The Christmas Candle

As continuing my 31 Days of December books – I’m thrilled to share with you today all about – The Christmas Candle. This is a great book for kids and truly a classic that I can’t put down. It’s a book that everyone should have on their bookshelf for the holiday season. I’m telling you – it WILL be a big hit for everyone in your family (big and young).

The Christmas Candle

Reading books around the holidays is always a special way to settle in, settle down, settle up the day. Each of 31 Days in December, I will be recommending a picture book to read to/with your kids of any age. Remember that the older kids love to settle in with you, with a book, too. It recreates memories and creates new memories.

Each book I recommend is one I’ve read over and over and over again with my kids and/or now with my grandkids. I guarantee the magical.

The Christmas Candle ~ by Richard Paul Evans and paintings by Jacob Collins –

The Christmas Candle

The Christmas Candle

The Christmas Candle is a fable of giving, of charity, of family – of a realization that we are all part of one family. The tale begins with one young man with a candle about to extinguish, whom happens into the shop of an old chandler and his exquisite wax candle sculptures; sculptures that the young man rudely dismisses as foolish. The old chandler realizes that the young man needs more illumination than just the light of one candle. Off the young man goes back onto the streets, with one simple candle, but a candle that reveals to him the great worth – the great truth – that the greatest illumination comes with giving.

This tale is told also through lavish, mood-filled oil paintings by Jacob Collins.

A wonderful December stop with your kids is your local library or bookstore… maybe just to lift your lanterns with The Christmas Candle.

To find out how to teach a beautiful poem to your kids – check out my series on the blog!


Sharon Couto graduated from Rhode Island College with a degree in Education/English and holds a Master’s Degree in K-12 Reading/Education from Boston University.  Sharon was a high school English Teacher & Reading Specialist for 30 years.  She has 4 adult children, 4 in-law children and 11 beautiful grandchildren.  Promoting Literacy is Sharon’s mission.

Reading aloud to your kids & grandkids is a wonderful and proven way to improve vocabulary and increase reading comprehension and thinking skills by connecting directly with a book… its words, its story, its message, its magic. The more books in early childhood, the greater the chances of reading success. Enjoy!

About Audrey

Audrey McClelland has been a digital influencer since 2005. She’s a mom of 5 and shares tips on her three favorite things: parenting, fashion and beauty. She’s also a Contemporary Romance Author.

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