2-5)

Board Cover, MSRP $7.99

This board book edition of Song of the Stars, written by New York Times bestselling author Sally Lloyd-Jones, is a Christmas book that explores the joy and excitement and celebration in all of creation at the coming of Jesus.  They’ve been waiting with eager longing for the coming of God’s long promised son, and when at last he arrives, the whole earth holds its breath: their Creator, Jesus, Emmanuel has come to the world that he made.  Mountains, trees, seas, skies, stars, animals—the rumor spreads that at last the time has come.  It’s time!  He’s here! - Zondervan Publishing

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The Beginner's Bible: A Christmas Celebration Sticker & Activity Book


Children's Activity Book (ages 4-10)

Softcover, MSRP $3.99

The Christmas story comes to life through age-appropriate puzzles, activity pages, and 50 reusable stickers in this friendly and fun sticker and activity Book featuring The Beginner’s Bible classic art and simply written content - Zondervan Publishing

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My Christmas Stocking


By Crystal Bowman

Illustrated by Claudine Gevry

Board Book (ages 2-5)

Board Cover, MSRP $6.99

What happens on Christmas Eve while children sleep? "Their stockings are filled up with candy and toys, and happy surprises for good girls and boys." A kindhearted man hid a gift in a stocking, long ago. He did it to "remind everyone of the Gift that God sent." Christmas stockings help us remember God's love. - Zondervan Publishing

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No matter your child's age, you are sure to find delightful books to enjoy together this Christmas season. If celebrating and sharing in the birth of Jesus Christ is an important part of your family's Christmas tradition, you can purchase books from ZonderKidz, with confidence in knowing each story will always come back to the true meaning of Christmas and the joy of celebrating the Savior's birth.

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  12 Days Book Giveaway

 One lucky reader will win all of holiday books pictured above. The giveaway will end December 17th, 2015 at 11:59pm. Open to residents of the US only and must be 18 years old to enter. Enter using the Giveaway Tools entry form below:

  Disclosure: I was sent the items listed above at no cost to facilitate this review. Prize fulfillment is the responsibility of Zondervan Publishing and not Our Southern Style or Thrifty Nifty Mommy. This giveaway is not associated with Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or Pinterest.


  1. Id love to give Goodnight, Manger this year for Christmas!! It looks so super cute!

  2. I would like The Berenstain Bears And The Joy Of Giving. I enjoyed those books growing up and have great lessons.

  3. I would love to gift my grandson this book, I know he would love to read this The Purpose Driven Life Devotional For Kids

  4. Adventure Bible for Little Ones by Catherine DeVries in Hardcover would be a great gift for three little boys to share. Zondervan is a great resource for Christian upbringing, in both children and adults.
    Lauralee Hensley
    lfhpueblo (at) msn (dot) com

  5. I would love to start with the whole princess series. We have daughters that share names with three out of the four so it would be perfect in our home for Christmas!
    E. Diane Macauley me_juliet AT hotmail DOT com

  6. I would love to give the Goodnight Manger book to my little ones!! I think they would love it! I would also love to give my oldest the A BELIEVE DEVOTIONAL FOR KIDS: THINK, ACT, BE LIKE JESUS!

  7. I would like to read Everything Counts.

  8. Would love to read Goodnight manger to my boys . My mom always tells my 3 yr old Shhhh Baby Jesus is sleeping so I could incorporate that with the book he'd love it

  9. Would love to read Goodnight manger to my boys . My mom always tells my 3 yr old Shhhh Baby Jesus is sleeping so I could incorporate that with the book he'd love it

  10. Would love to win goodnight manger- I love Jane Chapmans pictures

  11. I would love to give the book Everything counts. Because we forget that it does...

  12. I'd like to gift the Alone Yet Not Alone book to dd!

  13. I'd also like to give the gift of their book Thank you, Lord, for Everything!

    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

  14. I would like to read this book to my grandson; My Christmas Stocking-

  15. i love the goodnight, manger book!

  16. I would love to give my Grandson The Beginner's Bible: A Christmas Celebration Sticker & Activity Book