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Subject: Children Christmas books
Date Posted: 11/2/2007 6:57 PM ET
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I am looking for Christmas books for my children. We have about 11, so we are looking for 14 more. I wrap all the books, and every evening my children open a new one counting down to Christmas. Last year, I went to the library to fill in the 14. This year I am hoping to collect them. Please let me know if anyone has any christmas books they are willing to part with.

Thank you.

Date Posted: 11/3/2007 1:32 AM ET
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I only have "The Little Snowman" to trade. 

Date Posted: 11/3/2007 9:24 AM ET
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What a neat idea!  I may have to do that for my granddaughter.  She loves books!  Thanks.


Date Posted: 11/3/2007 12:05 PM ET
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I have several Christimas books for children.  What ages/levels do you need?  if you let me know ages or types of books you want as picture books or chapter books I can see what more I have that I haven't listed.

I have some under my profile and some listed on my shelf.



Date Posted: 11/3/2007 3:44 PM ET
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I have one listed on my bookshelf

"A Children's Lullaby" by Arch Books. It's the Bible story of Christmas told for children.

Date Posted: 11/3/2007 10:19 PM ET
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This swapper is offering 3 for 1 on children's books:


(the freebies must be paperback but the credit one may be hard cover or paperback)


I noticed she had several Christmas books listed.



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Date Posted: 11/4/2007 1:07 AM ET
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I have the following Christmas titles, and I am planning the same sort of thing for my daughter this year!  So keep the Christmas titles comin' everybody!  Here's what I have:

Stop! It's Christmas, by Mary Manz Simon

Till's Christmas by Nola Thacker

Madeline's Christmas, by Ludwig Bemelmans

The Snowbelly Family of Chillyville Inn, by Cheryl Hawkinson

The Story of the Nutcracker Ballet, by Deborah Hautzig


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Date Posted: 11/4/2007 11:10 AM ET
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My children are 6 and 1. I really appreciate all the replies, and I have already picked up a few deals.

Date Posted: 11/4/2007 2:55 PM ET
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This is a really neat idea and I may "borrow" it :-)

I think I'm going to read The Autobiography of Santa Claus to my older boys but my little girls would appreciate the picture books.

But I was writing to say that one of our all-time favorite Christmas books is Mr. Putter and Tabby Bake the Cake.  I mention it because it won't come up as a Christmas book when searching.  We just love Cynthia Rylant's books.  Mr. Putter & Tabby and Henry and Mudge and Poppleton are marketed as readers but they also are fun to read aloud.  This is unusual in my experience.  Readers are usually boring and not very fun to listen to.  Rylant has a very fun way with words.  I have a copy but it's not for trade...I don't think it would meet PBS conditions anyway.  We've loved it to death :-)

It's about an elderly man who anticipates Christmas every year and enjoys shopping for his friends and neighbors.  But his neighbor, Mrs. Teaberry is particularly hard to shop for.  She likes unusual things, like fruitcake.  Mr. Putter think it's crazy that anyone would like fruitcake so he sets out to bake her a cake, light and fluffy, for Christmas.  The only problem is that he doesn't know how to bake cakes, he doesn't have a cake cook book and he doesn't have cake pans.    Well I won't spoil the ending for you.  But the very last page is a large illustration of what Mrs. Teaberry gets for Mr. Putter.  It's quite funny.

Rebecca W.

Date Posted: 11/4/2007 3:51 PM ET
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I deleted all of my children's Christmas books because they just sat there for so long. I guess now is the time to relist them!


Date Posted: 11/4/2007 10:56 PM ET
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I just typed Christmas into the PBS search and it came up with 3298 titles, that's alot to look though, but I am sure you'd find all you need there.

Love the idea, may try it one time.


Good Luck.

Date Posted: 11/5/2007 1:30 AM ET
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Mr. Putter and Tabby Bake the Cake sound like a wonderful story. I am going to try and obtain a copy. Thanks for sharing :-)

Date Posted: 11/5/2007 8:24 AM ET
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I posted ALOT of Christmas Stories and Winter Themed books over the last couple days, if you want to look. :o)

Some of our favorites that we aren't ready to give up yet are Who's Coming to Our House?, Room For a Little One: A Christmas Tale and Christmas Mouseling.   Christmas Mouseling is such a sweet story, it makes me get all misty-eyed everytime I read it!

Date Posted: 11/5/2007 1:20 PM ET
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I have several:

Golden Books (I'd be willing to do a 2 for 1 on these):

Richard Scarry's Christmas Mice

Disney's Mickey's Christmas Carol

Pooh The Sweetest Christmas

Sesame Street I Can't Wait Until Christmas


The Christmas Walk

Follow the Star (large board book)

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Date Posted: 11/7/2007 6:59 AM ET
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J,C., I ordered Richard Scarry's Christmas Mice and would like Pooh, The Sweetest Christmas as my freebie, please.  Any other specials right now?  There were a couple of other children's books I was interested in.