Monday, December 5, 2016

Sponsored Post: Children's Christmas Book Gift Guide with Zonderkidz and a Giveaway

Disclaimer: I received this collection of books for the purpose of my honest book reviews  and I am being provided one of the books for a giveaway prize. I was not financially  compensated for this blog post. All opinions expressed in this blog post are my own.

I was given the opportunity to review the newest Christmas-themed book releases from the Zonderkidz division of Zondervan Publishing. I have had the most fun reading this wonderful collection of books and I look forward to sharing them with some of the special children in my life this holiday season and want to share about them with you today.

 A Night of Great Joy 
 Author and Illustrator: Mary Engelbreit   
 Retail Price: $16.99
This book is a splendid way to introduce young children to the "The Christmas Story" so many of us hold dear to our hearts, with this precious re-telling of the Bible story told in Luke's gospel, paired with the bright and beautiful illustrations of Mary Engelbreit. It is keepsake quality for a special child to delight them for years to come and it is also a wonderful gift idea for the grown-up Mary Engelbreit fans in your life.

Here is an adorable preview trailer for this glorious book:

 You can find more information about the book here.

Christmas Love Letters from God
Author: Glenys Nellist 
Illustrator: Rachel Clowes
                     Retail Price: $16.99                                

I am such a fan of the "Love Letters from God" book series and this one touched my heart with its whimsical re-telling of seven beloved Bible stories about the birth of Jesus along with love letters from God written especially for the young reader. I found this beautiful story collection paired with the love letters from God to be such a special and lasting Faith message for a child in your life that can impact them for years to come. It also makes a heartwarming read for the seasoned Believer.

Here is the precious preview trailer for this book:

You can find more information about the book here

Goodnight Manger
Author: Laura Sassi
Illustrator: Jane Chapman
Retail Price: $8.99 
This story about Mary and Joseph trying to get Baby Jesus to sleep in the noisy stable is told in gentle, lulling rhyme, perfect for spanning the ages of young readers and can't help but be an inspiration to parents of young children. This would also make an ideal "First Christmas" gift for an infant to grow up hearing this as an adorable and tender bedtime story. I love this as a gift idea for young parents of young children and expectant parents, as well.

Here is the beautiful preview trailer for this book:

You can find more information about the book here.

The Berenstain Bears and the Christmas Angel
Author and Illustrator: Mike Berenstain
Retail Price: $3.99

This beloved family of bears who delighted me in my own childhood are still entertaining young readers with their adventures which always come with learning an important lesson. In this story, the cubs make a Christmas Angel in the snow, and learn a lesson about God’s angels from Mama and Papa Bear.

Here is a delightful preview trailer for the book:
You can find more information about the book here

The Berenstain Bears Christmas Fun Sticker and Activity Book
Author: Mike Berenstain
Illustrators: Jan and Mike Berenstain  
Retail Price: $6.99

This newest Berenstain Bears sticker and activity book is packed with Christmas fun for kids. It is full of colorful stickers and cute puzzles featuring this beloved bear family along with their friends and neighbors in Bear Country. This makes a cute gift for children in your life. What a wonderful stocking stuffer this would make to occupy its young recipients on Christmas Day. This would make a great holiday road travel activity for kids and also a great gift for the beginning of the Advent season. 

You can find more information about the book here.

Ready, Set, Find Christmas! (a look-and-find book) 
Retail Price: $8.99

This colorful look-and-find book follows Mary and Joseph's journey on their way to Bethlehem on Christmas night with precious illustrations. A precious gift for the youngest of readers.  

You can find more information about the boohere.

 A Royal Christmas to Remember       
  Authors: Jeanna Young and Jacqueline Johnson 
Illustrator: Omar Aranda  
  Retail Price: $14.99 

This is the newest book in the Princess Parables series and it is a beautifully-illustrated Christmas storybook that teaches an important lesson about the true meaning of Christmas. This makes such a special gift for young girls in your life. On the night before Christmas, Princesses Joy, Grace, Faith, Charity, and Hope go on an adventure that includes an exciting rescue as they pray to God for courage and safety. They share in a royal Christmas celebration of family and God’s love. 

                          You can find more information about the book here.


One of you will win the book of your choice from this Christmas collection to share with a child or children in your life this season and in Christmases to come. 

To enter, please leave a comment below and let me know if you have a favorite Christmas book from your childhood. Entries close Wednesday, December 7th at 5:00 pm EST. 

Open to US and Canada residents only. 

If you are not able to leave a comment, please e-mail me at with "Giveaway Entry" in the subject line and that will count as your entry.

Disclaimer: I received this collection of books for the purpose of my honest book reviews and I am being provided one of the books for a giveaway prize. I was not financially compensated for this blog post. All opinions expressed in this blog post are my own.


  1. I don't have a favorite Christmas book from my childhood, but I always loved the Pokey Little Puppy!

  2. My favorite holiday book is The Velveteen Rabbit. I hope my girls will enjoy this story as much as I did.

  3. There are so many. I like to give Baby's Christmas Golden Book for a first Christmas. Another favorite is Santa's Favorite Story by Hisao Aoki.

  4. My favorite was always watching KTUL channel 8 on Christmas eve when they would recite the night before Christmas!

  5. My favorite was How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr Seuss.

  6. I didn't have a Christmas book. Mom always bought me books which could be read "all year long". My absolute worn out book was the collection of fairy tale classics such as The Little Mermaid, The Princess and the Pea, etc. Such good memories of curling in for the tales.

  7. "'Twas the Night Before Christmas" is my favorite Christmas book growing up. My siblings and I would pile onto our parents bed during the Christmas holidays on the weekends to sing Christmas carols and read this story. I can still recite it from memory and do for my little ones.

  8. I have several Christmas books that I love including "Twas the Night Before Christmas" and "A Christmas Story", but my favorite Christmas book was a collection of Christmas songs. I absolutely love Christmas music and so enjoyed singing songs from that book.