The Family Storybook Treasury [Book] ~Plus~ #Giveaway (12/2)

When I think of books and the holidays I get an image of a warm, cozy fireplace burning and a family gathered together on the floor for story time. Maybe some hot cocoa in hand and marshmallows in the fireplace as well. I am definitely excited to put up the tree this weekend and start to decorate my house in holiday cheer. It is my favorite time of year and I just feel extra thankful and happy.

As my daughter is graduating from afternoon naps we have implemented quiet reading time, where we both get a few minutes of peace and she is always excited for an excuse to read more books. Although she is not reading per say, she does have her favorite titles memorized, reads our the letters in the titles and she loves to flip through and read the pictures or pretend to read by telling the story herself. It is actually a great way to start building her confidence during this pre-reading stage and I still get a few minutes of my much needed mommy time in the afternoon.

Bedtime books, however, are a family event and we read anywhere from one to three books varying in length from simple infant books to a chapter or two from a longer “big kid” book. My daughter recognized Curious George right away in this collection and she really got a kick out of Martha Speaks, which I think we may have seen a time or two on television. I love how nice this hardbound book looks on the shelf and that it introduced us to some new stories in addition to some that we already knew and loved. This would be a lovely gift for the holidays and anthologies like this bring back memories of my mother reading to me when I was young.

Family, friends, your favorite characters…bring them all together at story time! Share the book that is sure to entertain, delight, and make the whole gang laugh. The Family Storybook Treasury is a collection of your most well-loved picture books and poetry, now available in one beautiful keepsake volume with bonus audio CD!

Includes eight complete picture books:

•          Curious George and the Firefighters by Margret and H. A. Rey

•          Martha Speaks by Susan Meddaugh

•          Lyle Walks the Dogs by Bernard Waber, illustrated by Paulis WaberSheep in a Jeep by Nancy Shaw, illustrated by Margo Apple

•          Tacky the Penguin by Helen Lester, illustrated by Lynn Munsinger

•          Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed by Eileen Christelow

•          The Great Doughnut Parade by Rebecca Bond

•          Mike Mulligan and his Steam Shovel by Virginia Lee Burton

A beautiful treasure to give, receive, and pass down.

Find this book at your favorite retailer or online. For additional information about this book, visit the Houghton Mifflin Harcourt website.



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  1. Debbie Welchert says:

    Usually we will have quiet time where we will read for 15 to 30 minutes or longer each afternoon.

  2. Kimberly V says:

    We only have one child right now and he LOVES to read! So, I basically read to him whenever he asks which can often be multiple times a day. We always read a story before nap time and bedtime too. He’s an active 2 year old, but will sit for up to 30+ minutes to listen to books!

  3. I have two kids and we always read a couple of books that they each pick from the bookshelf at bedtime. We read also during the day but bedtime is the one consistent time. They refuse to go to sleep without a story.

  4. Kim Pollock says:

    We read before naptime and bedtime and when we need a little calm down time in the middle of the day. My kids love their books.

  5. Krista Myers says:

    We read to our 2 year old every night before bed. :) She loves stories!

  6. We read before bedtime. Before my LO would actually sit and listen to a story I would read to him when he ate breakfast. I’m a teacher so reading is a big deal at my house.

  7. Amanda Lawhon says:

    Our little guy is only 8 weeks, but now he’s starting to notice his surroundings more and I want to start reading to him. Especially when I go back to work, I would like to make it part of our bedtime ritual even if it means reading a story to him while nursing.

  8. Carla Aldrich says:

    We read books before every nap time and every night before bed. We also read during the day sometimes…we do not have TV or cable :)

  9. Jennifer T. says:

    We read bedtime stories nightly and most days in the afternoon. We also go to the library bimonthly.

  10. larissa brunken says:

    We try to read every night prior to bedtime. Even if thats just the kids reading alone. My 6 year old reads every day after school as parts of her homework as well.

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