Books, Books and MORE Books!

We are Swimming in Books! There’s Just So MANY…

Christmas was kind of weird for us this year. My kids weren’t overly specific on what they wanted for Christmas so I was left to do the research and make decisions based on what I thought they would like. It was a different kind of Christmas for us. The kids were pretty consistent across the board that they all wanted new pajamas, a kindle and books. With that being said, I wanted to share some of our NEW favorite books that my children got for Christmas!


Luke (Age 3)

Lukey LOVES a good look and find and he enjoys listening to books being read. I was able to purchase these books on amazon for a steal over the holidays. Patience really isn’t my strongest trait but, when I was watching these books fluctuate in price I was able to spend between $3-7 with the exception of After the Fall and Chewie and the Porgs… I paid $12. These books are approximately $17.99 at Target so I got a heck of a deal on these books! I was proud!

1. “LEGO Star Wars: These Aren’t the Droids You’re Looking For” – Ameet Studio, 2. “Star Wars Where’s the Wookiee’s?” – Katrina Pallant 3. “Star Wars: The Last Jedi Chewie and the Porgs” – Kevin Shinick 4. “The Bad Seed” – Jory John 5. “The Legend of Rock Paper Scissors” – Drew Daywalt 6. “After the Fall (How Humpty Dumpty Got Back Up Again)” – Dan Santat 7. “Even Superheroes Have Bad Days” – Shelly Becker 8. “What the Dinosaurs Did Last Night: A Very Messy Adventure” – Refe Tuma.

Addison (Age 6)

Reading is relatively new to Addy (she’s 6!). Addison’s teacher this year is working to instill a love of reading in her students because she herself never loved to read. I’d say it’s working because Addison’s fluency has surprised me since starting 1st grade in September. Here are Addison’s new books!

1. “Take Heart My Child” – Ainsley Earhardt 2. “Uni the Unicorn” – Amy Rosenthal 3.” Sunshine and Snowballs” – Margaret Brown 4. “The Wish Tree” – Kyo Maclear 5. “Ordinary People Change the World Gift Set” – Brad Meltzer.

Alyssa (Age 9)

Alyssa is funny with her books. She typically always has a book on hand… even if she’s not reading. Often times she will read for assignments but, she will put the book away shortly thereafter. She tends to not want to read chapter books which is a little confusing to me. She enjoys reading to Lukey. I figure as long as she’s reading it’s only a matter of time that she’ll be in to the big chapter books. For Christmas Lys received these books.

Ohhh but First!

Brian and I got Lys her first Bible for Christmas! It’s the NIV Beautiful Word Coloring Bible for Teen Girls and it’s absolutely beautiful. The only problem I have with it is the fact that it says “teen girls” on the front of the cover flap otherwise it’s absolutely perfect for her. Let’s put it this way I debated long and hard about getting it based solely on the “teen girls” on the removable cover. I am so glad we decided to get it! It’s perfect. This Bible is really beautiful and it’s only going to become more beautiful as Lys truly makes it her own. *I very strongly recommend this as a gift!

1. “How to Draw Modern Florals: An Introduction to the Art of Flowers, Cacti, and More” – Alli Koch 2. “NIV, Beautiful Word Coloring Bible for Teen Girls” – Zondervan 3. “Anna & Elsa #8: Return to the Ice Palace” – Erica David 4. “Anna & Elsa #9: Anna Takes Charge” – Erica David

Zachary (Age 12)

Zach is my 12 year old and this boy reads all the books. He honestly always has a book on hand. The teachers that he had throughout Elementary School really did a fantastic job at instilling a love of reading in Zach. He genuinely really enjoys it. Brian and I went back and forth on Harry Potter and decided that we were ok with it so for Christmas we purchased Zach the first few Harry Potter books in the series.

1. “Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone” – J.K. Rowling 2. “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets” – J.K. Rowling 3. “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban” J.K. Rowling 4. “The Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings: Deluxe Pocket Boxed Set” – J.R.R.Tolkien 5. “Phasma (Star Wars) Journey to Star Wars: The Last Jedi” – Delilah Dawson 6. “Journey to Star Wars: The Last Jedi The Legends of Luke Skywalker” – Ken Liu and J.G. Jones.

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  • Vicki
    January 4, 2018 at 10:15 pm

    Your kids are going to be so busy reading all of those great books! My 12 year old couldn’t read the Harry Potter books fast enough! I love the books that your 6 year old received…so cute!

    • graceinspiredhome
      February 15, 2018 at 12:15 pm

      :):) Have you read the Harry Potter books? I’m thinking about reading them after my son. We love books in our house! Do you have any recommendations for us? Thanks for stopping by Vicki!

  • Nicole
    January 4, 2018 at 10:26 pm

    Great recommendations for children! My nephew loves to read and I will definitely share this list with my sister! Thanks!

    • graceinspiredhome
      February 15, 2018 at 12:14 pm

      There’s so many good books being released! There’s something to say about the good old books but there’s also something so neat about these new beautifully illustrated books. I don’t know who gets more excited ME or the kids when we get new books! Thank you so much for stopping by Nicole!

  • Anastasia
    January 5, 2018 at 5:05 am

    Thank you for sharing this thoroughly collected list of books for kids! It will help me a lot because I never know which books children like. As a child, I was not into books, until teenage. I was only reading at school what was necessary. Then at 11-12, I jumped straight to Dostoyevsky and Jules Verne with their novels. I don’t know why Alyssa is not reading much at 9, I can tell you why I wasn’t. It’s because all those fairy tales and fantasy characters which I knew never existed, were just boring for me. I grew up and never learnt to understand the beauty of unrealistic literature, cartoons, and movies 🙂

    • graceinspiredhome
      February 15, 2018 at 12:13 pm

      Hi Anastasia! Thanks for writing! I’ve noticed since I originally wrote this post that since I have begun intentionally reading so have my children!! Talking about my books with them have stirred in my children the desire to read and learn! Thank you so much for sharing with me your experience. I think it’s funny how different all children are you know? It’s pretty cool too. Thank you so much for stopping by and taking the time to comment I really appreciate it!

  • becca
    January 5, 2018 at 4:45 pm

    Great ideas! The coloring bible looks beautiful. I have a son who is just learning to read and would love a lot of these books.

    • graceinspiredhome
      February 15, 2018 at 12:11 pm

      You should totally look in to getting a coloring Bible! I love that even without Lys knowing she’s studying God’s word! It’s priceless. I think I’m going to order one for myself too! :):) Thank you for stopping by Becca!


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