Sunday, December 15, 2013

Great Holiday Books from Capstone/Picture Window Books Worth Checking Out (Review)

Disclosure:  I was sent books by the publisher in order to write up an honest review.  All views shared are mine and mine alone.




Another great publisher of children's books is Picture Window Books/Capstone Publishers.  I have been sharing their assortment of books with my girls for the past few years now, and have loved each and every book we have added to our daughters' book collections.  Because they are young and like to rough play with books, I am always looking for sturdy, durable board books.  And, I can count of Picture Window Books/Capstone Publishers books to provide a wonderful selection of board books to pick up and share with them.  I was excited to have recently been sent a few holiday themed books for the girls and I to enjoy, which came in board book format.  With just a little over a week left until Christmas, I thought I would share a few more great children's books with you, that would make for memorable bedtime reading together, or to add to your child's stocking.






Red Nose Go! 

ISBN978-1-4048-8154-9
PublisherPicture Window Fiction
BrandCharles Reasoner Holiday Books
Age Level1-3 Years
Reading LevelGrades PreK-PreK
SubjectConcept Books, Holidays
Trim Size5 1/4 x 6 1/2
Page Count10
BindingBoard Book
LanguageEnglish
Copyright2013

Synopsis:
The sleigh is all loaded, there¹s snow on the ground, Santa is ready to come to your town! This board book from Charles Reasoner is sure to put your little elf in the holiday spirit.

About the Author:


Charles Reasoner has been creating and illustrating best-selling children’s books for nearly 30 years. Chuck’s imaginative and fun-filled illustrations are colorful evidence of his belief that reading stimulates a child’s future creativity.

Go to the Author’s Page →



Let It Snow



ISBN978-1-4048-8155-6
PublisherPicture Window Fiction
BrandCharles Reasoner Holiday Books
Age Level1-3 Years
Reading LevelGrades PreK-PreK
GenreHumor
SubjectConcept Books, Holidays
Trim Size5 1/4 x 6 1/2
Page Count10
BindingBoard Book
LanguageEnglish
Copyright2013

Synopsis:

When it snows, Mouse and Snowman like to play. They dance all night and they dance all day! With a charming verse and illustrations by Charles Reasoner, this board book is perfect for winter fun.


In addition to the to books I shared above from Charles Reasoner, the following are also available as part of his holiday book series, and worth checking out --
Ho Ho Ho

ISBN978-1-4048-8153-2
PublisherPicture Window Fiction
BrandCharles Reasoner Holiday Books
Age Level1-3 Years
Reading LevelGrades PreK-PreK
GenreHumor
SubjectConcept Books, Holidays
Trim Size5 1/5 x 6 1/2
Page Count10
BindingBoard Book
LanguageEnglish
Copyright2013

Synopsis:

Santa is stuck in the chimney again. If he doesn¹t get help, he just won't get in! Toddlers will love to discover how Santa finds his way down the chimney in this board book from Charles Reasoner.


Winter Friends

ISBN978-1-4048-8156-3
PublisherPicture Window Fiction
BrandCharles Reasoner Holiday Books
Age Level1-3 Years
Reading LevelGrades PreK-PreK
SubjectConcept Books, Holidays
Trim Size5 1/4 x 6 1/2
Page Count10
BindingBoard Book
LanguageEnglish
Copyright2013

Synopsis:

Animal friends gather when the winter is cold and the forest is white and covered in snow. Mice, foxes, and owls all come together in this charming board book by Charles Reasoner.

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No Snow for Christmas

ISBN:  9781404862401 / 1-4048-6240-4
Publisher:  Picture Window Books
Brand:  Fiction Picture Books
Copyright: 2010
Language: English
Page Count:  32
Page Dimensions:  10 3/4 x 10 3/4

Synopsis:

Fawn Braun is worried. There is no snow, and Christmas Eve is tomorrow. Without snow, Christmas may silently pass by Pfeffernut County. With a little help and imagination, Fawn is ready to save Christmas.

My Thoughts:

I just love this holiday book.  The illustrations alone are beautifully done by Sahin Erkocak.  I found myself flipping through the book just admiring the illustrations.  The story follows Fawn, a young girl on the prairie, who is worried that Christmas will not come because there is no snow on the ground or in the forecast.  Children will follow along, as they see Fawn worry and how others on the prairie try to re-create snow with popcorn and bubbles, to name a few.  But, in the end, she realizes that Christmas will still come, and that you can't rush snow.  It will eventually come when it is ready.  When you are done reading this holiday story with your children, you can discuss it further with the Pfeffernut follow-up questions in the back of the book.  This will really get your child talking about this book, as well as about themselves.  Want to know where snow comes from, and how many snowflakes fall in a single snowstorm?  Well, no need to wonder anymore, thanks to the Fun Snow Facts, also found in the back of the book.  I never knew that billions of snowflakes fall in a single snowstorm, and that 10% of the Earth's surface is permanently covered in ice and snow.  Children will love reading these and other fun snow facts. I can't to read this story again and again to my girls each December.  

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As you can see from the handful of books I was sent by Picture Window Books/Capstone Publishers, there are a variety of holiday books available to give as gifts this holiday season, or would make for great stocking stuffer ideas.  So, what are you waiting for?  Head on over to Capstone Publishers today, or to your local bookseller and pick up some wonderful holiday titles to share with your children.


Disclosure:  I was sent books by the publisher in order to write up an honest review.  All views shared are mine and mine alone.

1 comment :

  1. These books look adorable and super cute for kids and I really like the affordable prices of these books thanks for sharing this one.
    heather hgtempaddy@hotmail.com

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